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    In We've doubled the Lounge membership in two weeks, Brian Livingston states

    "On Dec. 2, 2009, we started allowing search engines to gradually include Lounge pages in search results."
    Now, three weeks later, a Google search for site:lounge.windowssecrets.com initially results in 195 (one hundred and ninety five) hits, but if you browse through the pages, you end up here:

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    Thirty hits after three weeks! At the bottom of the page, there is a messsage

    "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 30 already displayed.
    If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included."
    Clicking the link to display the omitted results turns up useless hits without a description...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
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    Now, three weeks later, a Google search for site:lounge.windowssecrets.com initially results in 195 (one hundred and ninety five) hits, but if you browse through the pages, you end up here:
    ....
    But three weeks and 5 hours later...
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    but browsing through the results, it stalls...

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    Hi Leif,

    You used google.co.uk; google.nl produces the same result. If you search using google.com, you're still stuck at 195 turning into 30 hits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    We've doubled the Lounge membership in two weeks[/url], Brian Livingston states ...
    Thanks for the heads up on this.
    I noted with interest in Brian's message "... How can we afford all of this service? Easy. Windows Secrets has been paying ...", which I interpret as meaning that all us Loungers who have been reaping the benefits for years for free are now reaping even greater benefits for free courtesy of Windows Secrets subscribers.
    If so, a hearty welcome to them all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    You used google.co.uk....
    Ah!

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    We don't know exactly how Google decides what to index and when. We have been systematically revealing the content of the site, using robots.txt, to Googlebot over the last few weeks, trying not to overwhelm it with new content. We're close to having most of the useful information on the site available for indexing and should be complete in early January.

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