We use Google’s advanced search features extensively. Recently, we encountered an unintended benefit of one of these: site-specific searches.
Go to http://www.google.com/advanced_search, scan to the lower half of the display for the "site or domain:” input.
Enter your site’s URL. Leave everything else blank. Hit the advanced search button. You’ll get a ranked listing of your site’s pages along with the total number of indexed pages.
Yesterday, we ran this ’search’ on a partner website. The listing showed us that its top ranked pages were all ones that had been hacked.
Running other sites through this ‘test' has highlighted broken links, page title and descriptions bloopers, various dubious pages and other errors.
You should see what a search of your site might reveal?
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