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Found something interesting today...

Do a Google search for [ ]
[ ]
then click on "repeat the search with the omitted results included"
[ ],
then look at the last page of the results
[ ]
and you will see a bunch of "phantom pages."  None of these actually exist,
but my website redirects all invalid URLs to my resume page.

Do a Google search for [ guymacon msi mht ] and you will find one of
these Phantom pages.

Any ideas about how these came to be?

Guy Macon, Electronics Engineer & Project Manager for hire.
Remember Doc Brown from the _Back to the Future_ movies? Do you
have an "impossible" engineering project that only someone like
Doc Brown can solve?  My resume is at

Re: Phantom Pages

"Guy Macon" < wrote in message
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Are these real files on your server, the ones in the URLs?

Nice beard, btw. Almost Damian-class. Mine pales by comparison :(


A quality online comic strip for the discerning reader.
With shagging in it.

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No. They don't exist, but the following line in my
.htaccess file...
 ErrorDocument 404 HTTP://WWW.GUYMACON.COM /

...redirects them to my root page.

The question is, how did Google index them? I have never used
any of them, and indeed never heard of them until yesterday.
Find out how Google decided to index them and you may find a
undiscovered method that Google uses to find new pages.

Also note that they have not triggered a duplicate page penalty.

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I think that induhvidual has already recieved far to much attention.

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