According to our casual observations site: command in Google tends to sort URLs by their length among other criteria (candicates: indexing/caching date, content, uniqueness…etc). To test how this work with pure URLs and minimal content we conducted a test with the following parameters:
2nd August 2011
Date: 10th August 2011
As visible from the search query (site:dejanseolovestesting.com) the results are sorted in the following order:
Expected outcome against actual order:
Observations: There seems to be an underlying pattern with numbers funneling down and re-setting at certain points.
We’re currently investigating references, scrappers or linking disruptions to the test.