I am trying to understand the numbers I am seeing using the search
site:example.com on yahoo & bing.
Firstly on yahoo if I use
site:https://www.example.com/ using https - Yahoo declares 121 results. But
site:example.com Yahoo declares 1300 results. Why would this be? On both Google and Bing there is no difference in pages declared whether I search for http or https.
Secondly when I try to see what these extra pages are they disappear. On Bing
site:example.com says 542 results, and clicking on page 2 shows 11-20 of 151 results. Where did they go? Yahoo shows 1300 results until I get to page 5 when it shows 365 results. Then on page 12 this number goes down to 154 results. Page 16 is the last page of results, showing 154 pages, so I cannot see what these 1300 pages they declared are. But back on page 3 etc it is still showing 1300 results.
What is going on?