Does google index its search result page?

assuming, google as a website, search results text as a content.

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If you look at google's own robots.txt file you will find the line:

Disallow: /search

So google does not index it's own search results.

Blogger and Youtube are both owned by google and are indexed. So yes, google does index it's own pages - but not it's search result pages.

Yahoo's robots.txt for it's search pages has a similar line as does Bing's robots.txt


No, they do not index their own search result pages.

  • Any idea or your thoughts on that as to why they do not index their own pages, apart from this obvious reasons - too many pages, they do not require indexing as they are the king themselves. ---Thank you John for answering the question.
    – user465641
    Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 21:07
  • @jeet Why would they want to return search results in their search results? It would help no-one.
    – Nick
    Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 21:11
  • @jeet Your initial question was "Does google index its search results page?". Which would be crazy if they did, so "no". However, your comment asks a different question, "Do [they] index their own pages?". Google controls many sites and many pages, not just the search results, so I guess it is quite possible "they index their own pages"!?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 23:45

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