Even Google has bugs?
At Tjoos we have seen Google entries with a hostname that includes an open bracket for a while and I didn’t think too much of it. But in asking around I haven’t found anyone who has ever seen anything like it. Looks like even Google Search is not completely perfect, so I guess we startup guys shouldn’t worry too much about the bugs we create on a daily basis…
As you can see, Google lists results for these URLs, but when clicked they don’t go anywhere.
I wasn’t too worried as I didn’t think it would have any real impact on our rankings, but then I noticed this: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Stouffers+Coupon+Codes&btnG=Search
This only affects a very small number of our pages, but as you can see, the phantom page starting with the open bracket ranks for this search. Our real page is not listed. Maybe our real page has been removed from the listings as a duplicate content.
I assumed this was a temporary glitch at first, but it has been around for a while now. Has anyone else seen this, or are we the lucky exception on an otherwise perfect Google?