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Posting the URL to these Google results would help. 

But anyway: I am pretty sure those are results from blocks linking to articles, related posts or something. You made a specific query, so Google not only lists the original content, but also pages where that text appeared as well. 

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9 hours ago, opentype said:

Posting the URL to these Google results would help. 

But anyway: I am pretty sure those are results from blocks linking to articles, related posts or something. You made a specific query, so Google not only lists the original content, but also pages where that text appeared as well. 

Can't replicate the search results now!

5 hours ago, bfarber said:

Also, I see in the title "PAGE 6". Did you check page 6 of the topic to make sure the content wasn't in posts on that page?

Yes of course.  Those posts were definately not made in that topic

Try this @opentype

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C5CHFA_enGB778GB778&ei=v3g6W5meKYviUefWuZAF&q=free+tickets+to+bbc+countryfile+live+with+stihl+&oq=free+tickets+to+bbc+countryfile+live+with+stihl+&gs_l=psy-ab.3..35i39k1.75630.76787.0.77125.7.7.0.0.0.0.153.575.6j1.7.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.7.574....0.vPF0UIg6ALw

This is what it shows for me

 

 

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If I do a google search using the supposed content on the previous search it returns no results

 

site:arbtalk.co.uk I wish I hadnt put that about the 27RX leaving a rougher finish as the difference compared to other chains is minimal. That said with all that

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The post came from here: https://arbtalk.co.uk/forums/topic/109408-best-chain-for-milling/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-1644099

Google's cache of the page in question is broken: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ziADbhcNAnYJ:https://arbtalk.co.uk/forums/topic/111210-free-tickets-to-bbc-countryfile-live-with-stihl/%3Fdo%3DfindComment%26comment%3D1644340+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

My only assumption right now is that there was a widget showing similar content or a post feed block or something along those lines that resulted in the post content in question showing up on the page that is coming up in Google search.

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4 hours ago, bfarber said:

The post came from here: https://arbtalk.co.uk/forums/topic/109408-best-chain-for-milling/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-1644099

Google's cache of the page in question is broken: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ziADbhcNAnYJ:https://arbtalk.co.uk/forums/topic/111210-free-tickets-to-bbc-countryfile-live-with-stihl/%3Fdo%3DfindComment%26comment%3D1644340+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

My only assumption right now is that there was a widget showing similar content or a post feed block or something along those lines that resulted in the post content in question showing up on the page that is coming up in Google search.

Odd one hey.  Your assumption is probably correct though.

How did you source the original post?  It returned nothing when I googled it

Also should I be concerned that the cache was broken on a 3 day old topic?

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On 7/2/2018 at 10:41 AM, opentype said:

Posting the URL to these Google results would help. 

But anyway: I am pretty sure those are results from blocks linking to articles, related posts or something. You made a specific query, so Google not only lists the original content, but also pages where that text appeared as well. 

Wouldn't this be in reverse order though?

ie: I googled the topic title, surely that should just contain text within the topic?

If I googled the text and it showed a topic then your theory would make more sense...at least to me anyway

2 minutes ago, bfarber said:

The search feature on your own site ?

theres such a thing on my own site? :biggrin:

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1 hour ago, Steve Bullman said:

Wouldn't this be in reverse order though?

There is no guarantee for that. That’s why it can be useful to pay attention to this and maybe demote secondary matches. For example: if the search for a forum topic doesn’t lead to the topic first but to the authors “activity listing page 15” I would consider deactivating profile indexing. Just an example of course. 

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On 7/3/2018 at 7:38 PM, opentype said:

There is no guarantee for that. That’s why it can be useful to pay attention to this and maybe demote secondary matches. For example: if the search for a forum topic doesn’t lead to the topic first but to the authors “activity listing page 15” I would consider deactivating profile indexing. Just an example of course. 

Thanks, I will keep an eye out for such listings

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