Google Parameter Test

In Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO ยป Guest post: Vanessa Fox on Organic Site Review session Vanessa Fox and Matt Cutts claim that Google doesn't include URLs with an id parameter in the index. This script tries to check this.

Results

2006-07-31 test created
2006-08-02 google bot first observed
2006-08-05 msn bot first observed
2006-08-06 MSN search for Amaecaa8 finds page=23. MSN search for Eisohph6 finds nothing. Google finds nothing.
2006-08-11 Google search for Amaecaa8 finds id=23. Google search for Eisohph6 still finds nothing. MSN search for Eisohph6 now also finds page=42.
2006-08-12 Google search for Eisohph6 now finds id=42.
2006-08-16 Google search for Amaecaa8 now also finds page=23 and this page. For some reason it shows the two identical pages, but shows this page (which is different) only if you click on 'repeat the search with the omitted results included'. Google search for Eisohph6 now also finds this page and pid=42. MSN search for Amaecaa8 now also finds this page.
2006-08-21 We now welcome the bots of Ask Jeeves/Teoma and Yahoo!. Neither has spidered any of the parametrized pages yet.