Weird Letters when do "link:www.site.com"

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I dont know if this has been discussed but i just found something that i was wondering if you lot could explain to me.

If you go to Google and type in your domain name (eg. http://www.wedding-designs.co.uk/" then it should say under the result -
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Show Google's cache of http://www.wedding-designs.co.uk
Find web pages that are similar to http://www.wedding-designs.co.uk
Find web pages that link to http://www.wedding-designs.co.uk
Find web pages that contain the term "www.wedding-designs.co.uk"


If you click on "Find web pages that link to http://www.wedding-designs.co.uk/"
It will then take you to this page -

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=link:8uAZRf3wdXwJ:www.wedding-designs.co.uk/.

Can you notice the strange string of letters? -

Quote:
link:8uAZRf3wdXwJ:www.wedding-designs.co.uk/


Does anyone know what these mean?
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I think its the address of the folder in the google cache where your website is or where info is stored
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Actually it appears to be a page serial number or ID.

Every page seems to contain a unique number ...

Removing the page name from the URL returns the same page ...
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You learn something new every day.
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Thanks, just wondered if it was a prob with my browser or something
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I am now certain this number is a page identifier ...

Note the site name in the following URL then see what page is displayed.

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:UjY_52il1hYJ:www.dogtagsdirect.com+site:www.dogtagsdirect.com.com
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Its a different no for the cache sometimes though?
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Not really sure what you want to know?

Does the number change after each update?

Does the number change every day?

Is it different for links and cache?

I can't answer these questions ... never really looked this number before. :lol:

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