I recently did a search on my own name, and three email addresses I've used over the last 30 years. I have done this before, and I typically get something like 100,000 hits, with a lot of them dating back to the days of usenet.
Recently when I ran this search, The initial screen said 14,000 hits, then on clicking page 2, I ended up with 97
The distribution of hits is odd too: I have a few from various Stack Exchange posts, but I've written hundreds. I have a few from Medium.com, Quora, and a single one from Slashdot from decades ago. All of these are sites where I have written a lot. But I am also indexed on sites where I may have made a single response to a blog.
- Why are my search results so incomplete?
- How can I get a complete list of every post I've written anywhere on the internet?