Q. I did a Roadrunner Search and the total number of search results changed when I reached the last page of the results. Why did this happen?


Answer

When you are viewing results to reach the final page of the result list, you may notice that the total number of results has become smaller than displayed on the previous pages. This is due to duplicate results being removed from your results as you page through the result list. The total number of results will reflect the duplicates having been removed when you reach the end.

For example, a Roadrunner search for AB secur* N3 border AND AB theor* initially showed 158 results, which dropped to 101 on the last page of the results, as shown below. A message indicates that duplicates have been removed from the results and, subsequently, the total number of results has decreased. Therefore, for this particular search, we have effectively reached the end of our search results list.

  • Last Updated Feb 10, 2017
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