I was just wondering if there is anything done to make posts appear on, say, Google search results. Most of the Stack Overflow posts I end up with from Google have answers. Is there anything done to those non-answered posts so that they don't appear in the search results?

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    What if they had the answers or the lack of all the way down the bottom of a really long page they have to scroll to get through? But not before a few subscription panels and ad boxes? – random Mar 19 '11 at 20:04
  • If you think that unanswered posts are not indexed by Google: they are. – Arjan Apr 15 '11 at 9:30

It's good news for the SO community if answered or unanswered questions rank well on Google.

Answered questions help enhance the SO community reputation (for want of a better word) and if someone within the SO community can't make a good enough answer, perhaps someone who's yet to join might know the answer - and if they stumble upon the question through Google where's the harm?

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