View Full Version : punycode / unicode in the SERPs

18th May 2011, 09:59 PM
Anybody knows why in the picture below some links show the domain in punycode and some in unicode ?

The punycode links are in the following format: domain.com > Section of my site, in this case "Annuaire"

I'd like all my links in unicode of course, is there anything I can do/should be doing ?


18th May 2011, 10:15 PM
Plus, does anybody knows if the recent changes to adwords mean that IDNs will be displayed in unicode in the ad title ?

19th May 2011, 10:40 AM
No idea, but the one thing I did notice from the graphic was that the domain with the dash in it is shown in punycode. Relevant? No idea.

19th May 2011, 11:03 AM
I think all the results are from the same domain !!

I've also noticed in the past some sites in Google are being displayed in Punycode while others in Unicode, and could never work out why.

19th May 2011, 12:57 PM
It's the same domain guys. The graph shows that for the same query, google outputs some links in punycode, some in unicode. I was thinking perhaps i was doing something wrong in webmaster tools, or my sitemap ?

25th July 2011, 05:35 PM
Hi Squirrel!

It´s strange, because here in my computer I can´t get this punycode links!
Even when I search for www.xn--dveloppementdurable-bzb.com the result is:


I guess it´s not a problem about webmaster tools or maps.