When using SharePoint search in a Web Content Management (WCM) solution you are very likely to create your scope which will include Publishing Pages only. As other pages like Application Pages and Lists' Forms are not accessible by anonymous visitors you don't want them to appear in the search results on the public site. While creating what I call a 'public scope' is rather straight-forward there is one thing you have to keep in mind to make it work as expected.
Did you know that you can preselect a Page Layout in the Create Page screen? To preselect a layout simply add LayoutName=YourLayout.aspx to the query string parameters: