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Subject: RE: UKNM: Frames and Search Engines
From: Jo Chipchase
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 16:26:10 +0100

I certainly do not know by which criteria Yahoo! ranks sites. The entire
process appears to be hit-and-miss. I submitted three sites to Yahoo! (UK)
on the same day. They subsequently registered one of the sites (not the
best / most valuable of the three, I hasten to add) and not the others.
E-mail enquiries about their procedures failed to elicit any response...


>No-one ever knows the 'exact' criteria really. Search engines are quite
secretive about their algorythms, they sometimes say they rank one
way...then do it completely the opposite. It's basically to stop people
from being able to spam them, even worse than they do already.
>We are also quite secretive about the way we rank pages, for that reason.
>A good place to find out a lot about how search engines rank sites is
>The site is run by Danny Sulivan, who has provided a lot of very good
information on features of the search engines.
>Hope that helped anyway.
>Ally Shuttleworth
>Funkycat Search
>>A bit off tangent, but does anybody really know the exact criteria that
>>search engines rates your site? Is it the most matches of your meta-keywords
>>against the actual content of your pages. or is it the site that has the
>>most trafic, the most pages, or what?
>>Spring Interactive
>>Lee_atkinsonatspring [dot] com
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Ally Shuttleworth [allyatfunkycat [dot] com (mailto:allyatfunkycat [dot] com)]
>>Sent: 28 April 1999 19:08
>>To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
>>Subject: Re: UKNM: Frames and Search Engines
>>>As a whole we don't use frames on the sites that we build for the single
>>>reason that it is very difficult to get a search engine to go through the
>>>whole site properly.
>>Someone who has a site, which is quite good, functions well etc. but is
>>built using frames quite heavily.
>>They say to you "we want to be higher in the search engines", after
>>explaining to them about frames and search engines...what would you advise
>>them to do?
>>Re-build their site from scratch? Make do with the present site, and tweak
>>other areas (metas etc.)?
>>Open question.
>>Ally Shuttleworth
>>Funkycat Search
>>[web] http://www.funkycat.com
>>[e-mail] allyatfunkycat [dot] com

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