Search Engine Forums Spotlight
Links to this week's topics from search engine forums across the web.
Guaranteed Top Ranking
"Can a SEO [search engine optimization” company boldly claim guaranteed top ranking in Google? What could be the reason of being so sure of this 'guaranteed top ranking'?"
The Goal Is To Make Your Portal Profitable
"I am fortunate enough to have a portal that is actually profitable. Hopefully, I will be able to continue to share my stories, the good and the bad, in order to spur your thinking and creativity so that, your portals support themselves. Even the hobby portals."
Does Alt Tag Matter Any More?
High Rankings Forum
Trickiest Scumware I've Ever Seen
"The Related Searches are just an experiment that we're trying. There are pieces of scumware that attach a new frame to search engine results, and sometimes even try to look like the search engine that they're emulating, but the Related Searches that Haymeadows noticed was from us. :)"
Crude Reverse Engineering of Google Algo
Best Practices Forums
"I realize the Google algo [algorithm” is likely very complex and nonlinear ("if this, then that"), but I'm just curious to see how high a multiple correlation can be gotten with a simple, crude approximation."
What Would You Pay for a Link from a PR7 or a PR8?
"It would seem to me that at least some of the things I was saying back then, have stood the test of time, not to mention the wrath of Google. Mainly, that links ARE a currency and that anything of value is going to be capitalized on."
Letter to a Friend
Best Practices Forums
"I'm an ODP editor/librarian, and after a friend of mine who does SEO consulting complained bitterly to me about the ODP, I sent her an email explaining my thoughts about the situation. She was extremely appreciative and encouraged me to share it with others..."
Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.
SearchDay Week in Review
An Open Source Search Engine
SearchDay, Sept. 11, 2003
Nutch could rewrite the rules of search development -- especially with an impressive roster of Internet luminaries now lining up behind it.
Behind the Scenes at the Daypop Search Engine, Part Three
SearchDay, Sept. 10, 2003
This concludes a three part interview with Dan Chan, founder and sole proprietor of Daypop, a specialized search engine focusing on weblog and news content.
Search Engine Birthdays
SearchDay, Sept. 9, 2003
Google is only five, and even online veterans like Yahoo and AltaVista are comparative toddlers. In fact, it's only been a little more than ten years ago that the first web search engines were born.
Happy Birthday, Google!
SearchDay, Sept. 8, 2003
Five years ago, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated their fledgling startup. The reason? So they could cash a $100,000 personal check that had been sitting in Page's desk drawer for a couple of weeks.
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