Msg#: 2408 posted 12:17 pm on Dec 25, 2003 (gmt 0)
My site is well known in the widgeting community, and many people link to it with the anchor text "Mohamed's Site". As a result a Google search for "Mohamed Keyword" will bring up my site, even though my name does not appear anywhere in the text or URL.
Today, for the first time, I noticed an MSN referral of "Mohamed Keyword" in my logs. Tested it out on Inktomi's pure search, and sure enough it turned up in position #1! It even beat my subsidiary site, where the index page has an H1 of "Mohamed's Keyword1 Keyword2 ..."!
Msg#: 2408 posted 12:54 pm on Dec 25, 2003 (gmt 0)
I had always believed that anchor text was a pure Googleism, and so I thought that I had made a major discovery :) Should have done a site search first, here is a recent (less than a week old) thread where several posters say that "Inktomi loves anchor text": [webmasterworld.com...]