| 4:02 pm on Dec 28, 2000 (gmt 0)|
AV seems to be ranking based purely on LS title and description and it hurt me. LS says they're adding an update/modify service soon and I may be first in line.
MSN displays them but still seems to rank pages based on their own algo/page content.
Added note: IMO, AV's still in transition as of this morning's rankings.
Edited by: DaveAtIFG
| 4:26 pm on Dec 28, 2000 (gmt 0)|
>AV seems to be ranking based purely on LS title and description
Agreed. I hadn't been paying much attention to AV -writing it off as "currently unstable"- but I just double-checked my LS listings and they are definitely flowing through to AV.
>and it hurt me
"Hurt" is an understatement. Save me a spot in line Dave.
| 4:57 pm on Dec 28, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Case sensitivity really hurts, showing up on primary phrase number 6 capitalizing the first letter of every word but nowhere to be found when searching lower case as everyone does.
| 6:56 pm on Dec 28, 2000 (gmt 0)|
maybe listings have changed recently, but i'm looking at some very competitive keyword searches and i've found instances of
(a) top 10 listings that ARE in Looksmart but are not utilizing LS titles/descriptions, and
(b) for one search that i'd rate about 6.5-7 on a 1-10 competitive scale, the top listing isnt even in Looksmart (while there are plently of LS listings that *could* figure in).
Clearly link pop is playing into this game as well, though in my (b) example that page only has 90 links in AV...
Very strange... I'm doing further investigating.
| 7:15 pm on Dec 28, 2000 (gmt 0)|
>Clearly link pop is playing into this game as well, though in my (b) example that page only has 90 links in AV...
In my term's SERP, the two most popular sites (thousands of quality incoming links, have held #1, 2, or 3 rank for literally years) are blown off the page.
| 7:36 pm on Dec 28, 2000 (gmt 0)|
clearly link pop isnt playing as big a part as it could. :)
but the looksmart title/description theory isnt the answer either. there's something funky going on.
maybe we need to sit tight and see if things stabilize a bit (if ever)....
| 7:56 pm on Jan 17, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>maybe we need to sit tight and see if things stabilize a bit (if ever)...
And another shift in the algo? [webmasterworld.com]