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Teoma results point to a very old expired domain
Teoma results shows a copy of a site from an expired domain.
rtiainen




msg:30505
 7:02 pm on Dec 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I noticed some time that Teoma search engine have dropped my site completely. While that wasn't nice surprise, I decided not to care.

Now, after some months, if I search keywords for my site, they have included the site again as #1 result. Nice, yes?

However, the link that they show is to a domain that have expired about three and half years ago. The pages were moved about four years ago, and the old domain had redirect to the newer site until it was lost.

This behaviour is pretty interesting, considering that most of the other results within the same search have a link to my current page at its current address.

Have anyone else noticed anything like this? Ever?

Regards,
Sami

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:30506
 7:30 pm on Dec 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

First welcome to the board (I know you've been around awhile, but I've not run into you yet in the forums)

Yes, teoma is fairly slow at updating their db. I've got some stuff in there 3-4 months old.

They run some of the most unique se algo's on the net. The only thing I can think of is, they used some old inbound links to id the old domain.

The super curious factor, is WHERE? What inbound links of quality are still pointing at that old domain?

rtiainen




msg:30507
 10:09 am on Jan 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

First welcome to the board (I know you've been around awhile, but I've not run into you yet in the forums)

Thanks :)

Yes, teoma is fairly slow at updating their db. I've got some stuff in there 3-4 months old.

They run some of the most unique se algo's on the net. The only thing I can think of is, they used some old inbound links to id the old domain.

Most likely, yes. What suprises me here is that they add sites to their index that are unavailable (cannot be crawled, does not resolve via DNS). What is even more suprising, they do show some internal pages (pages that had no inbound links AFAIK) in results.

This means that they are using very old data at their index.

The super curious factor, is WHERE? What inbound links of quality are still pointing at that old domain?

I don't know how Teoma calculates inbound linking, but there is quite a lot of links to the old domain around, in different kind of archives (mailing lists, Usenet, etc.) or stale sites (forgotten web pages, old copies of DMOZ, etc.), and will not be updated to new domain ever. :(

Regards,
Sami

walter100




msg:30508
 1:33 pm on Jan 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thank you.

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