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Does the longevity of a site make a difference?

 6:51 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

On many search engines I have a number 1 PR for my keywords, my largest competitor is usually several lines down. But on ASK and Teoma, my competitor is ALWAYS before me. Usually I am 2, but sometimes I am 10th. So I was wondering, does the longevitity of a site have any weight in the way ASK does their page rank.




 6:52 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

what do you exactly mean by "other search engines" PR?


jeremy goodrich

 6:54 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think they might not realize that PageRank is *only* Google.

Other engine - in this case, Ask / Teoma -> uses other algorithm to rank sites.

Theirs is more topical based, for the backlinks...other than that, similar, but different. Teoma goes in for an algo a bit close to the idea of 'hubs and authorities' from Kleinberg, than the normalized link weighting by Google, in other words, topical, authoritative links will get you there.

Not the off topic ones, like those that can help with Google.


 7:22 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

PR - I see I use this term incorrectly...I mean to say where I come up in a search engine. If I put in a keyword, and I come up as the first returned result, I was calling that PR 1. or as the 3rd result, PR 3.

Thanks again

jeremy goodrich

 7:24 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

Usually, people say they, 'rank #1' or 'position 1', etc...if we start saying, "PR 1 = the first spot on the page" people will get very, very confused reading this. :)

Perhaps just say, "number 1 in the SERP"?

Take a look around Teoma for a bit, see what their algo considers authoritative on your keyword set.

Then, for those sites returned as 'experts' or what not, make sure that you get links from them ( if possible ).

Hope that helps.

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