| 5:02 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|When "added value services" become more important than the stuff it's added to (core product) - it's hard to define in exact terms. |
Agreed. This is when site architecture comes into play. I firmly believe that the "core product" should always be "in your face". You can easily transition to a portal/vortal and still focus on your core product, directory listings. There is a happy medium. ;)
| 8:56 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Claus! Yes, you. I'm been trying to sticky you since this thread opened. I get this:
|status: Error: claus member StickyMail box full. |
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Sticky me instead?
| 9:00 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
1. Can someone tell me what a vortal is? Vlease?
2. What are the effects—SE and not—of a directory showing you other sites in a frame, a la About.com. I don't do it myself, although for a special category few links I do something similar. Any ideas how search engines see such a thing? I'm wondering particularly what sort of URL that framset with top plus page should have.
| 9:51 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Vortals typically provide news, research and statistics, discussions, newsletters, online tools, and many other services that educate users about a specific industry. |
| 10:37 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Typically "Vortal" is used in the sense "vertical portal" meaning a portal focused on a specific niche, as opposed to the broad portals covering everything and then some like, say, Yahoo! and MSN. Answer to Q2 is in your sticky box ;)
On linking in a frameset: I don't see this as a plus strategy. If you need your site to be open it's much better to open links in a new window, and a disclaimer can be posted anywhere else.
For SE's there's the duplicate issue - you display pages from other sites on your URL, as part of a frameset. That's about as close to duplication as it can get.
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