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Regindk




msg:707849
 5:41 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I make following search:
[google.com...]
Below result #1 (netflix.com) I see following links:
Investor Relations - Contact Us
Affiliates - Browse Selection
all linking on to relevant subpagees on netflix.com

Anybody with information on to how provoke this?

 

helleborine




msg:707850
 5:45 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have also seen this and wondered how it came into being, you ask a good question.

I would like to add another dimension to your question, if you don't mind...

Are these shortcuts desirable?

jimbeetle




msg:707851
 6:07 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anybody with information on to how provoke this?

Can't provoke it. Google does it all automagically.

helleborine




msg:707852
 6:08 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Automagically... but why some sites and not others?

Regindk




msg:707853
 8:49 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

A few other examples:

Myspace
[google.com...]

Friendster
[google.com...]

Adwords
[google.com...]

Blogger
[google.com...]

Wired
[google.com...]

Ok, I got some ideas now (but somebody must know for sure):

1. Google predicts step #2 the user will take after entering the site in question (using toolbar data).
I.e. you search for "netflix" (google then knows from toolbar data that a certain percentage continues to "Browse Selection" - and then shows that link in order to improve the user experience.

2. Google recognizes sub sites that get high rankings on the same keywords shown in
(Less likely)

3. Some of both but also something else...

Regindk




msg:707854
 8:54 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Are these shortcuts desirable?
I have seen following at two searches "Join Now" and "Sign Up" - I do find that desirable for my own sites as well as my customers site. Some scenarios - I'll guess - are undesirable!

jimbeetle




msg:707855
 8:59 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

but somebody must know for sure

Sure, the folks at the 'Plex, like Matt Cutts. But the most he says [mattcutts.com] is that "itís all algorithmic." Wouldn't expect them to share much more.

gdguide




msg:707856
 9:43 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Are you sure this isn't done by human editors? I've seen some examples, and it seems to smart to be not done by a human.

Brian

jimbeetle




msg:707857
 10:28 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Since Google likes to do whatever it can algorithmically, I can't think of a reason for Matt to waffle on this one.

Regindk




msg:707858
 10:30 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's not human - nobody would employ people for such a small detail... The web is too big and why not make people do the serps then?

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