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kdobson99

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Msg#: 3049 posted 6:03 am on Jan 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just wondering... given that Yahoo takes into account the popularity of the base domain, wouldn't a well optimized geocities or similar hosted page rank fairly well? In playing with keywords I found one that ranked well for a competitive term and at first couldn't decide why... then I thought... Backlinks to base domain are about 1.7 million. What am I missing here?

 

mm1220

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Msg#: 3049 posted 10:18 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Aside from free hosts like geocities there's also those pseudo domains like widgets.eu.com or widgets.uk.com ...

I'm sure Y! have appropriate filters in place.

xcomm

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Msg#: 3049 posted 10:57 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I had a long time good running site at geocities.com and it gots some decent popularity from the domain as also a lot of other sites relating my topic are arround there. This gave it some kind of authority domain about the topic e.g. in Google.

BTW: Geocities is part of Yahoo and therefor I do not think they will filter it. :-)

jaffstar

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Msg#: 3049 posted 10:53 am on Jan 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just wondering... given that Yahoo takes into account the popularity of the base domain, wouldn't a well optimized geocities or similar hosted page rank fairly well?

I found this exact example this morning. A site with no content, no links, no pagerank with the text :

" my homepage is under construction " Ranking in the top 10 for very competitive keyword.

The proof is in the pudding.

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