| 8:44 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Time to stir the pot.
1 - No, Dmoz is not a factor.
In very competitive areas almost all the sites have dmoz listings. Dmoz is just another major directory to Fast.
2 - It may, but I don't think it's a numbers game.
3 - KWD is relative to the size of the page. The keyword does not have to appear anywhere on the page to get a #1 listing. It is possible to have it only in the title, site and inbound links.
| 9:59 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)|
> 3 - The keyword does not have to appear anywhere on the page to get a #1 listing. It is possible to have it only in the title, site and inbound links. >
I do not think this is a "rule of tomb". There are exceptions; try:
| 10:38 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Look at #6, I know of others that are #1.
| 10:55 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Probably it means that link popularity has a good role here.
In my post I only wanted to focus on the fact that you can have keywords in your body without penalization: in your example the first listing has the keyword "legal" in the body.
I think that the Algo depends on so many factors varying on how much competion there is for the targeted keywords; for not too much competitive keywords maybe DMOZ listing, title and small links popularity could be fine.
In high competitive keywords link popularity is much more important: not only the numbers of the links but the quality of the links too.
| 11:33 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Let's focus on #6 and how it got there.
I did a search on google for the same page, links = 137.
Searched "legal" on google and #6 has 527 links(I am using google as a link reference point).
We cannot at this point factor in links as a major reason for being listed #6 on Fast for the search term "legal". The SERP(thanks Brett)returns 17,344,044 pages and many of then under #6 have more links.
Legal, does not appear in the domain name, page name, title or anywhere on the page.
Interesting isn't it.
I know of pages like this that are at #1 for other SERPS.
| 1:07 pm on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)|
This might be a hint.
Do a search on FAST for 'disclaimer' and 'legal disclaimer' (unquoted).
The site has a lot of pages with a link to the page you're talking about, for instance:
| 1:17 pm on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Okay, so it is not a numbers game(see my first post).
Angiolo, If Dmoz links caried alot of weight the listing for this one page would not be possible.