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New FAST - algo ?
Keyword-order important?

 1:45 pm on Jan 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

FAST seems to have changed its algo slightly:
a search for "hotels paris" (http://www.alltheweb.com/search?cat=web&lang=any&query=hotels+paris) produces different SERPs than a search for "paris hotels" (http://www.alltheweb.com/search?cat=web&lang=any&query=paris+hotels).

Is this new or have I missed something?
Do I have to update all my pages for all possible combinations???




 3:24 pm on Jan 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hello ismap - welcome to the board!

ismap - did you recognize the difference in returned results? Also it's worth noticing those queries produce different sets of Fast Topics.

You are right, covering both combos could be worthwile.


 10:12 pm on Jan 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

from what i remember those 2 searches would have given the same result a few months ago.


 9:20 am on Jan 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes, few weeks ago both searches would have returned the same results, but not anymore :-(

The count is different, the topics are different, only the "narrow your search" stays the same.

And: Thanks for the Welcome, Heini...after reading so many threads I finally decided to participate. Keep up the good and helpful work!



 1:37 pm on Jan 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

I always promote for all possible combos anyway.

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