Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 126.96.36.199 , register , free tools , login , search , subscribe , help , library , announcements , recent posts , open posts Pubcon Website
New FAST - algo ? Keyword-order important? ismap msg:220380 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???
heini msg:220381 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.
mr_dredd2 msg:220382 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. ismap msg:220383 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!
backus msg:220384 1:37 pm on Jan 17, 2002 (gmt 0)
I always promote for all possible combos anyway.