Dear PPl, i have been noticing for a while that algorithms of alltheweb and altavista are a bit stuffed. FOr example on purpose i registered keyword--keyword.com and it has over 20,000 links to alltheweb and 500 to altavista. These arnt of course real links just a problem with the algorithm.
So you know if you do a link popularity for keyword--keyword.com and keyword-keyword.com , they have if not the same popularity for alltheweb and altavista.
Im not sure whether this would give more relevancy in terms of a web site, but its very strange.
Anyone know about?
[edited by: heini at 1:11 pm (utc) on May 14, 2003] [edit reason] removed urls / thanks! [/edit]
Dear Heini, yep you are probably right, but guess what, certain domains do get treated differently even with just one dash, example com-keyword.com , certain combinations give tremendous results in altavista and alltheweb, so the problem extends even more then double hyphen.