rfgdxm1 - 5:47 am on Jul 3, 2002 (gmt 0)
Teoma/askjeeves still has some serious problems. (Both have updated, but give different results). A notable example is one I have open in a window on my desktop now. On a key single word search my current site is in position #1 and #10, but Teoma is also still listing in position #9 a page that has been off the Net since February 28, 2002 that I had up at a free website host. Yes, you read right. They are still listing my site at a URL it hasn't been at since February. It is one thing to question what priorities the people coding a search engine use for their algo, and whether they are listing my site high on certain search terms I think they should. However, the easiest thing in the world for a search engine to do should be to weed out listings that have been dead for over 3 months. Just check to see if those URLs work, and if not drop them from the database if they don't. It doesn't appear Teoma/Askjeeves is doing that with any regularity. I guess it is possible that like there
is a "Google dance", perhaps there is also a Teoma/Askjeeves, and these listings will drop from the index soon. We shall see.