steveb - 9:03 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)
Any search engine worth more than a penny will consider domain name in its algorithm. A site called widgets.com is likely relevant to widgets, and only a moron-engine would ignore that. Domain name isn't the be-all and end-all of relevancy determination, but it is just one more thing a search engine will use... the same with file names and anchor text. All these can be manipulated, but it is a certainty that an engine considers them in their calculations.