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Multiple Listings For The Same Domain

anybody else seeing this?



8:46 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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check out this search for wine clubs [altavista.com]

The #2-#5 listings are all for the same company. There not using different variations of the domian, it's just 4 pages from the same site all listed in a row. Has anyone seen any examples of this?


8:52 pm on Oct 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Yup. Only two or three cases over about 20 sites but it made us do a double take and a manual check of WPG reports


3:01 am on Oct 6, 2000 (gmt 0)

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So much for the theory that you shouldn't put too much javascript on a page.


8:47 am on Oct 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

You still dont use wpg do you, a lot of sites do this kind of thing...luckily not too many, notice how all 3 pages are from different directories!

Dave Stewart

2:24 pm on Oct 7, 2000 (gmt 0)


<<You still don't use WPG do you>>
Just curious here, why would you say that? I still use it for certain things, although not all. Is there a particular part that you were thinking of when you said this?


2:40 pm on Oct 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

I stopped using it, i believe it doesnt give true results if compared with searches done manually and a lot of the advice they give i think is misleading!


3:09 pm on Oct 7, 2000 (gmt 0)

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That wasn't my post about WPG.
I've made great doorway pages with it,
agree their advice isn't too good.


8:36 am on Oct 10, 2000 (gmt 0)

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The reason you might not be getting the same results with WPG and manual checking.. Not sure but i think i read somewhere that your browser displays results differently to a program like
WPG.. not too sure about this though.

Seth - i've seen this before.. is that not just a way to increase your links..


9:06 am on Oct 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I had that position checking problem with WPG, so I went and got (i.e. whined at our technical director 'til he got) Submit Wolf. And got the same problem.


3:14 pm on Oct 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Bates -

Altavista's clustering algo usually does a pretty good job condensing all the listings for 1 site together. Normally when you do see multiple listings, it's with things like mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com.

I don't think this is a case of them trying to increase their links, infact I kinda doubt this is the result of anything they did on purpose. I was just hoping to find more examples, so I could find out why this was happening and if AV was treating these different subfolders with different themes.


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