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2:15 pm on May 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Have been nuked again. Three doorways dropped. Single page .com domains which all featured in the top 10. Feels like a competitor reported that they were doorways OR a human inside had a peak and dropped them. Cannot believe that their automated spam filter nailed them. Unless they are setting number of page parameters. Site has to have a certain number of pages to stick!

Also, have a feeling that sites which feature prominently in the ODP are being given a boost.

All for now!

5:40 pm on May 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

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In what way were these doorways similar to each other?
7:29 am on May 18, 2000 (gmt 0)

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"In what way were these doorways similar to each other?"

1) All one page domains.
2) Same algo.
3) all three had action text - i.e click here to enter the world of ""

My feeling is that AV is penalising sites which consist of less then a number of pages. Possibly sends a internal links counting spider to pages which have been recently indexed on a random basis. If the number of internal links are less then a certain number - site gets dropped.

10:31 am on May 18, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Pete, I think you might be right. All I can suggest it to make each page differ from each other enough so that a simple comparison will not throw it out. Different primarily in the text and meta content. I don't think it's quite so important to worry about the picture placement, but you might like to add insurance by renaming some of the pictures.
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Don't forget the title tags: they're still of paramount importance with AV, so keep them different from each other.
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What are you guys seeing for Caps in titles? I've been noticing an awful lot of top searches turning up with the keywords in ALL CAPS lately.