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French lang SE toile.qc.ca

Where the results come from?



9:21 pm on Mar 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Anybody familiar with french lang SE toile.qc.ca from Quebec Canada? Do they have own database or use someone's else? SERP layout very similar to Google's but site positions very different, in fact better than in Google so I'm intrigued.

jeremy goodrich

2:57 pm on Apr 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Search for something, for example 'search engine optimization', and you'll get no results.

On the page that says, 'no results,' (it's in french,) the last option is for all the web.

Click that, and you'll get a serp that indicates google on the upper right hand side.

Results seem the same as google's last month. But I could be wrong.



5:04 pm on Apr 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

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A search under "Web francophone" i.e. pages from the french speaking part of the web yielded 199.000 pages from Google in Toile. The exactly same search in Google with options set to pages in French yielded 140.000. I would say this is the main index of Google, filtered slight differently. ("Web francophone" probably includes pages in other languages from sites in a.o. the .fr domain.)


1:34 am on Apr 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

"main index of Google, filtered slight differently" explains it.
Thank you both!



12:38 pm on Jun 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I am from Québec.

La Toile du Québec is a local directory. Not a search engine. It is listing only sites wich are in French (or have a French version)and wich businesses are located in Québec. It belongs to InfiniT / Vidéotron / Québecor. It uses Google's index for secondary results.

In a long battle with Rogers ATT who wanted the compete Bell Actimedia (Sympatico) on all Canadian market, Québecor finally aquired at big expenses Vidéotron. After 3 months of operation, the staff was cut in half 4 months ago. Listings will take a month now.
It is a good traffic source for most of my clients.


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