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4:05 am on Feb 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Howdy All,

Is AOL.com different from search.aol.com??

It seems so! When I do a search on AOL.com, I get the TOP 3 goto KW's. On Search.aol.com I don't. Hmmmmm

Do we know what most people use when they search AOL's DB?

Any info will help!

Thanks in advance,
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5:44 am on Feb 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I believe that a search at aol.com resolves to search.aol.com. Go to aol.com and search on shoes, and the results page is at [search.aol.com ]. Go to search.aol.com, search on shoes, and you get the same page. Same results. Same resolution.
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Spinner, are you using AOL for an ISP?
1:15 pm on Feb 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm not on crack! I saw 2 different pages last night!
:-)

Anywhoo, it does resolve to search.aol.com.

Brett, I have AOL as my back-up ISP, I'll look at the internal search later and post!

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Looking through my logs I see that aolsearch.aol.com brings in lots of referrers. These results are different than search.aol.com which does not bring in anything for referrers. This is coming from a dial up ISP outside of the states.

The aolsearch.aol.com returns line up pretty well with ODP, but the search.aol.com seems to present a wider array and not as targeted.

Where the heck does aolsearch.aol.com come from?

4:20 pm on Feb 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>Where the heck does aolsearch.aol.com come from?

If my memory serves me, that is where AOL members go when they search at AOL.

If you compare aolsearch.com [aolsearch.aol.com] and search.aol.com [search.aol.com], you'll see that the latter has tabs at the top of the page for MyAOL, Mail, and Channels, among other things. The former does not.

This might signal that my memory IS serving. :) Members who are logged into AOL have no need of those things.

And if I wasn't so lazy, I'd close about 12 of these windows and log onto AOL to check. :)

5:25 pm on Feb 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

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internal search on AOL goes to aolsearch.aol.com. Did not even notice tabs..LOL

If you click on "most popular sites" then it creates the page with the goto info.

Interesting...