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I could see no evidence of an algo. Instead of an all-the-word result, it seems to be returning every listing that returns any of the words contained in my query... and in fact any of the text strings contained in my query.
So, adding "San Francisco" to the query to make the search more specific in fact made it less so, as the word "thousand," eg, was added to the returns. On a query so specific the site would be the only return on any other search anywhere, I got 500 results in apparently random order... and I gave up trying to find my own site.
I'd love to see the directory succeed, but seriously, this is amateur city.
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-- is considered "Science".
The "Science" cat also seems to have a PR0. NO WONDER!
It's not so long ago that Euroseek made the URL's to the categories SE friendly. This may be the reason why Google hasn't registered any back links yet. I don't se any reson why Google should give the categories PR0.
Regarding the redirect (/redirect.cgi?url=http://www...) we have seen Google crawling redirect URL's before. Especially on sites with high page rank.
Just my 2 cents
Example: I did a search for golf games. I didn't get any matches that had golf games in the title, description etc. I did get matches that were for golf, and matches that were for games. I then did a search for golf courses, and the top match was a site for Nevada golf courses. And then it has golf courses in the description. The results after that were also about golf courses.
Am I'm missing something?
wicburn - Welcome to the board. In the example I used, I was searching for one of my own sites with a search so specific that it should have been the only site returned. Instead, as I describe above, the peculiarities of the algo gave a lot of irrelevant results, with so many sites returned that I gave up looking.
This time, when I tried to search for my test site, no results were returned.
I drilled down to look for the site, and found it, the only site listed in a category which, if in Yahoo, would have hundreds of listings. To further test the search, I copied and pasted the listed title into the search box, but searching returned the message that no matching results were found.
I'm sure I'll crack that algo eventually. ;) Euroseek, if you're still on the boards... what's going on?
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Anyone else seeing this???