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GOOGLE give a lot of importance to inbound links (link from other sites to yours) and it is know that they consider DMOZ as a great resource.
Teoma might concider inbound links to be less impportant which could explain the difference.
when you say the stronger site is not listed in the top ten for your primary which the other occupies 1st and 4th for, is the stronger listed at all?
Regarding the algo, quite different in some respects, similar in others, but its a well held believe (which i also agree with) that if you wish to focus per engine on primary KW's, then multiple sites are necessary rather than one-size-fits all. Controlling multiple sites, so that they are specific to an engines algo and do not get each other banned due to dup content of multiple sites seen by the same engine is quite a complecated affair.
To be honest, I'm not all that concerned with Teoma if I get top-of-page on Google. It just struck me as weird that Teoma seems to see these virtually-identical sites in substantially different ways, and that it would give preference to the site with the fewest inbound links. I have no intention of trying to manage engine-specific versions of the sites!
[edited by: caine at 10:08 am (utc) on Sep. 28, 2003]
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