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what we want to see the butler accomplish



11:53 pm on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well, since we have jeevesguy here we might as well have a suggestion forum for the butler (if we haven't had one already).

Since teoma can pretty much categorise pages, I'd like to see jeeves or teoma seperate static page (ex. academic, informational, personal homepage) from dynamic pages (commercial sites that require frequent updating). I'd like to see teoma grow much more rapidly in terms of indexing static pages. For Commericial site, they can do PFI. I think this is what google is trying to do with froogle; I think the front end of google gui will soon weed out commercial site. The commercial site will go into froogle (through PFI when google go public). Hey! have commercial result (PFI), Academic Result+ personal page result, google adword result, and whatever results separated.

The reason I want a much larger index for static page is because I have problem finding certain pages; I have to go to google for that.

Now, that Static Site and Dynamic Site are seperated, Jeeves can pretty much work more efficiently. This would greatly help improve the operation of jeeves and also for the user (we can easily determine what type of result we want to click).

If Jeeves can't or don't want to seperate the two, atleast store them in different databases. That way, jeeves can handle whatever updates they need in the future (updating commercial site more frequently than static site..fresher results..etc).

oh yeah, there are dead links with jeeves suggested site.


12:40 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'd like it to stop grabbing so many pages so fast without actually puting them in SERPs. if you are going to waste my bandwidth, might as well give something in return :)

I know, i know, I can block it, but I am still in hopes. :)


5:07 am on Sep 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If they would simply update the SERPS I would be happy. TEOMA looked great on the starting line, but when they dropped the clutch they stalled out the engine!



6:38 am on Sep 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If they would simply update the SERPS...

Dude, they went from 500 million pages to 1.5 billion pages indexed within the last month or so. They have the drill-down technology which pretty much throws the user manual out the window- no more setting your preferences or remembering the geeky advanced search variables.

Also take into consideration of their demographics which are pretty much women.

AJ owns about 3% of the market. Unless you are in a woman dominated niche, if you are drawing about 3% in traffic from AJ, then you are doing fine.


7:45 am on Sep 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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martinibuster - There is a very obscure term that I have virtually owned across every major SE for several years. 3+ months ago the pages related to this term were moved to a new domain. Proper 301's were put in place. The old pages no longer exist.

Fair or not, I use these as a guage of the relative freshness of the SERPS. TEOMA still lists the non-existent pages as #1 - #4

ATW is the only other SE that has failed to pick up the new pages while continuing to list the old.

Even MSN is showing the new pages (probably due to Ink) although it still lists the old from a zeal listing.

So, either TEOMA has an interesting way of dealing with 301's, or there are some pretty stale results. I suppose I could 404 those pages as an experiment, but they bring me a fair amount of traffic (although seasonal).

This is not to say that TEOMA has not picked up pages off of the new domain. It has - about 25-30% of them.



6:30 am on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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clicking jeeves to go to a comic site is not too useful :) [ask.com...]

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