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Teoma ODP use

Is an ODP description important?

8:44 pm on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've been playing with Teoma all day trying to get my head around how it might be ranking sites and getting nowhere fast.

I tried searching for an obscure 3 word phrase that a rather enthusiastic ODP editor used to describe my site - none of the three words appears on my site or any links pointing to my site, however my site came top of the search - and is in fact the only result if searching for the exact phrase.

Anyway, I'm off to find some more obscure ODP descriptions to see if this happens consistantly.

8:57 am on Apr 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I think the ODP was used to seed the new engine (cudo's) and as a good cross reference to help identify topic communities.

Once again, the quiet powerful ODP shows its real muscle. Almost all the new search engines we've seen in the last three years, have been seeded from the ODP. Money for nothing...


10:26 pm on Apr 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thank Goddess for ODP! :)

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