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2:57 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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beta google on aol [dirweb01.search.aol.com]
3:08 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Interesting - that doesn't include sites within country domains. Well, not within .au anyway.
3:09 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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About the results page:

http://dirweb01.search.aol.com/help/about.adp

3:15 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yikes...UK domains suddenly look a little less clever.

No clustering. I see nine out of ten results from one domain.

3:20 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Most excellent! (looks like clustering is off?)

<added>
Ok, ciml beat me to that.
</added>

3:22 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yeah some of the listings look a bit buggy and different with some sites missing. Not mine tho ;)
3:23 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Not ours either.

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 3:28 pm (utc) on July 23, 2002]

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Excellent! Specifically in AOL.co.uk, I have lost 9 straight No.1's from Ink and am nowhere in these Google results.

AOL.co.uk seems to be filtering exclusively from 'Google.co.uk', and as my No.1's were for a UK client with a .com domain, I'm a little peeved.

Any advice welcomed - off for an asprin!

3:31 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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So what are we looking at here - a beta site?
3:32 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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what's the difference between the search on www.aol.com and dirweb01.search.aol.com ?
3:34 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Heu why results are soo differents from AOL and Google, check:
[dirweb01.search.aol.com...]

[google.com...]

it's not the same listing

If you do the same search with hotels miami, results between AOL and google are the same.
Any explanation ?

3:36 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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On the design side, i like the layout!
3:42 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Heu why results are soo differents from AOL and Google, check:
[dirweb01.search.aol.com...]
[google.com...]

it's not the same listing

If you do the same search with hotels miami, results between AOL and google are the same.
Any explanation ?

Same problem here. However, AOL.co.uk does show google

Chris.

3:43 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Appears to be somewhat strange yes,
They should have a <br> between the title and the description, i donīt like reading text that long.
3:44 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Not only are none of my .co.uk's showing but my .com's that are uk hosted are not there either.

Forget the aspirin, I need a beer or 6.

3:45 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Its looking pretty buggy..... I had a URL leading to "2000:url=aol:"

Also note that it is not "powered by google" it is "enhanced" ;)

3:45 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Some of my sites are the same as their Google position :)

and some are not :(

3:45 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Wow, my sites are missing.

I hope this is not the final product.
Looks close the directory results I get form Yahoo.

3:46 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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AOL.CO.UK went over to Google about a month ago ( or so ).. AOL.COM is presently returning Inktomi and Google....
3:47 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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notice that it says "enhanced by google" not powered by google, are they using there own database of sites? Are they using DMOZ? I think this is the directory search...
3:50 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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These listings are administered, sorted and maintained by Google (AOL's search partner).
[dirweb01.search.aol.com...]

I would guess that they are using Google's ranking, but they're own result set. Still seeing Inktomi on the main search...

3:59 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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All my sites are hosted in Canada.

I have several .ca sites and many .com sites.
All missing. So that means British and Canadian sites are missing. Maybe they are prejudiced against the British Commonwealth.

4:00 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)



Yes, a hell of a lot of sites are missing, and it's not just suffix based. Could be host dependent?

First poll and these changes (perhaps not surprisingly) reduce the quality of the serps significantly. It will be interesting to see what they actually put live from this lot.

4:04 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yep it looks like they are filtering the sites that are hosted outside the U.S.

I just did some back checks on the missing sites I noticed and they are hosted in Canada.

All .coms

4:05 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)



Yes, same here. My US based sites are OK, the rest are out.
4:07 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The ".uk.com" (sub)domain is being handled differently.

We have one customer who bought one of these before he came to us.

Google UK - with 'uk only' filter sees his site.
Aol - with 'uk only' filter ignores him.

Pah!

4:10 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have only got hits from netscape uk before but now i get some from netscape.com that is new and also says google. I will miss old netscape search results.

zeus

upps not AOL sorry

[edited by: zeus at 4:49 pm (utc) on July 23, 2002]

4:24 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'm with olias this is major league worrying. AOL seem to have taken the view that .com is US only rather than worldwide.

I hope this is not a trend that will continue.

4:26 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I do not see changes on AOL Usa, but I see a lot of changes on Netscape.

"Featuring results from Google"

Is it a joke? There is nothing similar to Google results.

4:29 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Well, it's clearly a beta. I don't think it's anything to get jacked up about yet.
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