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Weird Yahoo results

6:22 pm on Jun 9, 2000 (gmt 0)

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We all know that normally Yahoo looks for keywords in the title, description and category (with title being the most important), but I've started to see some weird results lately. Take a look at this search for vinyl windows
The #10 listings, Plastiques Industriels RPG Ltee, has no keywords anywhere and is beating a 271 sites that actually have keywords in these places. Could Yahoo be starting to index the actual pages instead of just title, description and category?
1:57 pm on June 10, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I think they are massaging the data with some 'other' factor. I don't believe they are spidering themselves. I think they are giving a slight boost to sites who've laid out the expre$$ service cash and the other part is just changing the search algo.

btw: whats the best thing to clean vinyl windows with? (I put in a new screen porch last fall with vinyl windows... What a waste of cash that was, but a good tax/mortage writeoff...