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I`m also wondering if I should make subdomains for each of the sub-keywords and place the pages there; will this help me or classify my page as spam?
My pages are also extremely simple with just metatags, title and header, content and a link (back to main page); Am I right about thinking this is better than advanced sites?
I`m also wondering how much the link popularity counts for Fast? How many links are "good popularity"?
Thanks for reading all of this :), hope you can help me.
Well, yes in the sense they enjoy relevant content, but no they do not currently use an algo that takes site wide content into consideration. Although the open directory (dmoz.org) is used to some degree to rank sites, Fast is still using an algo more attuned to 2-3 years ago based on raw page performance (think keyword location and density). It's all based on the page. In fact, most of us feel Fast isn't counting links yet, however some of thier movement in sites over the last year has raised an eye brow in that direction.
All it really takes to rank well in fast is quality optimization. No gimmicks or fades are needed. I wouldn't use subdomains unless you have that much content to justify it. There won't be much difference to Fast.
Something that is strange about fast is that it only prefers less than 4 keywords per page according to WPG (others prefer 11-15), do you agree with this ? How much of the market has alltheweb.com got anyway?
I can't imagine users like it, and, when this happens to one of my sites it makes me nervous for that reason. I'm also concerned about how competitors might react.
As I've mentioned on other threads, I wish both Fast and Lycos would cluster their results with a link to "see more pages from this site." If anyone from Fast is reading this, it would be a major improvement, I feel, to the engine.