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Re: Local search engines and accessibility

From: Helder Ferreira <hfilipe@fe.up.pt>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 08:29:37 +0100
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> There is another point to consider here, one of choice and variety. If we
> advocate the use of a single format provided by a single entity, there is
> danger of creating a monster with a controlling influence. A monopoly
> empower the provider to name their own price as it were and sponsored
> results would become the only results on offer. Google powers many search
> facilities as a back end provider anyway. Why provide more power to their
> elbow?

I agree. But that's not the only problem.
Google is one of the best search engines indeed, but there are webpages that
he cannot find.
Try to make a webpage just with text, no links. Or, don´t link any site to
that webpage.
Google never finds it, because it's based on ranking links philosophy. If
there's a link anywhere on the web pointing to the page, google finds it. If
not, he doesn´t.
What's my point? If you use ONLY google you'll miss a few percentage of
webpages in the results.
Received on Tuesday, 20 April 2004 03:29:59 UTC

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