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Re: International Search Engine Submission

From: Stuart Woodward <stuart@gol.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 16:09:57 +0900
Message-ID: <38A50745.B8B2C8EA@gol.com>
To: www <www-international@w3.org>, nelocsig <nelocsig@egroups.com>
Suzanne Topping wrote:

> --Should submission approaches be modified for sites trying to reach
> specific locales? For example, are certain search engines more common in
> certain places?

Yes, here in Japan, there are many search engines that are Japan
specific.

> --Has anyone had problems with a service because of character sets used in
> keywords, etc?

Some time back, there was what seemed to be an unbiased article in
"Yahoo Japan" magazine which was comparing the number of hits returned
when both hankaku and zenkaku katakana keywords were searched for on
various Japanese search engines. Some engines returned the same results
for hankaku and zenkaku searches and others returned different results
so it is probably a good idea to include both in the keywords.
Received on Saturday, 12 February 2000 02:09:29 GMT

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