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Re: Search Engine Secrets

From: Jorge Rodriguez <elgeorge@iname.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 00:13:13 -0700
Message-ID: <335B1389.5A2F@iname.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org
Outgoing wrote:
> Dear Webmaster:
> Are you frustrated by the lack of traffic coming to your site from
> the popular search engines?
> Is your site listed but appearing way down on the hit list "out
> of sight" despite perfect keyword matches?
> If the answer to either of these questions is "yes" then you need to
> order a copy of Did-it's Search Engine Secrets.  In this comprehensive
> report we tell you exactly how to design or modify your html to
> improve the position your site appears on search results listings.
> We do this by exposing the hidden logic used by the engines to
> determine search relevancy.
> Here's just a sample of the inside information revealed in "Did-it's
> Search Engine Secrets:"
> Alta Vista - References first 30 words on page for description unless
> you use META TAGS. Alta Vista determines the priority of matches by
> indexing the words closest to the beginning of the front page.
> Infoseek Indexes the first 200 characters of your site after the HTML
> <BODY> tag unless you use META TAGS in the creation of your site.
> Your description can include up to 200  characters of text.
> The Lycos engine compares each page to your query and gives higher
> scores to pages that contain the words as you typed them into your
> Web Site. It also looks for pages that mention these words early on,
> rather than far down.
> Yahoo searches for words in URL, title & description (<25 words) YOU
> ENTERED when submitting URL!
> Webcrawler - Webcrawler computes its confidence rating by considering
> how many times the terms in your search occur in that document. The
> more frequent, the more relevant.
> Even if you utilized any or all of the above suggestions, I'm sure
> your results would improve.  You can imagine if you employed ALL of
> the more than 100 secrets revealed in our report, how much your site
> traffic would benefit.  And if you've already been listed on the
> engines, you should still make the changes because they continually
> reindex all their sites and your changes will take effect!
> The Did-it Search Engine Secrets report cost only $49.95 and comes
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> Thank you,
> The Did-it Team
> http://www.did-it.com
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First,, this mailing list ain't the poincast network,, so you have
nothing to do here advertising,, we didn't call you so please don't come
with spamming here!

Second,,, What you advertised is not even a good thing,, those of us
that works in the Search Engines Industry knows that doing this kind of
things to improved the relevance of your site on the popular search
engine is what have led Altavista and Other Robot-Based search engines
to become almost useless,,, those so called secrets of repeting a word
as a comment on the HTML code of yours sites so the robot "thinks is
more important" and so on,, is one of those things that damages the
Internet itself and the reliability that it has right now. 

So be careful people,, this is one of the reasons of "Why Altavista will
never beat Yahoo in popularity" because in Yahoo ,, real persons are who
reviews the Sites,, and then they send the Spider to Index it. And,
although Alvatista and Other Search Engines that uses robots are very
popular,, This Kinds of Secrets is what wont let them be a leader in the
Search Engines ever.

Jorge Rodriguez
PlanetaLatino INC
Received on Monday, 21 April 1997 00:05:48 UTC

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