Re: [DNS] thread.119

Re: [DNS] thread.119

From: David Keegel <djk§cyber.com.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 10:10:08 +1100 (EST)
So you're saying www.alltheweb.com gives a better ranking just
because they have a domain name which matches your search query.

Well, I went to www.alltheweb.com and typed in "books".
I went through the top 100 results, and couldn't find books.com
(or Barnes and Noble for that matter) anywhere.  I found books.ru
at number 95, which was about the only generic domain name.

I think its much more likely that www.alltheweb.com gives better
rankings to people who advertise (ie: pay money).  The people who
have cars.com probably paid a lot of money for the domain, and
are probably happy to spend money advertising on search engines.

Thanks for playing, next contestant please.

Anybody else think they know a search engine where sites get a
better ranking purely because they have a domain name which
matches the search query (and not because they paid money)?
Bonus points if its a search engine people actually use.

Tony Cooke wrote:
] Try going to http://www.alltheweb.com/ and typing in "cars" or "real estate"
] and see what comes up as the first hit.
] 
] -----Original Message-----
] From: Saliya Wimalaratne [mailto:saliya&#167;hinet.net.au]
] Sent: Thursday, 17 January 2002 9:33 AM
] To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
] Subject: Re: [DNS] thread.119
] 
] 
] On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Stephen Gethin wrote:
] 
] > Generic names will also give you a better ranking on some search engines.
] 
] I keep hearing this statement, I keep asking for supporting evidence, and
] I keep getting silence as a response.
] 
] You do the math...
] 
] Saliya
] 

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 David Keegel <djk&#167;cyber.com.au>  URL: http://www.cyber.com.au/users/djk/
Cybersource P/L: Unix Systems Administration and TCP/IP network management
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