RE: [DNS] thread.119

RE: [DNS] thread.119

From: Saliya Wimalaratne <saliya§>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 10:36:57 +1100 (EST)
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Cooke, Tony wrote:

> Saliya
> Try going to and typing in "cars" or "real estate"
> and see what comes up as the first hit.


This isn't evidence of 'the domain name being used as a search ranking
criterion'. Just evidence of a URL coming up first.

Do the same search on the same site with 'foo'. Does '' come up
first ?

My theorem is that the domain name is not used as a ranking criterion by
any (major) search engine.

To disprove this theorem, you simply need a statement from a search engine
author or owner, saying that the domain name itself is used as a ranking
criterion by 'x' search engine.

I haven't found one yet.

Quoting results from particular searches of course does not constitute
supporting evidence (a statistically representative sample might; but I
think that such a sample might require millions of separate searches and
be fairly labour- and network-intensive :). It would be far simpler to ask
the search engine owner/author.


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