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Re: Alta Vista ranking software has changed!
From Nicholas on 26 April '00
replying to Re: Alta Vista ranking software has changed! posted by David

>2.) How many links do you have pointing to you?
>
>3.) How many links point to each of the websites that have links pointing to you?

Link algos; the plague of Joel Kleinberg and Cornell grows ...

>It's scary isn't it? The robots are becoming impervious to every trick used to fake higher listings than what they should be in reality. They have millions of dollars to throw into research on how to store the knowledge of mankind into a central database and keep the webmasters from manipulation of the results.

Yeh, but they're not getting all that much smarter. This is the artificial intelligence crowd at work. Structure an ecommerce site's searches on these notions, and the company will soon be in the red.

AltaVista's latest weirdness is predictable from the business pages of U.S. media. All significant management changes at search engines soon result in new ranking protocols, whether needed or not.




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