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Re: PLEASE help me sort out AltaVista
From Max on 9 Dec '98
replying to Re: PLEASE help me sort out AltaVista posted by Brian Clifton

>I've read some of your postings regarding the use of FONT as opposed to
>H1, H2 attributes can will make some changes. The problem I see is that
>AV must be using old(er) algorithm techniques as excite for instance ranks
>the site #4 (which is probably about correct in my humble opinion!).
So you conclude that the one the doesn't agree with you must be obsolete?
I have some unpleasant news for you: the latest wave in SE technology is using
document structure to improve the usability for the users. It's also the oldest
wave in SE technology too, actually older than the Web and HTML by a decade or

Look again ... I just checked for
La Manga Club
on Excite, and your site is not in the first 4. You are losing out to sites about
Japanese comics, which appear to involve something or someone called "Manga".

Entering "La Manga Club" (with the quotes, which is not the typical
way a search would be entered) gets you 4th on Excite. But, how many
people will already know about the club well enough to search by name?
I'd be looking for a generic thing like golf holiday in Spain.

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