[uf-discuss] Re: Precise Expansion Patterns

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 16 11:16:54 PST 2007

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-12-16 at 18:01 +0000, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
>> 1. Search engines currently "ignore" TITLE on non-linking A. (Does 
>> anyone has any clear evidence to confirm this? Does that evidence
>> hold 
>> for all major engines, or only for Google? I can't find anything
>> solid.) 
> this may help:
> go here http://www.webconfs.com/search-engine-spider-simulator.php
> copy and paste this url 
> http://weborganics.co.uk/files/test.html
> the test consists of four anchor texts two with href attributes two
> without
> It isnt the definitive answer but I would say pretty accurate ;)

That's a cute tool, but I certainly wouldn't rely on a search engine 
simulator to be an accurate guide to the details of how real search 
engines like Google and Yahoo! Search index and weight content.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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