RE: Search Engine habits

Subject: RE: Search Engine habits
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 11:16:34 -0500

Edgar D' Souza [mailto:edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com] came back with:
> > A) There's not likely to be much useful stuff past the
> second page of a
> > casual search and
> Not always. Depending on the popularity of your search terms with SEO
> specialists and people who want their site out there ahead of
> everything else... the real meat you want could be on page 3 or later.

I can't imagine anyone _not_ wanting their site to be one of the first
ones found. Otherwise, why make a site?

The search engine algorithms and spiders are keeping up with the SEO
They don't rank a page highly just because you stuffed in a hundred
They require the keyword to be used within the text, and the more times
the better.

For slightly obscure searches, the big problem is lateral thinking.
What terms did somebody else use to talk about what I'm looking for
(when apparently they don't call it what I do...) ? I used to get
_that_ problem ALL the time when searching for Linux stuff, back in the
day (a previous century).

"Oh, you want to remove a directory? Well, obviously the command to
remove a file is rm, and everything in Linux/UNIX, including
directories, is a file, so obviously you have to use rd. Obviously." Uh

- Kevin
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Search Engine habits: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Search Engine habits: From: Edgar D' Souza

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