RE: Search Engine habits? (take II)

Subject: RE: Search Engine habits? (take II)
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 11:31:11 -0500

Geoff Hart [mailto:ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca] wrote:
> But I'd also note (based on nearly 20 years of techwr-l and other
> professional groups) that as in documentation, people who don't find
> what they want in the first page or two of search results
> then give up
> and write to a discussion group such as this one.

Thereby driving the query (and possible answers) nearer to the top of
the search results for the next poor seeker. I often find Techwr-l on
the first or second page of returns from my searches.

I think that's because the topic or the first paragraph will have the
keyword, the text will be, well, text (not pictures, flash, clusters of
links, etc.), and the keyword is then repeated in further text,
inspiring the spiders to index that post and value it highly.

- K
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