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Base weight question

Discussion in 'Co-op Advertising Network' started by bresso, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    I joined the network yesterday. No problem installing it, everything went smoothly. Congrats Shawn! I do however have a few questions:

    As I understood it, my base weight is partly based on the number of pages of my site indexed by Google. The other part being having the code on every page. If I'm correct thus far, I would like to know why I only get a base weight that's not equal to my number of pages ranked in Google? (60% to be precise).

    I would also like to get confirmation that the base weight is recalculated every two days, as I *think* I read on the forum.
    SEMrush
    Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks! :)
     
    bresso, Aug 14, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    Well, it's not 100% the number of pages you run ads on (although that is the biggest factor). What is your site URL?
     
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    bresso Berserker

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    I love it how fast you answer posts. :) Site's URL is www.airmp3.com . Got 36,700 pages indexed by Google. Site has pretty high traffic but is "only" getting 22,500 base weight. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #4
    The main issue is the 26,300 that google reports at www.google.com isn't entirely accurate. No idea why they do that, but the number of pages Google sees is actually 11,900. Funny thing is the 11,900 number is done with the same query, except with the Google API.

    www.digitalpoint.com reports 57,900 manually, but it's actually 24,400 (as another example).

    An example where this is blatant is when there are actually less than 1,000... then you can see it in the results first hand, like so:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=inurl:www.sendwu.com+site:www.sendwu.com&num=100&start=500&filter=0

    Reports 1,120 total, but will only display up to 206.

    If you want to see what the Google API returns for pages within a URL (which is the more accurate measure), you can enter the site in the Keyword Tracker in the back link tracker section.

    Hopefully that makes some sense? :)
     
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    It does. :) Thank you for your answer and for this great new tool!
     
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    Oh, and is the base weight recalculated every 2 days? Thank you :)
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #7
    Right now it's *roughly* every 48 hours... It was automatic, but was having a few issues with that, so right now it's initiated manually (which is why it's roughly) so I can watch it to make sure there are no issues with the revalidation. So will probably keep it like that for another week or two just to keep an eye on it. If all goes well, it will go back to completely automated (every 48 hours).
     
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    #8
    I edited my previous message to add one more question but you replied too quickly ;) So here it is again: when creating a text ad, what will show up on sites that only choose to show a text link? I suppose it's the link without the description, but I like to be sure.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    I'm getting a base weight of 22, so don't complain

    heh
     
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    Okay I won't ;)
     
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    That's pretty darn interesting ... I kinda wondered why if you kept clicking on returned results from www.google.com , you ended up "short" ... I wonder if it must be collapsing similar pages in the display (?) whereas the API just shows 'em all (?)

    alek
     
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    Got it - that link allready "expands" in www.google.com - wow, this is kinda interesting - makes one wonder what other differences are seeable in the API - I've sometimes observed that the API seems to "predict" changes in SERP's by a day (or less), but my guess is I'm mostly seeing data center variation.

    BTW, I noticed if I do non-expanded search I only get TWO entries ... but I gotta say some of the expanded pages make for semi-humourous reading ... some off-topic discussion! ;-)
     
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    #15
    Hi there,
    I think this is the right discussion to ask another question :
    On what does it depend, how often my site will be displayed on other sites ?
    From what does it depend ?

    1. only the base weight (depending of number of my pages) ?
    2. on how often my sites are visited by a user (depending on popularity) ?
    3. A mix of both or something else ?

    Thanks and best regards from,
    Vision
     
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    chachi The other Jason

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    Shawn, so you believe that based on the fact that they will not show you all of the 1,120 pages or so, that they say they have, that they are not in the index? Have you ever tried to find a page you know they have crawled yet do not display on a site: query? For instance, finding a page not in the site query, and using the cache: operator?
     
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    #17
    Vision - it's based on weight.

    chachi - No idea.
     
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