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Good interview with hints about positioning

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by expat, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    found the following article / interview with Nevill-Manning (Froogle)
    I think it contains some good hints and tips......

    http://www.clickz.com/experts/search/results/article.php/3363721

    excerpts
    ........
    ST: How does Froogle decide which part of the description to truncate for the search results?
    CNM: We show the first part of the description, up to two lines. We use the rest of the description for determining relevance, so it's important to include as much as possible.
    SEMrush
    ......(very true is our own experience /M)
    ST: Are Froogle feeds trackable? Can one measure their effectiveness in a Web analytics software program (such as WebTrends, ClickTracks, HitBox, or Urchin), as they already can in Google?

    CNM: We encourage merchants to include tracking URLs in their feeds. Also, analysis of referrer fields in Weblogs could provide helpful data.

    .........
    ST: Is the ranking system based on page/site popularity and the amount of content in the Froogle feed?
    CNM: PageRank is an important input to the ranking function. Sites with high PageRank are more likely to have their products appear in the top results.
    ...... (yes they still seem to use PR although this may change - PR is a Stanford Patent and not owned by G thus under IPO it may well vanish / M)

    M
     
    expat, Jun 8, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. North Carolina SEO

    North Carolina SEO Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Agreed. A good article with detail info that is very useful for me.

    Thanks for the post!
     
    North Carolina SEO, Jun 8, 2004 IP
  3. schlottke

    schlottke Peon

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    #3
    Nice- they have a bunch of interesting articles, a lot of 'need to know' information
     
    schlottke, Jun 8, 2004 IP
  4. Legend

    Legend Peon

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    #4
    I do think it's pretty h4x the way that google uses the position of a link on a page to generate page-rank ... and it seems so random
    *sigh* algorithms ... cant live with 'em .
     
    Legend, Jul 3, 2004 IP
  5. compar

    compar Peon

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    #5
    What are you talking about? What is "h4x"? And what makes you think the the position of a link on page has anything to do with the PR it passes?
     
    compar, Jul 3, 2004 IP
  6. eddie

    eddie snowrider

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    Thanks for the post Great information just started working on my froogle feeds
     
    eddie, Sep 23, 2004 IP
  7. expat

    expat Stranger from a far land

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    Still haven't found out when G decides to pull F result, looks like a unique brand name and a bit of competition helps. Probably non dictonary items with substance in F & G stand a good chance.

    "Yamoa" has P1 and is pulled by G - nice it's mine...

    M
     
    expat, Sep 23, 2004 IP