gio at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Mar 14 00:29:18 CDT 2013
On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:53 PM, Gio & Voy Wiederhold <giovoy at gmail.com>wrote:
> There was no google before page rank. There were many other search
> engines. Altavista was the most successful one. It relied on keywords and
> was blown out of the water by Google. Yahoo at that time relied on
> manually constructed hierarchies which did not scale with the growth of the
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 13, 2013, at 5:55 PM, Carlos AB <cabsec.pmwiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> I didn't know that pagerank was made to get google away from using
> keywords. I thought that maybe it could be still used with a really low
> level of importance, but still holding some relevance.
> What Lars said and after reading a couple of articles I now understand
> fully that it is not as important as way back in google history.
> Keyword stuffing was the name coined at the technique that used keywords
> in a way it was not intended.
> Well, now I know.
> Thank you for your reply.
> 2013/3/13 Gio Wiederhold <gio at cs.stanford.edu>
>> The whole idea of pagerank was to get away from keywords, which prior
>> seaach engines depended on and which were widely faked.
>> Read the paper on it.
>> Counting words is too primitive - then larger files would be better ...
>> Lars advice is wise, quality is preferable to noise.
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