[pmwiki-users] Keywords

Gio Wiederhold gio at cs.stanford.edu
Tue Mar 12 23:21:11 CDT 2013

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.


On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Lars Eighner <surname at larseighner.com>wrote:

> On Tue, 12 Mar 2013, Carlos AB wrote:
>  Hi list,
>> Keywords are still used for page ranking with google?
> According to Google, not.  And I have heard it said that they count off
> for keyword spamming.
>  Even if keywords are not used anymore, perhaps other search engines or
>> online services can still use it.
> Maybe.  Keywords highest and best use is for internal purposes.  With
> PmWiki
> it is as easy to grep wiki.d/ as to try to find something useful to do with
> keywords -- or if grep is Greek to you, the PmWiki search is as effect as
> anything.
>  So, is there a way to make a recipe to automagically count and choose the
>> most used words in a wiki page?
> Perhaps you could come up with something.  However, things like looking for
> important words in heads and link text are almost certainly already in
> search engine criteria.
> Perhaps spending the time developing content that other people will link to
> would be a more productive use of your time.
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Gio Wiederhold
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