Roy Schestowitz wrote:
Big Bill wrote:
On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:10:07 +0100, Davemon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Can anyone tell me why my site (http://www.nightsoil.co.uk) is at #2 in
google? for the search: E-commerce Prototype
What "made Google thought it should go there" is the coincidence in
combining the words "E-commerce" and "prototype".
It's no more a coincidence than the order of the words in this sentance!
Often software is developed through prototypes, then beta versions
before a final release, so an "Ecommerce Prototype" would relate to a
stage of development of an Ecommerce website.
That site does not have
many words in it, so the density of these words is high and the title in
particular hits the key words.
That makes sence to me, thank you.
What is the relevance of the phrase "E-commerce prototype" anyway? I am
not being sarcastic, but I try to think from the point-of-view of a
Google user. Will someone have particular interest in so-called
E-commerce prototypes? Sounds a little fluffy to me.
I understand the point you're making, but as I said before, I'm
interested in why google ranks my site at #2 for that phrase, I'm *not*
trying to generate traffic though that page, so it's not relevant to me
whether it's a 'fluffy' phrase or whether people search for it or not
(unless Google behaves differently because of that).
As for your later question, Google optimise (manually) the more
frequently searched-for phrases. They need to divide their time and
labour capacity to assist most of their users and weed out spammers and
irrelevancies where it matters the most.
Ok, so (unlike Big Bill) you believe that Google behaves differently for
popular search phrases then? Thats interesting. Do you have any idea
what kind of thresholds that google have with regards search-frequency