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A question for Max the Algorithm Man
From Nicholas on 05 June '98
Moving past the Yahoo hysteria, and
the distinction of being a directory,
and the categories ... most browsers
use it as a search engine, and when
they do they are talking to a computer,
not an editor. So:

Do you have any sense of the Yahoo
search protocols? How many words from
a site are indexed? Whether they are
indexed manually or in a hybrid
of human and automated process?
How the process weights keywords as
compared to the SE logic?

Officially I believe Yahoo only
indexes the Title and Description,
but I imagine there is more to know.


PS. Thanks for all the lucid
postings. Very helpful.


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