__/ [cordial_camaraderie] on Monday 21 November 2005 06:18 \__
> MSN keeps a Track of which keyword is search and which is the first
> site which has been clicked for that keyword, but google donot..
Assuming I get your point right...
Google actually do that sort of tracking using re-directs. I imagine that
they refine their results in this way, which I find inconveniencing. I
sometimes want to search for something in hope of just getting the URL to
post elsewhere. When I try to copy the link from the results page, I get a
Google redirect instead of the actual URL. Consequently, I must follow
through to the site and then grab the address from the address bar of the
Although Google display the addresses in their results pages, these ad-
dresses are re-formatted to serve as /context/, so they are impartial or
> As all of you have seen that when we Search something on google and in
> the organic result, we get a direct url for the respective sites,
> whereas in MSN we get a Query String link in the result page, the
> purpose of this link is to track the keyword on the MSN Server, and
> then MSN actually redirects to the destination Page..
Google use just a subset for a sufficiently effective sample size. I sup-
pose that Google's query volume enables them to 'bother' only a few users,
whereas MSN, who are trying to catch up, do this consistently.
Like I said before, that tracking mechanism raises concerns such as momen-
tum. The more you use the search engine, the more you improve it. This
leads to a cycle, which makes Google hard to compete against. Microsoft
are said to have benefited from similar scenarios in the context of soft-
> And this is really Logical thing and may be MSN using this as one of
> this criteria for the ranking sites....
> Please give your suggestion
Yes, it's true. It would have been silly to ignore that as an option for
optimisation. It's autonomous too, in line with machine learning where the
users are merely 'ants' that train the core (indices in this case).
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