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Preethi Suryam
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Hi,
Can anybody tell me how are the first 10 results in a searchengine rated as top 10 results.we have hundreds of results how do they judge the top 10 results.
Thanx in advance
Preethi Suryam.
William Brogden
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I believe that is proprietary to each search engine. They used to go by the number of times a word was repeated on the site, but that got abused.
Bill

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Divyajot Ahluwalia
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hi,
Search engine positioning is a very complex task and i believe a full discussion is beyond the scope of any post.
However the central idea is that each and every search engine has an algorithm that evaluates manually/automatically every page/site that is submitted to the search engine. Now this algorithm may consider total number of relevant keywords in the page or frequency/weitage/prominance/forward links and backward links/referal scores. Each engine gives a weitage to each of these parametres and then arrives at a result. therefore each engine is unique and a page doing well on one engine probably will not do well on another. This is developing into a science and is a very expensive and time consuming process.
You may contact me at divyajot@inmarg.com or wisit www.inmarg.com for more details.
Divyajot Ahluwalia
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Inmarg Pvt Ltd.
Preethi Suryam
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Hi William Brodgen and Divyajot Ahluwalia!
Thanks a lot for ur reply.But according to some of my friends the rating can depend on the information in the meta tags.Is it so?
Once again thanks.
Have a Nice Day!
Preethi Suryam.
Divyajot Ahluwalia
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hi
yes the ranking MAY depend on the contents of the meta tag but each engine evaluates the meta tag differently ie in terms of the weitage of the tag, the weightage of the keywords etc. there are some engines that rely only on metatags and others that do not
again the issue is engine specific and what works on one will most likely not work for the other.
Divyajot Ahluwalia
ebusiness and internet marketing consultant
Inmarg pvt ltd www.inmarg.com
Preethi Suryam
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Hi i read the PageRank System of google.it was clearly explained and i was able to understand the ranking system now.thanx a lot.
Thanx a lot Mr.Divyajot Ahluwalia for ur response.
Have a Nice Day!
Preethi Suryam
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