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    Alltheweb claims to be bigger than Google

    From an AP news story:

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    AlltheWeb, owned by Norway's Fast Search & Transfer, says its database spans 2.1 billion Web pages, just ahead of the 2.07 billion scanned by Google at the end of last week...."

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    Are all the web counting all the other search's they have (ftp, images, mvoies) in that or does it actually mean webpages?

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    Does it really matter, which one is bigger?

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    no, all that matters is which search engine has the most relevant results.

    it was just a pr tactic of all the web so the unintiated would then think that they are better. google has been getting so much positibe press lately in mainstream media that all the web knew that saying they were bigger would make a good story

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    Alltheweb may be bigger but Google has better results. That is what matters anyway correct?
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    Question

    could someone explain to me what one has to do in order to get your site to end up first in the list in a google search fo example...
    ...let's say your site is about 'x', when searching for 'x' with the means of a search engine, what makes your site end up 1st?
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    lister, as far as i know, it is not an exact science. of course, i might be terribly wrong, since i dont know much about this search engine thingy.

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    Originally posted by Lister14
    could someone explain to me what one has to do in order to get your site to end up first in the list in a google search fo example...
    ...let's say your site is about 'x', when searching for 'x' with the means of a search engine, what makes your site end up 1st?
    You have more links that use the word "x" in them pointing to you than anyone else.
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    AllTheWeb is bigger but most of its sites are linked over and over. Like someone said, google has better results.

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    I tracked backwards links from both alltheweb and google. Most of the background link from alltheweb(to freebie sites) are Zues link pages. Google's quailty is much better.

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    Bigger is not always better...I think that's very apparent in this case. Or, perhaps I'll just start using Alltheweb since they claim to be bigger. Or NOT!

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    It occured to me to try something today.

    Searching for "The" on Google returns 2.74 billion pages

    Searching for "The" on FAST returns just over 1 billion pages

    Who is bigger?
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    Who has the top spot for the word "The" ?

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    On Google is a page for Adobe Acrobat Reader - which consequently has a PR of 10.
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    Size isn't everything

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    A hotdog is bigger if you put a maggot-infested rat corpse on it.... but it doesn't taste better.

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    I'm just going to name my site "the" and steal that #1 ranking.

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    Originally posted by fatnewt
    A hotdog is bigger if you put a maggot-infested rat corpse on it.... but it doesn't taste better.
    Hmmm, probably has more protein though.

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    Wow, I didn't know maggot-infested rat corpses have protein. I'll be sure to include that on my menu when I open a restaurant.

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    Originally posted by freakysid


    Hmmm, probably has more protein though.
    Perhaps.... but it would also have more disease.

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    Talking Works here too :)

    To get all of your points through in a way most would appreciate, I'll refer to a saying that "negates size" but potentiates "action" in a nice civil way



    No offence to anyone,

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    I liked my way better.


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