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An Interesting Take on Search Engine Positioning

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An interesting perception of search engine’s and the linking or lack thereof to relevant news and news articles of interest has been offered up in an article on sys-con.com.

The author has tested the functionality of leading news search aggregators (Google news, Yahoo! news etc…) and come up with some interesting findings. What it boils down to (and I can attest to similar findings) Google news appears to seek out and point to original news and articles, providing accurate and useful search results, whereas, anyone with a decent search placement on Yahoo! (an art that nobody seems to be able to get a handle on) can get picked up and ranked number 1 (or near the top), regardless of whether they are the true author or have copied the material from another source.

In the article (which I unfortunately can’t locate at the moment because sys-con’s search utility is not working correctly, they reference an article published on their website. When conducting a search on the various search engines it is easily located using Google, yet when the same search is conducted using Yahoo!, the article turns up on a site (blog) which has copied the article directly from the sys-con website… the link to the “rip-off artist” came up at the top of the search and no lead to the original article turned up… how important is search engine positioning?

Ever submitted a resource to Yahoo! using the submit website utility?? Good luck!

Anything Geospatial: Tracking developments affecting GIS, geospatial technologies, location-based services, mapping, google earth and google maps. Published by the creator and editor of GISuser.com & LBSzone.com

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