In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Michael Gilbert
I was aware of those pages, which I would describe as a reference section
giving examples of specific commands, not general guidance of say what would
be an effective way to find a particular thing.
New users would be used to say yellow pages etc and looking in there and
on google requires different techniques.
I've tried coming up with some examples but google has been effective. I do
know that many occasional googlers tell me they can't google effectively.
So some better guidance should help many people.
I put TME in here, and you did not come in the top 40 (of 599,000)!, if you
restrict it to the UK then yes you come 1st in 27,000
You may be appearing 1st out of 599,000 because google has remembered you
have searched in the past and visited tme.co.uk.
I tried an experiment after finding tme 1/27,000 with a UK restriction, I
clicked on the 'cached' entry for tme.
I then went back to searching the whole world for tme and it came 3rd/599,000
I've just done another test to see if this is 'remembered' in the cookies
file, it is not!
I found this out when I couldn't believe we were number one in the world for
'hp 3822' the number one ranking out of 122,000 Google is still remembered for
over a year now and I have been careful never again to click on the 'cached'
This ranking snippet of info I would include in an 'advance help section'
Another google feature I have found: Our site is crawled by google most days
but when we upload a new copy of our products database it can take 2-3 weeks
for it to find all 1400 odd description pages, some days adding 200 to the
list it has found other days forgetting it's seen 50!
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