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'[OT]Search engines searches are loopy.'
2009\03\24@001748 by cdb

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I've just entered the word Electronics into a certain job search
engine - it has returned - Receptionist Brisbane, Girl Guides
Queensland.

Now either Seek's search algorithm is loopy (possible check out the NZ
site apply a filter and see what happens) or Girl Guides Queensland
decided to use Electronics as a search parameter - if so, do they wish
to employ robots as staff? The only thing vaguely electronic inb the
job description is - Telephone, and skills in using MS Office.

Weird!

Colin
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2009\03\25@113007 by Peter

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cdb <colin <at> btech-online.co.uk> writes:
> Now either Seek's search algorithm is loopy (possible check out the NZ

"Loopiness" is best defined as "sufficiently funded by the ad word buying
clients". All commercial engines have this "problem" which seems to be
considered a "feature" by their operators, since it help them rake in millions
of dollars per year.

Peter


2009\03\25@122205 by Harold Hallikainen

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> cdb <colin <at> btech-online.co.uk> writes:
>> Now either Seek's search algorithm is loopy (possible check out the NZ
>
> "Loopiness" is best defined as "sufficiently funded by the ad word buying
> clients". All commercial engines have this "problem" which seems to be
> considered a "feature" by their operators, since it help them rake in
> millions
> of dollars per year.
>
> Peter


I believe Google looks at ad effectiveness (how many clicks it generates)
along with what the bid for placement is. Their placement of an ad that
generates no clicks generates no income no matter how high the bid is. So,
they have some method that places ads to maximize income considering both
the bid and the click through rate.

One of the inductor manufacturers has what I consider a very clever ad. It
goes something like "Others have search engines. We have a FIND engine."

Harold


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