Joined: Mar. 2002
||Posted: May 10 2002,9:30 am
|Quote (dgridley @ May 10 2002,10:57 am)|
|On the other hand, go to Google and enter Navicache and Quinn might be number 1 but enter geocaching and he isn't.. sites like DotSurf allow sites to list number 1 for their selected keywords by bidding, the same method as Googles text box ads... the difference is DotSurf doesn't spider for search results. DotSurf (and many other search engines) pull their results from elsewhere and add their own, unique results as well.|
As for pulling the content, I don't see the problem.. I can pull weather, news, sports, or any host of other subjects from hundreds of free content providers. I can even pull search results from the Open Directory Project or many other search engines.. like I said, it's a common and accepted practice.
Well, maybe Quinn will be one day. When I started my Isshinryu page, I was way down. But I have moved up by continuing to improve my page, and promoting it. I have worked to make it search engine friendly (www.searchenginewatch.com). Google weights based on how many other people link to your site. The more people that link to your site, the higher you are. So slowly my site has moved up. I believe google does take fees to move listings up.
You pulling content from the big guys like google is no different than if I were to pull content from geocaching.com, and navicache.com. If I were to do something different with the content to make it original, then there would be a purpose. Buxley's Maps pulls content, and suplies something unique. But then he also links back to the original source, so there is a benefit to Quinn and Jeremy's sites. There is another geocaching stat page that is pretty cool, that pulls content from geocaching.com, and again is unique. But a search engine, that grabs results from another search engine, and passes it through, with no benefit to the original search engine that actually did all the work of crawling the web, and pays the costs of storing the data, etc. This just seems wrong. What value does it add? When I create pages, I try to do something that doesn't exist, or improve on something that does exist. I try to add value.
In the GPS model of the universe, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line...through creeks, thorn bushes, horse piles, whatever....