Re: Re: Abuse of this list
Does anybody even use their products? Other than those who are affiliated with them? Somebody must??? I mostly hear about them when I get 150 emails from them announcing some new release of their product. -Rob On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 17:13 -0400, Jonathan Robie wrote: > This is something I couldn't have weighed in on publicly while I worked > at DataDirect. > > The search engines love sites that have a lot of phrases related to > specific topics, distributed among many different files. From my gmail > account, I infer that Google also knows about the names of people > associated with specific topics, so messages from people like us add to > the credibility of an XML site. > > Stylus Studio and DataDirect XQuery have managed to get very good search > engine ratings - if you search for acronyms or phrases we use in XML, > you'll see what I mean. But like you, I find it objectionable when an > email I send gets changed into a source of links into the Stylus Studio > site to improve their search engine ranking. It makes it look as though > I were referring to their software at times that I am not. > > You'll notice that the Stylus site also includes many of the W3C specs, > other mailing lists, and anything that might tell the search engines > that it contains a large body of credible data related to the things > that they sell. I don't like this strategy. It does seem to be an > effective way of increasing page rank with the current Google > algorithms. I wouldn't do it. I especially would not modify people's > messages or existing documents to refer to products I'm trying to sell. > I think Stylus and DataDirect are great products, but this strategy > always bugged me. > > One thing has gotten better: at one point, Google would sometimes prefer > the Stylus copies of information to the original; for instance, if you > Googled on "xml-dev", it would take you to their copy of the archives, > or often to their copy of a document. Now that does not usually happen. > > Jonathan > > _______________________________________________________________________ > > XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS > to support XML implementation and development. To minimize > spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. > > [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ > Or unsubscribe: xml-dev-unsubscribe@l... > subscribe: xml-dev-subscribe@l... > List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php
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