Re: Something on topic: Google Files Patent for Ranking System

in article pan.2005.06.16.15.06.35.788944@nosuchhost.com, lisa at
lisa@nosuchhost.com wrote on 06/16/2005 8:06 AM:

> Slashdot:
> http://slashdot.org/articles/05/06/15/2245240.shtml?tid=217&tid=95
> http://tinyurl.com/dof79
>
> Patent Application:
> http://tinyurl.com/5fpfj
>
> Discussion:
> http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/6-10-2005-71368.asp
>
> -lisa

Shena… remember me asking you about getting my domain registered for a
longer period of time…

Google’s Site Ranking Secrets

Posted by samzenpus on Thursday June 16, @08:04AM
from the more-google dept.
vivin writes

“Ever wonder how Google’s site ranking works? Wonder no more. Google
recently filed United States Patent Application 20050071741 on March 31,
2005. This patent reveals a great deal of information about Google’s site
ranking algorithm and makes very good reading. For example, one of the
criteria that they use is the number of years that your site has been
registered. If your site has been registered for less than a year, then it
counts against you. A site registered for a longer period of time means that
the owner is probably serious about the site, and the site is probably
legitimate. Google’s Site Ranking algorithms reveal how hard they are making
it for spam sites to get listed (on Google). This information will also make
it easier for you to make sure that you get listed well in Google.”

Re: Something on topic: Google Files Patent for Ranking System

Does this mean how long your site has existed (been previously
registered)? I think that’s what it means – not how far into the future
your site is registered for. (I could be wrong?)

mike wrote:
> in article pan.2005.06.16.15.06.35.788944@nosuchhost.com, lisa at
> lisa@nosuchhost.com wrote on 06/16/2005 8:06 AM:
>
> > Slashdot:
> > http://slashdot.org/articles/05/06/15/2245240.shtml?tid=217&tid=95
> > http://tinyurl.com/dof79
> >
> > Patent Application:
> > http://tinyurl.com/5fpfj
> >
> > Discussion:
> > http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/6-10-2005-71368.asp
> >
> > -lisa
>
>
> Shena… remember me asking you about getting my domain registered for a
> longer period of time…
>
> Google’s Site Ranking Secrets
>
> Posted by samzenpus on Thursday June 16, @08:04AM
> from the more-google dept.
> vivin writes
>
> “Ever wonder how Google’s site ranking works? Wonder no more. Google
> recently filed United States Patent Application 20050071741 on March 31,
> 2005. This patent reveals a great deal of information about Google’s
> site ranking algorithm and makes very good reading. For example, one of
> the criteria that they use is the number of years that your site has
> been registered.
If your site has been registered for less than a year,
> then it counts against you. A site registered for a longer period of
> time means that the owner is probably serious about the site, and the
> site is probably legitimate. Google’s Site Ranking algorithms reveal how
> hard they are making it for spam sites to get listed (on Google). This
> information will also make it easier for you to make sure that you get
> listed well in Google.”

Re: Something on topic: Google Files Patent for Ranking System

Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
> Does this mean how long your site has existed (been previously
> registered)? I think that’s what it means – not how far into the future
> your site is registered for. (I could be wrong?)

That’s how I read it – how long ago was the initial registration date
of the domain.

Re: Something on topic: Google Files Patent for Ranking System

Winston wrote:
> Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
>
>> Does this mean how long your site has existed (been previously
>> registered)? I think that’s what it means – not how far into the
>> future your site is registered for. (I could be wrong?)
>
>
> That’s how I read it – how long ago was the initial registration date
> of the domain.

The article mentions both.

  • Gilby

Re: Something on topic: Google Files Patent for Ranking System

in article d8vh7e$e1u$2@server1.darklock.com, Winston at dl@winston.org
wrote on 06/17/2005 8:03 AM:

> Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
>> Does this mean how long your site has existed (been previously
>> registered)? I think that’s what it means – not how far into the future
>> your site is registered for. (I could be wrong?)
>
> That’s how I read it – how long ago was the initial registration date
> of the domain.

If they look at one piece of data about your site, why would they not look
at another piece of data?

Anyway it does not hurt to buy more years of domain registration if you are
pretty sure you are going to keep the site up.

Re: Something on topic: Google Files Patent for Ranking System

mike wrote:
> in article d8vh7e$e1u$2@server1.darklock.com, Winston at dl@winston.org
> wrote on 06/17/2005 8:03 AM:
>
>
>>Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
>>[color=darkred]
>>>Does this mean how long your site has existed (been previously
>>>registered)? I think that’s what it means – not how far into the future
>>>your site is registered for. (I could be wrong?)
>>
>>That’s how I read it – how long ago was the initial registration date
>>of the domain.
>
>
>
> If they look at one piece of data about your site, why would they not look
> at another piece of data?[/color]

I didn’t say that they don’t – just that I didn’t interpret this one
statement in the article to be saying that they do.

> Anyway it does not hurt to buy more years of domain registration if you are
> pretty sure you are going to keep the site up.

As your registration service provider, I certainly have no objections to
that :slight_smile: