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Measuring the long tail of search

While playing with the AOL search data I came to look at the specific queries that were used to access any particular URL. This information is similar to what you have when you look at your referrer statistics: which queries were used to gain access to your site? Some background to the AOL search data (archive.org): The AOL database simplifies the queries a bit and in general contains only the words used in the query, none of the formatting, the operators (eg, “+”, “-”, etc.

Intro

This website (update: well, not the one you’re on) tells you information about the se - side of the web-world. se stands for search engine - and we’ll discuss about related topics and news. About the autors: john aka Johannes Mueller is the author of the Google sitemaps tool GSiteCrawler (archive.org) and is an expert of Google Sitemaps and search engines - especially Google. tobias aka Tobias Kluge is the author of phpSitemapNG (archive.