Originally Posted by zuben el genub
I did understand. The thing is - usually in any workplace, things get filed either in numerical or alphabetical order. Same for places with a lot of files. The phonebook is. Why should the search engines be any different? If most Office software regardless of maker or OS can sort that way, then coding it can't be too hard.
If the keywords were taken letter by letter like predictive text on a search, it wouldn't matter who input what. It's the search terms.
Maybe libraries are almost obsolete, but the Dewey Decimal System worked. So does sorting by alphabet.
You could still use keywords, but the results would come up in alphabetical order.
You do realize at that point that almost ever single site on the web would become AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAANDROID FORUMS or some such variation at that point to get a top ranking?
The whole idea in the beginning was to base everything on content, but then people started to understand that and pages started getting manipulated to beat the system. Do you remember the pages that used to have those really long blank areas at the bottom or the ones that had just a series of what appeared to be words in random order at the bottom? That is one of the ways that people used to manipulate the system to get higher page ranking. As this trend continued Google, along with other engines, started to modify the way things were done so the people couldn't take advantage. Once people caught onto that method things changed again and so on and so forth. Now, there is a pretty good system in place and believe it or not. You will still get some random pages or some content that isn't right because someone didn't do things the way that they should, but for the most part you end up getting the better pages on the subject you are looking for.