a new term / correction to
an existing term. In exchange we will place your name and a link to
your site below your suggestion / correction.
The term normally refers to web sites that provide
access to public information like catalogs, e-books, databases,
audio files etc.
Also see cybrarian.
See doorway page
Earnings Per Click. A unit of measure used to
determine a site's ability to convert visitors
into customers. Calculated by dividing total sales amount by total page
Also see EPV, ROI, conversion
Earnings Per Visitor.
A unit of measure used to determine a site's ability to convert visitors
into customers. Calculated by dividing total sales amount by total number
of visitors to the site.
Also see EPC, ROI, conversion
Once a month Google
updates its entire index of web sites. That
is called the Google Dance and can
last for a couple of days usually its from about the 20th
to the 28th of every month. Around June/July 2002 we started seeing
something else though. Google results started changing all through the
month, in between the major updates. This continuous change became known
as everflux. It happens because Google, in an ongoing effort to make
their results as relevant as possible,
has introduced a fresh crawl that runs each day. The idea
behind the fresh crawl is to update pages that change regularly. This
allows Google to serve results that are up-to-date with current events.
One of the major search engines.
For a detailed look at Excite and the other major search engines, please
refer to our detailed discussion in the Search Engine
If not for partial
matching, fuzzy matching, collaborative
filtering and stemming, search
engines would only return exact matches. A search
for "power" would only return documents containing the exact
term, not documents containing variations or related terms like powerful,
A document that links to many other (same-topic)
documents. Some search engines only
consider links from expert documents - as opposed to all documents in
the collection - when determining link
popularity. According to the Hilltop
paper, expert documents are "pages that have been created with
the specific purpose of directing people towards resources".
A special sub-collection within a search
engine index. An expert index consists
only of documents that are considered expert
A link to or from an expert
See expert document
Aesthetically pleasing web sites are said
to provide eye-candy. The term is used to describe sites both positively
and negatively. In the context of search
engines and SEO, eye candy is generally
perceived as unnecessary, not contributing to the marketing effort.
REMEMBER TO BOOKMARK THIS SITE