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entropy search: time waster?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by moana, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. moana

    moana Registered

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    There are several questions about entropy search in the cPanel and Scripts forums, but hardly one real answer. Our host says they know nothing of entropy or how it works.

    Does anyone know?

    In case you're the one who knows - our 2 questions are:

    1) what does entropy display in the SERP (below the % line)? It seems to ignore the description tag and just show title then whatever loose text it finds - which creates a pretty confusing SERP

    2) what is entropy's relevance logic - what decides the %?

    Any advice much appreciated..

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    I don't know but I think it's funny how accurate it is.

    I have played with paid solutions and I always come back just because the results are so good.

    If you have a small site just keep the page title and one term in the body relevant and you will be fine.

    BTW it's fast too.

    Good luck,
     
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    We started using htdig and it seems to work better than Entropy.

    http://htdig.org/
     
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    Entropy Search Pattern Matching

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm frustrated like everybody else re: the remarkable lack of information about Entropy Search. It's very strange.

    In any case, I'm particularly interested in what kinds of pattern matching is provided and how it is specified. I have been able to do several things by trial and error:
    There are some "regular expression" capabilities. "." matches any letter. ".*" matches any string, I think. [xyz] matchs x or y or z.​
    [a-z] does not work. "\w" matches any word character but "\W" does also. This case insensitivity appears across the board, so perhaps the engine reduces everything to lower case before it does its thing.​
    AND and OR appear to function as expected.​

    Any thoughts or information about this aspect of the entropy search would be appreciated.

    Don
     
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