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Re: Tuning ranking manually with MetaNamesRank

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)not-real.peknet.com>
Date: Wed Jun 08 2005 - 14:43:40 GMT
koszalekopalek scribbled on 6/8/05 9:42 AM:

> Peter Karman wrote:
> 
>>
>>
>> you might want to try \not\ sorting then. That could throw off your 
>> tests:
>>
>>     $query = $handle->New_Search_Object;
>>     # $query->SetSort ('swishserver desc swishrank');
>>     $results = $query->Execute($formWords);
> 
> 
> I don't get it. I thought the whole point was to to affect
> swishrank with meta tags in html files and "MetaNames swishranking"
> and "MetaNamesRank 10 swishranking" in the swish configuration file(?)
> 


What the MetaNamesRank param does is artificially inflate the number of 
occurances of words that occur within the specified MetaName. So you have it 
configured correctly, as far as I can tell.

What I was suggesting was that in order to test it accurately, you need to let 
it default to sorting by swishrank \first\ -- otherwise, comparing the order 
with and without MetaNamesRank is apples and oranges. In your example, your 
results are being sorted by 'swishserver' then 'desc' and then by 'swishrank.' 
All I was suggesting was that if you sort first by swishrank, then you might see 
a difference (or not -- the MetaNamesRank feature is reported to have neglible 
affect on ranking).

-- 
Peter Karman  .  http://peknet.com/  .  peter(at)not-real.peknet.com
Received on Wed Jun 8 07:43:40 2005