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Re: [swish-e] Ranking Trouble

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Tue Jun 05 2007 - 18:07:23 GMT
On 06/05/07 12:19, Joshua Sowin wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been using swish-e for a large website for about a year now but 
> we're having some major ranking problems. For instance, we have a 
> product called "When I Don't Desire God" and it uses that exact name in 
> the title and h1. You'd think it would be the first result when someone 
> types that EXACT phrase in (with or without quotes), but without quotes 
> it's not even on the first page! Things that are comparatively unrelated 
> come up, because they have the word "god" in them a number of times, but 
> do not have the requested search phrase anywhere.
> Does anyone know how to solve this? It seems like what needs to happen 
> is have swish-e rank things higher if the words occur in order or in 
> proximity. I couldn't find a setting for that in the config, but maybe 
> I'm missing the obvious. I'm sure others have had this problem, too.

Make sure you've read:

You might try RankScheme 1 to see if that helps at all. That's a cheap 
way to test (no re-indexing required if you already have 
IgnoreTotalWordCountWhenRanking set to 'no').

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
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Received on Tue Jun 5 14:07:13 2007