[htdig] Re: backlink_factor (was irrelevant pages in search)


Subject: [htdig] Re: backlink_factor (was irrelevant pages in search)
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 29 1999 - 10:26:11 PST


At 10:44 AM -0600 11/29/99, Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> > * This factor weights "importance" of pages, essentially as a ratio
> > * between the number of links pointing to a page divided by the number
> > * of links on the page. (The ratio helps to remove "link farms" which
> > * often have many links to them.)
>
>Oh, is that what backlink_factor does? I never did understand it from
>the description in attrs.html. This explanation is much clearer.

Yes, this is the idea. I guess I need to go edit the description. :-)

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

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