For the Future of Search, Microsoft Takes a 10-Year Backward Step
“The more visits of the page made by the users and the longer time periods spent by the users on the page, the more likely the page is important. We can leverage hundreds of millions of users’ implicit voting on page importance”
“More visits?” – sure, spammers will have no idea how to inflate that metric.
“Longer time periods?” – couldn’t that also mean that your web site usability and navigation just sucks?
This has been tried before, but does anyone see Direct Hit topping the search market share charts?
Come on Microsoft, is this the best you can do?