From: "rudy" > how do you know that google skips important sites from its results? > > if you are aware of the important site, why are you searching? > > and if you are not aware of the important site, how do you know it's > missing? Well! Rudy! From your posts to both, TheList and TheChat, I assume that you are a much more experienced person than me. There is only one answer to your three questions: I knew a site about a specific topic and due to its contents, I expected that site to be appeared on first three pages of results when I searched for more sites about the same topic. But that very site never appeared up to 10 pages. After 10th page, mostly very-unlikely-to-be-related results begin. This has happened many times. Just searching a specific word in the text of the site doesn't mean that the site *is* on-topic. I have experienced it when I was searching about some basic scientific topics. Google never searches in most of the encyclopaedia sites while many other search engines may return results from encyclopaedias. Maybe, I am wrong but that's what I have bitterly experienced. I have nothing against Google and I still use it along many other search engines. -- Syed Zeeshan Haider. http://szh.envy.nu/ ----------------------------------- Allah says to Mankind: "Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?"