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Search Indexing Test Suite uses tests to evaluate how well search indexing robots can handle robot rules and complex linking. Many robots (also known as crawlers and spiders) are easily confused by anything beyond a simple URL, so these tests help us identify the ones with more and less sophistication.

In addition, these tests will tell us how many robots can handle text in ALT and Comment tags, HTML header tags such as Meta Keywords, and more.

To try out this system, we've coded each page with "RTest", and more specifically, with "RTestGood", for successful indexing and "RTestProblem" for pages which should not be indexed.

Following Robot Standards

Following Links

Indexing Text

Retrieval and Relevance

Now testing the hosted search service

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Page Created: 2005-05-11