A while back I wrote about how building a search engine using Yahoo! Search Builder can increase the number of pages you have in the Yahoo! index. This notion did not come from me. It came from an interview I did with Tim Mayer back in December 2006.
Recently, we began a little experiment with this notion to see if we could see any impact from doing this. It’s still too early to have data from this test, but we have already noticed one very interesting thing. Take a look at this image:
Notice the source column on the right? On our domain, www.stonetemple.com, the data source is stated as being Search Builder. This does suggest that something has been tweaked regarding the indexing method. While the Stone Temple site is not the one that we are running our Search Builder test on, the above screen shot should provide some additional data regarding the potential for the Search Builder product to influence indexing.