ASCII Chart (Alphanumeric Characters)
Below is a chart of the ASCII character set:
Alphanumeric Rankings In The Open Directory Project
The majority of the time the Open Directory Project ranks its directory listings alphanumerically. However I have noticed that in many categories the editor has decided to ignore all the characters preceding the first alphabetical character.
For example, "#1 Free Clip Art" is a listing title in the directory. But the '#1' part of the title is ignored in ranking the listings. The rank is based on the first letter of the revised title, 'Free Clip Art,' which is 'F.'
Alphanumeric Rankings In The Yahoo! Directory
Unlike the Open Directory Project, Yahoo! takes into account all characters in the listing title in its rankings. Therefore, the listing, "#1 Vacations, Cruises & Giveaways" ("#" is #35 in the ASCII chart) ranks above, "1 Above All Resorts.com" ("1" is #49 in the ASCII chart).
Once upon a time Yahoo! extracted its web search results from its web directory. This is no longer the case after Yahoo! replaced its old search results with Google powered listings, which are ranked by relevance, not alphanumerically.
As a result, the Yahoo! Directory now refers far fewer visitors than before. So I think web marketers who register domain names to take advantage of alphanumerical ranked listings in Yahoo! are now mostly wasting their time.
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