Links from other sites to yours increases your ranking. Other sites have goggle adword banners on them. Thus they are increasing you ranking by linking to and increasing your pageranking. It also increases your traffic, in turn increase you ranking. Best regards, Todd Ballard President/Ceo nHive T: 512.577.4589 F: 512.989.7310 E: todd at nhive.com W: www.nhive.com -----Original Message----- From: Stephen Rider [mailto:steve at striderweb.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 2:59 PM To: andrew at humanbehaviour.co.uk; thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] google ad words - listings effect? According to Google, having AdWords does not affect your ranking either way. The "trying to make commercial sites pay" theory is probably more rumor than fact. Steve On Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 12:54 PM, Andrew wrote: > If an ad word is taken out with google where in there directory do you > get > listed other than the ad word section? Or do they not display your > site because > you are the ad word section? -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !