Do you think will list you higher if...

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by waloshin, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Do you think will list you higher in their search ranks if you run an IIS server or an Apache server or any other free alternative to IIS?
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    If they did, it would be all the more reason to dislike Microsoft. And if they were caught they would be in big trouble, potentially legal trouble. They've had enough monopoly trouble that they likely wouldn't do this.
  3. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    Your average search engine user has very little technical knowledge, and implementing an idea like that would be useless, as well as giving certain companies an unfair advantage.

    It doesn't make sense on so many levels.
  4. a cat *miaow* macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    No. A search engine's only job is to return the most relevant results to the end user. Adding in any form of bias towards the technology or hosting will potentially mean poorer results are placed higher. So, no.
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    You could just reconfigure the Apache server so it says it's IIS. Changing the Server: header isn't rocket science. Try it, see what happens. Enquiring minds want to know.

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