[Esip-discovery] time for new challenges?

Pedro Gonçalves pedro.goncalves at terradue.com
Wed Dec 19 13:21:32 EST 2012

In support to the Group on Earth Observations "Geohazards Supersites and Natural Laboratories",
we are doing just that, 

There is an opensearch interface, 
and the application features a html representation of the resources that provides the deep link needed by search engines.
(the data enrichment procedures are key in this)

For example, if you Google search  "ASAR Level 0 over Turkey " 

-> you get the direct link to the catalogue resource html representation, that was enriched for SEO.

Other examples with both Google and Bing search:

On Dec 19, 2012, at 3:13 PM, jeff mcwhirter wrote:

> On 12/19/12 9:52 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>> SEO is an extremely difficult problem, couched in Information Retrieval
>> Research/theory. Most advances are wholly incremental or point solutions
>> that aren't widespread as of yet.  Most of that has to do with the search
>> engine companies guarding their intimate optimizations and ranking secrets
>> very closely.
> I don't think it is really an issue of traditional search engine optimization but rather that there often isn't a crawable site.  It seems like most repositories are search oriented and what pages are there don't have much in the way of text corpus to index.   If the pages and the text aren't there Google isn't going to index it.
> -Jeff
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