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1. WO2004100022 - CONTENU D'OPTIMISATION D'ESTIMATION DE PERFORMANCE POUR LISTES DE RECHERCHE DANS DES RECHERCHES SUR RESEAU ETENDU

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What is claimed is:

1. A method for improving the performance of search listings, the method comprising:
determining a frequency of selection of a subject one of the search listings in one or more sets of search results;
comparing the frequency of selection to a minimum permissible
frequency;
making the subject search listing unavailable as a result in a search upon a condition in which the frequency of selection is less than the
minimum permissible frequency.

2. The method of Claim 1 wherein comparing is performed only upon a condition in which the subject search listing has been presented as a result of one or more searches a predetermined minimum number of times.

3. The method of Claim 1 wherein determining comprises:
associating a trackable URL with the subject search listing within a list of search results.
4. The method of Claim 3 wherein the trackable URL includes a URL to a
URL catcher;
and wherein the URL catcher redirects to a remote URL associated with the subject search listing.

5. The method of Claim 1 wherein determining comprises:
determining a frequency of selection of a subject search listing in a predetermined number of sets of search results which are most recently
presented to one or more users.
6. The method of Claim 1 wherein determining comprises: determining the frequency of selection of the subject search listing in the one or more sets of search results according to respective positions of the subject search listing in the one or more sets of search results.

7. The method of Claim 1 wherein determining comprises:
determining the frequency of selection of the subject search listing in the one or more sets of search results according to respective positions of the subject search listing in the one or more sets of search results and
further according to respective frequencies of selection of one or more search listings at respective other positions within the one or more sets of search results.

8. The method of Claim 1 further comprising:
selecting the minimum permissible frequency according to identity of an entity responsible for inclusion of the subject search listing in a
database from which search listings are collected for search results.

9. The method of Claim 1 further comprising:
selecting the minimum permissible frequency according to an
editorial mechanism which has conducted an editorial review of the subject search listing.

10. The method of Claim 9 wherein the editorial mechanism includes human editorial review of the subject search listing.

11. The method of Claim 9 wherein the editorial mechanism includes computer-implemented editorial review of the subject search listing.

12. The method of Claim 1 further comprising:
selecting the minimum permissible frequency according to a number of times the subject search listing has been included in the one or more search results.

13. The method of Claim 1 further comprising:
selecting the minimum permissible frequency according to a number of times a search term associated with the subject search listing has been searched.

14. The method of Claim 1 further comprising:
selecting the minimum permissible frequency according to a
geographic marketplace for which the one or more sets of search results are intended.

15. The method of Claim 1 wherein making the subject search listing unavailable comprises:
notifying a party associated with the subject search listing that the subject search listing is subject to removal.

16. The method of Claim 1 wherein making the subject search listing unavailable comprises:
notifying a party associated with the subject search listing that the subject search listing is subject1 to removal.

17. The method of Claim 16 wherein making the subject search listing unavailable further comprises:
providing the party with an opportunity to modify the subject search listing prior to making the subject search listing unavailable.

18. The method of Claim 17 further comprising:

implementing modifications to the subject search listing wherein the modifications are submitted by the party associated with the search listing;

and repeating determining and comparing with the subject search listing as modified prior to making the subject search listing unavailable.