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AskJeeves - I am only getting 3 hits a month
How do I get jeeves to spider my site, it can find it but does nothing

 6:48 am on Sep 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi all

AskJeeves does appear to find my site, but it doesn't seem to do anything when it gets there, last month I had 3 Hits from AskJeeves and 45000 from google,

What would be preventing jeeves from indexing my site?

Also How do i see what pages are included in Jeeves index
as doing the


search in jeeve returns no results infact

site:anysite.com returns no results




 8:21 am on Sep 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Do you rank for any of your important keyword phrases?


 7:53 pm on Sep 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

>> had 3 Hits from AskJeeves and 45000 from google

I wish I had that ratio. I get more traffic from Ask than MSN.

If you want to see how many pages indexed, do a search for a specific term on your site (like the site name). You should then be able to find a "more from this site" link. That's how I do it.


 7:56 pm on Sep 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Provided I put nz (short for New Zealand) at the end of the search term we rank in the first few pages for some of the search terms

I still can't get the site search (to find what pages have been crawled) to work

Do ask use a different format for a site search to the

site:mysite.com string



 9:28 pm on Sep 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for that Billy

There seem to be only 2 pages indexed
the index page of my site and the index page of my forum
methinks Ask doesn't like dynamically generated pages


 10:25 pm on Sep 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm in quite the opposite situation, Ask has more of my pages indexed than Google. Nearly 95% (1200+)of all pages - and we add new ones all the time.


 2:17 am on Sep 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi Billy

Is your site dynamically generated?

As we only seem to get hits on our index pages


A record number of Jeeves hits this month so far

Googlebot --16938+25
MSNBot --122+61
Inktomi Slurp --60+53
AskJeeves --4+3 -- Woohoo! a record


 4:15 pm on Sep 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes, our site is dynamically generated (php / mysql). But we use Mod_Rewrite to eliminate those dynamic looking URLs.

If you're talking bot hits (I thought you were talking about referrals). We get good activity from all bots.

How old is your site. Y! and Ask are very slow to pick up "new" sites.


 11:36 pm on Sep 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

The site is about a year old

How do I use mod-rewrite to alter my URLs and not have it effect the working of the site?


 6:15 pm on Sep 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

nigelt74 - You need to spend some time in the Apache Web Server portion of WebmasterWorld.

Jim is EXTREMELY helpful and knowlegeable, but you need to do your homework before making any changes. For example, you need to be aware of possible duplicate content penalties.

Check out the forum - its a good place to start.


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