Msg#: 1058 posted 11:50 pm on Nov 16, 2000 (gmt 0)
Ink crawled Looksmart. I am now back in Ink with the Looksmart description without submitting my site to Ink, #11 for two targeted keyword phrases and, #18 for a single choice keyword. Looksmart now appears to be one of the most important directories.
Msg#: 1058 posted 12:37 am on Nov 17, 2000 (gmt 0)
thanks for the info. This could be a very good thing - at least temporarily. Once Ink gets their database up to snuff they might stop gathering listings from other places. I would imagine they are trying to fill out some of their less popular categories.
All the major searchengines openly support directory listings; Google,AV,Excite,Lycos. Fast to the best of my knowledge has not supported any single one, but may be taking a Google type approach to directories. If Inks is trying to eliminate spam. Why wouldn't they let one or any directory do it for them? Ink can crawl a site and or page a directory can produce content.
>>If Inks is trying to eliminate spam. Why wouldn't they let one or any directory do it for them?
I think it's a question of numbers. Because they use eyes-on human editors, directories can't begin to compile nearly the size of database that a search engines can with automated spidering. Spam patrol is the associated trade-off for size.
Wow, thanks for the tip. I knew they had crawled a good chunk of the ODP just a month ago (15th), but hadn't noticed the Looksmart thing.
Why is your looksmart title showing up? That doesn't see to make sense. If they crawled the sites in Looksmart, you'd think the page title and description would be there like they do when they spider the ODP.
Ink is using the index page title not the Looksmart title, but the Looksmart description. If you select "more from this site" Ink lists the index page twice, using the index page description and title on the second listing. The first listing (Looksmart)= 99%. The second listing=66%. This is the part I find to be most interesting.