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Ranking with Position Tech
How Can I tell?

 9:41 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have paid my $$$ to be indexed by Positiontech, is there an easy way to check what my ranking is for a specific keyword on Inktomi?



 9:46 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

no way of checking "specific" positions on keywords.

but their charts report shows you quite a bit of information.

tweak, tweak, tweak is the trick with inktomi via positiontech, and the 48hour refresh is the ideal friend for that.

Good Luck



 9:56 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well I found my site by manually checking, and it made the first 20 positions, is this because I am "new" to Inktomi or just pot luck?


 9:59 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

Shak, couldn't you use this... PositionTech Pure Search [search.positiontech.com]

[edited by: pageoneresults at 9:59 pm (utc) on May 31, 2003]


 9:59 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

where exactly did you check, as most of their partners have their algo in place?

as for positiontech search, a very good tool, but as mentioned who uses that "exact" algo.

I was under the impression the poster wanted exact position #s in serps, which the chart can slightly help towards based on their reports and showing what keyword at what position.

its late 11pm and hot, so excuse me if its not making any sense...



 10:04 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

dinnerware, you can check your url listings in your PT account and it shows you all the searches where the searcher clicked on you, with your position in the serp for that particular search phrase .. and you can recreate the search in Pure Search .. it's a tweaker's paradise


 10:08 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks, Yeh I just got in there (like today) so I don't have any stats yet, I assume they are lagged. I was trying to see if I could locate the listing on PT Pure Search and than cross over to MSN.com and see it there (I understand the correlation is not exact) Does anyone make software to check these or no?
Also, is my higher ranking just becasue I am new, I don't want to jump for joy yet.


 11:00 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'd like to add my question to yours also - has anyone seen an intial surge getting newly listed in Ink followed by a leveling off?

I've always had nice steady increase with Ink, except lately when a client changed brands so we built new pages, added a few more to p-tech

we got a nice surge and I thought great but it's been declining for two months straight now, it may be the market so competitive, more each day - which it is

I think it's always good not to jump for joy anyway, I think the gods can spot that.


 6:07 am on Jun 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

For me traffic generated via Inktomi has only two important influencing factors:

1. How many people are using MSN.

2. How many people are using Look$mart PPC.

It appears from some independant analysis that #1 has been increasing steadily for the last 8 months.

#2 seems impossible to gauge. However, logically if more people use MSN and Look$mart is not widely being used for PPC then the big influence is related to the historic "rebate" clicks allocated to directory sites. The more MSN users the faster these rebate allocations run out. i.e. the faster true INK results get to the top.

WGT checking positions for INK results what is wrong with PT's Pure Search, HotBot.com (which seem to be the same), MSN Web pages, and Overture backfill's? Manually by hand is simple enough, a little PHP or Perl script can do it fairly easily if you want to automate it.....maybe I didn't understand the question?


 1:56 pm on Jun 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks. No, you understood the question, I am just not sophisticated enough to run those scripts and I was curious how people were finding their site at position #268 by doing a manual search, seems tedious.

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