Or at least will be very soon, can we get a thread started about getting included in Ink, pros and cons of paying versus not paying and optimisation?
I'm presuming that Yahoo will continue to run its own directory and that the results will somehow get merged? Or will they keep directory and Ink results seperate? Any thoughts anyone?
I've read a lot about whether or not to pay, but my personal opinion is to never, ever pay for inclusion in any engine. It will take time to get listed, but at the end of the day if you have a good and popular site, not being in a search engine shows up the engine, not your site...
I have also heard, specifically in relation to Ink that if you pay, you only get your paid for URL's indexed.
Do we have an Ink expert here that can confirm/deny?
Also, what are the important factors, on page and off page, for the Inktomi SERPS?
We seem to have our site in there (never paid to have it in) but it's not doing so well (about the #30 mark - but #1 in google).
Are there penalties for not having paid for inclusion, or are on-page factors different in relevance to google?
For a few keywords I see a lot of pages in the top 5 that use hidden text (blue text against blue gif at the bottom). Does this work in Ink - or is their anti-spam filter pretty efficient in the end?
And whilst we're on the subject of anti-spam etc, if you get banned in Ink, what's the damage and how do you recover?
Sorry for a long posting of questions, I'd much prefer to be able to post a long thread stating "hey, these are the answers to the main Ink points" but I don't know those answers as on here we all tend to concentrate on google a little too much.....
I just found the 3 Page Optimisation Technique [searchengineblog.com] which has been discussed before.
Can anyone make any comments on that based on their experience?