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Inktomi inclusion
I feel like I'm walking on eggshells!
selasra




msg:20681
 3:27 am on Nov 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone,

I've been investigating where our site is at in Inktomi lately (I searched inktomi's pure results.)

As far as I know we have never paid for inclusion of pages so i am assuming those pages that are there were found for free.

I noticed that a .net.au url is listed however our .com.au (main url) is not. (The .net.au contains links to the original .com.au site on it and is essentially identical.)

I am just wondering why the main url has not been indexed by inktomi and how i go about getting it indexed?

I feel like I am walking on eggshells and I am scared to rock the boat. Do I pay to submit the right page and risk the other (free page/s) being removed?

Does anyone have any advice to offer me? I haven't paid inktomi a great deal of attention until now and am unsure where to start.

Thanking you in advance! :)

Selasra

 

CygnusX1




msg:20682
 4:17 am on Nov 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi Selasra,

I asked the same question, but I asked Ink. They told me that the pages that Ink had picked up were organic links {and free of charge}. That if I submit new pages to them, it would not effect the pages that were listed for free.

I submitted 10 pages and keep all of the organic pages also. The problem with organic links is that every now and then Ink will get rid of all of them and you start from scrach again. After a few weeks go by then they start picking up organic links from your site again.

At least that is what Ink told me and I didn't have any problems.

CygnusX1

selasra




msg:20683
 4:50 am on Nov 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi CygnusX1

Thanks so much for the speedy reply!

I am relieved to hear that it is possible to keep both organic and paid listings.

I think I will go ahead (a lot more confidently) and submit the home page to ink.

Cheers,

S

operafan




msg:20684
 8:04 am on Nov 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Inktomi is a real funny bunny, very unpredictable. I think they just did an update of their database & I spotted 1 domain before the update had thousands of pages but now more than 80% are gone.
Anybody noticed this?

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