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How to get more pages in Inktomi
without paying

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Msg#: 2457 posted 9:55 pm on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I launched a site in August 2003.

By the end of September I had 70 pages added to the Ink index. I never paid to be included.

Ink is visiting my site constantly and has visited all 1500+ pages.

However, Ink never adds any more pages. Sometimes they will add a new page, but they drop another. They never have had more than 72 of my pages or less than 68.

Why are they juggling pages? When will they add these other pages that they have been spidering since Sept.?




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Msg#: 2457 posted 5:13 am on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Interesting statistic. I wonder how many others share the same values?

It would seem that Inktomi would be gathering these extra pages for a reason and should be displaying them sooner or later. (Yahoo! switchover?)

Congrats on getting the 70-ish pages listed! It's a great feeling, isn't it?


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 2457 posted 9:13 pm on Feb 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a similar issue. I did PFI for the home page, but it expired months ago. However, I have never been able to get more than about 20 pages in Ink, even though the site has about 700 pages.

Nothing has changed with the Yahoo! Switchover, except that my rankings now such on Yahoo! too.

How does one get Ink to list more pages without doing PFI for the pages?



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Msg#: 2457 posted 9:29 pm on Feb 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

For the love of God... don't attempt to pay to get more of your pages listed (PFI)!

If you submit just one of your pages, they will drop all the rest of your site's pages in the hopes you'll than pay for ALL of them to be included.

There is nothing you can do. Just sit back and wait for Inktomi to include the new pages. If the new pages are linked from the existing ones that Ink knows about... than they know about the new ones as well.

Inktomi does not index nearly as much content as Google (at least not till now)... PFI causes them to index even less. Hopefully this will change soon with Yahoo's new focus on search.

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