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Paid Site Match, 3 days no spider
simondev2




msg:25955
 9:21 pm on Mar 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Have any of you seen in your logs evidence of the new site match / slurp/ inktomi? I paid on 3/3 and haven't seen any indications of spiders reaching my site. I did see a PTech 1.0 but doing a whois doesn't look like it's related to yahoo. My only other explanation would be if they use human editors on all requests. That would take forever and how can they guarantee 48hour review for the flood of signups they've gotten this week?

 

davidwarmuz




msg:25956
 12:16 am on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is an initial "human" review period. A crawler will not go to your site until your site has been reviewed and accepted. The review process is taking around 1 week right... to be improve over the coming weeks, as right now there are initial teething problems as can be expected.

Cheers
David

simondev2




msg:25957
 10:15 am on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks, yeah after doing a whois on every ip in my logs I noticed one from Yahoo! but it looked kind of alike a ping - no request for any pages, images, etc.

Do you know offhand if what IP address these human editors will be coming off of? i.e. is there anyway to discern their presence in the weblogs?

Thanks

davidwarmuz




msg:25958
 10:37 am on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately no.

Would also depend on who use used to order SM through.
trellian, PT, Ineedhits, marketleap or infospider?

Once your site is reviewed and accepted the Yahoo slurp will visit your site shortly after anyway.

Cheers
David

simondev3




msg:25959
 6:10 pm on Mar 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Finally got spidered this morning. To Yahoo/overture's credit they responded to my email (same day) saying that the average is 5-6 days after submission for the spider to appear.

Shak




msg:25960
 6:12 pm on Mar 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

what an interesting thread with multiple user names etc etc :)

Shak

giga




msg:25961
 9:24 pm on Mar 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

We signed up on the 3rd and are STILL waiting to be spidered. The darn spider comes and visits us every day, yet nothing in the index.... How do you explain this? We are going on over a week now, have been accepted by a human reviews... what now?

davidwarmuz




msg:25962
 10:28 pm on Mar 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hello Giga,

Which Overture partner did you sign up through?

If Trellian, please make sure to add a minimum of $50 to your Site Match account per domain as this will also speed up your indexing time.

I know that all partners are experiencing a few teething problems as can be expected with a launch of an entirely new system.

Cheers
David

giga




msg:25963
 12:29 am on Mar 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the quick response! We signed up directly through Overture's website (likely via a yahoo link). We have been contacting overture for the past week every 2 days requesting the inclusion and stalled each time we call. The technicians claim it is because of some bug on Yahoo's end that removed paying customers from the serps, while leaving non-paying customers in the index... Thats what he said word for word so I'm not trying to inspire a conspiracy. Also each rep continues to say due to the youth of this program the 4 day timeline will not be honored. Just concerning because we are paying overture for paid inclusions for their PPC setup, but no where in the yahoo engine, even after paying the Site Match campaign. We are in every other search engine with decent positioning for our site as a free listing, just not Yahoo. So we have no idea how to proceed, plus now Overture has our money, and we have 0 results..

davidwarmuz




msg:25964
 3:37 am on Mar 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

As you have submitted direct with Overture, unfortunately I can not check what the problem may be.

Eitherway if you are not live, the CPC component would not come into the equation.

Maybe the next submission you can do through PS and we will make sure to look after you.

Cheers
David

simondev2




msg:25965
 5:24 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yeah I have also gotten mixed random results from site match. I've submitted 4 sites to them already. 3 of them have been spidered, one is ranked nicely, one is still in "pending" mode. I used overture to submit all my sites. Perhaps it's luck of the draw and which editor you get?

As a positive, I do like the "search terms" feature. But I guess that's a moot point if you don't have anything ranked/getting clicks. :-)

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