404 all the way....no big loss!
404 error here too in India
I'm still getting it, and can navigate the site.
Much as I love Google, I am not nuts enough to wish all their competitors go away. No way do I want my clients, and me personally, to be at the sole mercy of the Almighty Google. Long live HotBot, Ink, Lycos, even lowly AltaVista.
Gotta agree with Beachboy.
Although Google is #1 for my searches now, I still like going over to Hotbot and Lycos to compare.
Used to get 50-100 referrals per week, now I'm lucky to get 50 per month.
Pity ... for the type of searching I do (travel and tourism related), they'll almost always turn up a clean set of results with a big enough variety of pages to make the visit worthwhile.
Beats me why they don't sproik themselves more to the newbies who think search means using whatever's on their desktop or over to Yahoo.
hah yes advertisement if they would only advertise to newbies.
'think your REALLY using a search engine - your not! everything you search for is tainted with paid listings - goto www.... and get real results.'
I think iwon captures the newb. market a while back with their tax commercials and million $ giveaway conmmercials.
>>>>>Long live HotBot, Ink, Lycos, even lowly AltaVista.
I have received this reply from HotBot (I post it Full):
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:08:04 -0800
To: Xxxx Xxxx <XXXXXX@XXXXX.XXX>
Subject: Re: Adding Your Site: (KMM12885656V34048L0KM)
From: Hotbot Support <email@example.com>
Reply-To: Hotbot Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset = "us-ascii"
X-Mailer: Kana 6.0
We appreciate you letting us know about this error on Hotbot. We are
currently investigating the problem and hope to have it fixed soon.
Thank you for being patient during this time.
Lycos Customer Service
Lycos.com - Part of the Lycos Network
Original Message Follows:
Name: XXXX XXXX
Browser & Platform = Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)
IP information = 62.42.228.XX
Date/Time: 3/21/2002 4:6
When i have tried:
i have been redirected to:
404 Error - Not Found
ahhhhhh.....right. It all becomes cle...well, slightly demisted!
Straight from the Lycos submit page
Annual Membership: $18.00
Annual Cost per URL: $12.00
Strange, I thought HotBot served pure Ink results?
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