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WiseNut - Results
Who supplies the results

 2:21 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

I know that Looksmart owns WiseNut but where are WiseNut getting their results from.

I have looked at Looksmart.com, .co.uk. and au.com but can not work out the results.

Is WiseNut using the Looksmart database but using their own algorithm. I donít believe that they are using Zeal results, neither.



 2:30 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wisenut is supplying their own results as far as I know. They have a crawler they send out. You might see this crawler in your logs as Zyborg. Wisenut claims that Zyborg can visit upto 50 million pages a day and return the entire contents of these pages for indexing.


 2:33 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

A good thread to learn more about WiseNut


 3:09 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

How do you submit a site to WiseNut.
Is it via Zeal and does it have to be no commerical and the spider does the rest.

Or do you just wait for the spider.


 3:13 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's just to sit and wait.

(you might be able to submit trough lycos.co.jp, they use WiseNut, but i am sceptical)


 4:38 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

The Wisenut spider seems to do a pretty good job of finding it's way through the web.

I find that within 2-4 months of launch, most of my client sites find their way in without any problem.

As with all other spidering engines, just work continually on your incoming links and you'll find yourself indexed in more engines than you can count. :)


 5:34 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

You can list your site through Looksmart for a commercial site and through Zeal for a non commercial site.

Zyborg is their crawler and Looksmart have recently advised it will refresh its index monthly with this time frame coming down lower in the short term to as quick as fortnightly.

If you look at the Looksmart site and see under "jobs" you will see it appears LOOK are up to something with Wisenut.

They currently have indexed around 1 billion documents with this to increase to over 2 billion again shortly.

jeremy goodrich

 5:45 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

hey Jillibert, sounds like you work there. :) Do you? LOL.

Anyway, without needing to PAY THEM MONEY (I mean looksmart) you can get your site indexed in WiseNut by getting external links to your site....

according to their figures when they launched, they had over 2 billion pages...and every major SE uses DMOZ, if you are connected through there, even remotely, you'll get spidered.


 10:33 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Jeremy....NO i do not.

I would also suggest being indexed by Wisenut is not a good outcome just yet as Wisenut powers only Japan Lycos results and has no other distribution at this point in time.

I believe they are using Wisenut in its current form as a relevancy tool in search results which show up through Looksmart partners.

Hence my recommendation to list on Looksmart who has extensive distribution.


 3:55 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

The "Submit a Site" link on WiseNut takes you to Zeal, yet a site which has been in Zeal and showing up in Looksmart results for a long while now still does not show up in WiseNut.


 4:04 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

>has no other distribution at this point in time.

I think it does [webmasterworld.com]

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