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 1:20 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is anyone actually getting hits from Vivismo?




 2:42 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

What is their spider called?

jeremy goodrich

 5:18 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Vivisimo doesn't have a spider, it's a meta engine with a unique way of aggregating & presenting the information. :)

So, if you are in any of the majors, you'll get into Vivisimo.

Check out Vivisimo Search Engine [vivisimo.com] for more.


 6:29 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes, it's a meta althoug they call themselves different.

But I'm curious if you're seeing referrals?


jeremy goodrich

 6:39 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've seen a couple -> nothing to get excited over, though. I'm not convinced, no matter how 'cool' a meta can ever seriously get to a 'contender' anymore...because usually, there are so many paid listings, etc.

I'd like to be proved wrong, though. :)


 6:42 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have one US site that's currently doing 2000-2500 uniques per day. I average about one referral per day from Viv.


 12:46 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

tnx rc

that's not too many :)


 8:38 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

According to Alexa, Vivisimo has a daily reach of 280 per million users... so, only 1 out of very 3,571 users uses Vivisimo. Compare that with Google, where 1 out of every 10 users visit...

Some comparisons. 1 our every X users uses these SEs:

alltheweb.com: 465
teoma.com: 1600
vivisimo.com: 3570


jeremy goodrich

 9:12 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

daily reach of 280 per million users

That can't be right at all. Google gets (according to their pages, anyway) 150 million queries / day.

So, if 1/2 the people at Vivisimo search -> and that 280 million figure is correct -> Vivisimo should be driving referrals on par with Google.

Hmmm...something is not right with that Alexa number. :)


 10:24 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I didn't say "280 Million". I said 280 per Million.

So, out of a daily group of a million users, 280 will visit Vivisimo.

Out of a daily group of a million users, 100,000 will visit Google.

Big difference!


 6:11 pm on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is anyone actually getting hits from Vivismo?

I've got a bunch of these:


Yet, when you open that in a browser (IE5.5) the page is blank and 'with errors'.

The code:

<HTML><BODY onload="parent.writeSnippetsFrom()"></BODY></HTML>

I'm curious what this is all about.


jeremy goodrich

 6:41 pm on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

My bad, duncan12...didn't read your post properly!

So, out of 1,000,000 web users -> 280 will check out vivisimo.

Okay, that makes sense. I know have a much more realistic expectation as to what I should expect from them....hm, but that interface *is* pretty cool.

As for that js snippet there, pendanticist, I have no idea -> perhaps RCJ, since he seems to get 'traffic' has seen it before?


 8:03 pm on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

I see that same snippet in my tracker when I get occasional Vivisimo hits.


 10:43 pm on Feb 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

I just got a visitor from Vivisimo. Apart from the pages visited, I have no other information on the user's search. From a SEO perspective, Vivisimo is worthless.


jeremy goodrich

 8:23 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good points about that javascript bit -> I wonder if Vivisimo will change that...to try to 'pique' our interest, so to speak.

These days, it seems like so many sites are log file spamming that I believe any engine should at least have the keyword in the referrer otherwise, how do we know it's *not* just some more log file spam?

Not saying they are - just throwing it out there.


 1:05 am on Mar 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm getting some from Vivisimo. I havn't been keeping track, but I do think I've seen more in the last few months. Still nothing compared to the majors though.

The snippets thing is because their search results are displayed on a framed page.

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