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Jill




msg:472750
 1:16 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have noticed recently that all of my search results are at AOL search are now returning Inktomi results, I think anyway. Is this permanent? I see that they do list the categories at the bottom for further search possibilities but they are not returning the ODP info that they were in the recent past.

 

agerhart




msg:472751
 1:18 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I for one am pleased with this.....all of my INK pages are getting placed well, and the results seem be more relevant.

pete




msg:472752
 3:41 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Any idea when this changed?

Some stallwart ODP listings of ours which have been there for ages are now gone?

skiguide




msg:472753
 4:22 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

it's not permanent.. I guess they were doing some tech upgrades/changes & threw off the ODP data - they are working on getting the results back in now.

gopi




msg:472754
 4:49 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Do anyone know when AOL will begin to use ODP listings. I am really hurt for the past few days by this.
Thanks...

pete




msg:472755
 4:54 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks Skiguide,

I take it that you have spoken to someone on the inside. Im relieved (sorry agerheart ;)

Any idea when the problems will be sorted out by?

skiguide




msg:472756
 10:32 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

yeah, i've heard something from the "inside" - no specific date yet, but it will probably be INK at least through the holidays.

ebgreen




msg:472757
 10:32 am on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

AOL is now returning this on a lot of searches. And these are non-adult searches.
"Web results may contain objectionable material not endorsed by AOL."

gopi




msg:472758
 3:39 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

Skiguide,
Do you say that AOL will show INK until newyear ??
If so i am doomed :)

ebgreen




msg:472759
 4:56 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

AOL is now not returning some results at all. When I search for one of my more popular products where I was ranked quite well (Myoplex). AOL now returns "Web results may contain objectionable material not endorsed by AOL." This is a nutritional product and in no way an adult product. I am getting the same returns on other products.

pmac




msg:472760
 5:25 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

bizarre serp's for my main KW. Just did a search and got back all porn sites. Refreshed and no results whatsoever.

ebgreen




msg:472761
 1:40 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

It looks like it is fixed now, but all the results still seem to becoming from Inktomi.

Liane




msg:472762
 1:46 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

All the results I see (as of two minutes ago) are from the ODP.

brownsmurf




msg:472763
 9:09 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

From my understanding, AOL results are going to be erratic until next year as they implement a better search mechanism using a mix of INK algorithms and ODP data.

kris




msg:472764
 11:37 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

As far as I am concerned ODP can just go away. Ink returns better, unbiased results anyway.

Robert Charlton




msg:472765
 1:13 am on Dec 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Here's a running commentary on this I've been updating on another thread. [webmasterworld.com]

Hunter




msg:472766
 4:53 am on Dec 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hope it stays for a while as well. My INK results for a couple of toy stores are rocking thru the Christmas season...

namniboose




msg:472767
 3:38 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've started seeing Looksmart listings in there! Actually my Looksmart listing appeared briefly and then disappeared!

namniboose




msg:472768
 4:38 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've started seeing Looksmart listings in there! Actually my Looksmart listing appeared briefly and then disappeared!

eljefe3




msg:472769
 6:17 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

From what I've seen since the Inktomi listings have appeared, it's the Looksmart description from the inktomi results in AOL!

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