Euroseek spiders on an erratic pattern. It does deep spider and will get round to all your files, eventually. I recommend a good series of links for the spider to cover. It doesn't seem to like dead ends. Will obey robots file. Uses meta tags and title (important).
Don't lose to much sleep over this. MMXI publishes audit figures for Euroseek at [kalle.netcheck.se...]
103 million page visits in August. Lycos Europe says they have 1 billion page visits per month after the merger with Spray. That's 10 times more. The audit report is in English and the distribution over nationalities is kind of interesting. Unexpected anyway. Worth a glance.
A thought strikes me: If I were the owner of Euroseek sitting on a measly 50 million page database, I'd be scared ****less over last week's annoncement from Lycos Europe and send my spiders crawling day and night. Perhaps that's the reason for all the current acitivity?
Spray never published how many searches that are made. Most of that traffic is for their portal page, with e-mail and other functions constituting the traffic. Spray switched from Inktomi to Fast as their supplier last month. Do not expect them to integrate with Lycos any soon.
Euroseek got a bunch of money last year. They seem to have spent it on heavy advertising. I have some contact with them as they where to participate in IMS2000 www.internetmarketingconference.com , but they backed out. The new idea is to be the starting page of Europe. (Sigh)
We have top positions for all our sites and clients with them, but have never seen much traffic.