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It's been around for a long time - what does it do for you?

 6:52 pm on Jul 12, 2000 (gmt 0)

Euroseek has been around for a long time and I hoped that it's revamp earlier this year meant that it may boost its usefulness.
What do you get out of Euroseek?
I don't see much traffic at all. In actual fact, I cannot remember seeing much in the logs for a long time (as he rushes to check we're still indexed).



 7:12 pm on Jul 12, 2000 (gmt 0)

I used to get a great deal out of Euroseek when we had some domains in GBH, but that was early last year. Checking log reports for the first six months of this year, I found 12, just 12, referrals from them to .com sites.


 11:07 am on Jul 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

You know something, I started looking at this closer last night engine, and I am quite amazed at the total number of referrals we are getting from Euroseek right now. It has jumped in the last week. Is this due to their sale and getting a 'feeding frenzy' boost from the media over there? Or are they taking a liking to .com's all the sudden?


 12:24 pm on Jul 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

Brett, I'm not sure. I noticed a severe downturn last year. Then the revamp - little since then. Past few days have looked promising. Too short a time to tell, but, by asking the question i thought it might give a broader opinion - resulting in a better assessment.

I wonder if these new agreements (MS and NS) have worked their way through?


 11:43 am on Jul 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

Never really got much traffic from Euroseek even with good listings. Havent even looked at the engine for awhile though!

Will go in now and see if we are still well placed. Gone in now, still reasonable listings but very little traffic!!


 6:38 pm on Aug 18, 2000 (gmt 0)

Euroseek, I've just been neglecting it. I've been neglecting Euroseek because most of my US based clients wouldn't want the traffic out of Europe, but there are a now few who would now - so I'm going to pay a bit more attention to it.

What is it's spider patterns like? What has been the time gap between submissions and spidering?

I have this.
Arachnoidea (arachnoidea@euroseek.com) infra.euroseek.net (they use this whole class C, but I have only seen this IP)
Arachnoidea (arachnoidea@euroseek.net) c1.euroseek.net (again, looks like the same thing)


 8:24 am on Aug 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

Littleman, I've found Euroseek to be happy to deep spider. It just needs a sniff of a page with suitable links on it.
It's spidering activity has not been regular, but, reliable.


 3:10 pm on Sep 1, 2000 (gmt 0)

Here are a few highlights from the June log of www.sverigeturism.se that might add something to this discussion. The site has 1.172 pages of which 800 in English and the rest in Swedish. It offers tourist information on Sweden and has 3.370 links pointing to it. 33% of the visitors come from USA and Canada, 24% from Sweden and the remaining 43% distribute over 99 nations.

Euroseek has indexed 413 of the site's pages. Here is how search engines distribute over the site's traffic (page visits)

altavista.com 26,0% 6333
altavista.se 5,5%1350
aolsearch.aol.com 0,5%113
auto.search.msn.com 1,5%375
dir.yahoo.com 0,7%165
euroseek 0,1%36
excite.co.uk 0,2%46
excite.com 0,8%187
google.com 2,8%671
google.netscape.com 1,5%357
infoseek.go.com 0,4%88
ink.yahoo.com 0,2%43
kvasir.no 2,0%485
looksmart.com 0,9% 231
se.dir.yahoo.com 2,3%550
se.excite.com/search.gw 1,5%366
se.search.yahoo.com 0,8%186
search.aol.com 0,3% 82
search.dogpile.com 0,1% 31
search.excite.com 1,0%237
search.metacrawler.com 2,3%564
search.msn.co.uk 2,2%532
search.msn.se 11,6%2839
search.yahoo.com 2,3%551
sok.passagen.se/query 0,7%178
sol.no 2,1%517
sunet.se 17,8%4349 (Sweden's directory)
ussc.alltheweb.com 0,4%89
Total SE:s/directories 100,0%24398 (22%)
Other sources 85405 (78%)
Total 109803 (100%)

There is additional SE traffic inside "other sources", but the log used lumped everything below 41 page visits together. Still, you get an idea.

This might seem surprising in view of what Brett wrote on July 13, but the site does not place well in Euroseek for the most common possible keyword of them all: "Sweden", contrary to most other major engines, where it is often on page 1 for the word. This will have to be kept in mind when analyzing the log.

Euroseek is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and is currently actively pursuing a link plan to get onto pages with high traffic. They offer about 3 cents per click through tradedoubler.com, which is pretty generous. The company has just gotten a new managing director, profiled this week in Sweden's biggest business daily and is floating a stock offer. Their index is 50 million pages, i.e. the size of Lycos before they switched to Fast.

My guess is that if they don't increase the index at least 10 times and succeed with the link plan, they will probably either fade away or bought.


 4:24 pm on Sep 1, 2000 (gmt 0)

One more thing on Euroseek: They support more European languages than any other SE, 39 all told. Internet is just a fledgling thing in most of the (very small) countries involved, but indications are that they may be booming in a couple of years. If that happens Euroseek might be poised to be the SE of choice in dozens of countries, which together have a huge population. Check out the languages choices top right on their main page.

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