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Metrix Media says HotBot is a heavily used search engine.
Does anyone see ANY traffic at all from HotBot? - (in othe words Teoma)

 11:45 pm on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

A report by Jupiter Metrix Media in May said that HotBot is one of the most heavily used search services around. Now HotBot gets its results from DirectHit or in other words Teoma.

Does anyone see ANY traffic at all from this search engine ?. (i think its full of poo).



 12:21 am on Sep 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Still powered by inktomi at .com. I see a few referers but msn well out performs it.


 12:30 am on Sep 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Had a few hundred over the year.

After Google, and most regionals, Yahoo and most regionals, AOL and most regional, MSN and most regional, AllTheWeb, Lycos, Overture, AltaVista, Inktomi, Teoma, (DMOZ) and Dogpile.

Just ahead of Looksmart...

The last email spam I got said I could get listed in 300,000 search engines for $49.95 US.

In this context, ya pretty much near the top.


 1:00 am on Sep 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hotbot gets it results from a variety of sources.

http*//hotbot.lycos.com, gets its results from Overture, if they are bidded for terms, first. Then a link to the Most popular sites, measured by the Direct Hit popularity heuristic, this is not teoma. And then lastly filled in by Inktomi.


hotbot.co.uk, deemed as a purer ink list, is only ink, with no overture or pop sites, from DH.

Hotbot, never really made it to the big time, however its partner LYCOS, is still sniffing around, and in Europe some consider to be the biggest, though different sources say different things.

Certainly in the states the most used web entity is AOL, and its network assets, at the last figures i looked from Neilson's net ratings.


 5:27 am on Sep 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Searching on HotBot you can have different first page results, depending on how you set your "return result" on the left side.

If you set to the default 10 pages, the first page consists of "Direct Hit" results: please note that that first 10 results, replace the first 10 Inktomi results: it means that if you score in the first top 10 Inktomi results, you do not show in that ten first HotBot results!

If you set to 25, 50 or more results per page, you get pure Inktomi results: in this case you can also see the:

Get the Top 10 websites for... that represents the "Direct Hit" results (the same 10 resulkts when you set to the default 10 pages)

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