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Teoma update?
200 new visitors anyway

 11:34 pm on Jul 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just looking through my stats for a fairly new site and I see 200 referals from AskJeeves having had none before today. I've never been that close a Teoma watcher before, is this an update or do they just drop pages in when they feel like it?

I seem to have a load of pages from the mid-June crawl appearing, very nicely positioned as well, so I'm happy.



 11:50 pm on Jul 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Did you check what keywords these visitors were coming in on?

For example, having the word, "Lolita" in your web site can do wonders for traffic.

According to your stats, what is the quality of the keywords that are bringing in all of these visitors?

I have very good positions in AskJeeves/Teoma but the traffic is the same as always. That's why I am curious as to the quality of the keywords that your visitors are using to find you.


 11:58 pm on Jul 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry, i was getting carried away by the actual number, when the key point was that they weren't there yesterday!

It is an information site with lots of pages, they are getting what they want - looks like mainly 3-4 word keyphrases so there are less paid results and ads for people to get through before reaching me.

I guess you could argue that it is low quality traffic as I am unlikely to make much cash, but I am more interested in getting the traffic for now!

I do have another site that ranks pretty well on a fairly competitive keyword but brings me virtually no traffic, for free traffic I consider AskJeeves to be similar to MSN results, you need to be picking up the long uncompetitive keyphrases where there is less advertising to get much free traffic.


 12:04 am on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Are you using a log analyzer or a hosted tracker?

I have a difficult time discerning the keywords used on ask.

And when you say referrals, do you mean "Hits" or actual referrals each tied to the keyword phrase used, a stat that looks like this:

web.ask.com/web?qsrc=6&q=widget examples


 1:31 am on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm using my own custom made tracker, which I just browse through the query strings and work out the keywords by eye.

The have been 181 different keyphrases that people have used from ask today, and over 200 pages where the HTTP_REFERER was from ask, but that will include some back buttons to the entry pages. So I have certainly had 181 unique referrals today.

Actually looking more closely, I have a UK based site and most of the referals are from ask.co.uk - I believe they are more popular here than elsewhere.


 1:41 am on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have a UK based site and most of the referals are from ask.co.uk

You're right. They are more popular in the UK. That explains our disparity in results.

It's a different situation over here. Despite the fact that their headquarters are just over the bridge from where I live, there isn't much activity in terms of referrals. I attribute it to their smaller share of eyeballs here in the US.

Congratulations, you're doing something very right! Any other UK-ers feeling the love?

;) Y


 1:27 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

And today back to nothing again - all of my pages have dropped back out of Teoma. Wierd.


 12:08 am on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)


All his sites have returned from not listed, so they must have changed the database it back to how is was before.


 12:34 am on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Nope, not to what it was before...these are all new pages I have in there now...it's a new index.



 12:42 am on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah, my new ones have re-appeared, so it does appear to be a new index.


 8:52 am on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Can confirm on a new index, quite impressed by the results. A couple of skew-iffed SERPs, outside of that very positive revisions.

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