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How much traffic does Teoma/Ask get?
Google is dead for my keywords and I'm bailing

 6:19 am on Nov 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have decided to move away from Google SEO (as it seems it is now impossible to do) and try to optimize for other search engines. One such engine is Teoma - but I am wondering whether it is worth it to optimize for the engine, and how much traffic it gets.

Also, is Teoma "easy" to optimize for? Meaning, does Brett or anyone else out there know "the code" for optimizing for it, like Google was previously known, and now no one has a clue..



 9:48 pm on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Teoma is PFI as you are probably aware!

Check the expert resources on the keywords that you wish to rank for, and obviously the #1 for the serps, and look at why they are there!

Links are important - teoma likes tight related linking.
Theming is important - well planned content distribution over a simple navigational structure.


 5:43 pm on Dec 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

>Links are important - teoma likes tight related linking.

Yep. So get links from, and link to, sites that are relevant for the keywords in question. Ask does have a decent # of users, although nowhere near what Google has.


 8:01 pm on Dec 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

it will be interesting too weblogs after all this
mind i was out for my main keyword (used to be #2) but for the first 3 days in december google is still number 1 in bringing traffic from search engine and yahoo, msn second and third.

i really hope they do florida II update and put everythign back the way it was :)


 8:23 pm on Dec 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>I am wondering whether it is worth it to optimize for the engine, and how much traffic it gets.

Traffic is around 2-3% of all search traffic depending on who you're listening to. I believe it's closer to 2.8%.

It's worth optimizing for Jeeves because it means you'll have to clean up your backlinks and outbounds, which may possibly help you on all other search engines.

Don't expect PFI to give you a leg up in their serps.


 10:37 pm on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Im new to this.. im guessing PFI means paid for inclusion?


 12:45 am on Dec 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is google really impossible?
Ive had some pretty amazing results.
In most ways google seems to like good tags content and relevant links.
Biy i'm finding its things like this that are ruining google...
Check out a search for toronto furniture store and look at the results .
3 pages deep of what looks like the same tags on half the pages .That means half the first 30 are the same company.
Try Vancouver same thing.
Anyone shine some light on that?


 1:34 am on Dec 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

"PFI means paid for inclusion"

Yes... normally pay for each indivudual page you want included. It doesn't always work properly but that is the idea.

"Is google really impossible?"

Of course not. Google remains easy to influence through basic stuff like good titles, etc. Is Google getting harder to spam with crap, yes. Teoma has also always been very good in separate the real content sites from those that pretend to have content.


 3:44 pm on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

oops! I gues i read that first post to fast.
The first post meant impossible to get away from,
sorry if i confused anyone with mine.
Any experts out there try that google search i suggested?
Its pretty stunning, isnt it?

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