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Why am I so low in Ask?
da95649




msg:30653
 7:14 am on Oct 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Im doing a search for "blue widgets in a city" which are my key phrases, however Im having site with less PR and backlinks, how are they so higher then me.?

Do I need to submit my site to them or something?

[edited by: caine at 11:37 am (utc) on Oct. 25, 2004]
[edit reason] kw specific - against TOS [/edit]

 

sem4u




msg:30654
 7:19 am on Oct 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well PR is a Google calculation for a start.

How are you doing in Google and Yahoo?

You can't submit to Ask Jeeves - you just have to wait for the free crawl. If you are in the index, then the spiders will come back at a later date to re-crawl your content.

caine




msg:30655
 11:42 am on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Obviously waiting for the re-index is going to be a key point.

Try looking at what exactly ask is parsing out of your competitors sites, that gives more value to ask than your site, and consequently higher ranks in ASK.

da95649




msg:30656
 7:42 am on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ahh sorry chaps, very new to the SEO game.

So just to clarify. In Ask I have done a seach for my phrase and I have come up on the 2nd page near the bottom, which is okay for now considering I havent worked on it yet.

The thing is, I cant understand if the page that is listed is the latest cache of my site, as the description is has I cannot determine where it is in my files!

Does any one know where the data is read from, ie meta descriptions or something?
actually one sec....i think I have sort of answered my own Q, I have just checked my Stats. AskJeeves gave me 14+12 hits(what does that mean) and the last visit was 25th October at 03:55........so I should expect one soon?

caine




msg:30657
 7:52 am on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

check you stats - is the visit a referral through ask, or a visit by one of there bots crawling your site?

da95649




msg:30658
 8:01 am on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Googlebot 1246+70 18.85 MB 27 Oct 2004 - 07:32
Inktomi Slurp 202+139 3.17 MB 27 Oct 2004 - 16:40
Unknown robot (identified by hit on 'robots.txt') 0+206 72.35 KB 27 Oct 2004 - 13:54
Unknown robot (identified by 'crawl') 137+25 1.22 MB 27 Oct 2004 - 05:32
Alexa (IA Archiver) 59+43 643.39 KB 27 Oct 2004 - 06:44
WISENutbot 67+3 643.18 KB 26 Oct 2004 - 03:59
Unknown robot (identified by 'robot') 53+4 861.58 KB 17 Oct 2004 - 04:11
AskJeeves 14+12 224.01 KB 25 Oct 2004 - 03:55
LinkWalker 4+3 77.87 KB 24 Oct 2004 - 17:59
Scooter 2+4 32.63 KB 11 Oct 2004 - 12:50
Voila 3+2 48.26 KB 22 Oct 2004 - 12:41
Walhello appie 1+3 11.59 KB 27 Oct 2004 - 09:44
Netcraft 2 0 08 Oct 2004 - 17:13

* Robots shown here gave hits or traffic "not viewed" by visitors, so they are not included in other charts. Numbers after + are successful hits on "robots.txt" files

Does this mean I have 14 hits from users using ASK and 12 from the acutal ASK BOT?

da95649




msg:30659
 7:03 pm on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

can any one shed some lit on my stats?

what does it mean by the + sign, also whats the bot for Yahoo, is it visiting me?

PatrickDeese




msg:30660
 7:13 pm on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Frankly I wouldn't spend 2 minutes optimizing my site for Ask.

If you want AJ traffic, use Adwords - that's where all their visitor traffic goes.

da95649




msg:30661
 7:31 pm on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

makes sense, thanks for your opinion

D

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