|Altavista, Excite, Lycos, HotBot, Yahoo question|
Our site was submitting itself from an old script!
Hey all, I just searched the archives and could not find any message threads that answered my question. I just came to work at my .com weeks ago, with the job to Optimize our site, among other things. I found out today that previous programmers left a script running. The script submitted our site to Altavista, Excite, Lycos, Hotbot, Yahoo, once per week. So when I heard this I freaked out, and typed host://www.oursite.com into Altavista. No results. Does this mean we are banned? I searched for our domain name, and results came up, but I am not sure if these are secondary results. I know we are ok on Excite, we rank well with a great keyword. Lycos lists us, but again, not sure if they are primary results.
I asked them to stop the script. How often is appropriate for these engines? I keep hearing about 5/day but, realistically, for the same site and same URL, how often in a month is good, and what is too much? thanks!