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Which SE is the fastest to list?

 4:42 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

I don't care how big or small or relevant the engine is, I just want to know which one will process your URL submissions the fastest. I just want to know so I can do some testing as I continue to learn the art of SE optimization...



 4:54 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

For free it's Altavista.


 5:04 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

I agree, from one to two weeks to get listed. Closely followed by Fast, and Google is the slowest (but still alive) to update. From two to tree months. This includes only non paying inclusions.


 5:05 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Fast was definitely one of the quickest to hit my site....


 5:37 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Does Altavista really only take a couple of weeks?


 5:41 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yes, and according to my log files, it will crawl submitted pages right after you submit them.

If your pages did not show up, could you give us more details on when and how submissions were done? It is impossible to submit to AltaVista other than hand submission.

(edited by: Macguru 6:04 pm (gmt) on June 11, 2001)


 6:03 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Is Goto the PPC service in Altavista? (their 'Featured Site')


 1:56 am on Jun 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I believe double click provides sponsered links for AltaVista.


 10:42 am on Jun 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

If you're after testing rankings, you'll find that FAST is your engine. AltaVista does do a quick spider but new pages are not ranked highly for a time.

In a recent page addition FAST outstripped AltaVista by 4 days. No-one else is currently close.


 12:38 pm on Jun 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Cool. I'll try FAST. I've noticed that AV has a thing for older listings. Why is this? Is there a way around it?


 1:43 pm on Jun 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've submitted some new sites on May 27 and today I noticed that many of them are in the 11-14 positions on semi-pop keywords. It's not great for now but I expect it to move up more in a few weeks.

Getting this close to the top so soon is pretty darn good for Altavista. This beats a month or two ago when you would have to wait a long long time to see anything good.

(edited by: msgraph on 2:08 pm (gmt) on June 12, 2001)


 2:01 pm on Jun 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Try fireball.de . They index within 24 hours, which is quite cool for testing new ideas. BUT: It is t h e European playground for testers, and fireball favors new entries. So your damned fast on Nr.1, and even faster on Nr.234...


 4:55 pm on Jun 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks! I'll give it a try!


 8:57 pm on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Pot Luck! Av submission and crawl 11 June, buried in results 13 June. Not bad for a new site on an old friend.

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