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Lycos "most popular" and dmoz rankings
tinahartman




msg:224742
 11:18 pm on Mar 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have some really nice rankings for our keywords in Lycos and can always pay for the goto clicks, but does anyone know if there is a way to infiltrate the most popular category?
I also have good rankings at dmoz but I am not seeing this pop up on the searches (we just got listed about a month ago in dmoz.org)
Any thoughts on this topic would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
Tina

 

JamesR




msg:224743
 11:24 pm on Mar 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi Tina, welcome to the boards and thanks for posting. Lycos takes its 'popular' sites from Direct Hit [directhit.com] so you will want to submit there. Direct Hit tracks who searches on what search term, what site they click on in the search results, and how long they stay on that site. The most popular float to the top. In order to do well from a dmoz listing, your search terms must be in the title and/or description. However, just being in Open Directory will help the link popularity factor of your site and help improve your rankings on such search engines like Google.

tinahartman




msg:224744
 2:31 am on Mar 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the info and the welcome.
We have top 5 listings at dmoz for all of our keywords.
I guess now it is on to DirectHit :)
Thanks again!

Brett_Tabke




msg:224745
 10:52 pm on Mar 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

It also helps to go back once or twice a week and click on your listings at lycos. Even a couple of clicks a week is enough to keep you out of cellar.

bill




msg:224746
 12:41 am on Mar 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Brett, is this just good policy with Lycos, or should we be clicking on the same listings in DirectHit and HotBot as well?

bobriggs




msg:224747
 12:19 am on Mar 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I would like an answer to that last question also. One of my sites is 5 on alltheweb.com which shows up after 5 other sites from directhit on lycos.

I also know that I am indexed in directhit but only from searching from the site title.

The catch-22 is that you have to show up first in direct hit 'hits' to get hits, but you can't show up unless you are already 'popular'. So how do you get popular? From clicking on the Fast results (or Hotbot? which are inktomi's)?

And isn't this spamming? Surely they can tell from cookies, or maybe IP's. So if you want to spam the DirectHit index, just delete your cookies and make sure your IP changes regularly?

Yuk.

Brett_Tabke




msg:224748
 8:14 am on Mar 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Can't say if there is a difference, because I have a steady routine of clicking back through referral logs. I keep a list of referals and track them over time. So hard to say.

(welcome to the forums tina).

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