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
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.
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?