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ODP + Fast = Lycos

 9:40 pm on Jun 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

It looks like Lycos dumped Inktomi and is pretty much returning the exact same results as Fast with some ODP and Internal Lycos sites thrown into the mix.



 4:18 am on Jun 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

This is weird. I was just there -- I got Inktomi results the same as Hotbot and while I was checking other urls, it switched back to Fast results.


 8:24 am on Jun 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

This is interesting. How are you guys shaping with Fast?

Regards to Lycos, I have enjoyed good traffic from Inktomi and ODP based listings. But for some reason, have always had excellent listings on fast.

In the past, made the assumption that keywords in links (internal and external) play a huge role in fasts algo.

Also, one thing that I have really enjoyed about fast is its ability to deep crawl regularly. Loads of cross linking really helps.


 3:34 pm on Jun 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

I spoke to soon It seems that they are still switching from Fast to Inktomi. But currently using Fast about 70% of the time.

Pete below is what fast seems to be indexing -

what fast indexes
1. Text in the title (as much as 1129 characters)
2. Text in the no frames tag section
3. Text in the <option> section of a form
4. Body text

Fast doesn't index -

1. img alt text
2. Meta descriptions
3. Meta keywords
4. Meta http-equiv keywords
5. Text within a <style> tag

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