This has been a problem that i need a resolution too.
In the last Forum, Rencke listed all the feeded engines of Fast. Which do i submit too.
I started submitting to Fast, Lycos and Sympatico. Then i stopped and only submit to Fast, is that wise ?
Also the results that lycos list seem interspersed with its directory (own crawled) listings, hence when i have submitted to Lycos it spiders the site and the results returned between alltheweb and Lycos are somewhat different for some kw's.
Maybe i am being dumb, any reason for this ? does lycos own spidered pages have relavence over fast feeds.
Good question, Caine In the german forum we have been asking this some months ago. Nothing really came out of that discussion. I since didnīt do any submissions, Fast is very good in finding pages. German lycos shows rankings pretty similar to Alltheweb, so why bother? On the other hand, there is a lycos submit, they do spider, so if this could be utilized in any way... Would be interested in more opinions!
To the best of my knowledge, there is only one Fast index, so submitting to e.g. alltheweb.com should get you in everywhere. Actually, like with Google, you really don't have to submit at all. They will spider you on their own from links in ODP and elsewhere.
Having said that, it is obvious that the output from the Fast index is filtered differently for different engines, so rankings are not quite the same everywhere. I don't know if anyone has done any experiment with that -nothing has been published here at WmW - but my guess is that one might need doorways optimized for individual engines to ascertain high ranking - at least as long as the language involved is English.