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Hotbot and Lycos .coms now fully PFI?
update on free ADDURL

 12:48 am on Mar 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

Greetings and Gidday from downunder folks,

FYI. Just doing my monthly manual add urls to hotbot.com, lycos.com, lycos.mx, and they are no more, all are showing 404 errors from downunder.

It's not like I was getting a lot of traffic from them anymore, but they still do provide excellent search results, so it was habit and loyalty more than anything else.

Searching for site submit leads to their new Insite service. Oh well ... another one and another one bites the dust.

Interestingly however, the European equivalents are still accepting submissions at their addurls.

<rant> I wouldn't object to PFI so much if it was more equitable and customisable. I mean really ... who, apart from the news feeds, spammers and businesses desperate to get into the index yesterday, NEEDS to have their urls reindexed every 48 hours for a year!? (How much bandwidth is this activity sucking up? Don't let me ever hear anyone whinge about lack of bandwidth again)</rant>

Go mattdwells and gigabite! [webmasterworld.com...]

Regards and Hooroo



 12:50 am on Mar 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've been watching those for days - good catch I didnt check anything recently yup all gone. Now my only way in is through the .co.uk one of theirs. Lycos still exists, create the account once, it stores cookies and when you goto submit again all you have to do is fill in the URL and type of site.

(edited by: EliteWeb at 1:01 am (utc) on Mar. 23, 2002)


 12:59 am on Mar 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

Now hold on for a second - the free submit at Lycos.com is still here, I think? It's just that you have to become a member, i. e going through a sign-up process, so that Lycos can make you "offers" in the future.
It's here [searchservices.lycos.com...]
at the right hand.

Also: to get into Lycos.com, you have to be in FAST. Free submits to Lycos go into FAST's db anyway. You might as well submit directly to FAST.


 2:49 am on Mar 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

Gidday heini,

>Now hold on for a second - the free submit at Lycos.com is still here,

So it would appear, for one url, presumably the home page only.

Anyway, I'm sick of having to "register" for sites (not just ses mind <grin>), so I'm voting with my feet, or should I say mouse ... but if anyone can provide further enlightenment on this aspect I'm all ears!



 9:23 am on Mar 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

True - it's bothersome to walk through a registering process just for submitting one page, wouldn't do that myself.

BUT: submit to FAST via alltheweb.com. If you have good links to your site FAST will eventually index the whole site. The submission to Lycos will be handled by FAST anyway! Lycos does not maintain it's own db - really no need to go for their free submit.


 5:55 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

the free submit is just not worth it. Save your money and submit to FAST.

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