Until February I had quite nice positions for my keywords in Fast. Then suddenly my site was dropped from their index alltogether!
As far as I can see, there is nothing in this site that could be understood as spam. So I have began to wonder if it is the genre specific directory, created from ODP results, that causes the problems. The dicectory is just a tiny part of this site with almost 2000 pages. Is Fast specially hard on this kind of "non unique" content?
At the moment, being banned by Fast is not a big problem trafficwise. It's because of the obvious potential in Fast (and Yahoo rumours!), that I'd like to understand it a bit better.
(Please don't type the phrase "out loud" in replies to this message. Life is easier if discussions about the phrase stay out of search results for the phrase.)
The first two dozen results are actually the pages listed in the ODP category (which probably tells us something interesting about how Fast uses hubs to categorize authorities, but that's not the topic at hand). All the results after that are copies of the ODP category (or its subcategories) at other ODP licensee sites. Clearly, Fast isn't dropping all sites that use the ODP database.