| 6:09 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
why do you need fast?
i live in austria, and everyone says in this forum that fast is very important for europe - but i can tell you, forget fast (at the moment at least). i have a series of TOP keywords ranking in fast very well, but nearly no traffic from tiscali, lycos, alltheweb, t-online and the other fast partners.
fast is a GREAT search engine imo but they don't have the big partner yet.
| 6:25 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
What about ALTAVIST? Its the same deal with them... who do they use... I get lost of which spider is for what these days?
| 6:56 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
leef50, if i remember correctly, av's spider is scooter!
Fast: hmmm ... i'm in the same position like you - doing grreat at google but poor at fast. I have quite no clue except some speculations [webmasterworld.com].
AV: i'm doing quite fine there ... not as good as at google but the results / algo seems more googlish than fast's.
| 6:58 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
it's scooter, but forget altavista. their search engine is ridiculous compared to fast and google. and no one uses is it.
| 7:00 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|fast is a GREAT search engine imo but they don't have the big partner yet. |
You never know, you may wake up one morning and discover that Fast have a tie up and are suddenly very important.
Over the years, I have learnt to cover off all eventualities and in that way you are never caught unawares!
| 7:03 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
HuhuFruFru, i wouldn't argue too ultimatively ...
There are soooo many different keywords, phrases, markets, optimization techniques ... some produce teribble good results here and very bad results there ... others the oposite.
| 7:03 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
yes maybe, cornwall.
any speculations about a fast-deal in 2003?
| 7:07 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|any speculations about a fast-deal in 2003? |
Unfortunately I do not have any inside knowledge ;)
However as I say, this is a fast moving business, and last months Cinderella can suddenly be transformed into a princess (or just as likely a down and out)
All one can do, is like the Boy Scouts "Be Prepared"
| 7:12 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
.....Cornwall goes off and plays with Fast for a few minutes....
I agree with you that European traffic from Fast and its derivatives is small. But it is a good Search Engine, as say Gigablast is also becoming.
You or I are unlikely to have any influence on what becomes of them, but we can ensure that we are well positioned on all of them.
Happily I have single keyword first page Serps on both the above...just in case
| 7:17 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
yes, as i said, fast is a great search engine and i was recently thinking about investing in fast, shares are very cheap at the moment.
| 7:39 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
FAST indexes Webmasterworld pages faster than Google :)
| 7:52 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Googlebot refuses to index a large chunk of my site due to overly-long variables in some URLs. Fast is the only engine that has my entire site indexed. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to find my site in a Fast SERP and I get zero traffic from them.
| 8:03 pm on Jan 7, 2003 (gmt 0)|
This thread wasen't about wether FAST is good or not, but about getting good rankings. Let's get it back on track folks :)
leef50, try looking at some of these threads. They should give you some idea of how FAST works: