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What will Inktomi do in this scenario?
flobaby




msg:1526339
 11:53 am on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Inktomi lists 4 pages of mine that have been gone for over a year. I went through my logs and realized that even though it lists a page as widget.htm, when it spiders, it searches for "/cgi-bin/cart/widges?keyword=blahblah", not widget.htm.

If I remake a page called widget.htm (that has my index contents) and disallow Slurp from the cgi-bin, will it reindex widget.htm, or just leave?

 

DaveAtIFG




msg:1526340
 6:46 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

You could help Slurp along by remaking the page, then submitting it for inclusion. Slurp will certainly find it. Eventually... ;)

flobaby




msg:1526341
 7:13 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

That might work, but I just hate giving any more money when it's so hit and miss with them. I'm still waiting for my index to show up on their results.

DaveAtIFG




msg:1526342
 8:51 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

http*//submitit.bcentral.com/msnsubmit.htm

flobaby




msg:1526343
 9:05 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well blow me down, I was looking all over for a free submission tool. Didn't think it existed.
Thank you!

Oops, spoke too soon (though I do still thank you). The form leads to a 404. Sigh.

DaveAtIFG




msg:1526344
 9:20 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Works for me... Just submitted a site map I've been meaning to submit.

You did "fix" the URL didn't you? Replace the "*" with a ":"

flobaby




msg:1526345
 9:25 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I won't say "duh" :-), but I wouldn't have gotten to the page if I hadn't fixed the url. Very odd how it won't work for me.

Maybe it's a sign-in thing. I guess I need to sign up first.

flobaby




msg:1526346
 9:37 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Looks like the deal is you need a bCentral account to use their submit page, but as far as I can tell, you can only get an account if you purchase a service from them. I'll keep rooting around there, but that's how it looks.

DaveAtIFG




msg:1526347
 10:54 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think you need a .NET Passport account to submit. I had an old Hotmail account that evolved to including a .NET Passport.

flobaby




msg:1526348
 11:05 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a NetPassport, but then when I tried to sign in, it says "Your .NET Passport is valid but does not match an existing bCentral account". Is there a place to sign up just for bCentral without buying anything? I've cased out their site map and can't find a registration form for bCentral.

Or maybe it just hates me.

DaveAtIFG




msg:1526349
 11:34 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't know. I suspect my old Hotmail account was "grandfathered" into .NET. Try Hotmail.com

flobaby




msg:1526350
 11:57 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ah, Dave, you are such a sweetie to help me out. Alas, it's not to be. Very annoying because I've had a hotmail account for years but it won't accept that one, then I made a new passport, same thing.

Oh well, at least Google loves me. Thanks again for your help (lucky *** :-)

[edited by: eelixduppy at 9:36 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2009]

DaveAtIFG




msg:1526351
 12:11 am on Jan 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry flobaby, I tried! All of my bookmarks to free Ink submits are history except bCentral. :(

You could start at http*//www.inktomi.com/customers/index.html and see if someone still has an open door. If you find one, don't forget, we share around here! :)

flobaby




msg:1526352
 12:14 am on Jan 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

You'll be first on my list if I find one!
Thanks again,
Flo

DaveAtIFG




msg:1526353
 12:21 am on Jan 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Try a Lycos Insite sign up from http*//www.hotbot.com/. Click on Submit Site from the bottom menu to get started. Appears to be Free Site Submission available to registered users.

flobaby




msg:1526354
 12:50 am on Jan 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

That's actually where I paid for inclusion to Inktomi. The free bit goes to Lycos (which I'm listed well on thanks to Fast), I don't have much hope for any Inktomi action through them since paying gave me zilch, but I went again and stuck my URL in anyway. Thanks Dave, you're a good guy for sure. Inktomi, on the other hand, sucks big ones.

Bitter? Me? he he.

flobaby




msg:1526355
 2:28 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Dave,
Just wanted to let you know that the MSN submit page works for me now! Must have been a cookies thing going on that night. Thanks again.

Kirby




msg:1526356
 6:02 am on Jan 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

The link works fine, no hotmail account needed. Great tip, Dave. Just submiited a sitemap. We will see what happens.

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