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how to get refreshed

 12:25 am on Sep 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

My website is hosted by Microsoft BCentral. They use to have a contract with a company that refreshed my site every 48 hours. That's gone now. Any suggestions on a company providing such a service? I haven't been re-indexed on MSN since 7-4-04. My infospider site match does this for me with yahoo and others, but not MSN. By the way, should my ultimate goal be to reach the top listings on Google and not even worry about yahoo and msn?



 11:27 am on Sep 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

bCentral were an Inktomi reseller.

When Yahoo! purchased Inktomi, and then released Site Match in March 2004, bCentral no longer were a reseller.

In July 04, MSN announced that they would no longer be taking any paid inclusion listings - either the legacy Inktomi or the new Overture Site Match.

So you have signed up with an Overture Site Match reseller, which is why you are getting regularly refreshed in Yahoo. MSN are still taking a sub-set of results from Yahoo! Search Technology (sub set because no PFI results) that is also rumoured to be not as fresh as it used to be.

How can you get into MSN?
You have to wait until you are picked up in the Yahoo! Search Technology free crawl. There is no way to pay to get into the index feeding MSN now.

Or wait until MSN releases their own index technology.


 12:38 pm on Sep 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Try garnering some new links - it should help you get hit faster/more often by the crawlers.

"should my ultimate goal be to reach the top listings on Google and not even worry about yahoo and msn"

Certainly not. Yahoo and MSN both still have market share. In addition, it's been discussed several times that some types of sites can experience higher conversions with them. Top ranks on Google will still garner the most traffic in most industries - but that certainly doesn't mean you should discount traffic from Yahoo or MSN.


 1:53 pm on Sep 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks. That is what I'll do. Let me ask you all another question. Through my Submit It program with bCentral, I was given a number of additional urls to use in addition to my home page url. I optimized a number of pages within my site which were about specific products I sell. After doing this, I noticed a drop in rank of my main url in certain keywords. Is submitting several urls which all lead to the same website, even though they all have different landing pages, a bad thing? bCentral said it would improve my main url's placement, but I haven't seen it.

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