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Does anyone get much traffic from Cuil?

10:51 pm on Apr 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm just wondering how much traffic this search engine produces for other people. I made a site recently and Twiceler has been hitting me constantly for months. I never get any traffic from it though so I'm thinking it's just a waste of my bandwidth. Is it worth waiting and trying to optimise the site or does Cuil not produce much traffic anyway?


[edited by: tedster at 1:55 am (utc) on Apr 25, 2010]
[edit reason] no personal urls, please [/edit]

10:13 pm on Apr 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member dstiles is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

I recently began accepting twiceler because Cuill is used, with several other SEs, by the meta engine that I now use instead of google, and which I recommend to my customers.

Of the two sites I keep tabs on, one of them our most widely accessed site, I have yet to see a single hit from Cuill itself.
10:22 pm on Apr 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator buckworks is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

These stats are from January 1 until yesterday:

All traffic sources sent a total of 3,934,443 visits

All traffic sources sent 0 visits via 0 sources and mediums
Filtered for sources and mediums containing "cuil"

ADDED: the same site got exactly two visits referred by Cuil.com last year ... one on April 15 and the other on August 10.
10:54 pm on Apr 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The only traffic that Cuil ever sent me was my own. I was checking my sites in Cuil. It's been 403ed for the last few weeks and I made sure that it got robots.txt before banning it. Still hammers away despite getting 403s. I don't have the highest respect for the technological abilities of the people in Cuil. In Irish, the name means a fly or a bug. And in that it is living up to its name.


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