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new submissons to hotbot/canada.com ranking very low?

9:31 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

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A short questions from a newbie to the game.
Are newly submitted pages to e.g. canada.com hotbot etc always ranking low initially? I'm even getting nowhere with a phrase that is pretty much unique for the page
10:11 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

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If this was 6 months or a year ago there would be a lot you could do to control your situation. If your site can be submitted to the various directories, looksmart, dmoz, etc - you can benefit via some of the INK partners by being indexed into directories. But, as far as ranking well in INK with new pages - I'm just not really seeing it happen right now...

But, like you I'd love to hear from anyone who is having any level of luck with INK...


1:35 am on Oct 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

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then I'm sorry, but you do not want to hear from me.... I rank around 15 in Google for my main phrase, #1 on Northern Light, 17 in Yahoogle, 3 in AOL, and cannot get a single referral from Canada, Hotbot or Anzwers. I don't know what it is with Inktomi but it's just not happening right now. I have about 10 pages in, none of them get anything, and are often not found in the index.
7:39 am on Oct 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Join the club, I'm beginning to wonder if we should have a direct link to the samaritans web site instead of Top Dog, I've been like many other's stressed out over trying to work out whats been happening with Ink, I think the long a short is nobody knows.

So I'm now just sitting back and waiting :)

mark roach

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>>I think the long a short is nobody knows.

or those that do aren't telling !

I have given up with Inktomi for the time being. I have tried a little experiment with some pages that are already in the DB to see if I can get slurp to visit and index some news pages, but I am not holding out much hope.

4:34 pm on Oct 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys.

Im no expert in INK but I have read in another forum that someone knew someone at INK and they said that they are having a lot of promblems with porn spammers at the moment so in-order to combat it they are using a different algo that ranks all new sites with a low position. Porn or not.

This would make sence to me as I have always had great success in keeping my clients inside the top 20 until 1/2 months ago.

If I were you I would consentrate on other SE's at present until INK is sorted. Im sure we'll all here about it when it happens.