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Is anyone having any luck with re-submitting to Inktomi on a regular (weekly, monthly or whatever) basis to keep pages alive. We have pages that have never dropped out of Ink and under the same domain we have pages that drop about every six weeks or so. (the pages are the same except for keywords) The pages that drop kind of peel off one Ink search engine after another.
Is anyone re-submitting to Ink on a regular basis with success at keeping pages from dropping???
And, Brett, is this why you are adding the re-sumit feature to "The Collective"?
Here is the deal (from Carl): Ink is just like Google in that it wants to see a link to a page before it will index it. In the case of Ink, the shelf life is reduced to 45 days and Google will never index it at all. This is why we are having trouble getting BL pages to stick in Ink - and why I've got dozens upon dozens of cloaked pages pointing just at BL pages (that is what I've been up to for the last two weeks). I hope I can get the cloaked pages themselves to stick - once we do, hello to the illusive inktomi boost we've not really gotten yet.
So yes, resubmit the ones that fall out. Also resubmit those domains that aren't in Yahoo about every 3 months. Even if Yahoo doesn't list it, they get passed to Inktomi! Someone called it a Yahoo back door, and it kinda is in a sense.
btw:I couldn't believe this same post got locked in that other forum.
"The amount of inbound links to your URL has significant importance in staying indexed. URLs that do not contain more than one link to them from other domains may not survive more than one refresh cycle (about every 3 - 4 weeks)"
SE's are counting linking, some of them (remaining nameless at this point) are dumb enough to actually count "in site" links too. Ink is using insite linkage as a gauge of how important a page is to the site itself. The theory is that if a page has only one link, it isn't that important. (how dumb is that?).
So, cross link it to death. It gets tricky trying to do it properly without the appearance of "hey, I'm just linking here for the sake of linking here", but it can be done. I've always tried to work in as many insite links as possible, but I'm stepping that up with every page built.