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Are they from Ink?

     

Jill

1:43 pm on Mar 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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This may be in the wrong forum, but where does AOL get its web page listings. I know part of it is from ODP, but where are they getting the wep page listings from <you know, that other tab>? If this is Inktomi it's very very spammy to say the least.

Jill

ihelpyou

2:16 pm on Mar 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It is from the Ink database. They apply their own algo to it.

It seems to follow the algo of canada.com

stcrim

2:24 pm on Mar 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Jill,

The INK results have truely taken on an air of spam. In the good old days when INK was actually providing search results, they worked hard to keep the top of the results clean. (aka: the famous dropping INK pages)

Now, they are getting paid by those same people, making it very difficult to just dump them. I would guess the search engines purchasing INK results are not thrilled.

ihelpyou

2:30 pm on Mar 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Ink is getting into other ways to use the database..... XML, etc. Do not know if the partners will implement some of the ways in search results.

Jill

7:38 pm on Mar 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Steve:

>>Now, they are getting paid by those same people, making it very difficult to just dump them. <<

That doesn't seem to stop them where my paid pages are concerned. I have several that are no where to be seen. I guess maybe they're in the database AT inktomi but not being fed to the partners? Of course my pages are relevant - no spam, maybe what we have is not what Ink wants. Relevancy vs 250 ways to say "keyword" in your title and top paragraph... I'm pretty pissed that I paid for pages that are missing when I see this crap in the top ten kw searches!

stcrim

12:11 am on Mar 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Jill,

I hate to admit this, but when in Rome... If all the pages above you are junk, you must create pages with, well junk also.

That's how this whole mess starts. The pages above you are no doubt paid for - in order to compete you are going to have to play their game -

-s-

Jill

2:14 pm on Mar 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Steve:

I guess I could try this with one site and see what happens. Only problem is even the pages I have paid for are no where to be seen, even searching for my domain in most ink partners does not bring it up. I guess I need to contact position tech. I assume they are in the ink database but I'm not sure why they're not being picked up by the partners.

Jill

 

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