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Hot Steps Up Result Shuffling

9:25 pm on Jul 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

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It seems as though Hotbot's result shuffling is getting worse. Almost everytime I search for the same phrase I get different results, sometimes I'm on the 1st page sometime I'm no where to be found. Sometimes 1 ODP match sometimes 6 odp matches, sometime no ODP matches.

This is making a real pain when reporting clients positions to them.

12:59 pm on July 29, 2000 (gmt 0)

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It is making it difficult to keep track of my own sites, let alone clients. What in the world are they thinking of? You can't even do a search and be assured that when you click the second page of results that they aren't going to switch.
12:38 am on Aug 1, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I've been out of the loop for the past couple of weeks -- life gets in the way of watching Hotbot sometimes -- but did I miss something? It seems HB has dropped the ODP listings for me. ODP had taken up the first 20 spots and I languished just under them -- but now they are not there and I am breathing.