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like everyone I've been busily submitting my new doorways to inktomi and was very releaved to see them all indexed YESTERDAY, what a turn around, I couldn't believe it, submitted on the 9/8 indexed on the 10/8, all clients on first page.
Today GONE, does anybody have any idea of how to get a site indexed on both database's or is it just pure luck. As I've noticed some sites do seem to be on both database's all the time.
I have noticed that when my clients site's are showing they normally rank well within top 5, higher than those consistantly in the database, but it seens my sites get dropped but not them.
anyone one else finding this to be the case.
Are you sure they have gone? Or have they disappeared because of some new VERY weird algo they are using?
I thought all my pages had gone but they are in there somewhere!
Let me know what you find out - I want to know what they are doing - as do we all!
this is all very strange, I checked and can't find any listing at all for my clients. perhaps we should give moulder and scully and ring
do you have any thoughts on why the same sites seem to be hanging around, no matter which database is up and running
Did you check to see if the sites under your rankings for makemetop were still there ?
but their again I don't know !!!
should we be re-submitting again ? or would inktomi class that as spamming
at least with AV sites stay around for a while once indexed, I have a site that i submitted in may and is still number one.
perhaps we should all start mass e-mailing inktomi asking when there going to resolve this situation
Edited by: tigger
On searches which produced more that 4/5000 [approx.] matches their are *no* pages with a date stamp after 27th June, at least in the top 50.
Once the number of matches falls below this threshold [i.e. less competitive terms], later pages show themselves.
To take double glazing as an example:
double glazing: pages returned 7725, latest date of pages in top 50 27th June
double glazing manufacturer : pages returned 1007 latest date of pages in top 50 27th July
No, the full dB is there but where a certain numbers of pages returned for a search exceeds a value, then pages with a date stamp after 27 June are buried.
Try searching for your keywords, if the pages returned are over 4/5000 you won't find your site. Now add the company name or location to the search string to force the number of pages found down, can you see your site now?
Edited by: NFFC
Interesting and I agree with what you have found. However, I still feel something has happened to the relevence algo. The 'makemetop' one being the most obvious. Why do sites, which ARE in the old DB rank above 'makemetop.com' which, if you look at the title, description and content clearly is about 'makemetop' (co.uk version has dropped way down). Previously relevence was 100% (sometimes 99%) now has dropped to 97%. Sites with higher "relevence" are above the 'makemetop' listing (which I can understand) but why are they more relevent when they have little (or nothing) to do with the subject apart from listing a link? There are only 28 pages listed for that term.