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>>has the position changed much with Pure Search
Yes the listings are no where to be seen on Pure Search.
>>and has there been a change with the number of Looksmart listings prior to the Inktomi listings?
No, the looksmart lisings remain the same.
Even for some non competitive terms my listings have vanished, but the URL's are still in the database.
when I say doorway page it's really just a heavily optimised infomation page about the product which would normally be created dynamically.
Cloaking, page redirects instead of page replaces that do not permit browser backbuttons to function properly, duplicate pages - the usual spam site indicators, can buy your site a ticket to Neverland.
Thank You Kindly,
I had the same happen on the 12th and DaveN also reported problems on 3 domains.
The crazy thing is that non-relevant pages are still in. From what I can see itís more of a cleaning up than a major change. Iíve given up worrying about it and decided if I use PT on INK again I will spread it a few URLís over many domains to avoid such a loss happening again. Iím sure this strategy is what most of the more experienced members of this forum would do anyway!
"From what I can see itís more of a cleaning up than a major change."
Do you think after Inktomi has cleaned up that pages might go back the way they were? I have noticed in the past that only "some" of my pages lowered in page rank would return 3 days later..
I am more like praying at this point. I think alot of people don't realize what may happen on August 1st. If you guys don't... AOL will no longer use Inktomi, which therefore means we/you can expect a drop in traffic from AOL and revenue in general..
Even taking into account the pages I've now let lapse my traffic from Ink has dropped by about 30%. I think ink has changed it's algo, but to be honest I'm not that worried anymore, it's on it's way out and I just wish it would hurry up
Can't make any sense of what caused it. One was a doorway, but it was PFI ( allowed under their PFI TOS.)
The worse loss was a BOW site whose site changed. The old site had a "this site has moved please click here" button placed at the top of each page.
Overall I think:
1) I will ditch PFI.
2) It is a spam filter that has gone wrong or
3) A batch of human reviewed penalties applied in bulk.
The domain I had buried was PFI and had a couple of duplicate pages and doorways - more by mistake than mindless spamming. But another domain only with PFI on normal pages is still there - for the time being anyway!