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I love the PFI...we have clients that come in brand new...other clients that need a little love..I can say ma'am no worries in 48 hours I will have very good ranking in MSN, and I can, I hate telling people oh well Google just finished spidering your gunna have to wait a couple months before you see anything there. You feel me?
Ho-hum. "A very polite crawler, so whatever," I figured, "let it do its thing."
Today the referrals for this deep stuff came through.
Prior to today, Google referrals had search.msn.com beat by 4-to-1.
Beginning today, search.msn.com has Google beat by 2-to-1. Nothing happened at Google; they're as steady as a rock.
That's an 8-fold improvement. Wow. Now all they need is a cute logo.
There must be something about Ink's algo that helps out my names (each file is for a name of a single person, group, or corporation). Don't touch a thing, Inktomi!
Though if Inktomi keeps it up, perhaps we'll have people sign up as "we_love_inktomi" ?
Doubtful, very, very doubtful.
It is nice though to see they finally figured out that they can't just include the pages of people willing to pay $$$ to have a good searchable database.
The next step, of course, is regular updates...and then who knows? Perhaps their stock price will stop plummeting through the floor :)
I've seen I think 3 hits that I can attribute to Inktomi. Yes, 3. On a daily basis we see anywhere from 75-150 from Google. (We are a PR 5 site.)
Frankly, I think I should have recieved some kind of partial credit for my submission fee. I paid to be included in the search engines listed. AOL is a pretty big one to just pull out and not issue any kind of refund to people who submitted.
Can you tell I'm a little bitter about this? Well, if not, I am. :-)
Yes, I know its only $40 - but its the principal that matters. I could have bought traffic elsewhere with that money and at least got something out of it.
if you get 75-100 out of google and only 3 out of I would think MSN that something aint right on your Optimization? maybe Im wrong..
If it is non competitive keyphrases then I am more inclined to agree.
Unpaid pages on some newer sites still aren't to be found. Perhaps they suffer a penalty for being on a PFI monetarized site or perhaps Inktomi never found them despite having some external links and despite there being good internal links from the paid pages. I guess it stands to reason that Inktomi may not wish to find/index the unpaid pages on a monetarized site as many others have previously suggested in these forums, and as my own experience over the past six or eight months suggests.
Inktomi, please tell us how to be sure new pages and/or new sites get indexed by the free-inclusion spider now that there is no add-url portal.
The thing that bothers me is the announcement to Index Connect partners from Vish Makhijani last night.
Paraphrased (Of Course) :)
Because the new Inktomi index is so large, paid inclusion content will comprise a smaller percentage of the pages, and may have a short-term impact on traffic delivered to paid inclusion subscribers.
My question is, First Inktomi cuts off "free" inclusion, so we all migrate to either a URL paid inclusion, or the Index Connect program. Now Inktomi is telling us our traffic is going to decrease because the majority of the new index is from "non paid" URL's???
And how will this impact be short term?
Then he goes on to say:
The new search platform's increased capacity will allow Inktomi to accept more paid content for inclusion. (Like they had to turn down paid submission because of system constraints? :)
I'm a bit miffed by the actual definition of the announcement.
Can you clear the confusion?