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6:38 am on Mar 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Couple of weeks ago I was on cloud nine for having achieved about 120 different phrases ranked within top 10 in Ink. Much of the joy was because Ink indexed the pages without having to pay for.

Now out of 120 Phrases only 2 phrases are ranked within 10 with no changes to website. Cause of worry is that the pages are still indexed with Ink. Even when I search for the whole sentence out of one of my pages, which is unique only to my site, still that page doesn't get ranked. Only when I put the sentence within quotes, then only will my page gets ranked. (Ofcourse the only one rank as result)

Any such experiences or suggestions will do a world of good to me.


10:49 am on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hmm.. seeing no replies yet to my query (May be touched upon many times before), would it be apt asking "is constant changes in the website which has got into the dB free(Content or META tags), a must to keep Ink interested in it? Which means, even if one has done a great job in Optimizing a site, still does constant change in the website a must?


11:40 am on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My site was picked up (for free) by Ink around August and ever since I have been getting close to 10% of my SE referrals from MSN. I do not often check the Ink SERPs, but the constant number of referrals makes me believe that my position within the SERPs is no changing radically. I modify my site rarely, only as needed.


11:43 am on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Maybe these threads could be of interest. Yahoo is buying Inktomi this month.

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