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I have a question about Altavista Spider.
I paid for one page inclusion on Altavista and I expect that eventually it spiders the whole site.
Its been more than 2 months now and scooter still keeps spidering that ONLY-ONE page that I paid for.
Does this mean I HAVE TO pay them for my other pages too?
I want the whole site to be up there. :(
I have a web site that has been online since middle of 2001. When released I submitted to the major engines. Google and Alltheweb indexed the whole site quite fast.
Hotbot has indexed (2 years later!) some 50 % of the pages and Altavista only 20 %.
My question is: should I try to submit to Altavista again and if - should I submit the index page or maybe some page that has not been indexed?
P.S. Could Altavistas paid inclusion "hurt" the pages listed for free?
To my best understanding, paid inclusion is a way to get listed quickly. But, you may not be able to include all your pages using Paid Inclusion program (cost factors).
So, re-submission i think is your best bet. I submitted one of my sites 3 times and still waiting for it to be indexed. :(
Meanwhile, if you don't have any listings, pay for one-two pages if you want. I personally don't think Altavista makes that much of a difference. It hasn't, in my case.