Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 18.104.22.168
Forum Moderators: open
Last Mod: 2003/03/27
for the old URL. There haven't been any links to the old for ages, they're all to the new one, which also has a Yahoo listing - so it's kind of hard to lose. But Ink's managed to lose track of it, and it sure looks like inbound links figure into rankings from the looks of it.
Have you considered Ink's "best of the web" index vs. paid index vs. everyone else? It may be, unfortunately, that Ink doesn't care whether or not the site was redirected.
It does appear that Ink is mainly about inbound links. I would consider increasing the inbounds as you may be able to push the site into the "best of the web" index if it was not there. In the past with Ink this seems to have taken about three months, one month of getting inbound links and a couple months of waiting.
You've been around and likely know that Ink also likes basic on-page optimization also. But it is links that push a site into the BOTW index.
There are links to the new but aren't any to the old URL because it hasn't been there for a year. They've lost the site at the current location, have gone back to using the old URL which has been invalid all this time.
Just the other day I changed the 301's to 404's to see how fast Ink picks those up. I don't know why it would have dropped your new urls, though - both the old and new pages are ranking fine for me.
These pages were non-existent even before I became involved with the site, and I came on board more than a year ago.
I think Inkbot was designed by a baptist ... once saved, always saved.