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5:56 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Slurp came by 4 times already, got the main page 4 times and still doesn't show up in MSN or Infospace.

How come?

6:00 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you don't pay, they will add you usually in about 3-4 weeks, they seem to do a "monthly" update. ;)

However, if the site isn't very well linked to, etc - it might never get in unless you pay.

6:18 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It came 4 times withing 2 weeks. What is the point of their visits if they do not inlclude anyways? It's a waste of their and my bandwidth only.
6:27 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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99% of the spiders that will visit your site - will themselves take up 10 times more bandwidth than the traffic they drive, after they include you. :)

Keep in mind, if they don't have a nice db to saerch, then - nobody will want to use it, which means nobody will pay, etc.

It's a catch 22, and the reason PFI is a *failed* business model. There isn't one company yet that has proven it's sustainable, even for a few years.

Inktomi, the author of the idea, has already sold out. AV & FAST, the two other engines that followed suit, have been sold as well.

Ask / Teoma is the only one left that has a program & is still independent, but if you look at where their revenue is coming from it's their partnership with Google for Adwords placement in the SERP's.

Nothing about PFI is driving their revenue.

So imho, don't pay, and eventually, the search engines will include you. Like I said, it will take between 3 and 4 weeks, usually, from the date of first spidering.

Yahoo links help placemnt, as do DmOZ links.

3:46 am on Aug 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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jeremy_goodrich: so their continuous visits is sort of advertising? They are teasing me to pay by visiting many times and not including?