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Paid inclusion - do I need it?

Do I need to pay and what are the advantages



10:14 am on Aug 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure this question has been asked (and answered) before but anyway..

Up until now I've never paid a search engine for promotion. However, I'm now beginning to think there may be advantages particularly as some of the paid inclusion engines are supplying portals and other sites with their search results.

Question is where to start and is it worth it?

My initial thoughts are Inktomi. What do I get for my $40?


10:55 am on Aug 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

>What do I get for my $40?

The page you submitted is spidered every 48 hours for a year. That's it!

If a page is already listed and you are not changing it frequently, there is no advantage in using PFI at all.

PFI can be very useful for new sites, for rapidly changing pages and when you want to see the results of optimisation attempts quickly. It is not suitable for all sites.

It does not give you an instant ranking boost - just frequent spidering and just for the page you submit - not the whole site.


4:58 pm on Aug 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Id did a search for this subject and could find no real answer to this question - Since this post is similar to the questions I have... here goes...

Is it worth it to PFI in fast and ask jeeves?

Does anyone see any real traffic as a result?

I do PFI in Ink... but have avoided the other two and now I am wondering if that is a mistake.

Are these engines worth the money?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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