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What baffles me is why there is no allowance for human intervention. With your ongoing problem, as researched as it has been, it seems as though someone at Ink should be able to pull up a database and type your URL into it, fixing the problem. Guess that's how things work in my little dreamworld.
That's the problem... most don't have a contact at Inktomi. In fact, I know for a fact that some of the resellers don't have contacts at Inktomi.
Interesting these webpages were doing fine in Hotbot for about 2 months prior to mid-November after I had submitted them to Positiontech's PFI.
Perhaps some editor got anal with editorial penalties? Time to set up another domain? Anyone run into the same problem?
If you don't have backlinks you may or may not get indexed via PFI, but it won't do you any good either way in competitive SERPs.
Inktomi behaves just like Google in 2001. Just do what you did for Google in 2001 and you will be fine for now at least :)
Not sure I agree as Ink takes so long to include
you for free.
It took us 8 months before our free pages were
in the index, and we got great traffic for 3 months, then we were thrown out with a penalty!
If the keywords are not too competitive, PFI
can get you in in a week or so, and you can tweak
your page and get some traffic in the meantime.
There does seem to be a spam cleanup going on at Ink at the moment. We have been hit and so have others, but looking at the serps it is long overdue - they are terrible.
Fortunately, we are still number one in Google and most others. By the way, my main search term is not very competitive - I'm probably the only one using it as a keyword! (I've looked at many SERPs).
Everything "Citizen Kane" says about Ink is 100% true. Give me Google any day.
Here's what we know we know so far -
1) It's not anything "on page" that is causing the phantoming problem.
2) The phantoming is only affecting my home page.
3) We previously thought that Ink was confused and was treating an old homepage as if it were my current one. This was an incorrect diagnosis. We got the old one removed and our home page is still phantomed out.
4) No spam penalty at all (that we know of).
Baffling. Still working on it.