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There is apparently a technical issue somewhere between the reseller, Inktomi and the site in question. And it isn't at our end AFAIK; the site has been up for months, gets plenty of visitors and is well spidered by the other crawlers.
Good clean pages are getting dropped like crazy and they all seem to be PFI. Resellers deny it, Ink denies it. There is definately a dupe content filter on at Inktomi. And Ink can't index redirects from other sites correctly either (it sees them as duplicate content). So many bugs!
Are all of you still seeing major problems with your PFI pages? PFI is really quite dangerous as far as I'm concerned. I never had any problems with Ink listings until I signed up with PFI, then my pages keep getting dropped out.
I don't know how I could ever recomend PFI to anybody with a straight face. It's really quite a buggy system. As far as my experience goes, PFI brings nothing but trouble.
I think they are sort of using Alltheweb's approach, not letting anyone know what they are up to by switching here & there.
Well if they want to run a PFI business, that's not really the way to go. If they remain like that, then they better be a google2.
another thing to add - yeah man the SERPS sucks big time.
even gigablast gives better results - as in relevancy.
Until signing up for PFI the pages ranked quite well. The reason for PFI was the fact the content changes on these sites on a daily basis and thought it would be a good idea to get the pages refreshed in the index more frequently.
The pages are clean and I do not employ any SEO methods, just content and good page titles.
For a while the pages seemed ok but recently both have disappeared and even when you search on company name within quotes the sites are listed in last position out of 300 or so results. When you search for any terms relevant to the sites they are either not listed or display bottom of the pile.
What I have noticed is that some of the sites are appearing higher when I search on company name appear to have exact duplicate titles, although the URLs take the form of www.domain.com/cgi-bin/jump.cgi?id=123, when you click on the link it takes you to my sites. Are these sites somehow hijacking my content and causing my sites to be penalised due to a duplicate content filter?
you are definitely not alone. This is the exact kind of thing I have been dealing with since July. After contacting the reseller I went through and getting more and more insistant this was finally rectified in my case, just a couple of weeks ago, but now I keep wondering how long till the next bug is going to send a site to oblivion.
The PFI pages are still in there, but they have bombed
in the serps.
I have also noticed that some dynamic links from other sites to us are included in the serps, with our title etc
but the other sites URL!
What a mess!
Any advice appreciated.
I would WARN people do not subimt a really nice site that is already included in intk.
They droped a very nice site of mine for no reason. $4,000 in submit fees down the tubes and no response....its been months.
I think they let you submit and PAY for whatever you want.
Then they go through the PFI urls and if they dont like the urls for some reason they drop them with no explaintion, dont tell you how to fix them, zip, zero, nada! SOL.
Dont waste your money.
Just get links and they will crawl your site for free. Usually takes about 3-6 months to fully crawl your site depending on how many pages you have.
Something appeared to happen around the middle of Dec, when
all ink referals stopped. When I checked, all free pages were gone and only a few PFI pages remained. Those pages
have also bombed in the serps.
Interestingly Altavista referals have done the opposite
and one site now has 4% from them. They are also the most active spider on our sites.
Anyone else had similar problems?
We are keyword.com and our front page PFI doesn't show up anywhere at all... not even in the top 500 results.
Has anyone here found out what is triggering the PFI pages to get dropped? Like I said, I am completely baffled.
Was your entire site gone, or just your PFI page(s)?
While I don't mind if people enter the site on the contact page rather than the homepage, I am certainly not spending any more on PFI until this problem clears up.
Perhaps if you are out of Looksmart, and you PFI, for some reason, Ink just drops your PFI page until you get back in looksmart (which puts you back in the the zeal directory).
I'm fishing here... All theories and attempts seem to be getting me back where I started.
Very confusing to me. All I know is that my PFI page is gone from Ink with no explanation or "penalty." All signs seem to indicate that the problem is only affecting PFI pages. So weird.
snort - do you see any correlation between the pages that have been dropped? Are they in looksmart? Could Ink be treating an internal page as if it were your index page? Any duplicate content floating around out there? Any other theories? I'm frustrated and running out of ideas.