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#1 for a day



2:19 am on Mar 22, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I submitted a doorway page(my first)on March 13, the page was added to the index today in the #1 slot. That was this morning, I checked again tonight and the page is gone, not listed for the same keywords at all. When I search url:, the page is listed under my domain.
Has this ever happened to anyone?


8:54 pm on Mar 22, 2000 (gmt 0)

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It's happening to people all the time, and AV even acknowledges it for a fact on their site.
It may depend on AV's overall sever load at any given time. So searching during prime traffic
hours will get you a (slightly or dramatically) different result from search conducted in a
low traffic phase.
Also, they have just done a fresh indexing run today, after which search results are usually
pretty unstable for appr. 12 to 24 hours.


2:28 pm on Mar 23, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Interesting, on the march 22 I searched for the page 3 times(morning, noon and night)and it was listed #1. This morning it is gone again, but the same two pages, #2 and #3, are #1 and #2 when ever my page is not listed #1. Is this some sort of AV time penalty?
When I submitted the page there was over 2,000,000 urls found by the keyword phrase, now AV claims there is just over 600,000. AV is cleaning house and at first I thought I had done something wrong.


11:55 am on Mar 30, 2000 (gmt 0)

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They were back to the rotating database for awhile. This is really getting annoying. I'm about an inch away from removing all Alta info on the site and starting a campaign to do the same on the rest of the net.

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