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nevetS

9:02 am on Jan 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



My site has been online since October.

Last year's robot stats look as follows:


Road Runner: The ImageScape Robot 5053 31 Dec 2003 - 16:55
Unknown robot 176 23 Dec 2003 - 08:34
IBM_Planetwide 44 26 Dec 2003 - 12:40
ia_archiver 27 29 Dec 2003 - 15:58
Googlebot 19 15 Dec 2003 - 09:34
Scooter 18 18 Nov 2003 - 00:55
Pioneer 11 11 Dec 2003 - 11:19
Lycos 10 20 Nov 2003 - 09:40
LinkWalker 8 16 Dec 2003 - 23:37
Internet Shinchakubin 8 21 Dec 2003 - 12:40
Templeton 8 21 Nov 2003 - 12:47
Tcl W3 Robot 8 22 Nov 2003 - 13:11
Inktomi Slurp 7 19 Dec 2003 - 23:52
Web Core / Roots 6 06 Dec 2003 - 13:17
The World Wide Web Worm 3 29 Dec 2003 - 02:30
Wget 1 26 Nov 2003 - 01:56

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Since it seems I get hits from several robots, is a paid inclusion of any value to me?

We had no SEO, and actually our site was pretty bad SEOwise. I'm uploading a new site tonight with optimization for a few of our desired keywords - more articles to follow with more keywords later. Should I pay? Or just wait for the bots to come around again? Are there other bots I might want to consider attracting?

nevetS

6:44 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



I went ahead and paid ink. My traffic from SE's other than google spiked heavily today! It seems that even though I was visited by the slurpbot, it was still going to be a while before my work on my site redesign showed up. The phone hasn't been ringing off the hook just yet, but our traffic from ink's feeds have doubled.

I've read that ink is not the primary for some SE's, but the ones I've checked today (MSN, HotBot) under my keywords ink seems to be the primary.

 

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