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4:48 am on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

I wanted to submit to Inktomi. The site I am submitting is about 8 pages.

My question is should I submit only the main page or all? It is a simple site for one product.

Thanks!

8:21 am on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would make sure that the homepage is optimized and submit that, although you may want to read some of the threads here about paid inclusion first.
8:59 am on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm being totally honest with you. I completely lost my homepage the very week I submitted for PFI. We still don't know what caused it and we've been dealing with it for quite some time.
I'm hoping to find resolution ASAP.
I would honestly wait until they find and fix some of these bugs before I would submit my front page to Inktomi. If you really insist on doing PFI, only submit internal pages and pages that wouldn't normally get crawled.
PFI will probably be a great way to secure your pages in Inktomi in the future, but for now, I personally think it's just too risky. You can read some of the other threads here and see what some of us have run into. If your front page is alreay in Ink, I'd say, don't bother submitting it right now. Wait for them to get things figured out and fixed before you do that. Best of luck to you. Let us know how your experiece is. And by the way, it's actually really important to get a good reseller too. In the unfortunate event that something happens and your pages are "phantomed out", you'll need a company that will help you out. I use PT. And even though I've had a poor PFI experience, they've been fabulous to work with and they've really tried very hard to help me out.
9:18 am on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My advice is do NOT submit to Inktomi at all. If you have links it will find you, if you don't have links it will only end up costing you money for nothing.

If you really want to submit to something for the heck of it then submit for free to this page:

[submitit.bcentral.com...]

I have no evidence to say that it does any good, but lots to say it doesn't do any harm :)

For good INK positions you need lots of links and good anchor text. The submission thing is a hoax.

9:18 am on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If your front page is alreay in Ink, I'd say, don't bother submitting it right now.

Yes, I forgot to state this. If you page(s) are already listed then don't bother with PFI at the moment.

Also, as Kanetrain says, it may be worth sitting out of PFI for a bit until the problems with Ink have been resolved.

6:59 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks.

I was reading about the recent Ink issues.

Think I will just get it linked from other sites and hope for the best for now.

 

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