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Dropping Rankings on ink

Other sites have jumped ahead of me and I don't know why



6:37 am on Jan 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Actually, this is for a hotbot search, so I don't know if they tweak their rankings at all.

But I've dropped in a few keyword phrases from 4 or 5 to 6 or 7 on several keywords. There's a competitor of mine that I hadn't noticed in the top 5, but the date on their site is from last year, so they could've been there before.

Can anyone recommend a good read for inktomi SEO? I've read mostly about google so far.

Should I have separate pages optomized for each engine?

Neither me, nor my competitors have much in the way of inbound links, although I've been making decent progress lately.


6:51 am on Jan 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You may be seeing the recent return of previously dropped PFI pages. Mine are back and I'm sure my competitors are wondering the same thing...

I personally would avoid building separate doorway pages aimed at specific SEs. With some exceptions - like post-florida google for certain terms - on-page optimization tends to be relatively consistent across many of them.

Keep working on the inbound links and take a look at the pages that recently overtook yours and do some tweaking.


7:48 am on Jan 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I know how to check inbound links on google. How do you go about doing the same on ink?


8:59 am on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here is a good article on how to optimize for Overture, I hope it will help:



7:25 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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