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Strange issues with inktomi..

   
11:09 am on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have had a URL in inktomi for over a year now with the URL [example.com,...] instead of [example.com....]

So I decided, well maybe if I bought inclusion for the www, it would replace the old one and my rankings would go up. This was false, it didn't happen. They listed my www.example.com but the other one remained, AND higher ranked above the first one even tho it was PFI.

Here is the other strange thing: Most people link to [example.com....] As a matter of fact it is probably all of my incoming links. So if the [example.com...] has more links to it, and its the exact same site as [example.com,...] why is it that it is ranked lower than the non-www URL. It doesn't make sense to me, I am stumped.

THEN, I had emailed positiontech.com, who emailed inktomi, who came back saying that [example.com...] had a better score. NO DUH! Why in the world would this ever happen? Maybe a penalty on the [example.com...] URL from a long time ago?

For too long now I have relied on Google. I own ONE website, and I feel as if I am being left behind, and Inktomi is holding me back. Any suggestions from the crowd? SOMETHING..ANYTHING would be nice.

1:03 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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nice example ;)

try 301 the non www to the www version.

DaveN

11:14 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Did that..
5:19 pm on Feb 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Inktomi doesn't obey 301 redirects. You could use cloaking to deliver a 404 to Slurp if it hits the wrong URL. But, I don't think the duplicate pages should hurt you.

Are you saying that both of the sites are ranked lower than you'd like, or just that the url is incorrect/different?

Tim

6:53 pm on Feb 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We follow 301 redirects is that the same thing as "obey"?
7:12 pm on Feb 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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In this thread on a similar problem, somebody suggests changing the internal linking from relative to absolute urls.
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4:31 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We follow 301 redirects is that the same thing as "obey"?

Obey means follow the redirect, then list the new content with the new url, and forget the old url. Currently Ink lists the new content with the old url.