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Inktomi? I have to complain.



2:51 pm on Apr 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I mentioned this in another thread, but I want to clarify here.

We had Bcentral Microsoft Submit It and they used Inktomi. This service submitted out URL to 20 big SE's every 48 hours. Now, they dropped Inktomi since they changed their pricing structure to charge for every click.

My complaint is that Inktomi got greedy. We were at the top of search engines for most of our keywords and I used good search engine optimization techniques which Submit It also checked for us. Then they automatically submitted us every 48 hours and we never got blacklisted with the Search Engines.

Does anybody know of similar services.


4:13 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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bCentral was simply an Inktomi reseller - they weren't doing anything more or less than other resellers.

Site Match is the only way now, that you can guarantee that you will be in the index on a per URL basis.


12:42 am on Apr 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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overture and msn


My site is running very well on yahoo and msn ranking by some KWs, and when i tried to renew the subscribtion on inktomi last month. It is not allow to but use overture sitematch.

on the april 15th, when i check on yahoo, the site link has been removed but only can see the related outsite links. But ranking and link on msn still the same.

then for the purpose reindex my link on yahoo, i paid about $100 to index the site. it is about 5 days, the link is back on yahoo.

Now, the time yahoo link reindex, my all msn ranking gone. and i tried to talk with the company, all they said is the link will be refresh every 48 hours...

I am wondering if anyone has the silimar experience? and I may be back to normal soon?

PS: while the time yahoo has the free trial listing, my site also has very good position.




1:21 am on May 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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webon, i think what might have happened to you, is that when u submit to site match, it also covers msn. the company i work for is setting up a feed for yahoo, so i am on the phone with them almost daily. they claim that when u submit to sitematch, it spans msn and yahoo, which means that when u submitted to sitematch, they dropped your normal listings in msn, for the sitematch listing. this is all speculation on what yahoo tells me, but this could be the cause.


7:45 am on May 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone suggest a wayforward? This sitematch business could be costly and I was enjoying a lot of success with the good old Inktomi pay-per-inclusion system.

Are you guys planning to use sitematch and is this the general feeling in the market? Is this the way forward?

It hurts!


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