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Altavista Add url moved

appears the addurl url has moved yet again

     
1:02 am on Mar 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well, it appears AV is taking an active stance against auto submission. They moved their addurl function one more time.
1:25 am on Mar 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Are you talking about the Add URL function on their site?

Tried using it an hour ago and had a problem.... tried again 5 minutes ago and it seemed to work just fine.

Oh... and a heads up to those wondering if their sites are ever going to be indexed. 10-12 pages submitted in mid Jan appeared in AV today. Index only, no deep crawling.

12:22 pm on Mar 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I submitted five pages from a test site to UK AV about two weeks ago, and then to .com using the submit option that follows UK's add url section.
They all went in to .com, and none into AV UK. I couldn't say about deep crawling because the pages didn't link to each other or anywhere else (as I say it was a test).
Still, it confirms that AV are pretty canny about whether a site should be in UK or .com, and they got it spot on (and that was part of my test).
2:03 pm on Mar 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Submission via AVUK with the follow on link to AV.com seems to have continued working despite the Add url move.
Also, Georged, interesting comments.

<confirms that AV are pretty canny about whether a site should be in UK or .com, and they got it spot on>

Trust I'm not too far off topic. We've recently submitted a UK site with a .com address via AVUK and then straight onto the normal AV addurl page. As content was "interim design" with minimal reference to fact that it was a UK site, we were very surprised to see it do so well on AVUK. It's since been buried and is now back in AVUK (also in AV.com). The conclusion out of this about a week back was that it appeared that AV (UK) wasn't as canny as we'd expected.

Perhaps things are changing. Certainly happier that AVUK relevancy has improved. But no deep crawl yet on either.

8:38 pm on Mar 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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"AV is taking an active stance against auto submission"

It looks like their now requiring you to type in a code gotten from a randomly created image......I guess it's the ultimate way to kill auto submits....

9:01 pm on Mar 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>the ultimate way to kill auto submits....
yep
3:55 am on Mar 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I just tried the new submission and it took me three trys to get it right. I guess I couldn't tell the difference between the number zero and the letter O.

This is about as hairbrained an idea as I've seen in years. The whizzos playing with the algorithm at AV have been promoted to the submission dept. God help us all!

Won't be long now before they bury this has-been of a search engine.

6:55 am on Mar 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Dear AV....

Please consider switching to the european system of differentiating between the letter o and the number zero by showing the oblique slash when it is a zero. Or will that confuse people who will look for a matching key?

 

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