A simple search on mp3 reveals only 15 of the first 100 sites to be submitted in 2000, rest from Fall 1999. A search on just ILOVEYOU reveals six sites total.
Dead or sleeping?
1:52 pm on Jun 10, 2000 (gmt 0)
Completely comatose. Our cherry directory entries, have been slowly losing referrals this year. They've dropped from 500-600 a day to 80-150 a day.
11:02 pm on Jul 1, 2000 (gmt 0)
Infoseek spidering my site this week. I'll be monitoring the positions i've been holding.
11:36 pm on Jul 1, 2000 (gmt 0)
I picked up a referral today. Sorta shocking to see it there.
7:47 am on Jul 2, 2000 (gmt 0)
I have actually got 3 newish sites get good positions in Infoseek in the last 2 weeks. Only one of them was submitted to the directory and that took a month to appear, the other 2 were submitted 2 months ago via the addurl. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
12:20 pm on Jul 3, 2000 (gmt 0)
Don't get me wrong, I'm getting some referrals from seek - about 100 a day. That is a fraction of what it used to be. Those directory listings are important.