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LS, MSN and INK

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2:39 pm on Aug 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Express submit to LS.com, teething probs, all resolved in regards of LS directory, Juno and the more respondant SE's of the affillate's.

However, MSN which as a directory, I personally see as very important, especially for not so literate customers, is listing a page as an INK page (MSN db listing has changed to INK page), also LS, after its directory listings, is also listing the same INK referenced page. This is where it all goes Wrong - so very wrong.

The INK referenced page (notice the absense of indexed) could never be crawled, as it is only a express sub which I got changed by LS (cool), however INK has some how got a hold of this old dodgy description, and dropped the proper title and description of the index page, which was well opto-ed, ensuring that the page was #1 on all the major keyphrases i targetted for.

I found this somewhat interesting, however it has only happened today. I suppose the questions i must ask are as follows.

1. Has it ever happened to you ?
2. Is it a db updating thing ?
3. Will it resolve itself, without any intervention on my part ?

This particular situation has never happened to me so, i can only guess what is going to happen, but any real insight, would be much appreciated.

8:38 pm on Aug 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I think I know what you mean caine; for some reason, Ink will swap out your regular Ink listing (with page title and desc)to your LS listing (with LS title and descr). This has happened to many sites. Back and forth.

For a particular term, my LS listing comes up #1 and further down the first page, where the Ink listings start, my Ink listing is shown, and again, with the LS title and descr. I am sure that next week or so, Ink will swap back to the regular way.

I am not sure why this is and cannot put my finger on it as of yet.

8:41 pm on Aug 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I do know this; Inktomi does spider all new LS listings so it must keep them in it's database. As to why they will swap them out from time to time is anyone's guess.
12:22 pm on Aug 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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$299 for submission??? $2500 per month if your site does really well!!??? NO WAY!!!!
10:10 am on Aug 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Not really sure what you mean Backus !

ihelpyou, it seems to have been very temporary, MSN has just updated and WOW !
#1 listings for all targetted keyphrases in MSN and LS, will await the rest of the partners.

Thanks for the advice, otherwise i would of probably tried to raise hell

caine