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AOL and ODP

     
1:16 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I have noticed recently that all of my search results are at AOL search are now returning Inktomi results, I think anyway. Is this permanent? I see that they do list the categories at the bottom for further search possibilities but they are not returning the ODP info that they were in the recent past.
1:18 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I for one am pleased with this.....all of my INK pages are getting placed well, and the results seem be more relevant.
3:41 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Any idea when this changed?

Some stallwart ODP listings of ours which have been there for ages are now gone?

4:22 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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it's not permanent.. I guess they were doing some tech upgrades/changes & threw off the ODP data - they are working on getting the results back in now.
4:49 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Do anyone know when AOL will begin to use ODP listings. I am really hurt for the past few days by this.
Thanks...
4:54 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Skiguide,

I take it that you have spoken to someone on the inside. Im relieved (sorry agerheart ;)

Any idea when the problems will be sorted out by?

10:32 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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yeah, i've heard something from the "inside" - no specific date yet, but it will probably be INK at least through the holidays.
10:32 am on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)



AOL is now returning this on a lot of searches. And these are non-adult searches.
"Web results may contain objectionable material not endorsed by AOL."
3:39 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Skiguide,
Do you say that AOL will show INK until newyear ??
If so i am doomed :)
4:56 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)



AOL is now not returning some results at all. When I search for one of my more popular products where I was ranked quite well (Myoplex). AOL now returns "Web results may contain objectionable material not endorsed by AOL." This is a nutritional product and in no way an adult product. I am getting the same returns on other products.
5:25 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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bizarre serp's for my main KW. Just did a search and got back all porn sites. Refreshed and no results whatsoever.
1:40 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)



It looks like it is fixed now, but all the results still seem to becoming from Inktomi.
1:46 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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All the results I see (as of two minutes ago) are from the ODP.
9:09 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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From my understanding, AOL results are going to be erratic until next year as they implement a better search mechanism using a mix of INK algorithms and ODP data.
11:37 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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As far as I am concerned ODP can just go away. Ink returns better, unbiased results anyway.
1:13 am on Dec 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Here's a running commentary on this I've been updating on another thread. [webmasterworld.com]
4:53 am on Dec 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hope it stays for a while as well. My INK results for a couple of toy stores are rocking thru the Christmas season...
3:38 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've started seeing Looksmart listings in there! Actually my Looksmart listing appeared briefly and then disappeared!
4:38 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've started seeing Looksmart listings in there! Actually my Looksmart listing appeared briefly and then disappeared!
6:17 am on Jan 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

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From what I've seen since the Inktomi listings have appeared, it's the Looksmart description from the inktomi results in AOL!
 

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