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Euroseek - I give up.

     
8:05 pm on Sep 25, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Someone clue me in on Euroseek. I get referrals in these huge waves (one going on right now). The pages they are listing, I never submitted. They just showed up. Who is spidering for them?
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c1.euroseek.net - - [25/Sep/2000:03:46:59 -0400] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 200 0 "-" "Arachnoidea (arachnoidea@euroseek.com)"

and doing a lot right now!

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My client's site got spidered by the same guy today. Grabbed 53 pages out of 60. Hmmm.... what didn't he like about the other 7?
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Euroseek spiders on an erratic pattern. It does deep spider and will get round to all your files, eventually.
I recommend a good series of links for the spider to cover.
It doesn't seem to like dead ends.
Will obey robots file.
Uses meta tags and title (important).
12:16 pm on Sept 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Don't lose to much sleep over this. MMXI publishes audit figures for Euroseek at
[kalle.netcheck.se...]

103 million page visits in August. Lycos Europe says they have 1 billion page visits per month after the merger with Spray. That's 10 times more. The audit report is in English and the distribution over nationalities is kind of interesting. Unexpected anyway. Worth a glance.

A thought strikes me: If I were the owner of Euroseek sitting on a measly 50 million page database, I'd be scared ****less over last week's annoncement from Lycos Europe and send my spiders crawling day and night. Perhaps that's the reason for all the current acitivity?

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Spray never published how many searches that are made. Most of that traffic is for their portal page, with e-mail and other functions constituting the traffic. Spray switched from Inktomi to Fast as their supplier last month. Do not expect them to integrate with Lycos any soon.

Euroseek got a bunch of money last year. They seem to have spent it on heavy advertising. I have some contact with them as they where to participate in IMS2000 www.internetmarketingconference.com , but they backed out. The new idea is to be the starting page of Europe. (Sigh)

We have top positions for all our sites and clients with them, but have never seen much traffic.

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Hello Henki and welcome to the forum. If you saw the other thread on Euroseek [webmasterworld.com] I guess you saw the statistics I published there some time ago. Confirms your findings.

>Spray switched from Inktomi to Fast as their supplier last month. Do not expect them to integrate with Lycos any soon.

Do you mean that Lycos Europe is not switching to Fast, like fast, even though Lycos Inc owns 5% of Fast? There is license money going out of the house right now.

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Thanks Rencke, I feel at home allready. :) I visited your site long time ago. Think we even linked to and recommended it from our own site.

Yes both Lycos and Spray will use Fast. But they stated that they will be separated entities. They have no plan to bring them together.

As a search engine you can choose how to use the Fast index and combine it with their own data. The different custimizations make it into different SEs.

My guess is that Spray will switch to Lycos anyway, but it will take some time.