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If DirectHit is dead, why ain't it buried?

There have been sightings

     
2:52 am on May 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I note that MSN is still including the "Top Ten..." results from DirectHit whenever they return a page of listings from a search.

So is there still a DirectHit spider roaming the web, gathering data? Or is MSN (and others) giving people old information?

Anyone know what the deal is here??

2:58 am on May 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Direct Hit as taken over by Teoma, I believe these listings are being provide through Teoma now???

Maybe someone else could clarify this info.

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So if the results are in fact being fed by Teoma, is it accurate to say that paying Ask/Teoma for indexing *might* lead to getting listed on MSN (in the "Top Ten..." results page)? Not a bad deal if true....
3:08 am on May 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the board.

The service still exists behind the scenes. Just the site directhit.com was removed.

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Thanks Brett.

Does this mean the index is still be managed by direct hit? Or is Teoma managing the index?

3:14 am on May 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Brett. You folks have a good connection to the web - I live in a rural area, have a slow access speed (even with a 56k modem), but your site pops up practically when I hit the enter key.

But I digress. Re your posting... "The service still exists behind the scenes." Does this mean that DirectHit the technology is still doing its thing? If so, is there any way to impact our standing with them (through Ask/Teoma, or otherwise)?

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Sparrow - I think we just did some kind of Vulcan mind meld there. We were typing practically the same words at the same time. Spooky.
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Well, you know what they say,

Great minds think alike

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4:12 am on May 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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sparrow,

teoma is managing the serps for itself, but DH's partners and are still getting feeds.

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and AskJeeves homebase manages the DirectHit end of things...
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"teoma is managing the serps for itself, but DH's partners are still getting feeds."
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"and AskJeeves homebase manages the DirectHit end of things"

That being the case, if we go to ineedhits and pay the indexing fee (which is not unreasonable) for Teoma, is it your sense that it may also help us with the remnants of DirectHit?