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I shall keep you posted on inclusion and results etc etc.
My main reason for submitting is to show up on Ask.co.uk - which over the last few mths is costing an absolute fortune, especially since our main Espotting keyword is around $6 a click.
In the process of building a site, with just section pages alone, not money pages, i am looking well into a couple of hundred, however the traffic ROI has to warrant that cost, as it will be competing against fasts and Inks PFI for the money, it will certainly be spent on the best bet.
the only noticeable deal they still have is MSN.co.uk which after MSN featured listings > Overture PPC listings > Looksmart directory usually result in Inktomi stuff on page 2 or 3.
I've been doing it for a few weeks and it is working well on B2C areas. On one travel related site - AJ UK has gone up to over 15% of referrals since Teoma kicked in.
Now I am hosting on an IIS server and everything is displaying fine from various browsers - so it has stumped me
The problem I have is I need more information as to why the spider did not like my code but no clues to be found
I completed a support form on Sunday which was linked from the e-mail they sent me - I am not hopeful of a reply
The page submitted was a simple static asp home page
showing as queued for Ask Jeeves.
(looks like the butler himself is going to come)
Thanks Teoma/IneedHits for sharing that info with me.
obviously the butler was slow getting to the postbox :)
"Your order has been processed and your web page(s) are now queued for submission to Ask Jeeves/Teoma's database. Your subscribed web page(s) will be indexed by Ask Jeeves/Teoma.
*When will my web page/s be included?
The schedule set by Ask Jeeves is 7 days. You will be notified via email when this has occurred."
Yeah, right! :(
My confusion (which I am sure is due to my own lack of understanding) in some PFI is: if you submit a .co.uk to a .com PFI will your pages only appear in the country specific version of that engine, eg. Teoma.com = ask.com, teoma.com, ask.co.uk
Assuming that your pages will only appear in a country specific search, (not 'worldwide') how would you get your pages to show up in Teoma.com or Ask.com?
A .com domain, separate web space, with different content?
This confuses me with Lycos also.
So, are you finding that SERPS are delivering pages which are most relevant to the search query, regardless of the designation of the domain?
Meaning that a .co.uk page competes equally with a .com?
With the claims of the size of the Teoma database, this creates a very large 'level playing field' and an advantage over other PFI's which filter pages by the users search (eg. UK or worldwide) or others who just exclude a .co.uk from the .com SERPS altogether.
Could you give an example of a major SE that does this or are you referring to regional engines?
So far, it certainly appears to be the case - at least where our sites are concerned. Searching ask.com for our keywords places our .co.uk site in amongst a wide and varied range of domains including .no .ca .com and several others...for the time being at least, it looks to be a very level playing field - whether this changes in the future is anyone's guess.
I was thinking of:
Lycos.com which seems to avoid my .co.uk pages in favour of .com's, same with MSN.com and, to a lesser extent, Hotbot.com.
I was under the impression that many .com engines (and worldwide searches) would always return '.com's' before country-specific domains? This has led me to wonder with all the PFI programs if .com URL's would give entry into .com engines and worldwide searches, disadvantaging .co.uk URL's and vice versa?
My interest in Teoma as described in this thread is that it appears to be a level playing field which return pages unfiltered by relevance only. Which, if you believe their reports of the number of pages in their database would seem to be a large amount of unfiltered competition.
keep getting emails saying my pages have been indexed, and then saying sorry, email sent in Error, and then other nonsense.
I have come to the conclusion that nobody is really sure what is going on.