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1:28 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Looks like the Teoma spiders are out wandering around this morning.
1:33 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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They have been all over one of my sites for the last three days.
2:14 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Now that you've mentioned it, (and now I've bothered to check the logs) they seem to be crawling quite comprehensively.

IMHO Teoma itself is an impressive but under-used alternative to Google, offering far quicker searching but unfortunately, a significantly smaller index.

Perhaps this spate of activity is the lead up to what could ultimately be a serious Google competitor?

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2:17 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What interested me was the update at Teoma and then a nice deep crawl. They are setting up a schedule like google. I will have to say that it is a really relevent index this update. I get all my traffic from ask. Teoma really needs a marketing plan to get their name out there.
2:30 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Have relevant results, deep crawl the Internet... I wonder if I'd do those things if some mega-behemoth corporation like, oh, Microsoft might be in the market for a new search partner?
2:48 pm on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Isn't their spider teomaagent? I don't show a visit from that all last year, but I show in the results just fine. Does it go by any other name? (Not DNS numbers, I don't have raw logs only stinky urchin stats.)
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I've got Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; Ask Jeeves/Teoma) showing recently, although I'm sure Teoma's spider used to identify as TeomaAgent.

I could be barking up the wrong tree though - anyone know differently?

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4:42 am on Jan 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I was under the impression it was AskJeeves bot or something with AskJeeves in the name. Could be wrong though and I'm too tired to check.