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My listing often disappears from Direct Hit

Anyone else notice this?

     
6:38 am on Nov 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

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My listing often disappears from Direct Hit for days at a time (weeks?) and then it comes back again.

Does anyone else notice this happening to their site?

Also, what sites does DH use to determine popularity?

8:10 am on Nov 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

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last i knew, DH got popularity data from anyone who used their results; that was the "trade" deal. that may be different now; i somehow doubt that MSN is giving them clickthrough data.

a few years back, they were getting data from all partners: AOL, HotBot, Lycos, iWon, MSN. not sure who's still "playing ball".

FWIW, i'd expect them to piggyback on teoma (and probably get wrapped into the teoma SERP) when teoma is finally rolled out with an official launch.

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6 months on my site is not even included in DH. Despite ODP listings, and manual submits to DH.
10:55 am on Nov 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Never got to grips with Direct Hit
11:36 am on Nov 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

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namnibose > i have seen the same, one minute the site is listed the next it is not.

gethan > it took 9 months to get a site listed in which it seems to bounce in and out of the listings.

Ian > I agree with you completely, it would be nice to get sites listed their, but i am not going to waste my time worrying about DH rather sparodic db inclusions and ranking system.

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So you get ranked according to how many hits you get on Direct Hit itself?

And the people already on page 1 get more hits than those on page 2............hmmmmmmmmm!

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Rich get richer....
6:04 am on Nov 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It took serious efforts on my part, but eventually I have placed my personal site in the top 10 listings for several of my KW and phrases ("efforts" being the dynamic here - hint.)

Since DH (and of course Ask.com) is supplying more and more results to other start-ups, this has paid off well in hits, but it did take a very long time.