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AOL shows all of the ODP category rankings before any of the Inktomi results show up. So if you are in a popular search category than chances are no one is seeing your Inktomi listings as they might be buried on the 40th page of results.
As far as the cloaking aspect is concerned, it doesn't matter whether the page is cloaked or not for the inktomi results. AOL is not out there trying to determine or ban cloaked pages (as far as I know).
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>As far as the cloaking aspect is concerned, it doesn't matter whether the page is cloaked or not for the inktomi results. AOL is not out there trying to determine or ban cloaked pages (as far as I know).
This is really, really bad. I am worried that I will never get my cloaked pages into DMOZ and that no one will ever see the inktomi results.
On a related note, does anyone know exactly how AOL determines how it lists results? To me it looks like the following:
First 3 listings: GOTO - "Sponsored links"
Primary results: Open Directory
Secondary results: Inktomi
However, if I search for (bath AND towel) on AOL, I get a bunch of listings. These listings are on DMOZ but not necessarily under the search for bath towels (AND is the default). To me, it looks like AOL just takes all sites from DMOZ and lists them in an order that is determined by their own algorithm. Then, after all sites on DMOZ that contain bath OR towels are exhausted, the inktomi results are listed (by the way, I am looking at Canada.com to see what results should be considered Inktomi results since they supposedly get their main listings from here).
Does this jive with your ideas....baby?
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