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It used to work this way:
- wait until something major happened in the world.
- go do searches and find everything you can about the topic.
- build a quick page that you updated as fast as you could.
- submit to infoseek and wait to get spidered.
With Infoseeks instant indexing, you could build a page and have it pulling several thousand referrals within an hour or two.
Anyone playing the Google "fresh" sweepstakes? If so, how's it working?
Use the search facility up top to obtain a plethora of info on freshbot.
I had him on my site for over 18 days this month and was amazed at new pages appearing (and still do) My ISP & web server had a breakdown for about 90 hours where I could not upload new content & he slipped away (or so I thought, as I have not seen him anywhere today in my category)
Oh well loved it while the going was good(And only followed the BT rules of a better website)
Now I miss him!
Will be interested to see how the dance affects me now.
PS was at posn 199-201 for many months and then got to #46 in the last 2 months after giving up on Bretts rules for a better web page......so thank you to everyone and this forum.....OK a long way to go, but there is inspiration again
Cheers from the Outback
so if you make for example pagenew.htm what do you do? link from index.htm to it? orfrom any other page and googlebot will fresh crawl it?
i am little confused HOW does freshbot findthis new page?
Now that my fresh tag is gone, though, the page is down on page 3 of the SERPS. In my experience with it all, an updated page goes by the PR it always had, while a truly NEW PAGE gets a guessed PR that you can't see in the toolbar (which in my experience is always higher than it will end up with).
I've had similar experiences with other pages - many very competitive. I DO think linking structure plays a key role, but in the end, there will never be a way to convince me that I can't get a nice boost with a new page on a timely issue - I've done it too many time. Now, it's just a matter of getting down the timing.
can somebody tell me how freshbotz finds your newly added page?
I'm interested in this too. Freshbot's been comming around these parts and (s)he seems to hit 6-10 pages at a pass. Several are somewhat predictable, and the others seem arbitrary, meaning they vary from visit to visit. I'm curious whether anything can be done to influence freshbot to hit a particular page.
I'm also curious whether there is a way of forecasting when the deep crawl might come through.
I had a page that I submitted to Google and placed some links. It showed up for a couple of hours and then disappeared. I was pretty confused.