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but, strange things happening ....
site no2 is also partially listed .... when i search for site2.co.uk, only 2 links to site2 are displayed - no pages from site2 are shown. however, there is a multimedia results box on the right hand side showing "1 picture found", and this is a .gif shown on site2 (if they can list a picture then why can't they list the pages?)
even more strange is that when i click the back button, 25 pages of the 79 pages on that site are now listed (why don't they show the first time?)
and even more strange is that site2 is listed without the www ...... it had it a few months ago, has it in dmoz, google and all links that i know of also have the www .... any cure for this other than ban fast for a couple of months and then let them back in?
1. Site homepage (that had been re-titled since last update - slight re-arrangement of words to ensure keywords appeared first in the title - and had some cosmetic changes made) slipped from #1 to #8 still showing old title - :( ... then ...
2. Homepage, using new title, listed as #1 - :) ... then ...
3. Homepage dropped altogether - nowhere to be found - :o.
The latter is the status quo, in what appears to be the final version of this late-January update.
Also, in the top ten sites, 3 links are dead links and 3 are hijacks by a totally non-related ecommerce site that appears to be able to create a title from the keywords entered by the searcher, utilise a 'phantom' domain, append a bogus .html file using the searcher's keywords and, when the searcher clicks on the title, take the searcher off to a quite different domain with a webpage completely unrelated to the searcher's keywords.
Anyone got any clues about these conundrums?
As to why they dropped it I dont know. Although I did update the sites design with css. No tricks though(if this is considered a trick then half the internet is in trouble), just controlling font size for <h1> tags and tables for arrangement of content. Guess I'll have to see what happens in the next update
For each click on a link, make a new directory if not found, and either increment a value or set it to zero. In the meantime, redirect the browser on their happy way. Any else have any opinions on this?
joined:Sept 26, 2001
Different searches with the same terms return different results. The same sites come up but in a different order each time, except for the top few - hmmm.
Study Fast. They rank differently than Google. Sometimes it works better, sometimes worse. Don't expect to have identical rankings on both. They are not the same.
If you want good rankings undertake the effort to understand them.
Don't expect getting lots of traffic from Alltheweb. It's a showcase. Fast sells websearch to Portals, mainly the worldwide Lycos nework. If you don't need the traffic from Lycos, or T-online, or Tiscali - good for you. It's not comparable to Google. Nothing is at the moment. If you are not worried about that - think again.
I saw some delays in update cycles myself. However Fast has in this update taken in everything new I had. It's not always the SE's fault when a page does not get refreshed.
Still - it's about time Fast takes up speed again in this particular area.
Hey knoplix - welcome to the board!