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The current database is still showing pages that we removed 2 months ago, and none of the new pages have appeared yet that were crawled.
Has anyone been tracking the FAST update cycles? I suppose that it will become much more important if/when Yahoo swaps over.
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I have no idea at all, Heini.
The site in question is of the form:
Sub1 and sub3 are indexed, but not sub2, which was there before sub3. All subs have hundreds of pages of unique information, not even any real SEO or anything on them. Similar page structures as sub1 and of course linked form www.url.com
No reason therefore why it should not be included (and in my opinion, ranked well). It just seems to get continually overlooked.
joined:Feb 8, 2002
I have a new site that went online a 2.5 months ago. That one isn't showing up in Fast at all, though it's been in the Google index for two months now, ranking well for its keywords. It is getting 12,000 pageviews a month in traffic based largely on Google and Google partner listings.
The new site has about 40 links, some from high PR sites, including a DMOZ PR 7 page. Twenty of the links are showing up in Fast, including links from a number of DMOZ clones, but the DMOZ link itself isn't showing up. (I don't pay for speedy inclusion of either site.) The DMOZ link has shown up in Google since the last update.
Fast may update their index with *some* web pages more frequently than Google, but I suspect if anybody did a calculation on the *total* number of web pages updated in the index per month, Google would have them easily beat.
I just re-checked on both lycos and alltheweb, and none of my paid site pages are coming up, and this is rather new as they have been ranked in the top 10 on alltheweb in the past and now nowhere.
There are some free pages showing, but curiously, not the paid for review sites, which according to the lycos in site information, they were crawled okay today.
I am at a huge loss as to what goes on with the different results I see (almost weekly) and was actually coming up in rank last week and pleased. I have 36 incoming links according to alltheweb link:url and as I mentioned, very high placement in the other major engines, #1 in Google, Yahoo and MSN for our keywords. Noticed the same results in both lycos and alltheweb...and don't really know what to make of it.
If server was down, would'nt that be documented in lycos update information?
Have been seeing news about positiontech coming on board...would that be a better option for PPI?
I was hoping that they are saving up a massive update to coincide with some big news, like the Yahoo contract, but that seems increasingly unlikely.
One of our customers has about 400 pages in the index. They are all optimized for specific keywords and had good rankings. Now, the home page of that site shows up in the SERPS instead (well ranked), even if the search terms appear on the home page only once in the link to the optimized pages. One of my collegues' private site links to one of the optimized pages. And even his site ranks high for the terms in the anchor text of the link, although the terms appear nowhere else on the page.
My first impression is that there have been major changes in the algo and on-page optimization became far less important.
No sign of an update yet.
Looking at the dates for our pages, the majority have the recorded date as "2002/02/19", with some even older than that.
In fact only the front page has been visited since February according to Hotbot (DATE: 2002/04/18)
7 months to update seems a little excessive, especially given that the site has been completely crawled since then.
Mr_Dredd2, when were your pages last updated by Fast? It is good to see that we have company in the Fast zombie zone (we're there but everything is dead ;))
If we have triggered a spam flag, then why are any of the pages still in there? If not, then why isn't it updating at all?
And shouldn't there be some kind of check for pages older than a couple of months? I would think that pages older than 3 months should be automatically removed, rather than risk sending people to dead pages.
I have contacted Fast about this and will let you know if I get an answer.
It appears that Abrexa UK now has 91 incoming links recorded by Fast, so I can't see that it is a lack of link popularity.