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I think that would be a correct assumption to make, as the pfi is the 48' hour based spidering program that ATW offers, hence if the pages are not submitted to the PFI, and left on the old crawl cycles, then some pages will be updating fast and others will be upadting with the rest of the index.
I think the real question is there a back door to getting the other pages, not submitted to the PFI, on a 48 hour crawl cycle, defintely a question for heini & Rumbas.
What happens when you replace one URL with another? Specifically, does the other page get completely dropped like it does in Inktomi?
BTW, I'm already seeing some traffic and improved SERP. I just want to know a little bit about the details of how the system works.
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<I think that would be a correct assumption to make, as the pfi is the 48' hour based spidering program that ATW offers, hence if the pages are not submitted to the PFI, and left on the old crawl cycles, then some pages will be updating fast and others will be upadting with the rest of the index.>
I have three pages in alltheweb thru PFI. They were indexed w/in 48 hours, although the page rank was not as I expected with my search terms as they ranked with Google, etc.
Also, a page that I never submitted through PFI ranked actually higher than those I had submitted.
Since my initial submission I "swapped" one of my pages for another page and it was immediately listed...the other page has dropped from site.
But...in the last week (I assume there has been an update of the entire index) I am now ranking higher for the search terms and on the first page.
So...in a nutshell...from my own personal experience:
*PFI pages get indexed and placed quickly.
*Some pages will get indexed that are not PFI.
*Swapping pages on PFI will index the new page and in my case possibly loose the old page listing.
*After an entire update...you may see your position change dramatically from the first results after PFI.
Like I said...this is what I am seeing since I opted for PFI...
overall experience...very pleased with my decision to PFI with Lycos...
Linda (still a newbie and still learning and lovin' it)
I have had pages in other engines (specifically AV) which were in for free dropped when I decided to include a couple of frequently updated pages in a PFI.
It was almost as though they looked at the domain and decided to exclude all pages which weren't paid for.
I would love to know if anyone has had this experience with Fast?
I have 10 total pages:
>7 pages are listed in alltheweb
>3 pages are PFI pages
>4 pages are free listings
>3 pages are not listed
With but a few exceptions Yahoo is really the only Search Engine/Directory (web sites listings) you can't get into for free that's worth the fee but only after the fact....
See post #8
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I've 3 pages in the 48 hours crawl. The other pages i've in the free crawl, spidered as in the past.
When you update the 48 crawl url the page replaced will resume the free crawl title & description, but is not definitively dropped.
My big question is: can fast spider some pages following the 48h crawl? And how fast can check my link popularity without following the links on my 48h crawl pages?