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So... what can be done about Fast? My site does fine on Google so I know that optimizing for Google has no reltionship with doing well on Fast.
My site already is in the Fast database, but it wasn't a paid inclusion. Do you need to pay to get improve placement, and if I do pay will I also slightly benefit in getting good placements in completely inapproriate search results?
There doesn't seem to be any material on Fast, I suppose because it seems like it is just random luck on how they place you, but given that they are trying to sell their junky results around, is their any strategy that seems to work? (Please assume good content and linking and a top ten Google listing.)
BUT, there is also a randomizing factor in the algo that throws in a result that is related on theme but without the keywords anywhere on the page,title,etc. I think it may be that the terms appear on backward links. Try a search for "out of the box [alltheweb.com]" and you'll see that search results 5 and 7 are anomalies.
Fast is an interesting search engine and I'm definitely keeping my eye on it because, in the future, it could be playing an important role in the U.S. market.