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6:46 am on Sep 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Don't know why, but it seems my website has been removed from the Fast db. Had terrific ranking too! Possibly my server was down the last crawl, who knows? I just used their basic submit to put it back in - guess I'll see what happens.

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Good luck :)
7:48 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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My site totaly disapeared from fast a few months ago and made it back in the next update. I wouldent worry until the next update, although it is hard not to worry, especialy if you had great ranking.
As Rumbas said good luck.
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Me too! My site was a .co.uk which has completely disappeared.

Still really unclear as to the weight Fast places on .co.uk vs. .com and particularly how their partners rank these factors.

This is the main reason I haven't tried their PFI yet.

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Is Fast really important as far as getting traffic?

I never saw a darn thing out of them, but see a lot out of Google and Yahoo and AOL and my rankings are similar on all for the keywords important to my site.

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>the weight Fast places on .co.uk vs. .com

Fast places no particular weight on any TLD - it's their partners (Lycos etc.) that can choose to filter on a ccTLD. Fx. is Lycos.de fond of .de etc.

>Is Fast really important

You bet. Espcially here in Scandinavia where they power all the major portals in 4 countries. In the US however I think it is minimal what you get from them/Lycos.

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Thanks for educating me, and reminding me: this is webmaster 'world'
:)

Seriously it is good to know about this, as I was wondering from the US results I get, how they stayed in business.

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keyplyr,

My four totally unrelated sites (with individual IP's) were dropped from Fast in Mars. The only thing in common with these sites is the server. I can't see any other reason for this penalty than that someone else on the shared server has broken their rules.

It has been mentioned here, that Fast has exellent customer support. I have written to them several times - no answers!

As Rumbas write, Fast is important in Europe and especially in Scandinavia. My english site got only a couple of occasional daily visitors, but finnish and swedish sites got some nice traffic from SE's powered by them.

Anyway, the point with this message is that to me it looks as if Fast had some kind of server penalty! Why would they? What do you think?

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Thanks Rumbas, So would Fast disallow me doing the following (as it's one database used by partners, with pages ranked according to partners algos):

A site which has a .co.uk and .com and pointing to the same site. I pay the Fast PFI for a page using the .co.uk and a page using the .com which were virtually the same content wise. Therefore, hoping to be ranked in Fast and partners following a search which is country specific (the .co.uk page) and 'worldwide) (the .com page)?

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does it really work I have never tries all the web .co please advise me does it work specially for the tech searches.

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Are you back in the index again?

We lost a lot of pages, but that had to do with an update of the PartnerSite-program. (New index through a new crawler, which only has a look on PartnerSite-pages.)
Now we are back again (okay, we paid for it, that may be the reason...;-) ), but I assume that this reindexing only happened to their partners.

Any other experiences?

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I use FAST to check how many sites are linking to my sites because they show some of the lower PR sites which Google doesn't. Over the last few months, I've noticed that the number of sites linking to one of my sites, as reported by FAST, has changed from 446 to 300 links.

The number of links has either stayed the same or increased slightly in all of the other SEs. So in reality, I believe this drop is more likely attributable to fluctuations in the number of sites FAST lists in their database rather than a decrese in links to my site. I suspect the FAST database is very volatile and listings get both added and dropped at a different pace compared to other SEs.

[edited by: Jane_Doe at 4:59 pm (utc) on Oct. 9, 2002]

3:39 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Same here, G is showing more links than Fast these days, which it never used to.
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Are you back in the index again? - oLeon

Strange, but many of my other pages from my domain appear to have maintained there presence in Fast SERPs, but my index page continues to be absent. If I search for: www.my_domain.com the index page shows, but for my strong KW, it's nowhere - at least not in the first 50 SERPs. Prior to their last update, my index page was in the top 3 or 4 listings on page 1 for most of my KW/phrases.

 

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