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Lycos InSite - Adding new pages of same domain



1:10 pm on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hi all..
Does any one have the experience of opting for Lycos InSite select for few pages initially and then upgrading the same to more pages of the same domain?
I recently opted for this service by paying $18+$12 for a page of my site on a trial basis and now want to add few more pages, going by the results (encouraging really!). But there seems to be problems galore.
1. There is no option for me to specify which pages to add. I simply have to mention the total no. of pages I need to get crawled and it looks like those pages will be decided by them randomly!
2. Again I am being asked to pay $18+$12 which I had already paid for membership and one page listing. Please remember, the pages belong to the same domain! I now want to add 2 more pages (apart from the one I had already listed, thereby making it totally 3), I am billed $18+3*$12 = $54! where as to my knowledge and commonsence it should be only 2*$12 = $24.

Is this the way it works or an odd one in my case?

Thank You


6:55 pm on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

this is the way it works or an odd one

The Contractor

7:30 pm on Oct 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Step 1. Go to your account
Step 2. Choose Manage Account
Step 3. Under Options in left box choose “Change number of spidered pages”
Step 4. Next page shows amount of pages currently spidered/paid for-> change the number (say it is three and you want to add 3 more – change to 6) then select “continue”. It will then take you back to your main account page.
Step 5. Repeat Step 2.
Step 6. Under Options in left box choose “Edit existing page URLs”
Step 6. Copy/Paste additional URLs of pages into the box and then select “continue”.

See that’s all there is to it – easy right (just kidding as they have the worst interface I have seen). ;)

Hope this helps :)


7:25 am on Oct 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Thank you for taking your time off. When the guys whom I have paid, aren't responding to my doubts, I can only bank on ever trustworthy WebmasterWorld. I hope my problems are the problems with many others too, so let's settle issues once and for all.

Your way seems to work, but I couldn't finish the process. As I mentioned, I am again being billed for annual membership fee($18) and page already paid for. They mention "the unused portion will be credited to your Lycos Network account" Not sure what do they mean. In all likelyhood, if I want to add few more pages in future, again I'll end paying membership fee and for earlier pages. What will I make use of that credit piled up for?!
Lets all pool in our ideas and hope these guys can pick up few suggestions from here.

The Contractor

9:30 pm on Oct 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

My take on this is you pay your yearly membership fee and then are charged for each URL added. This is the way it has always worked to my knowledge.


11:26 am on Oct 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

hmm, yes , the interface is bad. To summize, what you are doing is as follows:

1. cancelling your original subscription
2. Giving yourself credit for any unused credit time
3.charging yourself for opening a new account

BUT, you are not charged for the secondary subscription, this is calculated against the credit you had in your account for any unused days for the subscription.. confusing, yes.

When you place orders you will see it looks like that you are being charged again for all previous submissions, but you will see a secondary total which , by deducting the total amount from the previous submissions will be the total you are being charged for your consequent submissions.



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