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We have been and are continuing to investigate any issues with sites that have
had their rank affected after inclusion into the program. Any specific information
(keyword and url combinations with rank before/after inclusion) that anyone here is
willing to provide the team to help diagnose this issue would be appreciated. Please
send specifics to my sticky mail...
Fantastic if together we could shed some light on this!
So folks, if you have serious problems with PartnerSite (Lycos InSite), and you are sure it's not on your side, give Matt a sticky.
Please make sure not to flood his box with unrelated stuff so that he actually can help people whose rankings have plummetted after paid inclusion.
What a pleasure seeing you joining in. As heini says, some members have been experiencing some problems with the service. Far from everybody, and my own experience have been good, but good to see you caring and let's hope that we can all learn from it.
Guys & girls, be nice to Matt and try to keep as much conversation out here in the forum so we all benefit.
great to see you here, and wish you all the best.
just to clarify matters are you dealing just with the Lycos side of things, or also PositionTechs submissions for FAST.
I signed up for paid inclusion a few weeks ago. I used to be quite prominent, but now I'm hard to find - even with very specific keywords. My account says that 10 pages have been successfully crawled OK, with the same 10 currently pending. When I manage to find my site in AlltheWeb and look for more results from my site I only get 2 pages.
Are my pages dropped after a crawl while they are pending? If so they might only be in the database half the time!
Please get in touch.
(and feeling deserted :( - gedditt! :) )
Nice listing in fast, then i got the 'fast' paid listing and disappeard for 2 weeks out of the fast results and then got back again.
The only advantage i see is, you can see the clicks on your links, but i don't think i get more visitors then i already did from fast before the paid submission.
are you saying that eventually you *do* get back in the listings?
Secondly to the moderators - how do I ensure Fastweb is aware of my message
So.. Now i can 'check' my clicks, and my account states:
That seems to be very little visitors for a page that ranks on page #1 for the a main keyword of that domain.
Since PFI pages are ranked for the exact same criteria as all other pages, the same problems would hit both.
Sahara, FastMatt asked specifically to contact him by sticky mail in case of PFI pages having significantly lost rankings, read first message.
I recall that some time ago you wrote that PFI might use a *different* database than non-PFI - correct me if I'm wrong.
But if the PFI database isn't working properly then this is a technical argument - the most serious ranking problem of all is not being included!
PFI pages not getting spidered, or only sometimes getting spidered, is another most likely unrelated thing .
Inclusion is *indeed* a problem - how can it not be in a search engine! You concur(and originally suggested) that PFI and non-PFI are using different databases; and you agree that listings are misbehaving.
So what, precisely, is the message that you are trying to convey?
What I am trying to convey is clear enough - there is a serious problem with my account.
[edited by: heini at 4:40 pm (utc) on Oct. 24, 2002]
In the past few minutes I've just checked my account and now have no information at all:
the message is
The Spidering Statistics are currently unavailable.
If the pages are in the index can be checked with this command:
Anyway, either it's a problem on your side, something that hinders Fast's spider to grab your pages, or it's a problem on Fast's side, like they can't for some technical reason insert your pages to the db.
I have over the last days seen an occasional report of similar problems, so it looks like we might see a problem with the InSite program.
Anybody else seeing this problem?
sahara let me try and convey this to you, it should be clear enough.
If you are having problems with a service that you have paid for contact the people you paid.
If that fails contact the people who ultimatley provide the service, from what I hear the customer service is excellent.
If the [imho] the good advice you have received thus far is not worthy of your consideration then so be it.
This is not the Fast support desk.