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After about a month of being absent in FAST SERPs and manually (free) submitting my index page several times, the FAST-WebCrawler/3 has finally come 'round. Once or twice before, the FAST crawler came and got the robots.txt and nothing else. I was beginning to think that I somehow inadvertantly banned it, bit this time it took a couple dozen pages; nowhere near what Googlebot gets, but enough to look like a serious crawl. Now I get to wait for an update!
Keep us posted on future crawls and of course how the rankings and traffic turn out for you.
Is it an english language site?
I'm always interested in how english sites are doing with FAST. European sites can do very well with FAST due to the vast number of partners FAST have over here.
Yes, the website content is written in English but I include a 3rd party (12 language) translator on every page that does the job satisfactory. This hasn't seemed to help with Euro or Asian Search Engines, but I think it helps generate return traffic once the user sees he/she has language options. Still, when submitting to International directories, I include the term "tranlator" in the site description.
In the past, I've seen only moderate traffic through Fast/Lycos. Then after my index page vanished from their search, it dropped further but I still had a few other pages that were coming up and bringing a few hits.
My concern is primarily the Lycos Euro presence and of course the future potential that FAST has in these markets. If they start to propagate anything like Google has, I wanna be in there for the ride!