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They are still presenting the top 5 hits from Direct Hit/Inktomi (ala Hotbot), but the next 10 under the divider are perfect item for item match with AllTheWeb. I hadn't noticed it too much, but with yesterdays update, I find have have a few dozen top five rankings on Lycos now - this a major boost in traffic. Lycos almost out did Altavista today on several domains.
Fast is spidering FAST. We submitted some new domains Saturday - 2 days ago and we were in the index this morning already (wow! The old Infoseek style! 36hours from submission to live).
It appears they are giving a good boost to NEW domains, so now would be the time to submit those extra domains you've forgot about.
(aren't ya glad I kept this forum Rc...lol)
I also asked them if there was going to be a press release on Lycos using their results: "...that is all strickly in the test phase for 30 to 60 days and if Lycos like us, then there should be an annoucement". Since Lycos holds a stake in Fast, I can't see them NOT using Fast forever. Especially now that Lycos has proposed merging with Terra since Fast knows the Euro market better than Lycos itself.
Good point. And, if you need someone to round out a search return, I expect Fast is a whole lot cheaper than INK.
Brett, you've mentioned that it wouldn't surprise you if LookSmart started using Fast. LookSmart also is working Euro deals. You playing a hunch? Or, have you heard something?
I seem to be showing quite different results from alltheweb proper vs. lycos. Both are similar in some searches but in others they are not. Any reasons or explanations for this? I could give specific examples, but would prefer to hear from other memebers as to what their status is on the different searches. Thanks.
The first two are # 23 and #24 at alltheweb, but that category, on all three, is loaded with dozens of those spam pages that were infesting that category on the Ink sites that finally got removed by canada.com I reported it to allthesites this morning.
I'm seeing pages get in very quickly, and have also noticed way different results between alltheweb and Lycos - sites are lower.
I know I am new at all this but it seems to me from all my lycos H*LL that Lycos although using Fast.no... still is not AS FAST as their supplier in updating their database... The Fast crawler indexes almost all URLS the first time you submit them within a few days or at most a few weeks. Incredible :)
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