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Does no one use these search engines? Ok, I know the FAST update is only a few days old, but still...
Well I read the same post on the same forum I think :) and I can tell you that I didn't notice any changes in results, it seems always the same. Fast is still powering Tiscali ( Excite is owned by Tiscali so.. ) and Lycos too.
May be Google will power these sites but till now nothing new.
>>>I was rather hoping for some real life info from Italian members on how big Fast is for them... hint hint>>>>
Well honestly I can tell you that doing some searches for keywords related to my clients I found the same results than before. I've not done Fast paid inclusion just the free add-url and I'm positioned in the top 5 or between 5 and 10 ( with keyword that return 150000 results ). I can tell you that I receive about zero from these engines in fact in Italy it's getting really popular Google. Summing results I noticed about 10% from Fast 60% from Google , 12% Virgilio 11% Yahoo ( still Yahoo not Google ) and teh rest from Altavista, Arianna and others.
I don't know if it can help you but that's my experience. I strongly suggest to use Google Adwords in Italy ( good results ).