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Ok, we know that Lycos uses results from the Fast network and that you can pay to be included in both Lycos and Fast. My question is, is it neccessary to pay for inclusion into both lycos and fast or will one just do?
Basically, I'm submitting each of my language sites to the Fast network in the hope that I will appear in each language specific lycos (i.e. lycos.de, lycos.es).
Using the PFI (Pay For Indexing) option simply means that your site will be indexed considerably quicker than the free submission would be. If you're interested in this option, I'd recommend you use Position Technologies rather than Lycos Insite - they both do the same thing, but the Position Technologies interface is much nicer to use and the customer service is vastly better!
As to whether submitting in this way will list you in the country specific Lycos sites, I'm not sure. I've checked the submission guidlines and could find nothing of help, so perhaps somebody else may know.
Bottom line: feed your pages to the db, via PositionTech, via Lycos PFI, or via free submission, and your pages will show up for the right languages, regardless of country.
FAST has just sold it's websearch divison, deal was said to be completed by April. We will see how this affects the whole PFI biz. Nonetheless: PFI is a 1 year contract, so whatever new biz options may arise, you should be in the clear.