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2:38 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

Hope everyones well.

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).

Cheers,

Lee.

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2:42 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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One will go Leejack... :)
3:06 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Tor, much appreciated.

I didn't really get the jist of your answer, did you mean that submitting to Fast will get us listed in the language specific Lycos's?

Thanks again,

Lee.

5:22 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Submitting directly to FAST via the free-submit should do the trick and get you listed, although it may take some time for your sites to get listed.

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.

R.

9:00 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's all just one database, maintained by FAST.
Once you get a page into the db it gets displayed all over the network of partners.
Those partners all use some kind of filtering. Most obvious filter is language specific. So if you get a spanish page into the db it will show up on a spanish partner, like terra.es. Similar with all languages.

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.

9:08 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Oh, and should you use paid submission, for large quantities of pages, insist on getting solid feedback on how and if the PFI model will be affected by the change in ownership. And come back to report on that, will you?
9:23 am on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys,

I will certainly post my findings should I recieve any valuable information.

Lee.