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The whole time it had a 'blank' record for my homepage - it didn't come up in any searches, but if I put in the URL as my search term, it would come up as:
Description: my title from my home page in lowercase
and the 'FAST facts' were:
Last changed: 1970-01-01, 00:00 GMT
Document size: 42 bytes
If I clicked 'who links to this page' I'd get from 40-60 inbounds listed.
If you'd like to see it in person, sticky me and I'll be happy to send you my URL and gripe in private. :)
I had some very tentative hits, finally, last month, it touched a few more pages and did the same thing with those - 'blank' records with no last changed and 42b size (untrue of course).
Why won't it just get my site? Or at least the pages it pretends to have? Any ideas?
Do I care? What % of traffic do you typically get from alltheweb.com? Any?
[edited by: engine at 11:52 am (utc) on Nov. 14, 2003]
[edit reason] examplified & de-linked [/edit]
>I'll just have to stick to riding the Google wave
I wouldn't do that. The old story about the eggs and only one basket. As you mention regarding the florida update - what if Google drops you?
Give the FAST spider some time, but don't stress about it, it will eventually come by and eat all you put in front of it :)
Google would in such a situation only show the URL as a link in the SERPs and a 'Similar pages' link. No snippet, no size, no 'Cached'.
See also: ATW reads robots.txt then leaves [webmasterworld.com]
btw: I didn't change anything, it just took 'em 6 months or so to decide I'd win the "will he pay?" battle-of-wills. Ironic how I was on my way to check one last time before I broke down and paid up for PFI... HA!