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Mirago

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11:19 am on Aug 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone had much traffic from Mirago or any luck getting rankings that are worth writing home about ?

I've been looking around due to the many problems with inktomi, trying to find other uk SE's to submit my clients sites to and came across mirago.

anyone got any idea on the algo's for them, they also say only to submit index page any one had any luck getting anything else in ?

Or is it really worth while worry about at all ?

12:36 pm on Aug 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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>much traffic from Mirago

Very little, although they were providing some of the results for ask.co.uk which could bring reasonable traffic if you have the number 1 rank. Had a quick peek at ask today at it seems they no longer use mirago, will check some logs to see if this is permanent.

>any idea on the algo's for them

The highest word density imaginable, particularly in the meta tag area. Take a look at the source of this page [loan-line.co.uk] [number 6 for loans]. Wow ;)

They would be an ideal candidate for a keyword stuffed noframes section.

On many occasions they give a number 1 spot to sites whose domain name match the keywords entered. I would also be wary of analysing the top ranked pages too much, there may be some <cough> favours being granted.

>only to submit index page

They do spider the whole site.

They are doing a bit of advertising in the Internet magazines etc and are on my submission list.

3:18 pm on Aug 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the info,

I must admit I did feel that some of the top placed listings did seem erratic after looking at the source code, think someone may have dropped a brown enverlope on the floor :)

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Keywords in the domain name are a sure fire winner with mirago. If you have the exact match then I would say you are guaranteed to be listed 1st.

I get a reasonable number of referals from ask.co.uk which use mirago. Certainly worth submiting your root URL and letting "Henry" crawl your site.

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They say they only take British stuff, yet I see a lot of .coms in there. Any Yanks having luck with Mirago?
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Don't forget there are a lot of UK .coms - as long as they prove they're uk (address etc.) or relevant to, they 'should' get in.

To quote..

"Only submit sites which are in English, Irish, Welsh or Scottish Celtic and are either based in the UK and Ireland or are relevant to their residents. Sites which do not meet these criteria will not be added."

6:35 pm on Aug 23, 2000 (gmt 0)

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thanks everyone, I think I now have enough info to try submitting a few sites.:)