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- HotBot Optimization -
( Tips provided by zettas.com )
Now part of the Terra Lycos Network, HotBot is an essential
Search Engine to get your website listed in. HotBot obtains
its results from three different sources: Direct
Hit, Open Directory Project,
to get listed: To get listed go to HotBot's Submit
Web Site form. (Be sure to have meta tags on your webpage
to get a good listing: Since HotBot uses three different
databases as listed above the first thing you should do
is make sure you submit your site to all three databases
Direct Hit, Open Directory Project, and Inktomi and read
up on their respective sections within this webpage. In
general, the most common results on the first page are from
Direct Hit, the second results page are from Dmoz, and the
rest are from Inktomi.
amount of incoming links from other sites that HotBot recognize
is important also. The more sites that are already listed
in HotBot and have a link on their site pointing to your
site the better your listing will become.
get those top "Featured Listings" you'll have
to have your site listed in GoTo.com and have one one of
the top three paid listings for the relevant keywod(s).
of updates: The best way to measure the frequency of
updates is by submitting your site to Inktomi via Position
Tech. If you do this your site will be updated in the index
on an average of every 2 days.
of bot: HotBot no longer has its own bot, if you use
HotBot's Submit Web Site form Inktomi's bot "Slurp"
will visit your website.
Read more at: Zettas.com