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- Inktomi Optimization -
( Tips provided by zettas.com )
Although I put it under the search engine section Inktomi
is not a search engine. Inktomi is a database that supplies
search results for many search engines. The most notable
of these search engines are HotBot
and Canada. Inktomi is a very
powerful database since it serves search results for a lot
of various search engines. But many believe inktomi is losing
its steam. Due to its high price to search engines many
search engines are no longer partnering with inktomi.
to get listed: To get listed in the Inktomi database
you can either use the free submit web site forms in one
of its partner sites or you can use the paid service one
of which can be found at Position
to get a good listing: It is hard to say how to get
a good listing in Inktomi since different search engines
use the database and many of the search engines interperate
the database in various ways so search results will come
up differently. There are a few general things to consider
when trying to get a site listed in Inktomi though.
off, to get a good listing you should use their paid listing
service found at Position Tech. Luckily Position Tech isn't
too expensive although the price has recently be rising.
The price is currently $30 for the first page you want listed
and then $12 for every page thereafter. This will get you
into the Inktomi database within a couple of days instead
of waiting for weeks using the free submit web site forms.
Another great thing about paying for inclusion is that the
Inktomi spider will crawl your page every 48 hours making
it easy for you to see if any updates made to your page
affected your ranking in search engines.
sites that are already listed in Inktomi is very important
now too. If you submit your site with the free submit web
site form your site will immediately receive a ranking penalty
when it is indexed. This penalty is removed once the main
Inktomi spider reaches your site by crawling links on other
website not related to your own. This new procedure by Inktomi
is to try and prevent people from spamming their database.
They figure if a site has links coming into it from other
sites it has a higher probability of being a high quality
legitamate site. If you or anyone else does not submit to
your site with the free submit web site form but instead
only do the paid inclusion through Position Tech then you
will not receive the penalty.
of updates: If
you use the free submit web site form expect your site to
be indexed within 6-8 weeks, if at all. If you use Position
Tech's paid inclusion service your site will get updated
approximately every 48 hours.
of bot: Slurp. Check your website logs and see if Slurp
has visited your site.
Read more at: Zettas.com