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Re: Excite Dropping Pages?
From Sandy on 27 Feb '99
replying to Re: Excite Dropping Pages? posted by marge

>>Is anyone else out there experiencing similar results with excite
>in which you have lots of pages indexed one day and then all of
>a sudden "poof" gone? Once again... these are not spam pages
>so we can see no obvious reason for them to be removed intentionally.
>
>I had a couple of fairly low listings on Excite. Redid all my pages,
>following Max's advice, and resubmitted about 10 of them.
>
>that was two months or more ago. To date, NONE of my pages show up
>in the first 999 listings on Excite.
>
>Their submit URL listing says submit one page and they'll spider you;
>Jim's page and several other guides suggest submitting more than one,
>so I did.
>
>I think, but I'm not sure, that I got "punished" for submitting
>multiple pages. Since Netscape's Search function is now defaulting
>to Excite, and since AOL uses Excite, the inability to get listed at
>all is really bad. I've even gone to the length of creating some
>special "doorway" pages just for Excite. nada.

This search engine business is tough. I have several small sites under my main site. I noticed I could only get one site at a time in, so I wrote. They said they needed to change my url to an isp so that the robot would allow more than one listing. I now get more than one listing, however, I've noticed that when I add a new page, all the old pages are dropped and all that shows up is the new ones. My next step is to sit down and list all my sites at once and see what happens. As far as getting these pages to actually be found, that's another story with no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes they get found, most times they're buried. Good luck!
>




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