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    Is this old news? Yahoo! Aquires Inktomi. I haven't seen anything posted on this board... perhaps I'm blind.

    I'm concerned because I submitted many pages to Inktomi recently. All the keywords I was optimizing for ranked decently on MSN/Inktomi/HotBot until now. Now I get zip. I don't see that any of the keywords I've optimized for rank at all on the pages I submitted.

    What's up with that???

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    "Is this old news?"

    About 3 months old

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    It's not exactly old news as Yahoo now own Inktomi whereas before they were going to buy it. Already, the BBC website has switched from Google to Inktomi results.

    Frank, were your listings in PFI or free inclusion ? They may have been dropped for being doorways but then again, it may just be a temporary thing.

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    Someone had mentioned in another forum about a drop-off in MSN referrals. The discussion didn't make it clear whether others thought it was an Inktomi or MSN change.

    "Don't let yesterday take up to much of today."

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    We paid for the submission. The standard $39 for the first page, $25 for each additional page deal.

    Good news! It was a temporary thing. We were only down for a short time. I just checked again now and our keywords are ranking on those pages.

    Thanks gang,

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    I notice this all the time when checking MSN. When Inktomi is just about to update, my keywords disappear for a short while. After updating, they are back.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I notice this all the time when checking MSN. When Inktomi is just about to update, my keywords disappear for a short while. After updating, they are back.
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    Same thing here, but it is still a traumatic experience. I did not realize it corresponded with the updates, though.

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    Yeah... that WAS friggin' traumatic!

    I've been working on basic SEO for a while now and when I saw all that work disappear I almost carped my pants.

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