ENGINE SAFE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for Hot Bot
article addresses search engine specific guidelines
CLICK HERE for general
search engine guidelines
Submission Limit per Day: 50
How long does it take to index a page? 2 weeks
Note: Your best bet for submitting to the Inktomi engines is to go
through their pay inclusion program.
Inktomi supplies results to HotBot, Canada.com, iWon, GoTo, MSN
Search, and many more search services. To get your site into the
Inktomi engine faster, use their pay inclusion program.
Be sure to submit all important pages of your site to HotBot. Try
submitting the same page using different variations of the page. For
You may find that your sites using the "www" are ranked slightly
higher than those without the "www."
When you submit a site to Inktomi, you may have noticed that it may be
appear in the index for a month or two and then be dropped? Inktomi
will analyze a page for inclusion in their index. It is dropped
because Inktomi has not seen it come up in a search and has determined
that it doesn't have any value."
So, if the page doesn't get accessed through a search engine, it will
be dropped from the Inktomi index?
Yes for Inktomi, no for AltaVista. Inktomi has two indexes.
Have you also noticed that your rankings fluctuate in HotBot or other
engines? Rankings will alter by the hour with some engines. If you
lose the spot for more than two weeks, you should be concerned.
To check to see if your pages are in the index, use their Check URL
Or, visit HotBot's main page and choose the "Advanced Search" button,
which is on the left-hand side of the page. The Super Search page will
Find the Location/Domain box toward the middle of the page, and enter
your domain without the "http://www" prefix in the domain box. You can
choose other variables, such as the page depth and the number of
search results you'll be shown. Click on Search.
Sooke in the News
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