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Re: Getting site listed without submitting it.
From Max on 14 November '98
replying to Getting site listed without submitting it. posted by Jeff

>The page was left abandoned on the internet.
And you have been reported to SPAWP (Society for the Prevention of Abandonment of Web Pages).

>Of course I never submitted the unfinished site to search engines.
>Still you would think some spider would stumble over it and eventually
>index it. That hasn't happened as far as I can tell.

It depends on where the page is, and whether any other pages have links to it. I use "floating"
websites (no links to the index.htm, and no links from any other page on my site) for client demos.
If a SE blunders into my index page, it will not be able to get to the demo. If there is a link from
another site into the "floating" pages, they will eventually be found.

With one 4-year old site, I have never resubmitted it to any search engine since Lycos and AltaVista,
and every new 'bot on the block shows up to index it. There are LOTS of links to this one, from all
over the world though. I don't know how aggressively they look for brand new domains.


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