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Re: INTERESTING - Altavista goes international
From Jochen Binikowski at Ships in Bottles on 09 November '97 at 17:29
adding to INTERESTING - Altavista goes international posted by Jim on 08 November '97 at 08:07


>>1. I discovered that Altavista is 2 times existing: Altavista.digital.com and Altavista.telia.com. Althought I registered my homepages at both, they appear only at Altavista.telia.com. Before, my homepages were only hosted by AOL and I thought, that this might be the reason that Altavista.digital.com does not like my sites.
>>Since about one week I have my own domain but the result is the same. What did I do wrong? Altavista
>>digital.com displays only those (AOL) sites where I am only indirectly present through links like in Yahoo!,
>>Sharelok.de etc.

>altavista.digital.com indexes all "top level" domains
>ie. com, net, org and altavista.telia.com indexes the
>rest ie. all second level/international domains. For you,
>this means that because your domain end in .de you'll
>NEVER be listed on altavista.digital.com

>Bummer :(

>>2. The address of my main Hompage is http://www.buddel.de while the startfile is home.htm When I
>>directly encode the following combinations in the browser, my site appears:
>>http://www.buddel.de/home.htm
>>http://www.buddel.de/
>>http://www.buddel.de
>>http://buddel.de
>>Which combination is the best for registering URLs to the search engeenes?
>>I will be very thankfull for some hints.

>It doesn't matter which of these you register because a) the problem above and
>b) the robot "resolves" your domain. In other words, it doesn't matter whether
>you use the slash or not.

Hi Jim,
thanks for your explanations. But now I have a surprise for you: In the meantime Altavista.digital.com have indexed all my sites including those from AOL. Maybe this was the result of my e-mail complains I sent to Altavista.digital and telia.
Regards from Hamburg, Jochen


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