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Indexing on Excite, Lycos and Infoseek
From H-H at London Shows on 5 March '00
The deadlock mb has always provided lots of good tips for me. I thought I would pass on a bit of news I had.
I have spent months trying to get on Excite, Infoseek and Lycos. I have managed good positions on most others. In desperation I emailed them - and received the following responses:

Excite - "I would like to apologise for this inconvenience. It is a problem that is
occurring our end. The problem has been reported and is now being looked
into by our engineers as a high priority issue." "Unfortunately we are not accepting submissions via the "Add URL" feature
at this time, nor are we performing any web sites updates. We are
performing routine maintenance to ensure the quality of our service, and
I cannot speculate on when we will resume accepting submissions.

All Add/URL submissions are maintained in a database. As soon as we can,
we will process the backlog of submissions and insert them into the
index (subject to editorial approval)."

Lycos - didn't bother to respond!!!

Hope this might help others who are getting fed up trying these SE's.

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