paying "inktomi" vs. letting it crawl|
From Ranthvs on 4 April '01
This Inktomi thing, what's that about? Apparently it's an index that gets you onto 4Anything, About, AOL, Canada.com, GoTo, HotBot, iWon, Looksmart, MSN, and NBCi for a yearly fee of about $30.
Thing is, according to my access logs, the inktomi robot is looking at my site nearly every day. I never paid them anything. Do you think they'll find and index sites on their own regardless of who pays and submits?
To be accurate, I should say that the site I'm referring to is a me.buddy-o-mine.com type of piggyback site and I have yet to ask my buddy if HE subscribed to the inktomi service.
Any alternate theories here?