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Excite Issues
From GDS at Graphix Designer's Studio on 13 Jan '99
If you havn't noticed it yet Excite has been dropping a lot of pages from it's directory, or penalizing them for WHATEVER reason. I'm
pretty angry about this, and I just found out about it, so I'll
sumarize real quick - I was looking at my search ratings (I do about
once every 3 days) but before I did this, I went through my stats. I
noticed that I got about 1 hit from excite, which is my best traffic
search engine, in which I usually get around 25. This isn't a big deal,
but I like to monitor the art of search engine listings. Anyway, I
went to and checked my listings for my desired keyword,
and I wasn't in the top 300!! I first firgured that 290 sites (i was
10th) came in and beat me at the keyword race. Nope - most of the
people ahead of me weren't there either. I was still in the database,
but couldn't find my page on any searches related to my page. It seems
this has been happening to other people too! Excite has either dropped
sites, or penalized them, and from what I've heard, they do it on a 90
or so day basis, or whenever they update their database... Anyone konw
why this is?? I would think if it was an error they would fix it, since
many of the biggest search engines rely on excite's database to search
from. If you didn't know, go check your site listings, it may have been
dropped. I'm resubmitting my stuff every 2 weeks (from
its pretty easy that way... any help on this is appreciated!

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