NONE: Re: ONLINE-ADS>> Search engines dropped my site

Re: ONLINE-ADS>> Search engines dropped my site

Danny Sullivan (
Fri, 7 Nov 1997 01:38:05 0000

Regarding GeoCities and search engines, yes, there are some
problems. It's fine that you have a legitimate page, but free web
pages are immensely popular to search engine spammers. These are
your virtual roommates, and they cause problems for everyone sharing
the common URL.

Search engines have at times not allowed the pages in or allowed
them after a review process. Last I checked with Infoseek, you could
sumbit and get GeoCities pages listed via the Instant Add URL form.
Previously, these were taken via e-mail only.

In general, you should not use free web space if you are concerned
about being indexed. Make the investment in an inexpensive yet
dependable virtual server. There are plenty of good companies to
choose from.


Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Watch

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