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From: ian singer <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] We need more exposure
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 21:25:43 -0800
References: <001501c07607$1781b900$f8d9cfa9@oemcomputer> <001301c07608$033e3bc0$a621bed1@oemcomputer> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Ian, SeachThingy isn't really set up to be used as a website search engine.
> There's no way to constrain the hits to only those pages at your own
> website. It *is* a great way for folks to find any and all pages at
> RootsWeb with certain keywords (surnames, localities, etc.).
> It takes a long time for SearchThingy to re-spider a website. (That's
> because there are just so many websites!) Maybe as much as 6 months. So,
> for sites that are changing quickly, it will take a long time before the
> search index is updated.
The global search or Rootsweb is great and no problem at all. For
example searching on my last lame I get a lot of hits and if I wanted I
could then message them all and ask if they knew Rootsweb has a Singer
^ months to me sounds totally unreasonable. If Yahoo or AltaVista or
others can routinely spider the whole net on a regular basis why should
your spider be so sleepy?
PS. did you know you are set up so replies go to you and not the list?
See my homepage at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~iansinger
Get free unlimited non-commercial web pages at http://www.rootsweb.com
I am in Toronto Canada, can I tell where you are from your reply?