Advice about Inktomi
It's no longer possible (or desirable) to get into Inktomi search results
Inktomi is no more as of February 2004 -- which means it no longer has any kind of public interface. However, it is still actively crawling the web, as a part of Yahoo! search technology. If you go to Overture and sign up for their "site match", or submit yourself at Yahoo, you reach approximately the same public. Note: As of 2013, trying to get to Overture will take you to advertising.yahoo.com.
Years ago, Paid Site Submission through MarketLeap was a good idea, although if anyone is still paying for that we'd recommend stopping.
Inktomi also used to maintain a huge database used by MSN, About, LookSmart, HotBot, Overture and many other popular search engines. Inktomi had a pay-for-listing service which would get you into the database for a year, but that's gone now.
Their search partners were: AOL, MSN, i-Won, HotBot, LookSmart, Overture, About.com, Goo (Japanese), eoexchange.com, powerize.com, Anzwers (Australian) NBCi, Canada.com, Chello (Broadband, Europe), C|Net, Swiss Search, GeoCities, eHOLA (Latin America), i-Atlas, 4-Anything, ICQ, MobilCom AG (German), N2H2, StarMedia, and Radar UOL (Brazil). $39.00 per page is a good deal--in my humble opinion--to get into all these.
LookSmart used to pull results from Inktomi and still does - in a manner of speaking. Only it gets them from Yahoo! now.
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