Last updated: May 21, 2002
How can I tell if my site is listed?
You can always check whether or not your free keyword listings appear by
simply entering the url to your site in the search box. If nothing comes up,
you're probably not listed.
Why doesn't my free keyword listing appear?
Did you activate your account? We require email verification to help limit
abuse. If you did not receive an email from us when you set up your account
and you didn't activate your account with the url in the email, you must
first do so before your account will become active. You can
recover your password if you have lost it which
will also resend your email validation.
I entered my URL and still don't show up. Why won't you list me?
SearchHippo employs a screening technology to help separate sites with adult
content. The only time sites which are categorized as adult are display is
when the query submitted appears to be looking specifically for adult content.
I see my listing with the URL, but my keywords don't work
First you should verify that you are looking for the right words. SearchHippo
only display your listing with the keywords you have chosen, entered exactly,
with comma separation. For example, "golden retriever dogs collar" and
"golden retriever, dogs, collar" are very different. The first expects the
user to type in all the terms exactly. The second will show the listing
only when there is a query on "golden retriever", "dogs", or "collar", but
not on a query for "dog" or "golden retrieve dogs".
I entered my keywords correctly, but I still don't show up.
Due to space constraints, SearchHippo displays at most five
Searchapottomouses links - the area of the screen where you will
appear. In the event a keyword becomes clogged by many users, we rotate u
through, five at a time.
SearchHippo claims to have a lot of queries, but I don't ever see any
traffic from you.
Aside from the obvious issues around keyword selection, SearchHippo has
several different distribution mechanisms. The free keyword listings only
appear on traffic direct to searchhippo.com, or about 10% of the total
distribution. These results do not get syndicated through the XML
feed. Furthermore, partners who do use the XML feed will show up in your
HTTP referrer logs as coming from their site, not searchhippo.com. You should
investigate and/or use tags in your urls to help make tracking easier.
Does SearchHippo have any pay-per-click results?
SearchHippo will show up to five listings from
listings are not in the XML feed several different distribution
mechanisms. These paid listings only appear on traffic direct to
SearchHippo.com, or about 10% of the total distribution. These
results do not get syndicated through the XML feed.
Can I get into the bigger distribution set?
Currently the only way to get into the XML feed is if the SearchHippo spider,
Fluffy, finds it's way to your site. We are currently exploring possibilities
Can I view reports for my listing?
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