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Adventive Moves to a Subscription Based Model

 7:06 pm on Sep 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

John Audette, (Publisher of one of the web's first internet marketing discussion lists, and one of the stongest advocates of the advertising based, free subscription business model) announced today that his company, Adventive will be moving to a subscription based model begining Oct. 15




 8:28 pm on Sep 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

yep...I didn't waste 2 minutes before plunking down my credit card - It's an extremely valuable resource, and a bargain at the membership fee they're offering.


 8:31 pm on Sep 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

I was signed up, but had never used it. so i had a peek.
When i came across this in the glossery:
Regarded as one of the best search engines, with an index of 55 million pages. It can be slow to index new sites.

I thought i had been right to ignore it.
Is it really that useful, and if so, Which part do you think?


 8:45 pm on Sep 26, 2001 (gmt 0)


It's the discussion lists like I-Search & I-Design that are invaluable - trading info with other professionals, who may not otherwise post in forums like these.

the Adventive Report newsletter itself has good info from time to time.


 9:53 pm on Sep 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

It will be interesting to see how it pans out. I'm pretty sure the majority of I-Sales subscribers will subscribe. It's a daily discussion and has quite a long time loyal membership.

What I'm not sure about is how it will effect lists like I-Search. or I-Design. If you subscribe to and read multiple Adventive pubs, it's a great deal. Those that only read one, might not find value in it.


 10:13 pm on Sep 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

I am subscribed to I-Search, but feel like it is inferior to webmasterworld. Recently stopped reading I-Search, seems like a waiste of time.


 6:37 am on Sep 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

Well skiguide, think i missed the boat! I am not allowed into the discussion forums now without paying, so i will never know!:)

Webmasterworld offers more than enough for me to keep up with.

If I spend too much time reading, I will not earn enough. Will Webmasterworld go to paid subscription too? Or is that a daft question?


 3:07 pm on Sep 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

>>Will Webmasterworld go to paid subscription too?

No specific plans on the table that I'm aware of, but it's certainly something that's been discussed in great detail.


The issues John Audette addressed in his email are ones that many online publishers are struggling with. I personally will subscribe just to support the effort because I think it's a transition the web in general needs to make.

It's pretty clear that 3rd parties, (advertisers) are no longer willing to foot the bill for all the costs involved with providing quality information online. If end users don't begin to contribute, the web will become a pretty worthless place.


 12:58 am on Sep 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

If you like the content here, donate to the cause with that blue button in the upper right hand corner.


 6:04 am on Sep 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

In my rush from Day to day, i had not seen that, and thanks. I like it alot, to me it means webmasterworld can grow... if there are enough donations.

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