Is the Lycos engine just steadily tapering off? I have top 10 listings for a few keyword combinations that return astonishing amounts of traffic on Google or Yahoo. But on Lycos its hardly a thing. I know they're not in the same league as Google or Yahoo but man I expected better.
Anyone have any links to articles related to data on Lycos performance as of lately?
Ditto Eric, in our case something like 3 times the traffic from uk versus .com despite the fact that we target the US market more aggressively and have spent a lot more effort on placement in the .com database in the past. (Admittedly some recent UK directory listings have helped a hugely.)
I suspect the difference in regional performance could relate to a more dramatically weakening position by Lycos in the US?
Definitely 4th-tier, but worthwhile for me. Like Excite (and NBCi before they killed it), traffic may depend on demographics. Here's the last 15 months of a US .com page with a travel focus, about 600k uniques. It has "most popular" position on several Lycos SERPs.
I can tell you that Lycos traffic is not oriented around entertainment as that is the target area of the sites which brought me to start this thread.
For example: I have a site on the 1st page of Lycos and near the top of the search for "Pamela Anderson". It has a great description and gets a whopping 100 hits a day! Similar entertainment based listings don't do any better. I just thought Lycos would be good for something after that big "Anna Kournikova" advertising campaign they went on not too long ago.