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Excite is back
jlara




msg:461362
 5:38 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Excite is now a Meta Search Engine powered by Infospace. (Well run by infospace, powered by the major Search Engines)

Here is a link to the story:
[biz.yahoo.com...]

Interesting mix, because the results do not identify exactly which source is providing that result. (Unlike most other meta search engines)

 

JamesR




msg:461363
 6:58 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Looks like the meta is in place. Mostly overture although not all paid results. An occassional findwhat and looksmart result. Didn't see any others in the 1 search I tried.

korkus2000




msg:461364
 7:07 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

I got mostly inktomi, altavista, and about in my search. Still get better results using google.

agerhart




msg:461365
 7:20 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

I got mostly Overture.

sparrow




msg:461366
 7:23 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

1st try, mostly overture, 2nd try overture and some L$ perhaps Ink(redirected L$), third time, it's a toss up, a little bit of everything?

EliteWeb




msg:461367
 4:40 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

All overture for me ;) heh I actually got up my overture account and im #2, and #1 when the actual results start which arnt paid.

hehehe but no traffic from excite in my logs yet :) Ill watch though see if it picks up!

French_cnx




msg:461368
 9:24 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I see ink, overture, directhit, findwhat, ... but AV results for my kws.
there was a popup with the Cost to advertiser, or was it an illusion, it happened only once?

Abrexa_UK




msg:461369
 11:15 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

How on Earth do they expect to resurrect Excite? Unless they can provide something that is better than the alternatives I really can't see people flocking back there.

Surely Excite must have been reduced to nothing? There can't still be people using it after months of total PPC listings? I know that people are creatures of habit, but Excite was all but dead.

Can they rebuild the Excite empire using a meta search engine and some fancy PR work? I doubt it.

mack




msg:461370
 11:22 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

The name alone may be anough to draw traffic... been there for ages and well known to the average internet joe

Brad




msg:461371
 1:41 am on May 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well the meta-search is a bit better than pure PPC. I can't see it being a big player without it's own DB.

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