I don't know what to make of NBCi. On the one hand, I like how they allow one to quickly change site descriptions, on the other, it is search engine starting out when many other search engines that have been in the business for a long time are financially falling apart. Are investors going to pull out from them unexpectedly, siting "Search engines are not a good investment" ?
Has anyone recently gotten a site into the Top Site Directory without paying?
From my inbox: As a valuable member of the LiveDirectory, we are excited to introduce a new service designed to help drive even more targeted traffic to your site - - NBCi Web site promotion! For the special introductory price of $99.00 USD (per URL) your site will be reviewed for promotion to the Top Sites Directory, NBCi's premier collection, within only five business days! Promote your site today to take advantage of this special low price. After February 15, 2001, the price will go up to $199.00 USD.
Yes and I didn't even know anything about it till I took rc's advice to start at NBCi (cuz he own's stock in it I think) and optimize my directory listings. One of my domains got bumped up. I really never give much attention to NBCi but I usually submit to 'em.