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Euroseek
back on-line early 2002 ?
place1




msg:495266
 10:06 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

hi to all, i don't know if anyone has already noticed, but worldlight.com has bought euroseek.com

the results in worldight are from ODP

 

Rumbas




msg:495267
 10:20 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yup, reported here [webmasterworld.com] in November.

Thanks for the heads-up and welcome to WebmasterWorld place1 :)

mbauser2




msg:495268
 8:11 pm on Mar 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Anybody else notice this auction?

[cgi.ebay.com ]

More importantly, does anybody think it's legit?

heini




msg:495269
 10:10 pm on Mar 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

>legit
why not? You think it's spoof?

mbauser2




msg:495270
 10:22 pm on Mar 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I get suspicious of any "big" auction that only has one bidder. (According to the bidding history, the same bidder bid twice.) Sometimes it's a lame attempt to save face.

Also, this was a Friday to Monday auction. Four days isn't much time to advertise.

There's just multiple sorts of weirdness here. It makes me curious, that's all.

msgraph




msg:495271
 11:39 pm on Mar 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Once upon a time Euroseek provided great traffic... :(

Brett_Tabke




msg:495272
 10:50 pm on Mar 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Say - that is interesting. I've sent an email to Euroseek to see if it is legit.

grnidone




msg:495273
 4:23 am on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wow..apparently the bidding is closed.

keyplyr




msg:495274
 5:31 am on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

I remember getting noticeable traffic from them.

For awhile the addURL page said it was not accepting new sites until further notice. Then it said Euroseek was purchased by Worldlight.com .

SEGuru2




msg:495275
 4:30 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

So was this real at Ebay?

rencke




msg:495276
 5:40 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

According to e-bay Euroseek WorldLight was both the seller and the buyer in this "auction".
See [cgi2.ebay.com...] bottom right on page.

The person behind this is a young fellow in Halmstad, Sweden who also runs Entireweb.com, a search engine. Methinks he bought the innards of the bankrupt Euroseek company dirt cheap from the receiver and is now trying to generate some interest for the system.

SEGuru2




msg:495277
 5:46 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmmmm,

Methinks that this could be a nice buy for us, considering our new foray with a new PPC engine. Wonder what traffic remains with the domains in question???

This most definitely warrants some due diligence.

heini




msg:495278
 5:46 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ah, Jan - I was hoping you' d jump in here.

>Generating interest
Could have done that in a better way. What about some content or service on the site? He bought a lot of domains, links, traffic etc. Plus he apparently had paid much more than what was "bid" at ebay...

Come to speak of entireweb: their results look pretty much like a crippled version of Fast's db?

msgraph




msg:495279
 5:54 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

How much did Worldlight pay for it before? 26,000?

heini




msg:495280
 5:59 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

>how much

look here http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum18/317.htm [webmasterworld.com]

msgraph




msg:495281
 6:01 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

[tornado-insider.com...]

rencke




msg:495282
 6:01 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

>Plus he apparently had paid much more than what was "bid" at ebay...

Not neccesarily. It could also be a fraction of the "bid". In Sweden, the receiver appointed by the court of law is obliged to accept the best price he can get for the assets of a bankrupt company. And there can't have been many buyers for Euroseek's software, trademarks and sites. Perhaps just one. In which case fabulous deals can be made, like buying useful stuff at 1 cent on the dollar or less.

Other than generating interest, it occurs to me that the purpose of the e-bay thing might have been to generate a new - higher - value for the balance sheet. It is a well known technique, when you want to beef up assets. Buy and sell via auctions.

One thing pussles me: The site is not up. There must have been an enourmous amount of hardware on sale here, but perhaps he didn't buy that.

heini




msg:495283
 6:09 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Good link msgraph. So actually it were 26.000 EURO = 22,765.99 USD - a bargain!

rcjordan




msg:495284
 10:05 pm on Mar 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

>In Sweden, the receiver appointed by the court of law is obliged to accept the best price he can get for the assets of a bankrupt company.

In the US, we often use public auctions to determine or validate the Fair Market Value of properties that are unique and therefore outside the realm of standard appraisals. Given the circumstances surrounding Euroseek, that seems like a possibility here.

Euroseek




msg:495285
 8:47 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Euroseek was purchased at Ebay and will be online shortly.

place1




msg:495286
 8:50 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

please drop us a line when it is back !!!

heini




msg:495287
 9:01 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hello Euroseek - welcome to WmW

So what are your plans with Euroseek? Will it be a search engine again?

littleman




msg:495288
 9:04 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

A name is just a name. Boo.com is just an affiliate money maker now, I wouldn't expect much.

littleman




msg:495289
 9:15 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

FYI, www.worldlight.com is Overture + ODP running off of anaconda.

NFFC




msg:495290
 12:27 pm on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

>Boo.com is just an affiliate money maker now, I wouldn't expect much

I agree, I'd expect a little less if I'm being honest.

Euroseek




msg:495291
 4:05 am on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi,

We plan to have the engine back online in first week of April. Intially we won't be using the old euroseek database since it is stale and outdated. We plan to partner with another web search provider at first while recrawling and updating the engine. If anyone has a questions, ideas or comments please let me know.

Thanks

NFFC




msg:495292
 10:25 am on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

>We plan to partner with another web search provider at first

Any clues as to which PPC engine that will be?

backus




msg:495293
 11:20 am on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think it'll be Fast. They are next-door neighbours. I think that Euroseek should contact regional search engines, such as Seznam.cz to create a massive European index.

Napoleon




msg:495294
 1:12 pm on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think the moot part of NFFC's post was the "PPC", Backus. Whether they select a PPC or a real search provider wil be most instructive in telling us what sort of beast Euroseek will be (ie: a search engine or a store front).

Euroseek




msg:495295
 6:19 am on Mar 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi,

We haven't decided on who we will use yet. It will either be google or fast while we rebuild the engine. We won't do what infoseek did and just default to overture listings. Our main objective is to get the engine back online with quality, relevant search results. It is also important that users can search in many different languages.

Thanks

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