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Google looses a Major UK Partner
Overture signs Freeserve for algo search
johnnydequino




msg:106891
 2:27 am on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Overture/FAST has signed away freeserve from google, a major UK partner. This has never happened before to google, loosing a partner for algo search. Comments?

jd

 

Marcia




msg:106892
 2:40 am on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks Johnny, when did that happen? Was there a press release of some kind?

chadlerh




msg:106893
 2:41 am on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

coments, competition good

makemetop




msg:106894
 2:44 am on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Marcia, this is a highlighted posting on the front page of WebmasterWorld!

Anyway, full info at [webmasterworld.com...]

I think we beat the other news sources by a couple of weeks.

>This has never happened before to google, loosing a partner for algo search..

Google lost the BBC some months ago!

Marcia




msg:106895
 2:50 am on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks MMT, I don't keep up with Freeserve at all.

>>highlighted posting on the front page of WebmasterWorld!

LOL.. I should get out of Forum 3 more often. :)

Mike12345




msg:106896
 12:35 pm on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Apparently the formal announcement of this chage will be made sometime soon, "next week" from an article dated the 3rd of this month, so press release should be out on the 10th ish.

johnnydequino




msg:106897
 12:45 pm on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

I consider this news pretty big. It starts with just one loss. Kind of reminds me when Overture lost their first customer, Earthlink, to google adwords.

jd

lazerzubb




msg:106898
 12:47 pm on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>I consider this news pretty big.

That's why it appears on the frontpage ;) (the previous topic MMT started)

But yes it's a hit for Google, and a win for Fast, hopefully a tricle of more traffic will come through fast listings now.

[edited by: lazerzubb at 12:49 pm (utc) on July 8, 2003]

UK_Web_Guy




msg:106899
 12:48 pm on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

In terms of impact on Google - this development will be irrelevant as Freeserve displays pure Overture listings as far as the eye can see

Dayo_UK




msg:106900
 12:49 pm on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google also lost the BBC as a search partner in the UK.

Best to post on the other thread though ;)

<edit>Oops - Make Me Top already said Google losing the Beeb above - sorry</edit>

mfishy




msg:106901
 1:01 pm on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

<<It starts with just one loss. Kind of reminds me when Overture lost their first customer, Earthlink, to google adwords. >>

You are absolutely correct.

I was heavily involved in the PPC industry when OV lost Earthlink. Although Earthlink was only a small partner, many realized that this was the start of something- OV had competetion for contracts. Shortly after they lost AOL...

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