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Goto and DirectHit team up.
Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 318 posted 10:43 am on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Goto and Direct Hit have announced [la.internet.com] a two year deal. Goto will place paid results on DirectHit.

 

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Msg#: 318 posted 10:47 am on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

From the article:

According to representatives for GoTo.com, the company completed approximately 114 million paid introductions during the third quarter of 2000.

What is a paid introduction?

Woz

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Msg#: 318 posted 10:53 am on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Well, I could be cute and coy, but I guess they mean click-throughs yes?

Onya
Woz

tedster

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Msg#: 318 posted 11:11 am on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Well, of course that's what they mean. Thanks. I think I'd better GoTo bed now.

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Msg#: 318 posted 11:56 am on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

The GoTo results are already showing in DH.

tedster

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Msg#: 318 posted 12:10 pm on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

And DH is showing them on every SERP, not just the first one.

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Msg#: 318 posted 3:45 pm on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

So now, if you don't pay to get into GoTo, you will slowly lose whatever clickthrough information you had at Direct Hit. Very clever of them. It is basically blackmail. If you don't pay GoTo, you won't rank *anywhere*.

That sucks.

-G

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Msg#: 318 posted 1:53 am on Feb 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

From Yahoo Finance [biz.yahoo.com...]

"For the nine months ended 9/30/00, revenues totaled $63.3 million, up from $13.5 million. Net loss totaled $96.9 million, up from $22 million. Results reflect the continued growth of the marketplace"

So I guess if you can't make a profit with your business model, you can make up for it with volume :)

Will the GoTo bubble burst? Will all the SE's that are gasping for a breath of revenue by selling their traffic to GoTo fall like dominos if Goto joins the Internet not com crowd? Stayed tuned for this thriller, folks, and don't throw away your spider engine optimization books yet.

minnapple

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Msg#: 318 posted 2:52 am on Feb 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know when their death is predicted considering their assets and current cash burn rate?

Minnapple

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Msg#: 318 posted 3:33 am on Feb 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Just a clarification on something I noticed. They are showing the GoTo Top 3 on every page. Not all the GoTo listings, just the same three over and over again above the regular listings.

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