Hi from Idaho...
I received an email from Infospider today, regarding our existing PFI account with them. The "jist" of the email is:
AltaVista's Paid Inclusion Program has Changed. A New sign-up is necessary for existing AV express inclusion customers to become Overture Site Match members!
NOTE: YOUR ALTAVISTA MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT TRANSFER OVER TO THE NEW OVERTURE SITE MATCH PROGRAM. YOU MUST SIGN-UP YOUR URLs TO THE NEW OVERTURE SITE MATCH PROGRAM. GO TO [infospider.com...] TO BECOME A SITE MATCH MEMBER.
infoSpider is pleased to announce a new program! infoSpider has partnered with Overture to offer you the new Overture Site Match program. Site Match will expand your reach far beyond AltaVista's search results.
So, with the above said, I would assume the A.V. PFI just became a bit more valuable, and another way of looking at it, Yahoo is finding ways to utilize and squeeze money out of their recently purchased A.V. engine.
Also, what does this mean to Inktomi PFI? I know Yahoo has said that Inktomi PFI won't be included in Yahoo, but why would Yahoo include A.V. PFI? Just doesn't seem to make sense. Maybe they have more PFI customers for A.V. than Inktomi.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this. Quite a few of my A.V. PFI URLs have expired and I wasn't going to renew them until I heard this. Over the past few years, A.V. PFI has performed "good" for me, not great, and definitely not bad.
Have a great day from snowy Idaho...