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Lycos.Europe about to launch PFI
reselling Fast PartnerSite
heini




msg:222533
 12:37 am on Jan 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well finally Fast's PFI programme seems to get unleashed. As announced earlier Lycos.Europe will act as Reseller.
At https://secure.lycos.de/lde/csc/support.html a beta can be sniffed. While the main entry requires a password a TOS page is available.

For inclusion in Websearch index the details are given as follows:
Up to 100 urls may be submitted and get spidered every 48 hours in, covering one year. First url is 30 EURO, the following 15 EURO each.

So this would be roughly the same product as sold by Fast [fast.no] - minus the sitesearch. Which brings up the question: Will submitting to Alltheweb partnersite include being listed at Lycos and vice versa? If so - why should anybody buy the product from Lycos?

Interestingly enough Lycos.de not only offers the basic version of Fast's PartnerSite but also starts charging for inclusion in their huge and well maintained directory. For details see the this thread in European Search Engines Forum:
http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum18/363.htm [webmasterworld.com]

(edited by: heini at 10:48 am (utc) on Jan. 11, 2002)

 

Rumbas




msg:222534
 10:41 am on Jan 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yipee! Finally :)

Been craving for that one a long time.
Basically we're looking at these prices for inclusion in Fast through Lycos.Europe:

In Europe (anual):
1 URL: 30 EURO
2-100: 15 EURO a piece
For Lycos, you can add 99-199 EURO for inclusion in the Lycos Directory.

In the US:
PartnerSite I - anual (max 100 URL's):
1 URL: $30
2-30: $15 per URL
31-100: $12 per URL

PartnerSite II - monthly (max 250 URL's):
1-250 URL's: $199 monthly (anual $10 pr. URL at 250 URL's)

PartnerSite III - monthly (max 500 URL's):
1-500 URL's: $299 monthly (anual $7 pr. URL at 500 URL's)

So, having more than a 100 URL's could take the price far below Inktomi PFI prices.

From the grapewine I hear that Lycos exclusively will be handling the Euro PFI until February. After February, the distribution will be opened to other partners as well.
It will interesting to see who these partners are?

markd




msg:222535
 11:32 am on Jan 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

So, I wonder if I submit a '.co.uk' URL to the Europe plan will this page appear in EU engines or will the EU engines filter via a country specific domain or show preference for an 'European' .co.uk or .com?

Same with a .co.uk to Fast US?

tigger




msg:222536
 11:56 am on Jan 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

I would like to know that as well

lazerzubb




msg:222537
 3:22 pm on Jan 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Bump.
Just signed up :D

heini




msg:222538
 1:00 am on Jan 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

My understanding so far is this: Lycos acts as reseller for a genuine Fast product. Lycos however is free to somewhat modify the conditions. It appears, as stated above, Lycos does not offer the site search feature which Fast announced as being one half of the programme.

Nevertheless I'd expect the procedure as follows: Submission is handled via Lycos, urls go into Fast db, Fastbot spiders them, they get displayed on Alltheweb as well as all Fast partners according to their specific settings, i.e. coming up under national or world wide search.
Further I'd think submissions for a co.uk for example are to be made at Lycos.co.uk.

Judging from a statement Fast CEO Lervik made when announcing the deal with Tiscali this company also will act as reseller.
I would not be surprised if T-online were on the ball too.

nowhere




msg:222539
 11:17 pm on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know whether or not there is a commitment with the InSite Pro? Does the $189/279 a month mean you are on a month to month basis, or are you bound to yearly/quarterly/millennial… contract?

DrCool




msg:222540
 11:26 pm on Mar 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I beleive that it is a month to month deal. I didn't see anywhere where they ask you to committ for any length of time.

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