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Yell stakeholders cash in
They made their millions this morning...
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Msg#: 1093 posted 3:05 pm on Jan 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yell pretty much changed hands this morning, and for some reason it is still valued immensely highly by the city.

I saw this on the morning CNBC and so looked it up on the FT.

[search.ft.com...]

 

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Msg#: 1093 posted 3:22 pm on Jan 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does anyone get much traffic from there yell listing? I've never seen any.

bignet

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Msg#: 1093 posted 5:34 pm on Jan 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think if you do not have a spiderable website then a customer who knows your company name but forgot your number could use yell to contact you

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Msg#: 1093 posted 9:38 am on Jan 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Traffic - tiny. Conversion rates, very high for the right kind of business. but I wonder what MSN will bring online to tackle local based search...

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Msg#: 1093 posted 11:00 am on Jan 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Slightly off topic.. after selling Yell for 2.1bn (HOW MUCH!) BT then bought up Scoot for 5m (+ 3m in debts) and took on it's 300 staff.

300 staff? for a 5m company..?!?

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Msg#: 1093 posted 11:36 am on Jan 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Blimey - never looked at the buyouts that way before, but 300 staff for a 5 (Or arguably 8) million company sounds high.

But they are probably all on low basics and high sales bonuses at Scoot or maybe the salesforce was to be redeployed into selling ADSL.

Dixon.

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