| 8:50 am on Jun 23, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I'd trust your initial instincts.
In all these cases work out the number of visitors you'd get from PPC with Google or Overture for your money - then think about whether you'd get that many from this source.
| 1:47 pm on Jun 24, 2004 (gmt 0)|
These sites like Delv are set up to earn money from PPC affiliations. You might as well sign up direct with Overture Espotting.
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| 9:59 pm on Jun 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Sad in it.
| 10:08 pm on Jun 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
"delv.co.uk is the newest member of the Infospace Network"
Does this mean they are part of Infospace? Or are they just using a feed/ have a partner kind of relationship?
Ian - will it get to the point where people just won't care what engine they use - as long as it gives accurate results?
| 10:10 pm on Jun 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
It's okay Ian, I've just seen it. Powered by Infospace lol
It's not unattractive - but I dunno, metas........
| 8:11 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Delv. hmmmmmm What are they up to?
Will people really pay £400 for a listing. And what do you get for that exactly? I mean how do they intend to promote you and what sort of ROI can you expect.
| 8:14 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
based on the recent UK search cull - you'll get very little back for £400
| 9:28 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Ouch. That's not funny.
When will engines like these learn. Most site businesses can't afford £400 at a time. Okay, if you use it as a tax loss, but I'm talking about the smaller guys, the 1 man shows, so to speak.
There's got to be a market to serve them at an affordable price surely.
How does ripping off customers ever serve in the long run. Where's the long term advantage in that?
| 11:25 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)|
It isn't a long term business, IMHO. The idea is to get a site very popular for a period of time and use that as leverage to persuade people to buy the ads. If the site dies quickly it doesn't matter because they already have the cash.
I would think that if they are charging that much then they don't expect the site to last a long time.
| 12:28 am on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I hate these type of engines. There are a fair few of them, and I bet more will come along.
Do you think there could be a way of getting rid of them - warning potential advertisers about them? Or will word of mouth do it for us lol
| 8:25 pm on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Also notice on the terms and conditions of the Delv site, they seem to have ripped it off Netscape.
Surely they could have alteast done a proper search and replace.
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