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Delv - search engine or dud?
Is www.delv.co.uk a waste of time?
Gymonsear




msg:256750
 8:16 am on Jun 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Being offered 399 for an exclusive top listing on delv sounds like yet another search facility looking for easy money.... and delivering nothing

Could anyone offer me an alternative view?

 

IanTurner




msg:256751
 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.

davthp




msg:256752
 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.

[edited by: IanTurner at 2:14 pm (utc) on June 24, 2004]
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christopher




msg:256753
 9:59 pm on Jun 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

How Much!

Sad in it.

christopher




msg:256754
 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?

christopher




msg:256755
 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........

christopher




msg:256756
 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.

TinkyWinky




msg:256757
 8:14 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

based on the recent UK search cull - you'll get very little back for 400

christopher




msg:256758
 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?

Bobby_Davro




msg:256759
 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.

christopher




msg:256760
 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

bunder




msg:256761
 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.

[edited by: engine at 7:27 pm (utc) on Aug. 16, 2004]
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