homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Advertising / Pay Per Click Engines
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Pay Per Click Engines Forum

looksmart and MSN
featured site vs web directory site?

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 385 posted 9:28 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I tried reading into looksmarts program, but the difference is not clear. It seems that MSN has featured sites(looksmart), Web directory sites, and web pages. What is the web directory sites? It says that that is looksmart too. But looksmart does not go into depth. This is the main reason I haven't signed up yet. Any good advise out there?



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 385 posted 9:49 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

What I know of Looksmart is miniscule compared to others, yet I'll share this.

Effective January 15, 2004, MSN will no longer utilize Looksmart for listings.

Some have indicated that the revenue from MSN to Looksmart was close to 66% of the total, so, Looksmart will be hurting, "revenue wise" after 1/15/04.

Looksmart just annouced the closing of their UK office, to save money obviously.

The future of Looksmart is ..... no one knows.

Directory listings that you see are from Looksmart's "Zeal" directory. You can find it at Zeal.com and review what is required there. For disclosure purposes I am a "volunteer editor", but not on anyone's payroll, heck I barely have a payroll.

Sponsored listings are paid for inclusion, as I understand it. The question is, after 1/15/04, whose going to see it? No one searching MSN, that's for sure, or is it a "maybe?

So, there you have all that I know, or more appropriately, "Dont' know."

Therefore, is time & money better spent else where? :)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Advertising / Pay Per Click Engines
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved