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Looksmart Is A Joke
They are getting desperate

 5:29 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Recently, I was in a conference call with Looksmart Reps trying to get us on their pay per click product, I almost cracked up when they said that 2 of their biggest sites they distribute listings to are netnanny and epilot! How far they have fallen since MSN dumped them.

Of course they may work for some advertisers so I don't want to dissuade people from running a small test with them but just beware, they went through 3 CEO's in the last year and half



 5:45 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

In my opinion, they have gotten what they deserved.


 6:21 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)



 6:29 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you do a search on LookSmart's web site you'll notice Goodle Adsense on the pages

If they have their own ad products, why Google?

Am I missing something?

[edited by: incrediBILL at 6:32 pm (utc) on Feb. 25, 2005]


 6:30 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Going the same way as Looksmart UK?



 8:48 am on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

The number of false clicking I get on L$ is phenomenal. Twice in the past 6 months, I "unpaused" my listings just to see what might happen. The traffic to the pages I have listed doubled yet 90 to 95% were false clicks. So, I quickly froze my listings again. Oddly enough, I still get a statement every month which still has some click charges. I am going to email them about this, to try to get a refund for the time my listings were frozen yet still generated chargable clicks (most of which were fradulent).


 11:01 pm on Mar 15, 2005 (gmt 0)


Why not dispute it with your credit
card company also?



 11:43 am on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

The number of false clicking I get on L$ is phenomenal.

Happened to us also. What it seems is happening is that one of our key phrases gets on some junk fake directory listing or something, as we can go for 3-4 days getting maybe 5 clicks a day, then on the 5th day we get over 100.

We have reduced our $$ there to just a token amount - the bare minimum ($1 a day I think..) - just to see if things will change. So far, after about 4 months, I see nothing better.

Going to give it to the end of March, and that is the end.


 12:40 pm on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

They might be able to get some cash from selling the domain name to a clothes store ;) lol


 11:21 pm on Mar 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just closed my account last month. No hope.


 1:48 pm on Mar 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try looking up your favorite terms on Looksmart, you know your turf best.
I looked up my niche, it was a jaw dropper. Ancient history.
The 6th link on the first page was the Art Bell website, gone for years now.

Is there a person on earth that would use this to look something up?
Just curious.


 6:30 am on Mar 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I wouldnt know much about LookSmart-I dumped my entire stake in the company (a couple thousand shares) right before the end of the Winter fiscal quarter. The company sux, it hasnt posted a profit in ages, and from reading everyone else's posts, it doesnt look like their ad program will be much help. Their last shareholders meeting was not nearly as lavish as what most companies cater out to their shareholders.


 9:14 am on Mar 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Most 'experienced' webmasters have crossed paths with them at some point, and would never deal with them again.

The day they finally 'give up the ghost' will be a day that many of us smile...


 4:50 pm on Mar 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thankyou everyone. Im glad i read this comment as I was planning to sign up as an advertisor with them. I havent seen one positive post about them in this thread, so I guess I would just lose money with them.
Btw havent they teamed up with Clusty now as well?

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