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I wouldn't count on a page that has been paid for (monetized) getting into the Inktomi (and therefore MSN) search results anytime soon if you decide not to renew.
If you're already a Postion Tech subscriber, the renewal might only cost you $25. They haven't been trying to hose me $39 for a renewal, just $25. For comparison, I tried Verisign but they tried to gouge me with a $39 first-page fee every time I started a subscription session, so stay away from them.
£30 pounds isn't much, but I can't be bothered to just throw it away.
Whoever is charging you £30 is fleecing you. Inktomi subs should be the same price. Webwurld charge in £ but also add VAT, which makes a difference. It pays to watch the exchange rate. It's also important to pay for the best interface for reporting and Position Tech. win that battle hands down in my opinion, it's a shame I can't move all of our submissions into there.
If you take it that an Inktomi submission costs $25 then it works out at 7 cents a day for the subscription. At that sort of price the decision is not that difficult.
1000 visitors must translate into something, otherwise what purpose does the site serve?
Not trying to be argumentative at all, but you're basing that number of 364 days. Something about my PFI pages that a whole bunch of them dropped to the bottom of the SERPs barrel a few months into the subscription, essentially booting them from the program, and on another site some free pages on a site with paid pages suddenly vanished from their index never to return. So I'm saying the ROI accounting for Ink PFI pages isn't nearly as simple as the first look would show.
IMHO playing the Ink PFI card is a lot like playing the slots at Las Vegas ... sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, it's a game of chance. I wouldn't use my rent money to pay for Ink PFI subscriptions, but I do play the game with my pocket change.