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Need LookSmart Advice

6:44 pm on Apr 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I need some advice on LookSmart and whether itís worth the money.

I am not sure how LookSmart works, but this is what happens. My site shows up in the results on LookSmart, but they come from Inktomi. If I search my company name, for obvious reasons it is #1. If I search for main keyword, then it is listed as #28 in the Inktomi results on the 3-rd page. The first page and a half are "reviewed websites".

So, do I need to pay to be listed in the reviewed section? If so, will I be charged per click or is it one time fee or both?


6:52 pm on Apr 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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ur site is showing up in Inktomi feeds which are always after the following the looksmart listings.

To be included in the Looksmart reviewed sites will cost you $0,15 per click witha a 1 time set-up fee of $29.

the best/only traffic you will get will be MSN traffic, and depending how competitive your industry is, $0,15 a click aint too bad.

also you may want to read some other posts on how to submit, what title, description and keywords to choose for Looksmart.

This WILL make a serious difference to you getting quality traffic out of Looksmart.


(btw, maybe this post should be moved to a more relevant category)

7:08 pm on Apr 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply!

That's what I thought.

12:54 am on Apr 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is your site a commercial one?

If it is the advice given by Shak is correct however if you have a non commercial site you can get that listed into the Look directory for free through Zeal.

If you do have a commercial site might be worthwhile looking at another Looksmart product called The Grub


Its very new and will update your own site and index it into the LOOK/Wisenut search engine.

Hope that helps