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Excite is back

     
5:38 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Excite is now a Meta Search Engine powered by Infospace. (Well run by infospace, powered by the major Search Engines)

Here is a link to the story:
[biz.yahoo.com...]

Interesting mix, because the results do not identify exactly which source is providing that result. (Unlike most other meta search engines)

6:58 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Looks like the meta is in place. Mostly overture although not all paid results. An occassional findwhat and looksmart result. Didn't see any others in the 1 search I tried.
7:07 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I got mostly inktomi, altavista, and about in my search. Still get better results using google.
7:20 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I got mostly Overture.
7:23 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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1st try, mostly overture, 2nd try overture and some L$ perhaps Ink(redirected L$), third time, it's a toss up, a little bit of everything?
4:40 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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All overture for me ;) heh I actually got up my overture account and im #2, and #1 when the actual results start which arnt paid.

hehehe but no traffic from excite in my logs yet :) Ill watch though see if it picks up!

9:24 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I see ink, overture, directhit, findwhat, ... but AV results for my kws.
there was a popup with the Cost to advertiser, or was it an illusion, it happened only once?
11:15 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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How on Earth do they expect to resurrect Excite? Unless they can provide something that is better than the alternatives I really can't see people flocking back there.

Surely Excite must have been reduced to nothing? There can't still be people using it after months of total PPC listings? I know that people are creatures of habit, but Excite was all but dead.

Can they rebuild the Excite empire using a meta search engine and some fancy PR work? I doubt it.

11:22 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The name alone may be anough to draw traffic... been there for ages and well known to the average internet joe
1:41 am on May 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Well the meta-search is a bit better than pure PPC. I can't see it being a big player without it's own DB.