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1:17 pm on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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[submit.looksmart.co.uk...]

The submission service won't be available anymore.

1:33 pm on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Rien ne va plus! Here's some on the background: [webmasterworld.com...]

Initial misgivings the closing down of french offices would be the first step in ending the whole operation have come true.

So, what is Altavista France going to do?

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yeah, well, their business model was pretty sad. Seemed doomed from the start no?
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>business model
Well, at one point LS had AV, MSN, Freesurf, Club-Internet (correct me when I'm wrong)... that was pretty good reach, making the submission worthwile, I should think?
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>The submission service won't be available anymore.

As I understand it, they will close it all down for good. Not just the submission feature.

visibles sur Club-Internet et Freesurf jusqu'à la fin du mois de juillet 2002.

Babelfish: be still visible on Club-Internet and Freesurf until the end of July 2002.

End of July - then what??

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<psssst>It's Almost September :)
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> that was pretty good reach, making the submission worthwile, I should think?

I meant their new CPC system - when it was "just" a directory, I found it worthwhile, but the CPC was a real drag.

I tested it... and got *zip*.

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LOL! That's embarrassing ;)

Maybe one should look out the window sometimes?
Well, that solves that mystery. No more submissions I guess.

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Is there any way to know how old is this page?
1:58 pm on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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To clarify: the only venue for LS listings at this point is at Altavista.fr.
Club-Internet has gone for Fast plus Overture, Freesurf is pure Espotting.
That correct so far?

>july
this refers to pages offering the submission service, which were on Club-Internet a d Freesurf sites

2:11 pm on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Sorry heini, I dont read it this way :

Les sites ayant déjà fait l'objet d'un référencement seront encore visibles sur Club-Internet et Freesurf jusqu'à la fin du mois de juillet 2002.

Macguru's translator :

Sites having been submitted will be visible on Club-Internet et Freesurf untill the end of July 2002.

Sorry for my usual lousy Engliche. ;) Any question?

2:15 pm on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>Sites having been submitted will be visible on Club-Internet et Freesurf untill the end of July 2002.

Thanks, Mac. So that explains why I don't see them anymore at Club-Internet, I guess?

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I just browsed Abondance's forum for the last 2 months... Zilch!

webbie, you have the scoop! Congratulations!

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>>So that explains why I don't see them anymore at Club-Internet, I guess?

Well, they should update theyr profile (or 'about us') page then...


[looksmart.fr...]

BTLookSmart propose actuellement ses outils de recherche aux principaux fournisseurs d'accès Internet, portails et sites Web en France, tels que AltaVista , AOL, Club- Internet, FreeSurf, Oreka et bien d'autres.

Macguru's Lousy Translator :

BTLookSmart presently provides his search tools to major ISP, portals and web sites in France, such as AltaVista , AOL, Club- Internet, FreeSurf, Oreka and many others.

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Thanks Macguru,
i try to post things coming from here when i see them but... I often forget :-))
 

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