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We did a search on Google for "keyword" (without the quotes).
The Top 5 results (maybe more) were IDENTICAL to the Directory Results on MSN and the paid listings on LookSmart. Not just the domains, but the Title/Descriptions were identical. They were Directory results because nowhere on any of the homepages was the text that Google displayed as the description (copy, Title, Description tag, etc.).
We've repeated this w/ several folks we know pay for LookSmart and have found multiple examples of Google's results being identical with MSN's Directory (i.e. LookSmart)
The results are different from the last time we did the search when there was no comparison at all between Google and LookSmart.
Am I missing something? On LookSmart's site it doesn't say anything at all about feeding Google results.
[edited by: NFFC at 9:26 pm (utc) on Jan. 21, 2003]
[edit reason] Specifics removed [/edit]
The strange thing is that we could see it on different computers at the same time...but later...did the same search and the results were different. They've switched back and forth several times even when clicking from the Google Toolbar where the last search term stays (in other words didn't retype it).
[edited by: NFFC at 10:46 pm (utc) on Jan. 21, 2003]
[edit reason] Prolfile removed - No specifics is quite specific! [/edit]