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2002-08-18 14:51:31 188.8.131.52 - 172.16.6.3 80 GET /html/home_ie.asp source=OvertureUS 200 31 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+5.0;+Windows+98;+DigExt;+Hotbar+4.0) - http://search.paidforsurf.com/search/search/SearchResults
It's in the interest of everyone to either phone or e-mail through customer support and say that this is totally unacceptable. I'm heading there now and to one of the other forums to post it. What a load of s....
Interesting to note that the search results are "powered by Everyone.net". My guess is that PaidforSurf has tied up with Everyone.net (which in turn is a Overture partner - guessing again) and is compensated for searches carried out by PaidforSurf members.
"We have just discovered that the company "PaidForSearch.com" is using our Overture listings. This is totally unacceptable and we request that this type of search use be eliminated as quickly as possible. This perhaps explains the unusual activity in the "tropical islands" search term a few weeks ago that you sluffed off and has now returned to normal. We have been Overture clients since the very beginning however this is a low route to take to boost searches."
Please, it's important for every Over advertiser to let them know that this is not right.
that may be why you havent gotten more replies here. it may not apply to many people - the keyword list being "abused" may be very small.
As for paidforsurf, I suspect that within 6 months it will be another business model littering the floor of failed-dotcom house.
Could we be over reacting here ??
[Please paraphrase the explanation]
[edited by: Mike_Mackin at 8:52 pm (utc) on Aug. 29, 2002]