Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.224.253.195

Forum Moderators: IanTurner & engine

Message Too Old, No Replies

Delv - search engine or dud?

Is www.delv.co.uk a waste of time?

     
8:16 am on Jun 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 19, 2003
posts:38
votes: 0


Being offered 399 for an exclusive top listing on delv sounds like yet another search facility looking for easy money.... and delivering nothing

Could anyone offer me an alternative view?

8:50 am on June 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Moderator This Forum from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator ianturner is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:July 19, 2001
posts:3507
votes: 27


I'd trust your initial instincts.

In all these cases work out the number of visitors you'd get from PPC with Google or Overture for your money - then think about whether you'd get that many from this source.

1:47 pm on June 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 27, 2003
posts:34
votes: 0


These sites like Delv are set up to earn money from PPC affiliations. You might as well sign up direct with Overture Espotting.

[edited by: IanTurner at 2:14 pm (utc) on June 24, 2004]
[edit reason] no unlinked URLs - see Sticky [/edit]

9:59 pm on June 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

joined:Jan 29, 2004
posts:395
votes: 0


How Much!

Sad in it.

10:08 pm on June 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

joined:Jan 29, 2004
posts:395
votes: 0


"delv.co.uk is the newest member of the Infospace Network"

Does this mean they are part of Infospace? Or are they just using a feed/ have a partner kind of relationship?

Ian - will it get to the point where people just won't care what engine they use - as long as it gives accurate results?

10:10 pm on June 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

joined:Jan 29, 2004
posts:395
votes: 0


It's okay Ian, I've just seen it. Powered by Infospace lol

It's not unattractive - but I dunno, metas........

8:11 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

joined:Jan 29, 2004
posts:395
votes: 0


Delv. hmmmmmm What are they up to?

Will people really pay 400 for a listing. And what do you get for that exactly? I mean how do they intend to promote you and what sort of ROI can you expect.

8:14 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 12, 2002
posts:696
votes: 0


based on the recent UK search cull - you'll get very little back for 400
9:28 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

joined:Jan 29, 2004
posts:395
votes: 0


Ouch. That's not funny.

When will engines like these learn. Most site businesses can't afford 400 at a time. Okay, if you use it as a tax loss, but I'm talking about the smaller guys, the 1 man shows, so to speak.

There's got to be a market to serve them at an affordable price surely.

How does ripping off customers ever serve in the long run. Where's the long term advantage in that?

11:25 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:July 5, 2002
posts:602
votes: 0


It isn't a long term business, IMHO. The idea is to get a site very popular for a period of time and use that as leverage to persuade people to buy the ads. If the site dies quickly it doesn't matter because they already have the cash.

I would think that if they are charging that much then they don't expect the site to last a long time.

12:28 am on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

joined:Jan 29, 2004
posts:395
votes: 0


I hate these type of engines. There are a fair few of them, and I bet more will come along.

Do you think there could be a way of getting rid of them - warning potential advertisers about them? Or will word of mouth do it for us lol

8:25 pm on Aug 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 28, 2002
posts:47
votes: 0


Also notice on the terms and conditions of the Delv site, they seem to have ripped it off Netscape.

Surely they could have alteast done a proper search and replace.

[edited by: engine at 7:27 pm (utc) on Aug. 16, 2004]
[edit reason] copyright [/edit]