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It costs £599+VAT per year to get the keyword you want.
Firstly I am sure I have read a post on this before in here somewhere but I can not track it down. Secondly she is not from lycos as if you do a search on Google using the phone number she gave me a company in Blackburn come up. Is it illegal to say you are calling from somewhere when you are not?
I was just wondering if any one else has had this company (or one similar) trying to sell this very very expensive paid inclusion campaign.
Any thought people.
Oh, yes! Several times. This is a highly organised telesales operation running in the North West.
They are called Touch PLC and the announcement of the link up was in New Media Age a few weeks ago and the press release is on the Touch site at www.touchplc.com/newspub/story.cfm?id=47 so I guess officially they are wrong to be saying that they are Lycos, but they do have an official arrangement in place to sell the service.
Unfortunately, this is another one of those "seems too good to be true" scenarios. In a years time we could kick ourselves for not getting involved with the bargain of the century, but judging by the fact that our original $50 deposit is still sitting in Lycos Insite just waiting for a click I think this could prove to be another advertising mechanism to pass on. £599 will buy a lot of good quality traffic on a PPC, or get 3 sites listed in Yahoo for indefinite traffic.
Not for me.
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The question is, how do they do this, its not through Overture and I cant find it anywhere on the Lycos site, is it a deal Lycos and a few comanies have? Or can anybody sign up for these Premium Links, but hopefully for a lot cheaper than £599, if so how?
I think they bid on espotting to get the lycos listing.