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So you may think, well they got what they deserved!
But, my first ever client (just about a year ago) told me he spent just over 40 grand in a six month period in ads with AOL, he managed to keep losses to 5 grand.
He was lucky.
My own experience with AOL when a newbie 3/4 years ago, subscribe then cannot unsubscribe, they kept charging my credit card monthly even after several emails, phone calls etc.
I was lucky, my credit card expired, then they even had the cheek to tell me they would take legal action if my monthly payments were not met.
So judging by my own experiences they should be rolling in it.
So I just wondered if google got paid upfront for providing aol with results generated by google. But according to google "be wary of upfront payments" from SEO's
In effect google are SEO's for aol
Oh well, all is fair in love and war, get the money and dash google, just like a "SEO" whom you so despise.
Yes, I know they are a SERP thing, but darn, does the rest of the World need to be inundated with it day after day? I've always felt it gave the wrong impression, as in "AOL must be the only ones who have Keywords." Might be a good place for the novice to start out, but the Real World is the Real World and AOL ain't real.
One can only hope that future business/corporate conglomerate trends will move back towards smaller, more efficient business models.
joined:June 18, 2002
I hope they deduct the $99 Billion from TED's salary :)