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Not too bad, isn't it? From some easy speculation I think this website is earning way more than a million $$$ per month.
That's all folks. Follow the rules.
"Froogle, which is still in beta testing, had about 6.6 million unique visitors in July. The site badly lagged Shopzilla.com, the top shopping search engine, which racked up 17.2 million visitors, and Yahoo's shopping network, which had about 11.1 million, according to data from Nielsen/NetRatings."
They'll have that $525 Million back in no time at all! Only 20-200 years!
That makes my 1MM visitors a month worth....
30 million dollars!?!
In the source code I saw a link to another website placed before every "sponsered" ad which had the rel=nofollow Tag for a different website name.
Good old copy and paste took me there and it is nothing but ads.
I had a run in with them about 3 years or so ago and demanded they remove my URL from their site as it was coded to go in a round robin and the surfer would never reach my site, just kept going to other pages like click here to visit, etc and wind up at a "want to learn more about.." until it was clicked into oblivion!
First visit they logged my IP number and subsequent visits got different source code with benign no follow links hidden.
That's probably what happens to the Googlebot when it visits and they recognize it with a script and serve up the benign source code and no Google ads.
Underhanded as all get out. They must have paid a fortune for having those scripts setup so neatly that the 'bot is not even catching them.
I'll shut up now. Just realized I made the last 3 posts. OOPS.
Sorry to disagree with you Ann, but the code they're using is in the same format as Shopping.com - which is listed as a Google partner by Google. Have you looked at the html and compared the code?