Classified Search Engines Not Always Welcomed

Andy Beal By Andy Beal
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ClickZ looks at how newly launched classified aggregator, Vast.com, is annoying a few classified providers by somehow bypassing password protected areas and draining servers.

One company goes as far as accusing Vast of stealing…

“This is called stealing content?there’s no advantage to me to have them steal,” commented Laurel Touby, founder and CEO of media industry site mediabistro.com

Ouch!

Certainly Vast is not alone in convincing classified sites that they’re helping them bring new visitors, but if the classified search engines are to see a bright future, they’ll need to secure strong partnerships with their partner sites.

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About Andy Beal
Andy Beal is an internet marketing consultant and considered one of the world's most respected and interactive search engine marketing experts. Andy has worked with many Fortune 1000 companies such as Motorola, CitiFinancial, Lowes, Alaska Air, DeWALT, NBC and Experian.

You can read his internet marketing blog at Marketing Pilgrim and reach him at andy.beal@gmail.com.

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