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    On Nov. 3, Goto UK will open, and I asked a person from goto about the account between goto US and goto UK. They are totally different. Here are some info about coming event:
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    Thank you for your interest in GoTo's exciting new UK marketplace!

    GoTo UK listings will appear on a different Web site, so yes, the are
    seperate. Below I am giving you some more information regarding GoTo UK
    that might help answer any further questions you may have at this time.

    GoTo United Kingdom launches on November 3, 2000. It is a great
    opportunity for you to generate traffic from new users and shoppers. With
    18 million Internet users, the UK is now the most net savvy country in
    Europe! In fact, nearly 40 percent of households are actively involved in
    e-shopping, generating an estimated $3.5 billion in revenue from
    e-commerce!

    Since GoTo UK is a marketplace separate from GoTo U.S., if you are
    interested in listing your site on GoTo UK we will have to open a separate
    account for you. Our team of UK experts will modify your search terms,
    titles and descriptions to accommodate British English spelling
    differences, such as "color" vs. "colour," and terminology differences,
    such as "pants" vs. "trousers."

    The fee for converting U.S. listings to UK listings is #19 for the first
    100 terms and #10 for each additional 100 terms. We also ask that you open
    your GoTo UK account with a minimum deposit of #25 to apply toward
    click-throughs to your site. Because we can only accept payments in the
    marketplace currency, please note that all UK accounts will be billed in
    British pounds. (This means that we will not be able to transfer funds
    from U.S. accounts to UK accounts.)

    The minimum starting bid for listings on GoTo UK will be #0.05, and the
    minimum bid increment will be #0.01. Initially, all GoTo UK advertisers
    will be listed at #0.05, and ranking will be determined on a first come,
    first served basis. However, you will be able to raise your bids and make
    changes to your search
    terms, titles and descriptions using a special GoTo UK version of
    DirecTraffic Center that will be available after November 3, 2000.
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    Starting bid at 5 cents! Anyone suggest go for it?
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    I'm sure I'll be giving it a try. I usually always have some money spread across a few GoTo.com listings, but I have to admit GoTo.com isn't one of my primary marketing tools. The top phrases for my paticular niche are priced so high I honestly have a hard time understanding how they are profitable for anyone.

    What I have not seen yet on the GoTo.com UK announcement is if it will effect the Netscape and AOL listings in the United Kingdom.

    GoTo.com recently partnered with Netscape Search and AOL Search. I belive now the top three search results on AOL will be come from GoTo.com data and the top two results on Netscape search will come from GoTo.com data.

    But how will this effect Netscape.uk and AOl.uk? Will there be a similar agreement?

    If so and the UK is part of your market, there might be some good deals to be had over there before everyone catches on.

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    "We can only accept payments in marketplace currency"

    I can't believe that when businesses have been trading in world currencies for 30 years and more, without the benefit of e-commerce, that Goto UK can only accept sterling!

    No wonder we get abuse from non-internet fans!

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    AdSpeed.com Son Nguyen's Avatar
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    Oh, I haven't noticed that detail! Thanks!
    But anyway, that may make thing less complicated for them in billing.
    - Son Nguyen
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    What do you think of the fact that GoTo UK's minimum bid is 0.05 ($0.08 roughly), 800% more than GoTo USA ?

    I am a fan of GoTo USA, but I don't like this UK policy at all..

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    Im also goign to stick with goto usa, i would much rather get a ton of terms for .001
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    Originally posted by EBookCompiler
    What do you think of the fact that GoTo UK's minimum bid is 0.05 ($0.08 roughly), 800% more than GoTo USA ?

    I am a fan of GoTo USA, but I don't like this UK policy at all..
    That does suck.. Its a shame really... I see no reason to do it...

    For the time being as my site is for fun and will be aimed at a worlwide audience I will stick with USA...

    However for UK Businesses it could be much more beneficial. If my site ever goes ecommerce yeah I'll give goto UK a go..

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    It's probably down to our coins - the 5 pence coin is the smallest, only about half an inch (1.5 cm) across. We lose them in our bags, purses, etc, all the time - thay aren't worth the effort of grovelling on the pavement if you drop one. So they reckon we'll think like that when it comes to Goto UK listings.

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    haha dreuby

    actually they told me their justification is "it's cheaper than banners"

    I personally don't think that's any kind of justification at all... lots of things are cheaper than banners...

    Personally, I'm voting with my wallet and not using GoTo UK - and I've told them as much.


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    Maybe if you want to get some UK exposure Mirago would be a better way to go.

    Here is the link

    http://www.mirago.co.uk/

    Submission there is free.
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    Or you could add your link to the site "Where Britain Wakes Up..."

    http://www.big-b.co.uk

    Listings = 0.00!!

    email: site.additions@big-b.co.uk
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