from Burque Marotta spoke thusly...
> from West of the Pecos spoke thusly...
> > > They used to have ...and URLs to news
> > > stories about coins and stuff? Right?
> > >Is that the site I am thinking of?
> Stujoe wrote
> > Yep, that's the one. It was a nice little repository...
> Bummer. I tried to interview them twice and they took a long time to
> say they would get back with me and then never did. Now I know why.
> It is tough to make a living at the WWW.Thingee.Com business. They
> had some advertising and it was not obnoxious, but apparently the
> revenue was not there -- and I know that I never replied to an ad, so
> the advertisers probably were not happy.
I am not sure why they are changing focus but I am sure it is
difficult to make money on the web, especially as a free information
source in a limited area.
It also seems to me that click ads are not very effective revenue
sources. I have heard that the actual click rates are unbelievably
low and actual sales to those that click are probably even much lower
BTW: Here is a google cache of what their About Us page used to say:
and what it says now:
I'd say that qualifies as a change in focus. :-)
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