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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>JimWorld Gazette for July 7th, 2003 ......As most of you probably have heard by now, Overture, the leader in the Pay-Per-Click search engine world, has partnered with one of the more notorious Scumware merchants: Gator. Yes, your hard-fought for keyword positions are no longer simply being shown as part of search results on most of the major search engines as supplement to a relevant search. They're now being injected and forced into the face of unsuspecting Gator users.

    Now, your paid listings at Overture will not only be shown on every major search engine, but thanks to Gator's "Search Scout" technology, your overture listings will now appear within a pop-up window behind search engines and websites that you didn't bargain for (or signup for). Unsuspecting users, infected with Gator, will have your listings thrust before them, triggered by websites that Gator deems an "appropriate match". Not relevant, not targeted, not search driven. This goes against the PPC model in every way.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    Damn it, is this true? How can they be so damn stupid?! Must be some big bucks in it ...



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    Just found an article on ZDnet, so I guess it's true:

    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-995616.html

    I find this most interesting:

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Redwood City, Calif.-based Gator delivers pop-up and pop-under ads to millions of people who agree to receive ads
    in exchange for use of Gator's online wallet software or other popular applications such as DivX compression technology, which bundle the GAIN network into their own download. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Agree to receive ads ... LOL ... what a scum!



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    ROLMAO....
    "Gator Corporation Affiliate Statement
    The Gator Corporation operates several affiliate programs that have generated over $25 million of revenue to date for hundreds of Web site and software publishers all over the world. Among these programs, Gator has been a member of the BeFree affiliate and partner marketing solutions, providing millions of dollars to its affiliates.

    The Gator Corporation has ended its association with the BeFree affiliate program, and instead will expand its successful programs on a non-exclusive basis to drive tens of millions of new revenue directly with individual affiliates.

    The company is committed to the integrity of its affiliate programs, with each participant in the program adhering to strict guidelines. Every affiliate is carefully screened before being accepted. Additionally, as an advocate of affiliates and consumers alike, The Gator Corporation does not condone disreputable practices, including but not limited to redirections, link substitutions, or displaying an ad for the same site that a user is already viewing.

    How does The Gator Corporation software work?

    Date Manager helps you keep track of your schedule and plan for upcoming events fast and easy. You'll never have to hunt to find a calendar again! You'll get an icon in your system tray that always shows the current date. Click it and a two-month calendar immediately appears. You can quickly schedule reminders or view upcoming dates and events.

    Precision TimeSM synchronizes your computer clock with one of the world's most precise timekeeping devices. You'll always know that your computer has the correct time. Precision Time synchronizes your computer to the U.S. Atomic Clock. Update your clock with a few clicks, or set Precision Time to synchronize automatically when you are online - daily, weekly, or monthly. It only takes a few seconds!

    The GatorSM eWallet eliminates frustrating chores like filling out forms and remembering passwords. The Gator eWallet stores data in an encrypted file on your hard drive, then when you hit a Web page that has a form or requires a login ID, account number or password, the Gator eWallet surfaces and fills in the exact info you need -- with one click. It saves time and is a significant convenience.


    For those Ad whores visiting here who think the world wants to be sprayed with a garden hose of Ads every minute of the day ....get real. The olny thing someone hijacked by Gator wants is a way to turn the beast off or kill it.

    The Ad industry would endorse hiring the homeless ...spray painting their naked bodies with Ads and paying them $5.00 to run out into busy car traffic and spin it as targeting. The scumbags of this industry make lawyers look like angels. Any merchant or affiliate pushing Ad's through Gator deserves to be exposed and ridiculed.

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    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! BBQ some Gator and remember to flush WhenU..

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    I hope Overture sees a major drop in ads placed because of this! Many affiliates won't want to do business with Gator, for obvious reasons.

    I also think having your company appear in a pop-up ad on a competitors site is a very negative thing to consumers. People are getting tired of having advertising shoved in their faces, and I don't do business with companies that hit me with pop-ups. If the pop is on a competing site, it's a double whammy. Very negative, in my book.

    Overture was already difficult to get along with when bidding on keywords, now adding Gator to the mix just makes them even worse.

    Andy

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I hope Overture sees a major drop in ads placed because of this! Many affiliates won't want to do business with Gator, for obvious reasons.

    United Online has adopted Overture as its default search engine and start page. (the 5.0 version), as they are still offering free service, advertisements will be fed via the GAIN network. Thought you might be interested.

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    bump cause of the news

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    Eh, dropped Overture some time ago. Too bad, but I want to send my advertising money to a company that can produce positive advertising, not negative.

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