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  • Looksmart Is Worth More Than Its Cash [View article]
    Dr. Jean-Yves Dexmier is not fit to lace your boots never mind mine.

    I think he is the most useless individual I have ever had the pleasue to meet. He is the reason Looksmart is now at the end of its life.

    Look I really wish it was a good business to invest in - but it isn't.

    There is absolutely nothing that makes those revenue figures look good - in 12 months the money had been spent and the business is dead.

    I make more than 100k profit per month, and I have done for the past 3 years - Looksmart has not made a profit for years.

    That is the issue - its not complicated, its just good business sense.
    Apr 9 07:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looksmart Is Worth More Than Its Cash [View article]
    Looking at your posts you don't understand TAC or the balance sheet or anything at all.

    My first instinct was that it would be great if all investors were like you - asked very few important questions etc. - but the lack of basic intelligence means that I would be embarrassed to have you involved in my business, it really is noticable.

    But I realised that you are incredibly stupid - you basically invest in Looksmart because they are Australian orginally.

    You really are a very stupid individual with a lot of time on his hands. Please write a massive essay in respone with your blog posts.

    Less is more.
    Apr 4 08:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looksmart Is Worth More Than Its Cash [View article]
    To re-iterate - there is no TAC costs on "publisher solutions" - which means you don't understand Looksmart business model at all.
    Apr 4 08:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looksmart Is Worth More Than Its Cash [View article]
    I know for a fact that the only thing that is keeping them going is their sub-syndication deals with Advertise.com and 7Search - i.e. their advertisers get syndicated to Looksmarts publisher network
    Apr 4 08:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looksmart Is Worth More Than Its Cash [View article]
    This is the end of Looksmart - it is going quietly.

    The money is running out big time - in another year its all gone.

    Also you clearly don't understand the business model - regarding the company publisher solutions, you mention "the revenue is net of TAC".

    You clearly don't understand that this is "traffic acquisition costs" - and that it is not applicable to publisher solutions as there is no cost associated.

    I feel I need to explain what "TAC" is and why it will never be 20%.

    TAC is the percentage that Looksmart pays to partners for each click - to put it in perspective Google pays 68% and Yahoo/Bing pay 75%.

    So if Looksmart pay 20% then you really willl attract the scammers that can't get a massive revenue from better sources.

    And that is the problem - Looksmart partners are scammers and browser hijackers.

    As a tier 2 - TAC should be 85% at least due to the lower bids - which attracts the quality publishers.

    But it isn't - and that is what the feedback I got, they squeezed the publishers they had and so they all jumped ship.

    So your projections are rubbish - for Looksmart to recover TAC needs to be 80 - 85 % which destroys their current margin.

    Looksmart will be dead in 12 months.
    Apr 4 08:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looksmart And PLAs. Change In Search Engine Traffic Noted ~ Feb.19th [View instapost]
    Yahoo have been crediting back all advertisers that spend went through publishers that go through Looksmart.

    There has been a big statement made by Yahoo and Google - they won't take the crap traffic sent via Looksmart.
    Feb 28 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looksmart And PLAs. Change In Search Engine Traffic Noted ~ Feb.19th [View instapost]
    I can tell you now that ALL Google and Yahoo publishers are BANNED from advertising with Looksmart due to spyware and poor quality traffic.

    Looksmart are not even a tier 2 network - they are bottom of the pile now.
    Feb 28 08:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looksmart And PLAs. Change In Search Engine Traffic Noted ~ Feb.19th [View instapost]
    You really haven't got a clue by using Alexa to make decisions.

    Basically a lot of Looksmart traffic comes from "partners" that hijack browsers via spyware, that is why they have partners - otherwise good publishers would use Yahoo or Google as partners.

    You are seeing a spike as there was a spike of spyware hijacking that has caused a massive problem - and Looksmart partners are involved.

    The hijack means that the referrers are in fact Google and Yahoo etc. so seeing those in the Alexa list are expected.

    What about the rest you don't highlight - spam crap from india etc. - the traffic profile of Looksmart is horrendous, very very low quality sources.

    Looksmart partners are spammers that couldn't get a Yahoo or Google contract.

    That is why they are in the quite obvously bad situation they are in.

    That is not up for debate.
    Feb 28 07:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WHY Don't People Ask Questions? [View instapost]
    I have said all along that this would happen - you have talked about an idealistic nonsense.

    Its fine talking about the potential - but its reality that is the main thing.

    You have no clue about how modern ad networks function - which is fine, not my problem - but I told you about Looksmart's demise a long long time ago.

    You don't want to listen and that is fine.
    Jan 19 07:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WHY Don't People Ask Questions? [View instapost]
    For gods sake, Looksmart doesn't have an ad network - it couldn't be more obvious in the recent filings.

    Not only that the issue about the lack of documentation for the source code relates to the "adcenter" code. Almost all the tier 2 networks have a better "adcenter" - so Looksmart have nothing, they have said as much in the filing.

    Which means Looksmart have nothing - no assets at all to pass on.

    Which means so clearly that Peek (who got control so easily) are going to shut the business down as it has no assets at all.

    It doesn't have an ad network - never had - it isn't a player in any of the markets you have talked about.

    In fact Looksmart are the only tier2 player not to be involved in any of the good growth stuff going on right now.

    Please disagree and write essays and these instablogs - but it won't change the fact that Looksmart will be now shut down to get the cash out - it has no business and hasn't for a long long time.
    Jan 19 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo Back to CENSORSHIP of Posts on Yahoo Finance Chat Boards [View instapost]
    You know what - the more obnoxious I get the better you get!

    I am completely out of order with my last comments but you have been really great - I can only apologise for being so negative.

    Happy holidays to you - genuinely hope you have a good one!
    Dec 28 09:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo Back to CENSORSHIP of Posts on Yahoo Finance Chat Boards [View instapost]
    You will probably be either Irish, English, Italian, or Dutch - when was the last time you went back to your home country?

    Never? Or now and again?

    Either way - you probably never put the effort in to trace your history.
    Dec 21 08:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo Back to CENSORSHIP of Posts on Yahoo Finance Chat Boards [View instapost]
    Have you popped over to France recently to speak their language and learn their culture, or maybe taken a tour of Germany or Switzerland, or greeted guys in the middle east with a "Salam Alaykum" and really socialised?

    I hate to say it but I bet you haven't.

    If you have done something other than stay in USA then fair enough - but I bet you haven't.
    Dec 21 08:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo Back to CENSORSHIP of Posts on Yahoo Finance Chat Boards [View instapost]
    And I hate to say it but you my friend are a small minded moron.
    Dec 21 08:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo Back to CENSORSHIP of Posts on Yahoo Finance Chat Boards [View instapost]
    You aren't living in the land of the free - you think you have a democracy but you don't. You don't have any experience of what a real democracy is - you are far removed from what Europe has and have no idea about these things. USA is such a big country that noone ever has to learn about the world - you are an example.

    There is a big world out there, and you have zero idea of what it is like. When was the last time you spent a weekend in France (not Paris) or Manchester, or Bussels, or Dubai, or Singapore.

    You probably holiday in USA - good old US of A.

    Your world is tiny, your mind is tiny - I have no respect for that. Over here in the UK we experience all our country and then visit a whole host of countries and broaden our minds.

    The recent posting by the Looksmart board means that the PEEK offer is going to take over the business and then it will be shut down.

    Only a moron can see otherwise.
    Dec 21 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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