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  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
    swanson1...

    You do make a valid point with: "And the 0.66 is not calculated after TAC - that is not how PPC networks report figures."

    From what I had posted-here's the necessary changes, I've made:

    Looksmart's stated Average Advertising Network RPC for Q3 of 2012 was $0.066. -This to me is clearly a matrix type calculation. [CPC+eCPM] And a revenue number that's calculated, after [which] the average TAC of 60% has to be paid out to those search engines providing the search intent associated with all billable paid clicks or, eCPM impressions had.

    In fact, I had stated that:

    The total paid clicks for the third quarter of 2012 were 55 million x's $0.066 ='s $3,630,000 & from this total coming from the Advertising Network comprehensive income received, TAC is then paid.

    http://bit.ly/UUucXe

    Discuss further, s'il vou plait? :)

    LC
    Nov 30 01:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    "Looksmart does not work with Google and Yahoo, there is no 'winning bid'. .....You have made some seriously invalid assumptions based on bits and pieces of press releases." - - "Looksmart DO NOT work with Yahoo and Google and don't earn any income from them. .....You may believe that to be the case."

    I've got news for you swanson1. -

    It was on August 24, 2011 @ SES when Looksmart's Benoit Vatere (VP of the Distribution Network) clearly described how Looksmart is not only a search network but that it now operates to buy intent .....

    Listen [here] to what LookSmart's Benoit Vatere had to say in an interview with @WebmasterRadio at SES SF: http://bit.ly/pcRKQs

    Benoit Vatere (who deals with the publishers), tells all that Google and Yahoo are both looking for bigger margins.

    You really do need to 'get you head out of the sand' and have a listen to this:

    [On Search Queries]

    ......"we are touching these users through search queries, a good indication of intent ....how can we follow these users"?

    He says he's "dealing with the publishers" ....to get 'that good traffic' ..,,,,,..it's complex..."where the eye-balls are".. "how do we follow those guys..the users." ? [Its clear]

    [From search] "Google and Yahoo are looking for bigger margins"!!

    "......through "key-word" search... search, display, social and mobile, video...different ways of touching the user .. we follow users showing search intent....... image, rich media ..yes ..we are getting into this... we....position ourselves to the OPEN market..."

    ...."we are looking at the IP ... the individual user ..........but we do watch for IP's with 5 or, 6 clicks....building a quality score"

    Video?

    [Vatere says] "Google helps [us] a lot with this, with video.. we have same standard as Google has .. it's easy for them to get it to us... "

    "we [Looksmart] have search, display, social (Facebook & .... ) and mobile video .. different ways of touching the user.. we follow users showing search intent... image, rich media ..yes ..we are getting into this.......we want to position ourselves to the OPEN market..."

    "We are taking advertisers on. on a CPA [CPC] basis. .......We own this network.. We know this traffic...we take all the risk with them."

    Asked about Size? (Note 'explicit search [search traffic]')

    Benoit Vatere says in reply: .... "we have about 3 billion queries per day, includes explicit search (search traffic), domains traffic, E Mail, 'in text' as well, close to 4000 publishers focusing on quality."

    As a long term shareholder swanson1 ... Should I be taking notice of Looksmart's VP of the Distribution Network or, you? Being a person who has no idea of any of this-as has been explained to you, above!

    Or, is Looksmart's Benoit Vatere simply making these claims, that you consider are similar to other 'invalid assumptions' that I've based - from Looksmart's conference calls or, Company press releases.

    LC
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    Nov 30 01:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DNT And Sharing PII. - Simplify It All And Build Some Integrity?  [View instapost]
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    That need for viewable ads (viewability) has had many mention here within my instatblog entries.

    http://bit.ly/Tw6qop

    "Viewability Is Key to Clicks"

    This study (by MediaMind) explains how click-throughs rose by over 50% for in-view ads

    LC
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    Read more at http://bit.ly/V9EdQU
    Nov 30 12:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looksmart's enviable "INDEPENDENT" position is missed by the market [View instapost]
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    In this world today, you just never know. In that there's a certain need to always expect, the unexpected.

    According to this series of posts to/on INUV's (Yahoo Finance) message board today, it would appear that the Patent for the ValidClick (click fraud) technology has now been granted - to Inuvo.

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    Re: Patent Granted 11/27/12
    By leadgenjeff . Nov 28, 2012 4:54 PM . Permalink Go to topic

    ValidClick is an owned property of Inuvo. It is now known as Inuvo Search
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    Patent Granted 11/27/12
    By thinktank1999 . Nov 28, 2012 4:35 PM . Permalink

    I just spoke with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (UPSTO) by phone at 4:27 PM today (Wednesday). They confirmed with the Appl. No. 11/258,977 that the patent was indeed granted on 11/27/12. However, the person I spoke with stated that the patent is associated with Validclick, Inc (North Kansas City, MO). Not sure if this has anything to do with Inuvo? Is it possible that John Linden and his partner have sole propriety rights to this and not Inuvo? I copied the abstract below from website:

    United States Patent 8,321,269
    Linden , et al. November 27, 2012
    ______________________...

    Method for performing real-time click fraud detection, prevention and reporting for online advertising

    Abstract
    The present invention provides a method of detecting fraudulent clicks in an online environment to reduce fraudulent paid clicks for online advertisers. The method includes server side and client side code which combined enables a click verification web site to identify valid and invalid clicks and in real-time prevents advertisers from getting billed for fraudulent activity.
    ______________________...
    Inventors: Linden; John (Parkville, MO), Teeter; Tobias (Joplin, MO)
    Assignee: Validclick, Inc (North Kansas City, MO)
    Appl. No.: 11/258,977
    Filed: October 26, 2005

    http://yhoo.it/Qrngo4
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    I've made mention of both John Linden and ValidClick in previous posts. - http://bit.ly/TmD6xf

    My original (above) instapost was published on Apr 15, 2010. I've since added the following to it:

    [3/3/2011 - I now feel that a 'swap' of Looksmart's own 'piss-fart' ad network - The LookSmart Network - that it has been 'hiding' behind for so long now - will be surfice to complete the INUV/FICO deal. With INUV then getting to become its own 'mini exchange' and a global player.]

    You just never know.

    LC
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    Nov 28 09:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Chango (With Its Recent $12M In Funding) Now Buy Looksmart's Ad Network? [View instapost]
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    < Google and Microsoft built an entire advertising business based on search and intent. Magnetic and Simplifi took search data and built a similar model based on retargeting. Recently, Toronto-based Chango received $12 million in funding to build out its search ad retargeting offerings. Numerous posts describe how marketers can capitalize on search data. >

    Read more: http://bit.ly/TsEuRq

    LC
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    Nov 27 06:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    Just like to clarify a few of my interpretations, swanson1. Be sure to understand all this.

    < This means that the CPC (based on the above) was ~ $0.1650 and that's some 65% better than your 'elsewhere'>

    Looksmart's stated Average Advertising Network RPC for Q3 of 2012 was $0.066. -This is clearly a revenue number that's calculated, after the averaged TAC of 60% has been paid. [Total paid clicks for the third quarter of 2012 were 55 million x's $0.066 ='s $3,630,000] and from this Advertising Network comprehensive income received, TAC is then paid. - http://bit.ly/UUucXe

    < Both Google and Yahoo receive all of $0.99 from Looksmart. >

    This 'typo' is clearly wrong. As it is meant to be, $0.099c that is paid for the (keyword/s/keyword phrases) 'search intent' as received, and off the stated 'averaged' billable impressions or, clicks.

    It's very important to note (and it is my own reckoning, only), that the Co is getting 20% of an advertiser's winning CPC or, CPM charge.

    This means that the remaining 80% is being paid direct (and that's from the advertiser), to the publisher. In this exercise, it's paid to both Google and Yahoo.

    Now if that $0.1650 (Looksmart's retained $0.066 and the $0.099c paid in TAC) represents just 20% of the 'averaged' billable winning bid /CPM component or, impression cost - it would mean that the 80% that Google and Yahoo receive direct will have been some 4 times that amount or, $0.66. The search engines actually (including your stated 7Search), get to handle 90% of the billable click amount.

    This then makes the 'averaged' winning CPC or, CPM for targeted 'intent based' audiences or, individuals (as are found in Looksmart's exclusive performance marketplace), a total of $0.8250

    For impressions or, winning (CPC) clicks had on publisher pages that are not from their own O&O sites, both Google and Yahoo then pay their respective publisher network partners, from this above total.

    Believe it or, not?

    LC
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    Nov 25 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    .."The thing is I can get my traffic cheaper via other networks direct rather than going to Looksmart who all they now can do is feed into those networks."

    Looksmart are just about 'over' arb players like you. Your type will be destined to always be small-time players in tier 2 distribution plays.

    "For example why not go to 7Search direct, who have great quality traffic and who Looksmart feed your ads into. So you go to Looksmart and get your ads syndicated into 7Search - why do that, just go to the source for cheaper?"

    swanson1 - When are the 'pennies going to drop' for you and others, I wonder?

    Yes, Looksmart will be finding individual impression on the likes of 7Search, but on a real-time CPM/CPC basis & dealing only in search intent targeting. (Again- In some cases already, that's adjacent to search results - the SERPs or, wherever they next 'land' within the publisher base, so to speak.)

    "Well thats what we are all doing - hence the decline in looksmarts performance."

    And where you are destined to be or, until your advertisers 'wake up' to both your middle-manning type-- and that there's way much better value in 'intent' buys.

    Looksmart (effectively) are cutting out the middleman and as and when they roll-out 'the daddy of them all' - and capture the market opportunity by integrating Search and Display (globally) - with the exclusive selling of value- with those user intent based ads placed along-side the very same SE's SERPs of those who're providing Looksmart (exclusively), with that RT search intent data - it's then swanson1 my friend, that you will never in a life-time witness anything like the 'rags to riches' story, that Looksmart is destined to become.

    Okey Dokey? - LC
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    Nov 24 10:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    "Those TAC are paid to their publisher networks which are mostly toolbar, adware and similar businesses like AdOn, TrafficVance etc. They aren't Google or Bing."

    HMMm? I have just proven to you why you are so wrong in continuing down this road and in having such a blinkered view. OK?

    "Yes there are two sides to the business, but served on the same network - just trying to maximise the value of the impressions - so it isn't a different publisher network, except from working with other RTB networks downstream."

    That's until Looksmart sells it's ad network, you mean.

    THEN, Looksmart's unique and fully independent marketplace becomes so important to advertisers. Especially when the likes of Facebook (a certain starter in the 'user intent' marketplace) have a need to find an 'entry point', besides needing separation - One that can appease both it's own advertisers, who will then be finding a 'user intent' target on Facebook at a fair & equitable price - when competing with other advertisers for the same impression.

    "Forget those statements before this - they aren't current or relevant."

    They were made as recent as July 17th 2012 (in reply to PEEK) and are the very essence of what Looksmart are now about.- Again, you clearly can't see this as being so.

    "Look at it this way - say they post a 2 million loss Q4 which is a decent 20% ish reduction in losses."

    Re; your statement on losses - I'll declare right here & right now, that a return to profitability for this Q4 period, looks very likely to me.

    Gee ...I've just completed queries in your 1st 2 replies already!

    LC
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    Nov 24 09:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    "[Looksmart's TAC] is so far off a decent share for tier 2 that it can't ever get the good publishers - it has to be 70% minimum and over 80% for high volume.
    They have all long gone elsewhere - where the minimum CPC is $0.10 - which is way above Looksmart's average."

    Do you consider both the Google and Yahoo O&O & both their publisher networks as being tier 2?

    And Looksmart's Average Advertising Network RPC for Q3 of 2012 was $0.066. A rise Q/Q - This sum represents only 40% of the total commission Looksmart receives and an averaged metric for paid clicks/impression that is reported as being comprehensive income, AFTER the 60% TAC is paid. (Do the math, swanson1)

    This means that the CPC (based on the above) was ~ $0.1650 and that's some 65% better than your 'elsewhere' - that you advise, pays a minimum CPC of $0.10.

    Both Google and Yahoo love this-because for their own advertisers and on their O&O sites, they actually receive a payment from the buy side (b4 the spend then reaches Looksmart's marketplace) and from the sell side, where they receive all of $0.99 from Looksmart.

    You really need to totally forget you ever heard of the term 'tier2' in regards to Looksmart's new CPM/CPC offering - as in buying both audiences (@ scale) and in targeting certain select users - it is all about the individual user who is showing 'intent' who's is being found in real time - - across the total publisher base, within Looksmart's exclusive marketplace. OK? (In some cases already, that's adjacent to search results - the SERPs or, wherever they next 'land' within the publisher base, so to speak.)

    Is how I'm seeing it all. You clearly see it different.

    Gee, this sure looks like being quite a number of replies coming up, maybe.

    LC
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    Nov 24 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    .In relation to TAC (@ 60% in Q3), I'd venture to say that the bulk of it is being paid to those search engines - - who are now providing the billions of search queries to Looksmart (in RT and, on a daily basis), for advertiser to target 'user intent' from, and that's again .... all in real time.

    swanson1 ...Question 4

    What does all this mean to you as told within LookSmart's Rejection of PEEK Investment's Unsolicited Tender Offer (when the Co says), that among its assets is LookSmart's market positioning as a:

    *Scalable search advertising platform for ad networks;

    *Independent ad network able to integrate Search and Display and deliver an efficient marketplace for advertisers and publishers;

    and, an....

    *Independent ad network able to deliver high quality traffic to advertisers and high value advertising opportunities to publishers.

    They add that the Board believes that LookSmart is well positioned to capture the market opportunity of integrated Search and Display and the global opportunities for an independent integrated online advertising platform.

    http://bit.ly/V3aleA

    I guess this will help you a lot with my initial question, put to you.

    LC
    Nov 24 01:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    Secondly....You post:

    "The fact that TAC are lower than 50% is a massive problem - you can't pay decent publishers less than 80% share..."

    Why have you stated this, as fact? From the (November 13, 2012) LookSmart Third Quarter 2012 Results

    < Traffic acquisition costs (TAC) for LookSmart's Ad Networks were 60% in the third quarter of 2012, 54% in third quarter of 2011 and 61% in the second quarter of 2012.>

    http://bit.ly/QAVeb3

    And thirdly, why do you think they are saying "ad networks", in the above?

    LC
    Nov 23 11:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
    Hi swanson1 ....

    I hear you in regards to Alexa. But it's difficult if you continue along in our discussion in (your) simply 'cherry picking' pieces of what I post in reply. - I mean... It was just a few posts back, you replied, with this?

    "I can't be bothered to read all that rubbish you have written - I really can't."

    ......For starters, how about you answering me on a number of issues by telling me of your own position in regards to them -- that you haven't quite made clear to me (as yet), in you replies.

    Would you care to comment on my own understanding (one, that I have put to you so often), that the Looksmart ad network (and, that I feel will soon be sold-I've linked below) is not the same as the Looksmart (exclusive) 'intent-based' global advertiser network. (Marketplace)

    And could you possibly confirm with me or, not if you (yourself) fully realise that there are (in fact) these TWO distinctly separate parts to Looksmart's business.

    http://bit.ly/S0U1qf

    LC
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    Nov 23 09:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    You appear to be losing the plot (I feel), swanson1.

    <........"Looksmart use a different domain to redirect their traffic through - - all their PPC traffic goes through a cleaning domain (not Looksmart.com, only an idiot does that on tier 2 ppc) - -I know the domain - because I was an advertiser - you don't, so you know nothing, literally nothing.">

    Your biggest problem (clearly) is your lack of understanding that the Looksmart ad network is not the same - as Looksmart's (exclusive) 'intent-based' global advertiser network. It may surprise you to learn that there are these TWO separate parts to the business conducted by Looksmart. Since back in the days when you (as a long time ago, past customer) were once dealing - with one of them.

    Re; Looksmart.com

    You are in total denial of the Co's July 17th announcement with the Co advising of the addition of display advertising capabilities to its roster of performance-based search marketing offerings. - - - And that by leveraging performance data from its search network [tell me the main players of the search network, swanson1 - - that provide access to billions of daily search queries], the LookSmart's display offering will enable advertisers to buy display advertising on a CPM or, on a CPC basis-with access to the majority of exchange inventory, extensive first party data and a broad range of third party audience segments that (now) allow for targeting audiences or, individual impressions on an impression by impression basis.

    Read of it, and learn: http://bit.ly/WE5i4i

    Incidentally, nothing would surprise me as to what has gone on with the use of those re-directions - while the above advertiser network has been painstakingly built..

    You could do me a big favour and PM me back that domain that you your-self, once worked with.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    LC

    ps; I'll be posting about TRAFFIC in my next instapost. Now, doesn't that excite you?
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    Nov 22 10:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
    From my above post, swanson1....

    #... Its reasonable to assume that more "trusted" advertisers had been introduced during this quarter-after the Co's July 17th advice - that CPC & CPM impressions could be bought in real time and......... with Looksmart telling advertisers that it's marketplace now has access to the majority of exchange inventory...#

    Yes. For that integration (of) Search and Display

    Shareholders have clearly been told within LookSmart's Rejection of PEEK Investment's Unsolicited Tender Offer that among its assets is LookSmart's market positioning as a:

    *Scalable search advertising platform for ad networks;

    *Independent ad network able to integrate Search and Display and deliver an efficient marketplace for advertisers and publishers;

    And....

    *Independent ad network able to deliver high quality traffic to advertisers and high value advertising opportunities to publishers.

    Plus...

    Shareholders were also told in a conference call following Q2 results, that the Co's technology was now capable of 'handling' up to 100 billion 'events' per day within an OPEN, independent Marketplace.

    Read on:

    < Unstructured Data In Use Today

    Advertisers today can take advantage of unstructured data targeting in several ways. Here are some examples:

    .......Keyword Level Search Retargeting − Impressions are targeted to users based on the individual term searched. - Just like in search marketing, bids and ads are adjusted for the search terms based on performance. >

    http://selnd.com/Qbf5Mm

    The Author: Frost Prioleau is the CEO and co-founder of Simpli.fi.

    http://bit.ly/TcGGu6

    .............with Looksmart telling advertisers that it's marketplace now has access to the majority of exchange inventory......HMmm?

    LC
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    Nov 21 05:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An RTB Global OPEN Marketplace 'Handling' Up To 100 Billion 'Events' Per Day! [View instapost]
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    < You can talk about RTB or any other stuff but the facts are in the figures.>

    !st things 1st! And, re; RTB....

    It was half-way through the Q3 period when Looksmart announced (on, July 17th) the addition of display advertising capabilities to its roster of performance-based search marketing offerings.

    Which means that:

    "Advertisers can buy display advertising on a CPM or CPC basis, and leverage the full power of LookSmart's managed services team to manage real-time bidding, and deep campaign optimization.

    [And that] Existing search network advertisers will benefit from having historical campaign performance data, which will enable LookSmart campaign managers to quickly optimize display campaigns towards performance goals.

    Advertisers can also buy display only, and benefit from LookSmart's historical platform data to get rapid results."

    This means that ....... the existing advertising base (advertisers, as @ July 17th), can immediately take advantage of historical data to target audiences with a high probability of conversion - in having access to the majority of exchange inventory.

    That announcement: http://tiny.cc/wtp3nw

    This was the start (or, an extension) or, the addition of eCPM type buys (or, was it on a CPC basis?) to CPC/CPM impressions (yes, both are performance type based on 'user intent'), and as are now being made available to a (limited) number of those 'trusted' advertisers - that the company had, on 17th of July.

    I took a snap-shot of Traffic within the marketplace, on that day. here are the details:

    Tues, July, 17th - Announcement Day (Trailing).


    Estimated % of global internet users who visit looksmart.com:
    Reach % Change
    7 day 0.0047% -10% Change in Reach % over the trailing 7 day period
    1 month 0.0057% +0.9% Change in Reach % over the trailing 1 month period
    3 month 0.00521% +11% Change in Reach % over the trailing 3 month period

    And here are the latest (Alexa) percentages that you may concede, compare very favorably with those above.

    Estimated % of global internet users who visit looksmart.com:
    Reach % Change
    7 day 0.0140% +34% Change in Reach % over the trailing 7 day period
    1 month 0.0118% +22% Change in Reach % over the trailing 1 month period
    3 month 0.0095% +67% Change in Reach % over the trailing 3 month period

    http://bit.ly/HDwBit#
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    < "Are you seriously saying that making as much losses near enough in revenue after 12 months that the business is viable.>

    ABSOLUTELY!

    I mean, Q3 (in real terms) had an increase in revenues Q/Q of some $300,000 + an additional $522,000 in debtors - that I've pointed out or, some $0.82M more than Q2 - clearly due to the re-introduction of CPM or, CPC type impression buying - since 17th of July.

    It may be the case that (even) more "trusted" advertisers have been introduced during this quarter - my reasoning is and as can be seen, that the 7 day % number of 'visitors' (to the AdCenter marketplace) has RISEN from a low of 0.0047% (on 17th July), to now show - as being UP to a very impressive 0.0140% !!! (Nov. 18th)

    That is a rise of 0.0093% or, a rise of 198% and it's STILL rising! A full month of December, is still to come. If you don't understand what this means, I am not about to explain it to you.

    You continue to accentuate the $2.7 million loss (for Q3) yet I had explained the reality' of that "loss (declared), that you seem to have taken with a grain of salt.

    I'll post it here (below) , once again. .

    You have a scant regard (for what is virtually a completely new area of business), for what is an effective increase in the Co's advertiser network's comprehensive income revenues (Q/Q) by some $0.82M or, by 24.8% (advertiser network's comprehensive income revenues was $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2012) and quite frankly, it truly mystifies me. And you think this is bad?

    And what is it about Looksmart advising it's advertisers of having access to the majority of exchange inventory - that YOU don't seem to understand?

    I had posted the following, previously - that:

    You continue to accentuate the $2.7 million loss (for Q3) in spite of the fact that $0.6M (PEEK), $0.2M (restructuring expenses) and with $0.4M (capitalization of internally developed software), all represents some $1.2M of that declared loss.

    Plus the fact that you have also 'side-stepped' my mention of the 8% in increased revenues & that additional $522,000 in debtors (earned in that Q3 period), that effectively then ($1.722M), makes the quarter a lot less unprofitable - - and even slightly below $1M......(Yet, Q/Q cash is shown by the Co, as dropping from $20.2 million down to $17.6 million ='s $2 .6M)

    We would both surely agree that Looksmart's entire business from this point in time - is dependent on advertiser networks' traffic had within the AdCenter marketplace. (The ad network I feel, will shortly be sold. And please don't discount Facebook as being a potential buyer)

    It is also clear (or, should be) that both the 8% increase in advertiser networks' declared (comprehensive income) revenues - - plus that additional $522,000 'parked' in the debtors- has only resulted since some-way through Q3- and only after adding or, what effectively was a return of CPM type display capabilities to the fold -on July 17th.

    TRAFFIC

    Now check for your-self (once again), what has happened since the Q3 period and as to exactly what is now occurring in this Q4 period, @ Alexa - here: http://tiny.cc/xbzwnw

    < "The statement from Jean-Yves has ditched the talk about new initiatives and developments within the business and talks about looking at interested parties and strategic alternatives.">

    When considering "the facts" of what is happening (and, as I've shown you), it's hardly fair for you to describe it all, as Jean-Yves ditching talk about new initiatives, surely?

    Its clear (or, should be, by now) that talks about looking at interested parties & the 'strategic alternatives' are at a sensitive stage and the reason why "silence" was applied, in handing down the Q3 results.

    The next announcement should see the advice of a sale of the ad network. Anything else (a merge with any of a few other 'pure-play' intent based businesses), will be a huge bonus for shareholders.

    Incidentally. The PEEK "offer" is (and always has been) a "joke". But you never know what these fucking crooks are liable to get up to, eh?

    LC
    Nov 20 10:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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