Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

March 13, 2006 Back from the Grave!

I was at Search Engine Strategies a couple of weeks ago and thought I saw a ghost. What I was in fact seeing was a guy handing out "" T-shirts. I remembered very well - it died more than five years ago, as recalled in a thoroughly caustic review written back in February of 2000. has changed ownership and has morphed from a site that passed out awards to a straight-ahead directory supported by PPC ads. Eschewing Google, MSN and Yahoo, it sells its own ads, and, according to the guy I spoke to at the show, is making a fair amount of money doing so.

I'm happy to see this old crusty property scrubbed, painted, and refitted for Web 2.0. is dead -- long live!

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