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Search Me: Doom ahead for search engines that charge listing fees

Date: January 28, 2002
Author: Hal Plotkin
QUOTE: ...most of the big online search and directory firms (with the notable exception of Google) recently started asking for money from sites that want to be included in their indexes...respectable media outlets traditionally get their money from advertisers and/or subscribers rather than from their subjects.

ABSTRACT: Plotkin charges that Internet search engines, basically media companies, have "sold out" their editorial integrity by charging their users;  the result will be lack of trust and delivery of a less reliable, comprehensive product.

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