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|I'm here! I'm into all the tiddlers! opm mhg etc etc. Just buy sit and wait and sooner or later they become flavour of the day.|
here we could have substantial re rating with a potential 10 bags|
|Continuing to fall to new lows.|
|So, is no-one still in these.
|Does this not suggest that they have given up on being able to sell enhanced listings on their own directories, if you was a infoserve sales person trying to sell a product to a customer would you sell a listing on the worlds largest search engine or a listing on a directory that no one has ever heard of?? To me this was always on the cards after they announced they they had been unable to recruit sales people, it is a very similiar story to touch local, they also struggled to recruit sales people and sell their own product and became a reseller for Yahoo. Basically it shows the dominance of google and highlights what a challenge companies like Yell and Thomson's face, Infoserve as far as i am concerned are now just a google adwords reseller, they might as well save money and shut/sell their directories because they will never turn back to selling space on their own product. Doomed!|
|ok ok,, its a deal, but what , come on. I have used google adwords, its simple but you have to read the notes on how best to use it.. So they are going to be a training agent for google.. Hmmm I wonder what they'll get paid.|
|I think the decision to suspend the shares is a curious one under the circumstances. It feels like it was more of a stunt to attract some attention, rather than it being genuinely about protecting the share price while the deal was done. The deal was not contigent on the share price, and no news had leaked out beforehand.
The company is presenting this as a major new contract, but is it? I would suggest they gave no financial details because there are none to give. Looking up 'Google Adwords Authorized Reseller' suggests that such deals involve no payment from Google - it's merely a marketing agreement where the reseller does all the work and charges an additional cost above the Google charge. It's a no lose deal for Google, but what will the reseller have to charge to cover their overheads? A brief Internet search seems to confirm that being an 'authorized reseller' isn't necessarily attractive.
How Google Squeezes SEMs and AdWords Buyers
The RNS that a great deal of initial work is required on each contract, followed by ongoing reporting overheads. Yet once the product awareness is done, at some point these SMEs might well realise that they can advertise directly with Google, without the additional charge of the middle-men, which sounds like it could be significant. I wonder if basically being little more than telemarketers for Google and Yahoo is really a sustainably profitable business model?|
|Anyone in these? You have good news today if so:
Infoserve Group PLC
24 January 2008
Infoserve Group plc (the "Company")
Temporary Suspension of Ordinary Shares
At the Company's request, trading of its ordinary shares on AIM has been temporarily suspended pending the announcement of a significant new contract.|
|Wow, very quiet on here and big share price fall. A company called SVS securities tried selling me £15K worth of these at 54p not long ago, singing their praises as a great company. Whats gone wrong?|
|Well, at least the Rams have gone up.|
|Gimme - Thanks for the info.|
|Another string to the bow
Restaurant directory dishes up revamp
Eatsomewhere.co.uk has been re-launched and revamped to provide one of the most comprehensive on-line eating out directories in the UK.
Some 30,000 restaurants, cafés and pubs are already listed on the site, which is powered by Infoserve, a specialist in sector specific and local search technology.
The site, which attracted 99,000 hits in February this year, is fully searchable by location, and results clearly mark restaurant type. An added feature also provides customers with a fast free way to book online.
All businesses automatically receive a free listing, but can pay to enhance their presence and add a single page website known as a spotlight page.
This provides consumers with detailed information such as opening times, price range and house specialties. It also allows owners to update information themselves to include seasonal menus, details of events and special offers.
Bev Freeman, product manager of eatsomewhere.co.uk said: "The kind of details provided on the spotlight page are exactly what people want to know and will encourage them to click through to a restaurant's own website. Alternatively, for those establishments who don't have a site it provides vital web presence and boosts profile."
The site's online booking service is provided in conjunction with global online, real-time booking network Live Bookings. Once a restaurant activates the service on eatsomewhere.co.uk, they are also automatically included on Live Bookings' network of sites including lastminute.com, sugarvine.com, The Daily Telegraph and cityvisitor.co.uk.
Bev said: "Eatsomewhere.co.uk offers a complete online promotional package that will more than pay for itself after a couple of bookings. With the summer tourist season fast approaching it's a great time for businesses to think about ramping up their web presence and promoting themselves to people keen to find their ideal restaurant before they visit."
Prices for enhanced listings start from £249 a year, for more information or to sign up to Eatsomewhere.co.uk visit the website at www.eatsomewhere.co.uk and click the 'get listed' button|
|If you go on yahoo, it now state's at the bottom of the page that classified listing are provided by infoserve.
Cant help thinking this will be massive for infoserve.
What a big deal for a 7mil company.|
|From some marketing blog site
The launch of Yahoo! Local 1.6
by Alice Gnodde
Yahoo! launched Yahoo! Local 1.6 just yesterday. The upgrade means that Yahoo! Local is back in the UK mapped services directory game. With the new release comes two improvements:
They have a new data provider. Infoserve data replaced BT data, giving Yahoo! Local greater freedom in terms of product enhancements. It also gives Yahoo! the opportunity to source from other data providers, as Infoserve is not going to be the exclusive provider this time. It means that Yahoo! Local has the potential to provide a much broader service than it did before.
Infoserve clients can now be integrated into the Sponsored Links section of Yahoo! searches as part of a reseller agreement. This will drive business towards Infoserve and the increase in competition will mean that the value of the Sponsored Links will also rise, increasing the revenue that Yahoo! gets from them.
So now it truly is a mutually beneficial relationship For Yahoo! Local and Infoserve. Apart from that, a Yahoo! Local for France is also on the cards|
year commencing mar 08. hoping to turn in to profit towards the end of this year. the results will hopefully demonstrate the massive growth potentail going forward|
I care - I wish I didn't.
What's yc (year ...)?|
|yahoo go live on monday. results are scheduled for 4th june. broker fc 4mil pbt for yc 08.
but it would seem that no one cares.
be interesting to see what happens with the placing.|
just provides a breakdown of advertising charges for cityvisitor. can't access myself at moment but it isn't cheap.|
Does interesting mean good?
Can't access the link from work - it is blocked.
|Link below give a insight to the kind of revenues City visitor generates
Not sure how the Yahoo deal is supposed to works, I believe that infoserve will be selling space as Yahoo local, but I am not sure on this and hope to speak to the company soon. results are early june and I sure we will get some info then.
With regards to the movement the other day, My on thoughts are that if the Yahoo deal is a big as I think then perhaps there is some fund raising going on behind the scenes, which would explain the lack of detail in the RNS. If they are looking for an additional 300 staff that will certainly cost.
Who knows in this game
|It's a lonely site, no doubt.
But £23 million turnover! Even if costs go up to £8 million that's £15 million profit which gives a P/E of 1/2. The share could be 20 times what it is now if those maths are right. So why did the share price go down yesterday. The MMs usually now what they're doing. I was just looking for hug really.
Obviously the current turnover will not be affected until the Yahoo sites are up and running so the final results will reflect an extrapolation of the first half rather than being affected by the Yahoo deal.|