>here's an E-mail I received.
> 30,000 FREE banner impressions
> Thu, 4 Jun 1998 21:23:38 -0400 (EDT)
>Dear did-it webmaster:
>Are you satisfied with the position your site achieves on search engine
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>The did-it team
ASK Them how long will it take to get listed on Yahoo. And can they guarantee it. I think from what I see an hear ...getting on yahoo can take 6-8 weeks mininum. Most likely they are doing the same thing as everyone here and are just buttering you up (telling you what you want to hear) with there email and web site. If your seriously considering it ...ask them for references...you know, live people you can talk to over the phone or better yet just get them to give you a half a dozen web sites that use
their services. Then go to these web pages and get their numbers and call them up without them knowing. The 30,000 banders are probably like advertisting on TV after midnight. In other words they will only show up in non peak times. If they can't guarantee a reasonable time to get you listed ....then beware. Do it the hard way and learn to do it your self and save you alot of money in the future.