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 by Casey Markee

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To nobody's surprise, most of the comments we received this month pertained to LookSmart...

Subject: LookSmart ActingDumb

Wouldn't you know it. Whenever a company does something monumentally stupid there's someone twisted enough to shine a floodlight on the blunder through the art of parody. I've just run across a site that is SO funny I had to pass it along in hopes you might want to share it with your readers.

The site lampoons LookSmart's recent changes. It's located at

Enjoy, R.L.

Editorial comment: We agree, the site is hilarious. For some roll-on-the-floor-laughing-out-loud-slap-yourself-on-the-knee action, be sure to visit the banner page located at

We Recommend You Set Your Monthly Budget To $15,000.

Subject: From $299/lifetime to $15,000/month!

I'm so angry about the whole situation with LookSmart! We used to pride ourselves on excellent search engine placement specially on MSN, now that they've come with their PPC from LookSmart, our listings ran out of clicks within the first couple of hours on the first day, we paid the $299, we were listed, we used to always be at the top 10 for the relevant keywords, but now, when we logged into our account look at the message that we get:

LookSmart Alert: Your budget has been reached and traffi...

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