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Lycos Turning Search Lights Out?

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A rumour is circulating that says Lycos has laid off most of its search team and is retaining a skeleton crew to keep its beleaguered services operating.

John Battelle, one of the most experienced search journalists, is reporting that two of his sources have confirmed the story.

In the early days, Lycos was considered one of the most important search engines and was one of the most trafficked web destinations. The rise of Google, combined with several difficult years following the dot-com stock meltdown sealed the fate of the once popular search tool. Now it appears to be formally throwing in the towel, joining the ranks of the other retired originals such as Infoseek, Excite, Magellan and Alta Vista.

So long Lycos, it’s been goog to know you.

Jim Hedger is the SEO Manager of StepForth Search Engine Placement Inc. Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, StepForth is the result of the consolidation of BraveArt Website Management, Promotion Experts, and Phoenix Creative Works, and has provided professional search engine placement and management services since 1997. http://www.stepforth.com/ Tel – 250-385-1190 Toll Free – 877-385-5526 Fax – 250-385-1198

Lycos Turning Search Lights Out?
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About Jim Hedger
Jim Hedger works with Metamend Search Engine Marketing as a SEO Consultant, lead copywriter and head blog writer. Jim has been involved in the SEO field since the days of the dinosaurs and felt he had lost a personal friend when Disney went "ol' Yeller" on Infoseek. Over the course of his career, Jim has gotten drunk with Jeeves the Butler, tossed sticks to that sock-puppet dog from Pets.com and come out of a staring contest with Googlebot confidently declaring a tie. When not traveling between conferences, Jim lives with a perpetually annoyed cat named Hypertext in the Pacific techno-outport of Victoria British Columbia. WebProNews Writer
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