Wednesday, May 1, 2002


=======May 06, 2002===========
Subject: Portal Partner Press 5-06-02 

Date: Monday, May 06, 2002 2:42 PM

From: bobking

The Portal Partner Press is sent each week for the education and entertainment of the people who own and operate a SearchKing hosted portal. It is intended to help you learn to better operate, maintain and market your own portal. Anytime you have a question about any item in an issue of the PPP, please visit our forums at and feel free to ask any questions or post any comments about your portal, about SearchKing or about internet marketing in general.

• Hang In There Continued


In the last issue of the PPP, I said:
*A lot of us within our little community have been waiting over two years to see the promise of small, highly focused independent directories become a well accepted part of the internet e-commerce scene. *
I also asked for feedback at the end of that article and I got some.
With the permission of the author, I am going to share with you all today, an email exchange with one of our partners who decided they couldn't wait for SK to get "everything ready". This partner decided, quite some time back, to do more than wait and see what SK did.
I post this today for two reasons:

• To show all of you who doubt, that there is a way to achieve success

• To clarify some possible mis-conceptions about what I may have said in the past and how I feel about those issues today.
Here is the exchange.
NOTE: The names have been deleted to protect the guilty.