I’m sure skeptics are laughing at us, and that’s fine as the point man for Lookery I can honestly say in the past 48 hours or so, we have been nothing but avalanched with new sign ups. Guarantee’s like this are not the norm in the business, and while people are still laughing at the 12.5 cent guarantee, I can guarantee you this – I didn’t get too much sleep since we dropped that announcement. I’m just glad that we have our in house person that totally understands the business.
Now thank goodness that Microsoft decided to buy Yahoo and announce it yesterday. It sort of calmed down the flow for a bit, but new people continue to trickle in. Trust me, it was almost like the old days of working the day gig, and blogging and podcasting until 1am in the morning. Good ol’ 18 – 20 hour days. Fun stuff.
Back to the MS buy or hostile takeover of Yahoo. If Yahoo turns down the offer, than all I can say is they fired the wrong CEO. You don’t get offered $44.6 billion dollars every day. While I agree with Allen’s great analysis of the situation – ie – more jobs lose on the Yahoo side of the house, maybe Microsoft can pull a rabbit out of the hat. Or maybe this is all smoke and mirrors. What I mean is maybe Yahoo has other plans and will counter offer with a more ridiculous price. Than again, whatever the counter offer, I’m sure Microsoft has the money to still write the check.
Tomorrow I’ll be flying out to San Francisco to be at the conference held on Monday Feb 4th – Customer Service is The New Marketing. Looking forward to meeting everyone there, as well as the other people I’m scheduled to meet following Monday’s conference.