Back in January, in this thread
we speculated about the possibility of Looksmart following the lead of Yahoo and instituting an annual fee. I'll repeat the recommendation I made then, that if you're planning a Looksmart submission you should do it soon to get in before this change happens -- because Looksmart Australia is making just that change, starting on April 2: http://www.webcity.com.au/secure/loo...rdertype=multi
No doubt the Looksmart entities will follow.
By the way, in re-reading that old thread there is this:
LookSmart originally charged a $199 listing fee soon after Yahoo! began their paid commercial listings. Yahoo! then raised the listing fee to $299 and LookSmart soon followed. LookSmart will likely wait a while to see how the change goes for Yahoo!
Which, just for the sake of historical accuracy, is incorrect. It was Looksmart that went from $199 to $299 first, in August; Yahoo followed in September. The conclusion, though, seems to be right.