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DoubleClick - Partnerships to Expand Search Engine Mktg


 - Reseller Agreements With iProspect and TrafficLeader Allow DoubleClick to
    Offer Integrated Natural Search Engine Optimization and Paid Inclusion
                                 Solutions -

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DoubleClick Inc. (Nasdaq: DCLK), the leading provider of marketing tools for advertisers, direct marketers and Web publishers, today announced reseller partnerships with leaders in the search engine marketing space: iProspect, The Original(R) Search Engine Marketing Firm, and TrafficLeader, a full-service search marketing company. DoubleClick will leverage iProspect's natural search engine marketing services and TrafficLeader's paid search inclusion technology on behalf of its clients who are looking to augment their search engine marketing and increase ROI on the Web. The agreements expand DoubleClick's search engine marketing solutions for its clients -- its customers are already able to use the DART For Advertisers and DART for Publishers interfaces to traffic and track their paid listings through Click Commands and Tracking Ads.

Paid listings (or paid placement), which ensure that a website or Web pages appear in a specified position in the sponsored search results set, represent just one available search engine marketing tool. "Natural" search engine optimization and paid inclusion round out the options for marketers, for whom increasing visibility on search engines is critical to drive traffic and conversion. Recent DoubleClick research shows that search engines have the greatest impact on users researching a purchase (41% report using search engines most often to find a website).(1) As a result of the reseller agreements, natural search engine optimization and paid inclusion will now be made available to DoubleClick clients through its direct sales team.

"DoubleClick's relationships with iProspect and TrafficLeader enhance our search marketing offering for clients who recognize its importance for reaching and converting prospects," said Doug Knopper, VP and GM, Online Advertising Solutions, DoubleClick. "This comprehensive offering is only the first of many powerful search engine marketing solutions that we, together with leading companies in the search market, plan on offering to customers looking to increase their return on investment on the Web."

iProspect has a wealth of experience helping Fortune-sized clients increase their website's visibility through natural search engine optimization. iProspect optimizes a site's actual content and architecture to be "search engine friendly" through proven methodologies. As part of the agreement, iProspect's services will leverage the data provided by DoubleClick's DART technology.

"Our DoubleClick partnership will drive dramatic increases in search referral traffic to their clients from search engines like Google, Yahoo, AltaVista, MSN and others," said Sage Peterson, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, iProspect. "Nothing is more powerful than being found at or near the top of the 'actual' search results when interested prospects search for you using keywords and phrases relevant to your website -- and nothing is more damaging than having these same prospects find your competition if your site is not properly optimized. This partnership will assure that DoubleClick's customers are on the correct side of that value equation."

TrafficLeader is a full-service search marketing company specializing in paid inclusion, which guarantees that a website or Web pages, that the search engines' technology might have missed, will appear in the search engines' results lists. TrafficLeader guarantees inclusion into the world's most important search indexes, actively manages paid placement campaigns, provides site optimization techniques, and reports in-depth ROI metrics. TrafficLeader's reporting product can be integrated with DoubleClick's DART for Advertisers.

"TrafficLeader is the inaugural Search Engine Marketing (SEM) partner for every bulk Paid Inclusion program in existence today, and DoubleClick is the leading global interactive marketing firm." said Jerry Wiant, President, TrafficLeader, "Together, we create a compelling value proposition that will guarantee a strong positioning for DoubleClick in the search industry."

     (1) Touchpoints: Effective Marketing Sequences in the Interactive Media
         Age (March 2003)

    About DoubleClick Inc.
    DoubleClick is the leading provider of tools for advertisers, direct
marketers and Web publishers to plan, execute and analyze their marketing
programs. DoubleClick's online advertising, email marketing and database
marketing solutions help clients yield the highest return on their marketing
dollar. In addition, the company's marketing analytics tools help clients
measure performance within and across channels. DoubleClick Inc. has global
headquarters in New York City and maintains 22 offices around the world.

    About iProspect
    iProspect is The Original(R) Search Engine Marketing Firm. The company is
the leading provider of search engine marketing services that drives increased
traffic, tracks conversion and offers the industry's only patent-pending
Website Conversion Enhancement service. Founded in 1996 by Fredrick Marckini,
iProspect pioneered the industry and works with the most recognized and
successful brands in the world, including American Express, Mercedes-Benz,
GlaxoSmithKline, Xerox, Verisign, Ford Motor Company and Sharp Electronics.
iProspect has published three books on search engine positioning including
Achieving Top-10 Rankings in Internet Search Engines and most recently, Search
Engine Positioning. Distinguished as a 2003 Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Company
in New England, iProspect is located in Arlington, Mass and can be reached at
1 , or by visiting www.iprospect.com.

    About TrafficLeader(R)
    TrafficLeader -- your one source for acquiring customers through search
engines -- offers proven Search Engine Marketing (SEM) services that actively
drive qualified visitors to business Websites.  The Company's integrated suite
of proprietary client acquisition solutions, combined with robust
conversion-to-revenue tracking, enhances on-line performance from Search to
Sales(SM).  For more information on TrafficLeader's full-service SEM platform,
visit www.trafficleader.com or call .
    TrafficLeader is a division within Sitewise Marketing, Inc. TrafficLeader,
Driving Business Your Way, Direct Search Inclusion, Search to Sales,
TrafficControl, RPM, FeedWorks, and SITEWISE are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sitewise Marketing, Inc. in the United States and other

SOURCE  DoubleClick Inc.

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