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Price Check, Please

Shopping around for a new way to attract clients? Try joining a price-comparison site.

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Especially in today's economic climate, netpreneurs are always looking for creative ways to find new customers. Many have found success by joining price-comparison sites such as BizRate.com, DealTime.com, Epinions.com, mySimon.com and PriceGrabber.com.

Most of these sites use e-commerce robots, or bots, to scour a myriad of Web sites in order to list price comparisons on everything from books to digital cameras. They also allow merchants to sign up and pay for their listings. In general, paid listings usually get better placement.

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