Msg#: 3537386 posted 2:21 pm on Dec 30, 2007 (gmt 0)
After a year-end review I find Ask results questionable. The Ask reported clicks for our main search term indicate more than Y! and 80% of G. At the same time our server logs show traffic 100 times lower than the other two, this obviously throws up a red flag.
What do you make of this? What is your overall review of Ask performance?
Msg#: 3537386 posted 2:40 am on Feb 7, 2008 (gmt 0)
I'll start by saying they have phenomenal customer support. Easily the best in the business.
The traffic from Ask.com, MySearch, and a couple others in their network are fine. Outside of that, it's riddled with parked domain traffic and 3rd tier PPC networks. They even accept traffic from malware and domain hijacking companies that redirect browsers to random, high profile search phrases. So while 1% of their traffic is high quality, the other 99% is complete and total garbage.
In all honesty, unless you're just playing the arbitrage game, it's probably a waste of time. They really have no standards for partners and your traffic will show.