At present I have millions of .FR searches that I am currently unable to monetize. I am diligently looking for a European or France based partner that will be able to monetize this searches via an XML search feed.
I am aware of the usual suspects, Google, Yahoo, Miva, Valueclick. Does anyone know of any other partners that are proficient at monetizing .Fr (France) traffic?
Well monetizing french traffic is not my speciality and I would have pointed you the way you mention with the usual suspects. However in my experience playing with the smaller offers and little networks ussually is not worth the time involved..
Didn't you do well with fx. Adsense or affiliate links?
I would love the CPC the top tier engines like Google and Yahoo offer however. My traffic is primarily made up of a network of publishers that I sub-syndicate feeds out to and unfortuneatley Google and Yahoo dont allow sub-syndication of their feeds and from my experience the CPC is horrible with Miva.
I use Click Forensics and in house Fraud detection tools to insure that traffic quality is always grade A, and converting for advertisers France is killing me right now with 3 million unmonotized searches from yesterday alone I need to find a solution.
"Are these actual human queries, or are they contextual traffic, or are they domain type-in traffic (which is not search)? "
your question is Irrelevant
but I will answer it anyways the ad impressions are a combination of all of the above various partners generate traffic in a varitey of ways some may be content based portals with a content analyser product running on it, some are search boxes on content sites and others SEO etc.