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Ask Jeeves site submit program - no data
Have not received one hit on any site

 1:12 pm on Mar 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

I receive a large amount of hits from search engines such as Goggle and MSN but have not received one hit on any site from THE ASK JEEVES SITE SUBMIT PROGRAM.

It has been about three weeks since I submitted my sites. The spider has visited and my account screen says that it has been indexed.

Has anyone else had this problem or have I done something wrong?




 8:20 pm on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, i have had the same problem.. Not sure their submit program is worth it. Maybe M.S.. will buy them out.


 9:17 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I sent them an email stating my site, traffic, etc. Here is what I received back:


Not much help here. My site has a high PR, keyword, metatags and everything else is fine and still not one hit. To test this out I searched for my site and click on the result days later, still nothing.

Something is not right here and my advice is not to use this program until they get the bugs worked out.

So much for
"Keeping Websites Alive"(TM)

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:31 am (utc) on Mar. 31, 2004]
[edit reason] zero email quotes on WebmasterWorld - see tos please. [/edit]


 11:30 pm on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)


Please sticky mail me with your details and I will personally look into your problem.

Customer Service are correct in what they have said, that the majority of questions regarding "lack of clicks" is due to ranking.

Here is how clicks are reported to the interface. A user searchs for a term and clicks on a result. Those clicks are recorded by the search engine and stored. On a regular basis (up to 7 days in some circumstances) clicks are then available for the reseller to download. The reseller will download the clicks, process and then display.

So this means that there can be a delay between when you click on your link and when it shows in your account admin area. It is not a near real time system, such as a P4P program.

Like I said, please sticky mail me and I will do some research on your behalf.




 12:17 pm on Mar 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

The latest feed data has been uploaded and processed. This should see clicks into your account.

Please let me know if you are having any further problems.



 2:23 am on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)


Thank you for taking the time to write and research.

Stats are now showing, although I am truly disappointed at the amount. I have a number of popular sites and the amount is a tiny fraction compared to Google, Yahoo! And MSN.

Just my personal opinion, but if I had it to do over again, I would not spend any money on this program.


 6:46 am on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

My pleasure - glad I could be of assistance.

I am not surprised that your stats from Ask Jeeves are lower - they simply get far few searches than the other sites you have mentioned.

Rather than just looking at number of visitor, how are they converting? What does your ROI look like?

That is a more accurate measure of the value of the program.



 12:09 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)


We are talking about 10 to 15 hits total for the month! That amount is nothing.

No conversions.

Anyway - thanks.


 12:49 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

I am quite satisfied. My Ask Jeeves site is now featured as a sponsored link on Mamma.com and I could not be more satisfied.
Speaking of Mamma-- my site in their "collection" which is somewhat costly but producing quality conversions. A high end site I manage is in it.
I look forward to when Jeeves opens their new portals to Teoma feeds if that is the plan.
I love these under appreciated marketing outlets.


 3:56 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Looks to me I have same problem except that first month I have 100-150 hits/day and after that my website disappeared from search results. But checking every hour my log, I see that the ask robot indexes the site very hard. I don't know what is going on.

Warren, any idea?


 9:54 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)


How is your ranking for your main keyterms?

Obviously if you are not ranking well, then you will not be getting significant traffic.

Look at it this way - your URL cost you $30.00. If you are getting 120 hits a year (12 months x 10 hits per month as you have indicted), than you are paying $0.25 a click.

Due to distribution Ask Jeeves is not going to deliver the same volume of traffic as Google or Yahoo! But it can provide value traffic that converts well for a lot of people.

What is your conversion rate?



 9:57 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

"Looks to me I have same problem except that first month I have 100-150 hits/day and after that my website disappeared from search results. But checking every hour my log, I see that the ask robot indexes the site very hard. I don't know what is going on."

Is this a PFI site or a Free site?

If it PFI, I can have a look as to why you have been dropped.

If it a free site, then you will just have to wait until such time as the next index refresh.



 8:47 pm on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is PFI site. Cheers


 5:34 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sticky mail me with details and I will chase up for you.

See what I can do :)


 4:09 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I noticed that Ask Jeeves has sewn up the sponsored listings spots on Mamma.com for virtually every category on their site. Can you explain how I get my site in one of those spots? I am in the "Collection" with Mamma and am atop Jeeves on one page.
On Ask Jeeves I am 20 spots down with the same site.
No complaints just curious.


 10:36 pm on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Warren, just notice you that I already contacted customer support and they replyed me with standard answer:
"Thank you for contacting us with your query. I am pleased to inform you that your URL has been successfully included into the Ask Jeeves database as you can see from the following: If you have any further ... bla-bla-bla"



 12:57 am on Apr 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hm-m-m, I removed "onestat dot com" tracker and then had 2 hits from ask today. Warren, may it cause the problem?
It coincided when I installed the tracker and the website was droped from search results.


 8:33 pm on Apr 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

No, did not help.


 5:35 am on Apr 5, 2004 (gmt 0)


Go to [static.wc.ask.com...]

That should provide you with the option that are available to you.



 1:54 am on Apr 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

"If this is an affiliate site then many search engines including Ask do penalise your site for having repeat content out on the Internet as they do not want information being repeated."

This is explain why my site was dropped from search result. it will be nice to have my money back.

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