| 3:23 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)|
The 'sponsored links' just look like standard affiliate links. I suspect you would have to run a fairly heavy-weight travel site before they would consider working as an affiliate for you.
| 3:02 pm on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Just in case anyone is curious about this in the future..... I had no help from TripAdvisor about how to have sponsored links on their site, only how to do a link exchange system.
Ask Jeeves said they did not own TripAdvisor and Google said they were not part of their Search Network. However, after I switched my Search Network on in Adwords, my analysis software reports that traffic is being referred from TripAdvisor from my AdWords campaign.
So in a nutshell if you want sponsored links to appear on TripAdvisor, use AdWords Search Network.
| 7:27 pm on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
TripAdvisor must receive a lot of traffic - good for them. It's always good if an online advertiser can manage to drill down to a vertical level that converts. An affiliate relationship would be good to have.
| 8:11 pm on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Before I started using content with AdWords my ad was appearing on TripAdvisor.
I wrote AdWords to ask how TA's forum was considered as "search". They never responded and shortly thereafter the AW ads disappeared all together.
Now that I do advertise in the "content" section I wish my ad was there.
| 8:54 pm on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Do you see them on CPM by site options in adwords?
| 9:36 pm on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
So does TripAdvisor use Adwords or Ask? It did not look like Google but I did not do a comprehensive review just a quick glance.