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Anyone using their new PPC ads?

 8:53 pm on Jan 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just talked to a fellow at quepasa.com, the hispanic search engine. Is anyone out there currently using the PPC program that they launched about 3 months ago? If so, how is it working out?



 8:57 pm on Jan 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just got a call today as well. They must be working the phones today. I have heard they can get you spanish speakers. It is cheap.


 7:37 pm on Jan 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone know if you can target U.S. only traffic with them?


 7:49 pm on Jan 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is interesting.

I'm slapping up a Spanish language website at this very moment. It would be interesting to test it out. Not sure if I will or not.

Apparently they were founded in 1997, acquired search technology with the purchase of Vayala Corporation, and have their own search crawler.

Anyone see this one in their logs?

Apparently SoftBank and film director Paul Mazursky, among others are investors, and they went public in 1999.

An alternative search engine. Someone get Jeremy_Goodrich on this!


 8:24 pm on Jan 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't know what's up with QuePasa (little joke there) - but I have only seen them recently - they signed an agreement a while back with the BBC to get Spanish news feeds.

I think they may have recently gotten an influx of investor capital - because their site design has changed radically in the last 3 months or so (when I first ran into them while researching Spanish language news feeds). A couple of months ago, their site was skimpy, at best and was full of affiliate links that I personally would consider marginal (questionaires for prizes, etc.).

Their site feels much more like a portal now - but judging from their previous content, I can't imagine they are getting huge numbers of visitors - yet.

Anyhow, they have definitely been spidering for the past few months, because I've seen their bot in the logs, and they ranked my site #1 for $city... so they must be on the right track. ;)


 7:15 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

just did a couple of searches, poor relevancy i think.


 7:37 pm on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I received an email back from them that basically says that they don't specifically allow you to target US based traffic, but the vast majority of the traffic is US based. I may give them a try.


 5:53 pm on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

We're in the middle of setting up a client on Quepasa.com. We only ship within the US, so we made sure that we stated this in our descriptions. I'm very anxious to see how Quepasa works out.

The PPC price is right. Hopefully the leads will follow.


 3:33 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Quepasa is solely focused on the US Hispanic market, so if you want to focus on the US, they'd be a good bet.

However, I tried a few "obvious" candidates for pricey bids in search.quepasa.com (such as 'MP3' and 'sex') and they came at $0.05, just as some very irrelevant words. It seems to me that they still don't have too much going on inside the search engine, i.e. not too many people using them (yet, at least).


 4:01 pm on Mar 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I signed up with quepasa and they have a lot of problems.
The free translations they do are crap; a friend used the translation service, and I found 6 errors in 25 words. I had done my own translations. Like, hello? consider using a specll check?
I've found similarly inept translations for other ads, but I have no way of knowing who did them.
For 5 weeks I didn't get a single click.
Now they finally admit the search engine doesn't recognize special characters like accents and tildes, but they're working on it.
So it won't find 80% of my search terms!

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