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Huge jump in Looksmart Bill
webwit

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Msg#: 564 posted 12:25 am on Apr 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have been with Looksmart for years, since it was a one time fee directory. Now they changed to Pay per click my bill has been around $50 a month over the course of the last year, at 15 cents per click.

Last month it jumped to $150, which I thought was a large jump. This month it increased to $250.

Does anyone know where all these extra visitors just suddenly came from? I thought they lost MSN.

Did anyone else have a similar jump in their bill over the last two months? Did you get good traffic?

 

seth_wilde

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Msg#: 564 posted 2:51 pm on Apr 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I saw some big traffic jumps right after MSN dropped them, unfortunately that traffic was extremely low quality.. I decided to just move on, Looksmart isn't worth it anymore..

rise2it

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Msg#: 564 posted 5:55 pm on Apr 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Aren't Looksmart listings BACK on MSN now?

Shak

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Msg#: 564 posted 5:59 pm on Apr 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

webwit

what do your sales and ROI have to say on the matter

shak

rise2it

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Msg#: 564 posted 2:28 pm on Apr 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

MSN appears to keep jumping in and out of bed with Looksmart - sometimes they show LS results, sometimes they don't.

They appear to show them more (just a guess here) on terms with higher bid prices.

martyt

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Msg#: 564 posted 7:03 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

You haven't set a monthly budget on Looksmart? Sounds like a good way to get taken to the cleaners when they register a whole bunch of bogus clicks to your account...

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Msg#: 564 posted 7:25 am on Jun 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Traffic is going up, conversions falling through the floor, we shut it off & had a few very large campaigns running with them.

zk21

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Msg#: 564 posted 3:32 pm on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)


Webwit - what conversion rates are you experiencing with Looksmart with the new traffic? Are you able to track that and compare it with other campaigns you're running to see what the quality of the traffic is?

I have been burned before by SEOs sending a bunch of garbage traffic and than trying to charge me for it. If you track carefully, you can catch these spikes and call them on it. Ive gotten several credits applied in the past just by complaining about it.

uptil7000

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Msg#: 564 posted 3:45 pm on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

I just dropped my Looksmart listing also. My bill went through the roof last month and my weblogs showed very little traffic from Looksmart or affilates.

billygg

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Msg#: 564 posted 3:19 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

i agree with everyone, looksmart is delivering **** traffic. we had over 40 accounts with them, slowly killing them, lol. some accounts we have get about 0.4 clicks per day, ****, and others get 40 clicks per day, yet when i check to see where the placement is, i cant manage to find our site anywhere, on any of their partners. be careful guys, looksmart is delivering some ----!

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