| 6:36 pm on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to Webmasterworld!
The problem with many PPCs is the number of small partners they have. You are unlikely to receive a full list, although I agree that this information should be made available to advertisers.
| 7:17 pm on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
THis is from a few months ago. But here were, and in most cases are, their top "name" partners..
Dogpile* Search results 31-35 on page 1
Canada.com* Search results 21-25 on page 1
Infospace* Search results 21-25 on page 1
NBCI* Search results 21-25 on page 1
SearchGalore After searchgalore paid results
CNET 6 thu 8th spots from "The Web" search and first 5 results on "see more Search Partners results"
Mamma Random listings in search results
Metacrawler Random listings in search results
Search.com 6 thu 8th spots from "Search Partners" search and first 5 results on "see more Search Partners results"
Excite.com Listings 17-20 in regular search results
Webcrawler Listings 17-20 in regular search results
* = Infospace portals are rotating their results dayly and sometimes hourly. Some engines are rotated completely out of the search results. However, Overture retains the top 10 spots in every rotation.
| 7:48 pm on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the info. It would be nice to see more but as long as it converts and I'm making money all is well. I don't really need to worry until I'm going broke:)
| 3:13 pm on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Searchfeed.com is a FindWhat affiliate that distributes it's search results to a whole heap of home-made search engines through a number of comercially available cgi scripts. Since there's little to no screening process for Searchfeed affiliates, their relationship could compromise the value of FindWhat traffic.
| 5:11 pm on Apr 25, 2003 (gmt 0)|
FindWhat traffic is already compromised, IMHO. We have had an ongoing issue with them for the last 3 weeks about unatural results popping up every thursday. I won't go into details however from my experience over the last 4 years with PPC there is a definate abuse going on. They deny this so our only recourse was to cut back our bids in all terms that were not absolutley specific. If you could see our CT chart it looks like Mount Everest every Thursday. There is no way these clicks are coming from legitimate search traffic. More likely some partner is putting certain terms on there front page (or worse). One Thursday, as an example, we received for one search term 28 click throughs whereas in the previous 30 days it was 0. Use your own judgement.