Findwhat.com lists maybe 5 sites it links out to. I am wondering if anyone knows where my results will REALLY be listed. All the ppcs have a lot of small partners that can do damage. help me out please
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.
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.
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.