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Should I Open an Account in MIVA
Is the traffic quality better now?

 11:57 am on Apr 23, 2008 (gmt 0)


I want to open a NEW account in MIVA. I have tried MIVA twice before.

2003 when it was FindWhat. I got garbage traffic.
2006 Again I got garbage.

But now some of my friends are telling me to try again. They say MIVA has improved its traffic quality. Is this true? What should I do?



 12:47 pm on Apr 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Tried them in End 2007 - One word - garbage !

Had to ask them for a refund ( a/c was prepaid)

But they were nice, in that, they refunded most of my money.

No info. on 2008

Did not dare 'test' them again. Too risky.


 1:32 pm on Apr 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks Green_Grass.

MIVA is a public listed company. This was the reason I was thinking to advertise in MIVA. I wonder if their product is garbage then why they should be listed at all!

Anyway, have you tried any other 2nd Tier PPC engine like LookSmart, Search123, 7Search, ABCSearch, Enhance etc?

How are they?


 9:56 am on Apr 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

I really don't suggest going beyond Google, Yahoo and MSN..

Most of the others send BOT traffic. Non Human, artificially generated. This is my experience. Other may have something better to say..


 10:11 am on Apr 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Green_Grass Thanks and Accepted.

I just feel though I must try ASK.com after Google, Yahoo and MSN. Did you ever try ASK?


 11:04 am on Apr 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have no feedback on ASK.


 2:37 pm on May 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Leave MIVA well alone.

The last time I used them they didn't even have conversion code to place on my page, so I knew when a conversion had been made. Why they don't offer it? They know damn well you won't get many conversions.

Stick to YSM, AdCenter & Google. The rest is just like flushing notes down the toilet.


 3:13 pm on May 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Have tried LookSmart and 7search got junk traffic. Used ASK got lots of click fraud. ASK is still a Google network partner so if you rank in top 3 (could be top 5 now) paid ads on Google your ads will syndicate to ASK's top 3. No need to pay ASK unless you desire lower positions than top 3.

[edited by: MadeWillis at 3:16 pm (utc) on May 2, 2008]


 5:48 pm on May 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I should have mentioned, by buying ads in Google and ASK you can essentially serve your ads twice on the same serp.


 3:17 am on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google,yahoo and MSN are the best.


 8:51 am on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Stay well away from Miva, we had several clients running on there and conversion rates were around a tenth of any of the other engines whilst bounce rates were around 5 times higher. I'm not entirely sure how they manage to deliver such stinking traffic, but stay well clear!


 9:10 am on Dec 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just got done with a test run on Miva. $5 bucks to start and I got $50 free from some deal. Decided to try them out because Google hit me with a low quality rating for my ads, so traffic has all but stopped from them.

Took two days for my keywords to be approved. Then within 3 hours they blew threw my $55 balance (max CPC was $0.15).

They sent a ton of traffic... all junk. Most hit the landing page and nothing else. Horrible CTR on Ads.


Now, I just got to figure out how to get traffic.


 8:52 pm on Jan 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I agree with all the above comments


 4:15 pm on Jan 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

I agree with all of the above.
I tried it for a couple of weeks on early 2006 and late 2007.
The first try was better but still very crappy, although I must say that the people at Miva are very kind.

Don't waste your money and time at 2nd tier PPC engines.


 6:03 am on Feb 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I really don't suggest going beyond Google, Yahoo and MSN..

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