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Shopping comparison sites.

Do they charge to be included?

     
9:55 pm on May 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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How exactly does this model work? is the general rule that they charge me the merchant? a percetage?

Not sure about this...

1:55 am on May 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Pay per click, typically.
2:46 am on May 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Some charge a large setup fee upwards of 1,000. Others charge flat PPC but require 100-250.00 deposit and some allow payments as low as 25-50 to get started. Varies greatly between niche/markets as well as companies you choose to market with.
9:34 am on May 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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ok that sounds reasonable. Can any one vouch for these and actually say they have made money?
2:05 pm on May 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Lets just say for the price, I would stick to PPC. Comparison Shopping Sites are stuck in technology that is 10+ years old. Top Tier PPC sites have spoiled my idea of service and i've tried the big CSN's and none of them offer any "technological" solution to getting legitimate hits - you just get a flood of traffic.
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We've done great with shopzilla, but be warned, you generally need to be the low price guy, or they'll just go with the low price guy/better known etailer.
2:41 am on June 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Comparison shopping sites operate on a cost per click model where your products show up based on price you are selling it for on your site. If you are the lowest prices on the shopping site you are likely to get the visitor and sales. Most companies I know that use these sites do quite well with them.
4:03 pm on July 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Why dont you read the set up docs at the sites your thinking about using? They explain it better and in more detail than anyone else can.

With taht said, We have had some GREAT success with Pricegrabber .. not so much with Bizrate/Shopzilla

4:47 pm on July 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The absolute best shopping comparison site is free! It used to be called Froogle, now its called Google Base.

It will send you more traffic than any of the others.