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Paid Placement

Does anyone know anything about this?

     
2:17 pm on Mar 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I am a company in the UK and a company is currently trying to sell me a "paid placement" on the search engines, they say it is overtaking pay per click, and has already done so in the USA. Can anyone offer me advice on this please?
12:24 am on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've always been a fan of cutting out the middle men. Contact the SE's straight up, and ask them if its possible. From there, you'll either get it cheaper, or you'll get the truth.
8:58 am on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks
9:01 am on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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When they say "paid placement" what exactly are they promising you?
1:53 pm on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That they will get me top in msn, aol, & freeserve using a generic domain name, & optimised gatweway page meaning that people searching from the toolbar will bring us up top, and also getting us higher in MSN, freeserve and AOL because they have a contract with them.
2:12 pm on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have been in the business since 1998 and what they are telling you sounds like utter nonsense I'm afraid. what you need is good old fashoned search engine optimisation. you can find out how to do that by researching webmaster world.

Good luck.

2:40 pm on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Someone made a posting on this within the last couple of days, but i can't find it anywhere.

They gave a example of a kewyword in hotbot which came top... something about aquarium or fish supplies?

aah, well. stay well clear if i were you.

/goes back to bed.

6:21 pm on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Might be the ign keywords thing where they try to get you to download some useless application that will hijak your browser aqnd take you straight to some advertisers site if you enter keywords right in the browser bar. If so it's not worth it.
6:57 pm on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes tosspot17, that was me, it was if you type "widgets" into hotbot.co.uk

check out the top result - a gateway page, optimised and got to the top by using a generic domain name and all the stuff detailed above apparently. And to an extent it seems to be working.

Thanks for helping.

Davey

[edited by: seth_wilde at 7:03 pm (utc) on Mar. 25, 2003]
[edit reason] no specifics please [/edit]

6:59 pm on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Also Skibum, if you type in "widgets" to your browser bar (don't have to have downloaded any software) it also jumps to msn where this site is also top of the list. What do you reckon? I'm skeptical but curious!

[edited by: seth_wilde at 7:03 pm (utc) on Mar. 25, 2003]
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10:18 am on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Found the other thread i was on about...

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