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We have decided to spend some money to test paid inclusion. We have a dynamic site in a niche with few competitors. What paid inclusion engine would you recommend that we test first?
We are not currently listed in ink, alltheweb, or any others.
Thanks for any input.
Thanks for your quick response!
I have researched a bit regarding inktomi and was leaning in that direction. My only concern is that I have seen mention of ink's current problems with dynamic pages.
So, this has confused me as to whether now is a good time to submit 500+ dynamic pages to ink.
Thanks again for your help.
I personally have delayed any more paid inclusion. It does appear that a large number of my PFI pages have suffered rankings drops recently while pages with "natural" inclusion are unchanged. I have utilized Ink PFI for dynamic pages with great success in the past, but lately that has drastically changed and my free stuff is performing much better.
Just my $0.02, but I plan on resuming PFI in the future if the effects I am seeing change. Every day when I look at another web site's MSN rankings I can tell immediately which ones I have Paid Inclusion (rankings drop), and which ones are in for free (rankings stable).
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I concur with both kanetrain and PaidToPlay, Inktomi is very unstable at present.
I have $1000's of dollars worth of pages that are no longer appearing in the index. Historical click through data is missing, and regular indexing can at times be erratic.
I have moved the last of my advertising budget away from Yahoo/Inktomi. It was once a very good paid product, however I believe that is no longer the case.
You are going to submit 500+ dynamic pages to ink? Just consider if you can afford to write that investment off.
Thanks for the input, it is definitely helping my decision. I believe I will wait to submit, may just test a few to learn ink's paid inclusion program. But, until I hear otherwise, I will hold off and maybe spend the money elsewhere.
Thanks for all your prompt and honest responses!
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