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AskJeeves Launches Paid Inclusion

7:22 pm on Jul 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Index Express, which has been positioned as an Ask Jeeves service, will match search queries from users "to the highly relevant deep content on an advertiser's Web site," according to Doug Wagner, president of 24/7 Website Results.

Wagner told the E-Commerce Times that because specific phrases yield a higher number of conversions than more general keyword phrases, 24/7 Website Results focuses on getting as specific as possible.

7:40 pm on July 10, 2002 (gmt 0)


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".........Index Express does not guarantee clients a particular placement on either Ask Jeeves or Teoma.com. Those search engines' results are determined by advanced algorithms employed by Teoma, which are used to weigh and rank sites........"

".....Indeed, the concept of Index Express is "not just getting advertisers or companies' sites listed higher, but rather getting the right query to the right" place and the right information, Naples said......"

It doesn't guarantee rankings, but does it get advertisers or compaies sites listed higher?

Lets hope they don't go the Ink route and include just the homepage and not much else from sites that don't pay to get it.

8:23 pm on July 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Wubba? I thought AskJeeves already had an URL inclusion program. What the -- ? Oh, this one is PPC? So they have a flat-rate URL inclusion program AND a PPC program? That's interesting.
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Where would these listings appear? With the Teoma results under the "Answer Link" and 5 Overture results?
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This sounds like it is similar to AV's or Ink feed programs that are like Paid Inclusion but are charged on a CPC basis. So, if you have over X number of pages then you would use this program as opposed to Teoma's paid inclusion program.

Is this the gist that everyone else is getting?

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As Skibum, correctly mentions, if it is not the same as Inks, rather poor if its not on your front page your bolloxed.

The PFI currently offered is one page (obviously you can pay for every page), this is more, the entire site, basically they are charging you to crawl the entire site and list a relevant page as an advertisement.

This is for relatively large sites/companies, where the ROI/Money pages are buried in their thousands deep in the site.


not sure where they will appear, but though money/cost was not mentioned about this entreprise then i think it would have to be the first result, due to the size of the customers i think this deal/entreprise is trying to attract


agreed, its all about scale, big sites, big money, not sure how the charging will operate, whether its like CPC / entire site PFI / etc.

12:18 pm on July 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure what I'm missing but I don't see why anyone would *pay* to be in AskJeeves...



7:06 pm on July 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Actually, this was exactly my question today. Is it worth paying to be in Ask Jeeves/Teoma? Has anyone tried it and gotten decent results? Is it good for consumer searches?

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