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Has anyone else had this problem or have I done something wrong?
Not much help here. My site has a high PR, keyword, metatags and everything else is fine and still not one hit. To test this out I searched for my site and click on the result – days later, still nothing.
Something is not right here and my advice is not to use this program until they get the bugs worked out.
So much for
"Keeping Websites Alive"(TM)
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:31 am (utc) on Mar. 31, 2004]
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Please sticky mail me with your details and I will personally look into your problem.
Customer Service are correct in what they have said, that the majority of questions regarding "lack of clicks" is due to ranking.
Here is how clicks are reported to the interface. A user searchs for a term and clicks on a result. Those clicks are recorded by the search engine and stored. On a regular basis (up to 7 days in some circumstances) clicks are then available for the reseller to download. The reseller will download the clicks, process and then display.
So this means that there can be a delay between when you click on your link and when it shows in your account admin area. It is not a near real time system, such as a P4P program.
Like I said, please sticky mail me and I will do some research on your behalf.
Thank you for taking the time to write and research.
Stats are now showing, although I am truly disappointed at the amount. I have a number of popular sites and the amount is a tiny fraction compared to Google, Yahoo! And MSN.
Just my personal opinion, but if I had it to do over again, I would not spend any money on this program.
I am not surprised that your stats from Ask Jeeves are lower - they simply get far few searches than the other sites you have mentioned.
Rather than just looking at number of visitor, how are they converting? What does your ROI look like?
That is a more accurate measure of the value of the program.
How is your ranking for your main keyterms?
Obviously if you are not ranking well, then you will not be getting significant traffic.
Look at it this way - your URL cost you $30.00. If you are getting 120 hits a year (12 months x 10 hits per month as you have indicted), than you are paying $0.25 a click.
Due to distribution Ask Jeeves is not going to deliver the same volume of traffic as Google or Yahoo! But it can provide value traffic that converts well for a lot of people.
What is your conversion rate?
Is this a PFI site or a Free site?
If it PFI, I can have a look as to why you have been dropped.
If it a free site, then you will just have to wait until such time as the next index refresh.