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AskJeeves - PPC A Joke

You must be kidding



11:47 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I can't believe this. I am actually trying ASK Jeeves PPC, and it's pure garbage. They have a pretty simple algo:

If the bid price on AJ is higher then they would get on google, show it, otherwise just show google and ask for more money. Does Ask Jeeves really think we are this dumb?

My advice, just pay google, and leave this turkey alone. Until AJ turns off the plug on google, which is not going to happen anytime soon, spend your money on google.

Campaign and AJ will be cancelled end of the month. Pure garbage.



10:28 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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but doesn't it still save you money?

ie - if if google takes 30% you might be paying ask jeeves 75% of what you would on google, righ?


3:28 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Johnny-- the reason you will pay more for the ASK listing is because your ad will be showing on the top of the page. If you pay Google you will only show at the bottom of the page. You could possibly still show on the top using Google but only if no one bids through ASK for that keyword or keyphrase.
Also I believe ASK will boot Google sooner than later.


7:58 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

does anyone else have any input on this?

"ie - if if google takes 30% you might be paying ask jeeves 75% of what you would on google, righ? "

i'd like to know that this is true before i do it.



5:58 pm on Dec 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We just started with AJ as our competitors are purchasing ads. So, if your #2 in Google PPC and Ask Jeeves has sold the top two keyword listings you wont be in the top three on Ask - pure exposure is what you are paying for. As far as paying less than Google? We hope to see a slightly lower cost from ASK PPC - but we shall see...


3:48 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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As I understand it when you pay ASK for ad you will be in one of the top three sponsored spots.
If you rely on Google to place you on ASK you will be on the bottom of the page.
If ASK has not sold the top spots from their ad center your Google ad will appear on the top.
I hope this makes sense?


10:42 pm on Dec 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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where do I go/click to become an affiliate with askjeeves?

I don't see any links to their affiliate programe on their site.


1:36 pm on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have been using Ask PPC for about a month. My conversion rates have been lower than for almost any other search engine I have tried (including findwhat, goclick, 7search, etc). I am disappointed and pretty surprised. What have others experienced?


11:47 am on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The issue that I found with AJ is that they distributed their PPC results to a bunch of sites that provided a very low quality of traffic. I tried to find an account setting that would have our results shown only on AJ. If they did that, I think they would offer significantly better traffic quality. Though, I was not able to find a way to do this and ended cancelling our account.


1:38 am on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Closed down our AJ account. Complete waste of time. Their interface is awkward to use and their minimum bids for many popular search terms are ridiculously high, over $1 a click!

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