Just had a sales call from a company that are selling keywords. They say they have 15Million users installed their technology on browser?
Anybody know anything about them, sounds good but I am always convinced these things are a ripp off
4:19 pm on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)
I don't think most people input keywords directly into the address anymore. This also only works if the user has a certain piece of software installed. Do you know what software that is? Many times (and I don't know this company) it's spyware which later gets removed.
15 million users is not that many worldwide. Its not even that many in just the U.S. - there are better places to spend your money.
4:30 pm on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)
There are a bunch of company's selling "keywords" and they all claim to have large install bases. I've yet to find one person who actually got a decent ROI from these things..
[edited by: seth_wilde at 4:37 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2004]
4:35 pm on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the advice, i thought as much it just sounded quite good
4:39 pm on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)
One place called me, I was like 'nope doesnt work, this keyword you just told me doesnt show up' oOoo well here go to this URL and install this spyware..... :)
4:55 pm on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)
Well funnily enough they wanted me to that too ;)
4:02 pm on Mar 12, 2004 (gmt 0)
I just spoke with them today. Pretty aggresive selling. The guy had some semblence of what he was talking about but chose to blur the lines between reality and sales-pitch. For instance, having me search for a kw on Ove's tool (144K searches last month) and then equating those searches to traffic into my website. Sort of skipped the part about the users actually needing to click on the advertisement to get to my website.
4:10 pm on Mar 12, 2004 (gmt 0)
Some company today didnt even bother to explain themselves they wanted to me to watch a flash presentation with them on the phone so id understand.... SearchRocket is who they were. And their demo shows a search for tires on google bringing up iFrame of some company. Stay clear of them too.
7:45 pm on Mar 12, 2004 (gmt 0)
SearchRocket is the same as SearchClimbers is the same as Exclusive Position.