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Epilot salespeople are pushy too.
[edited by: seth_wilde at 4:06 pm (utc) on July 7, 2004]
I saw my budget evaporate at a very fast pace with no conversions on my end. I've since lowered my bid price to minimum rates so that I now receive a small amount of traffic at a very low cost.
Among the third-tier ppc engines, I think I would go with Enhance after exhausting Findwhat, Google and Overture. They have their problems as well, but you can bid very low and still get a decent amount of traffic, and you might just find that your cost-to-conversion ratio is not at all bad using this approach.
So I think the program has a little cleaning up to do if they want to be competitive, and keep a good reputation.
Their program in my opinion is as bad as the salespeople.
Probably my LEAST favorite program out there.
The Epilot traffic has gotten 100% better in the last 6 months. As far as for sales people there, why didn't you tell him yes or no on the 1st call instead of leading him on for 3 weeks, it's your fault! Like I said before we would never get any sales if we weren't persistant and if you run a business how could you not undersand that?
Alot of people don't have the balls to say the word "no".
you're seeing everything as a sponsored link because the bid prices are being masked. We have over 6000 active advertisers. So no, we are not an affiliate company.
If I were Epilot, I'd start setting up a "SmartPricing" type program, as it will benefit you in the long run. One of my main reasons for not using Epilot is because your program doesn't look like it's on the cutting edge of PPC engines. Your program lacks the technology that it needs to be competitive. Sure you're putting a few extra bucks in your pocket in the mean time, but you're killing your possible client base by not offering such services.
It's interesting you are so defensive about your program;
also for the record...I told the saleguy who called me almost every day for 1 month that I would call him when I was ready to move ahead. They are pushy and do not understand "I will call you, please do not call me". I had the same experience with 2 different salespeople at 2 separate intervals of time. I also discussed the matter with the company CEO.
Is he aware you are representating Epilot on this board, in this manner? In my opinion you are not coming across as very professional.
I tried pausing the ad and was still consistently showing daily clicks for those keywords in my report.
So I tried deleting the ad altogether. I STILL receive clicks in my reporting for those keywords.
When I spoke with my rep at ePilot, he was kind enough to make sure that I got credited back for those clicks, but he couldn't give me an explanation why I was receiving clicks for a paused ad.
I found this very odd. I think ePilot is only slightly better than Kanoodle in terms of traffic quality.