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I'm fairly new at this game, making modest income. I'm looking for decent: low cost: pay-per-click search engines. I'm not going to the Google's and Overture's yet, and Enhance Interactive isn't working for my campaign. Can anybody make any suggestions for good pay-per-click search engines? Perferably ones, that don't review my listings? I don't need much traffic, just looking for 10-30 click-thrus a day on a popular internet search theme...
findwhat (a little more expensive but more traffic than the ones above)
I have seen results, but not much ROI from Kanoodle and Enhance (ah-ha)
I used unsuccesfully xuppa and mamma. Both of these failed to deliver a single sale.
BTW, I used the same 10 sets of ads (health related) on all of the above mentioned PPCs. Remember that different PPC work differently in diverse industries. So what worked for me may not work for you.
interesting, goclick, 7search, and searchfeed all work for me too. I also, kept me campaign exactly the same. I haven't tried business.com - now I will. Find What rejected to many of my keywords unfortunately.
Enhance (ah-ha) bombed for me, and Kanoodle didn't like my keywords.
Seems we have a lot of similarities... Although my campaign theme is completely different. Any other PPC's you use? that work?
Bids starting at US$0.40 do not justify their CPC's for the majority of keywords in my trade.
(Although- thanks for the correction. it's been over a year since I cancelled my account. All I remember is 40 cents per click, that the gist of it)
I agree about the directory. I'm in there. Definitely worth it. Business.com gets huge, spot-on relevant traffic, there's no question. If I were, say, paying over 40¢ per click already on Overture or AdWords, I'd be thrilled to do the same on Business.com. But <i>for me and my keywords</i> I haven't found it necesssary.
There online interface only supports reporting.. you have to go through a rep to make changes (including bid changes).. Although this can be a pain they have been very accomodating for me.. I've even been able to have my listings removed from a partner of their's that I didn't like..
They worked horribly for me. No only did the traffic not convert at all, but the minimum for my industry was 0.65!. I got 0 sales from a 100 dollar deposit. Normally I get 20-35 sales with that money.
The mamma pricing can be found here [clients.mamma.com...] Although there are other prices.
Lycos is also bad, but at least I got some conversions from them
Findwhat is terrible for me, I think if you bid on highly competitive terms you will set yourself up for fraud.
7search has been good for me
Overture has been great for me
Adwords has been ok for me
Kanoodle is the worst search engine in my opinion
Ah-ha is the 2nd worst
Haven't tried goclick yet, heard some good things will give them a try
I have a whole bunch of Enhance keywords at 3¢ per click. Many are in 1st position at that price, many lower. Whatever.
If I have hundreds or thousands of keywords going and they're farmed out all over Enhance's partner sites, could they be helping my PR, and might this be a valid factor in better SERPS...
...while at the same time sending me a sale once in a blue moon even from Enhance's wretched ROI?
Anybody care to weigh in authoritatively? I've been curious about this for a long time. Would like to know, as I'm otherwise ready to jettison the turkeys.
They burned through the "monthly" budget in two days and killed our margins (went from an average of +$1.02 profit per paid click to -$0.04). For one engine to drag the average down so far was a little shocking.
Anyone have better experiences...?
4. Google Adwords
Any others? This are the pay-per-clicks that seem to be generally accepted as working. Any others?
Compare to AdWords & Overture which, although not perfect, continually update and improve their functionality (ie: not only basic stuff like click-cost bidding but broad/narrow keyword matching, geographic targeting, daily budget caps, user listing editability ++).
Bad Business Models 101: don't give customers what they want (force-feed them what you want instead).
I just purchased a business.com directory listing and must say I was impressed with their customer service. I left a message and they called me back within 5 minutes (more like 2 minutes).
Adwords has been steadily improving for me and I would put it ahead of 7search but still behind overture
Instead of buying PPC from them, maybe putting their ads on my personal sites would be more better MUHAHAHAHA (clickity click click) ;)
You have to be careful with 7search, it can provide good return but if you bid for the top position for popular terms, you will get tons of fraud traffic.
Hey ppcads, I'm not sure I understand you.
Do you mean to say you'll be alright with 7Search in terms of fraud clicks, as long as you just don't bid into the top positions--in other words, that there's scant fraud going on at the low positions, but there's lots of click fraud at the tops?
Please clarify. Thanks