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    Anyone have anything to say about them? Didn't they used to be a meta search engine that ranked you according to how well you ranked in about 10 engines? Now it looks like they're a meta of paid inclusions or something.

    Got this type of thang from them:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
    Ixquick.com is now selling year-long sponsorships for frequently
    searched terms, and your terms are available. Ixquick Spotlight prices start
    at just $25 per year.

    Ixquick.com is currently serving over one million pages per weekday,
    and if you sponsor one of these terms your text ad will be shown each
    time a user searches for that term.

    For more information on this cost-effective way to advertise your
    website to users who are actively looking for your website's products and
    services, please visit http://spotlight.ixquick.com/ --
    sponsorship spots are limited, so secure one today before your
    competitors do!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The price is pretty darn attractive. Anyone know if they can drive traffic on sales keywords?

    TIA!

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    I got a year-long "sponsorship" for a top-1000 keyword a couple of months ago. So far it has not sent enough traffic that I'd consider it a very productive expense. That might change if Ixquick's traffic increased substantially, but for now they're on my "B" team.

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    They had to spam me to get me to look at their site... I'd say that'd be a no-no in my books anyway.

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    Thanks for the feedback. Good point, Pete.

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    Personally, I like and use Ixquick. As for the sponsored listings, it is cheap, but not a major source of traffic. Ixquick is largely used by webmasters - so if that's your target audience, then it is a better bet.

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    Thanks Mark,
    Yeah, I used to check my placement on webmaster related keyword phrases on it before I got all involved with actually making money [img]tongue.gif[/img] . They did actually write to me about my webmaster keywords. Which is hysterically funny, since the only places I ever put money on them are no longer funded (Overture back when it was GoTo and I had no idea what I was doing, GoPile back when the bids started at .001$, and BrainDead I mean BrainFox to help drain the account in any way possible). I would NOT put money on webmaster keywords anymore.

    Heck, if I can figure out how to make a website, anyone can. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    It's probably a good bet if you are an application service provider or promote one; if you offer bulk domain registration; hosting reselling and that kind of thing. Most of Ixquick's user base have probably been on the web a while and these are the things they might just go for, I reckon.

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