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    I'm thinking of trying out some other PPCs besides Adwords and Overture. Just wondering from people who actually use other ones about their experience with them. It seems FindWhat and Kanoodle are next in line right after Adwords and Overture. How do you do with them? Any other decent ones out there? Thanks

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    Yep ...both will assure your results show up in various BHO shopping bars.
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    "Just wondering from people who actually use other ones about their experience with them. "

    Not you Mike

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    I wouldn't waste your money with Kanoodle. FindWhat is OK, but the admin interface is a little cumbersome. I'd only run your very best converting phrases at FindWhat as there is a certain amount of crappy traffic.

    The other two you should (with a little care and attention) be able to turn a profit with are 7search and GoClick. I like GoClick a lot from an ease of use point of view and the traffic is fairly pure, though there isn't really enough of it.

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    Thanks markymark .

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    What markymark said.

    I recently tried a test on both GoClick and on Kanoodle.

    Kanoodle traffic= 'P' poor to lousy. 8 click throughs on more than 300 hits.

    GoClick traffic= a lot better. 135 clicks on 300+ hits. One confirmed sale, three bookmarks.

    It may just be me, but I think Kanoodle has some kind of automated "hitter".

    Trust, you have been at this long enough to know how to run your own test. If you decide to run a test, I would be interested in what your results would be.

    Hope my experience will help.

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    MarkyMark is right on.

    I stopped using Kanoodle a while back.

    Findwhat if managed tightly is good, so is GoClick.

    The others that I would add are 7search and lycos (through findwhat).

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    Thanks for the replies, will try some out and let you know the results.

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    The last time I used Kanoodle, I got very little traffic until I raised my bids beyond a certain point, then my account was drained over the course of one weekend. Never went back after that. I've always had good luck with Findwhat though.

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    Kanoodle has be a PITA pimp for the Ad Whores since inception. ROI is an accident from these wanks as they'll corrupt with alliances and account draining schemes in a heart beat.
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    I advertised on most of the smaller PPC search engines for over 1 year and found the results to be very poor.

    If your goal is revenue based, I would avoid all of these engines and expand your spend and reach in Google and Overture.

    However, if your goal is from a branding perspective, you may want to consider these other engines for the additional exposure. After our tests, we turned off all bidding in these engines except for brand name keywords specifically for this purpose. We never achieved a positive ROI but, the traffic was so low that the advertising costs were not a major issue.

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    ok then, what about Roar.com?
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    Roar? One word: NO.

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    I tried Kanoodle a while back and found them really lousy. MSNBC recently chose Kanoodle for contextual ads so I wonder if that will have any effect?

    Kip

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    I have used many of the smaller outfits to no avail. Clicks fromt the many tiny reffer partners they have but for some reason no sales. Quality of traffic is not as good in my own opnion.

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