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June 3rd, 2004, 12:44 PM #1
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- January 17th, 2005
We confirmed today via our rep at FindWhat that they feed their ads thru to WhenU as remnant inventory. We've been escalating concerns after hearing reports and a forwarded screenshot of a PopUnder experienced by a user for one of our keyword ads. We had never seen the ad, never approved it, it had creative attached, etc., ----> all from our FindWhat campaign.
Has anyone else experienced this as well? We've also had reports that Kanoodle may do the same thing --- it certainly looks like the 2nd tier PPC players are shacking up with the likes of WhenU, Claria, and the likes.
June 3rd, 2004, 12:55 PM #2
A couple of weeks ago FindWhat drained my account of enough funds for a week in one day.
I contacted them and was told "everything looks normal". BS
I haven't added any more $$$ to my account and I never will.
I've moved my advertising $$$ to Google Adwords.
CDCI can't complain but sometimes I still do...
June 3rd, 2004, 01:05 PM #3
I dropped Findwhat at least a year ago, back when I confirmed they were associating with Whenu. This is not new, they've been associating with them for some time. Overture, I believe, associated with Claria's ( used to be Gator ) search scout as well, if you use Overture.Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.
June 3rd, 2004, 02:43 PM #4
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- January 18th, 2005
- St Clair Shores MI.
FindWhat must have a goal to dupe the 130,000 small merchants using Miva.com into paying for PPCSE keyword placement and draining those accounts with multiple BHO partnerships like WhenU. I warned all my clients I refused to coordinate PPCSE campaigns with FindWhat -Knoodle and Looksmart over a year ago. The 2 that didn't listen got raped royal on junk and phoney click traffic. Their site conversion ratios went from averaging 1/100 to well over 1/500 which they never bothered to compute as they were pleased to see the hit counter go up...Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie
"What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"
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