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    Hmm what are people using for ppc search listings? examples are findwhat.com, dygo.com, overture, 7 search? Which one do you suggest?

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    You might want to check out http://search411.com

    I won't go into an advertising spiel because I run that site, but I notice on another forum one of my clients was telling them she makes about $300 a month on terms she buys there for 1 cent.

    Makes me feel like putting a 5 cent minimum on bids, but I shall refrain. :^)

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    Jason I tried to PM you with some info but apparently something is out of control.

    You can email me at linkpimp@yankthis.com

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    Drewbert -- what are your most popular categories
    at Search411?

    I'm always looking for a good ppc, yet many times
    the keywords I post just aren't popular and
    my balance just sits and sits.

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    I use http://www.goclick.com and a few keywords at overture.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> linkpimp@yankthis.com <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Now that's a funny addy~! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    In keeping with thread consistency:
    Does anyone ever question the actual REACH of any of these search engines? I mean, it all really comes down to trusting and trial and error. Some engines I have never heard of in the near nine years I've been online. Usually the only people we hear from are those that have phenominal success or downright failure in advertising.

    Is there a resource site that objectively lists the engines along with results?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Is there a resource site that objectively lists the engines along with results <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Yours. Once you've tried all the SE's. Use the scientific method. Other people's results are not a very good indicator, unless there is a general consensus that one paricular SE produces results consistently, and another does not.

    Though my suggestion would be to submit to the 'name-brand' SE's and skip the rest.

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    Hello Jason,

    I've had the best results from Overture on three sites I've worked with. Not only has it driven the most traffic, but also offered the best conversion rates.

    I also recommend trying Google Ad Words Select, Ah-ha, Sprinks, and FindWhat.

    FindWhat has consistantly offered the lowest conversion rate, but has a one cent minimum bid... so it all works out in the end.

    I've tried ePilot and GoClick and had pretty miserable results there. Then again, you might have a different experience. Different SE's drive varying amounts of traffic depending on the product or service being peddled.

    Regarding keyword generation, I've heard a lot of people say WordTracker is a good and cheap way to fill out your keyword list. I have checking that out on my "to do" list.

    Aside from WordTracker I suggest 100's of hours of research using Overture's Search Term Suggestion Tool. That's what I've done... ha. I'm a bit on the anal retentive side and don't mind sitting in front of the tool for hours and hours seeking out obscure keywords and misspellings. It's worked out well for me in the long run. However, if you lack the obsessive gene, then WordTracker is probably your best bet.

    Good Luck!

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    Cyclone,

    I've found these three websites helpful when researching PPC SE's.

    Pay Per Click Analyst.com

    Compare Your Clicks.com

    Pay Per Click Search Engines .com

    Frank Minero
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    &gt;I'm a bit on the anal retentive side and don't
    &gt;mind sitting in front of the tool for hours and
    &gt;hours seeking out obscure keywords and
    &gt;misspellings.

    The thing I find annoying about Overture's keyword tool is that they often correct your spelling on the way through, and they convert plural to singular and mix the results in. Grrr

    &gt;Does anyone ever question the actual REACH of
    &gt;any of these search engines?

    Alexa MIGHT give a fairly good idea about which ones are actually in use, rather than the 100's of PPCSE's sold daily on eBay that never get visitors.

    &gt;Drewbert -- what are your most popular
    &gt;categories at Search411?

    Hmmm. Not sure if I want to release that info - might be detrimental to my core advertiser base. Let's just say that many advertisers are having to put another $15 or so in their account every week, and most of it's for 1 cent bids.

    &gt;I'm always looking for a good ppc, yet many
    &gt;times the keywords I post just aren't popular
    &gt;and my balance just sits and sits.

    Yeah. All it does it turn out to be a waste of time loading your info into them.

    Just looking at the stats, it appears that we're getting around 9-10,000 searches performed daily, so there's definitely traffic there. :^)

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    Frank Minero . . . thanks, I appreciate that.

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    Thanks for the help.. what do people think of 7search.com? Our they good? findwhat.com still has my listing on hold( editing) emailed them three times within the last 5 months! and have not got a response from them.

    Jason

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    Jason

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    Jason,

    Can't help you with 7search.com, but I can say they didn't make my initial cut when picking a starting line up of ppc SE's to test... and I picked seven to test!

    Can't reach FindWhat? Now that I can help you with...

    Call them toll free: 1-877-274-2525

    Customer Service Hours:
    Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST
    Saturday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

    I prefer phone contact when I can get it. I hate that Google doesn't offer telephone support!

    Frank Minero
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