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Welcome to the Pay Per Click Guide!
The Pay Per Click Guide reviews Pay Per Click Engines (PPC) on the Internet. If you want to find out more about affordable advertising opportunities, you have come to the right place.

In this guide:
What is PPC Advertising?
Why is it a smart way to promote yourself on the web?
What do advertisers need to be careful of?
What PPC search engines and programs are on offer?

What is Pay Per Click Advertising?
Pay Per Click (also known as Pay Per Ranking, Pay Per Placement, Pay Per Position or Cost Per Click) enables you to list your site at the top of search engine results by advertising on keywords that best describe your product or service. It's a dynamic marketplace - the higher you bid, the higher your advertisement will be displayed in the list.

You pay only when a searcher clicks on your listing and connects to your site. You don't pay to list, you only pay for clicks or click throughs. This way you only pay for the traffic to your site, there are no other hidden costs.

Pay Per Click is not only available on search engines. Publishers can also include PPC advertisements on their sites. For example, we use Google's PPC Adsense product as you can see in the left-hand column.

It's a smart idea...
An account with a PPC search engine is a great way to drive targeted traffic to your site because you only pay for actual clicks to your site. It allows you to get maximum exposure, while you control the amount you want to spend on your marketing campaign. You can clearly track the effectiveness of your ad campaign.

But be careful...
Advertisers need to be wary of PPC search engines that offer clickers money or incentives to click through their results. Our advice is to steer clear of these search engines or programs as the clicks you pay for may not be the best quality.

So what's on offer?
Below is a list of Search Engine reviewss. Click here to read the reviews back in "2002".

Whilst there has been considerable consolidation within the industry, there are many PPC programs available to advertisers.

The world of Pay Per Click advertising has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. PPC providers have become more sophisticated, providing enhanced account features. Such features enable you to select which countries you want your ads displayed in and in what language. There are also more companies providing bid management services such as Atlas One Point, to help you manage your PPC campaigns across multiple engines.

The Pay Per Click Guide provides an overview of several pay per click programs on offer. Each program is reviewed using the following four criteria:

Price: How much do you need to spend to open an account?
What is the minimum bid amount?
Traffic: You want visitors to your website. Find out what traffic volumes you can expect.
Interface: Find out where your listings will be published.
Extras: Allows us to share any extra tidbits about the service with you.

Please see the search engine reviews below:


Splut

PriceMinimum Account Deposit: £25, Minimum Bid: £0.05
TrafficNot Displayed
InterfaceBids take 24 hours to take effect. If you have just received confirmation that your site has been accepted into Splut, you will need to wait for the site to be re-indexed overnight.
ExtrasTargeted UK Traffic


T10

Price Minimum Account Deposit: £25 Minimum bid price: £0.03
Traffic Handles over 600 million searches monthly
Interface 'Sponsored links' appear at the top of search results
Extras Tailor ad campaigns, specify which countries you want your ads to go out to


Go Click

Price Minimum Account deposit: $10 Minimum for a new sign up, or 25 for an existing advertiser. Minimum Bid Price: $0.01. No minimum monthly spend or startup costs
Traffic Network handles hundreds of millions of searches per month.
Your bid price depends on where you are positioned on the page.
Interface Fast, easy setup. Campaign up and running in less than 10 minutes
Extras Tools such as BidMaster(tm) eliminate the monitoring of keyword bids and positions that plague other ppc search engines. Bulk upload thousands of keywords at once. Geo-targeted traffic by setting your traffic zone from US/Canada to worldwide. Manage multiple sub-accounts from one interface. Can set a daily budget.


Miva

Price (Economy Package) Minimum Account Deposit: £10.00, Minimum Bid Amount: Not displayed, Minimum Account Balance £50
Traffic Each month Miva powers over 2 billion internet queries
Interface Bid Prices listed as "cost to advertiser"
Extras Customer Service: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm GMT. Espotting and the Findwhat.com group merged to become Miva.


Google Adwords

Price Minimum Account Deposit: vary according to the currency you use and the country where your billing address is located
Minimum Bid Amount: varies.
Traffic The Google Network reaches about 80% of Internet users
Interface Ads appear alongside or above the results on Google.com search results pages. Ads could appear on the search and content sites and products in the Google Network e.g. Ask Jeeves, AOL and Netscape.
Extras You can select which countries your ads are displayed in.


Yahoo! Search Marketing

Price Set your minimum monthly budget and your own minimum bid. Yahoo also recommends a minimum bid
Traffic Results go out on Yahoo!
Interface Search results that are sponsored are displayed at the top of Yahoo search results
Extras Narrow your campaign to specific areas with geo-targeting. Use content match to feature your ads on publisher sites, newsletters and emails.


Brainfox

Price Minimum Account Deposit: $10, Minimum Bid Amount: $0.01
Traffic Reach users over 400 million times per month.
Interface Featured listing listed first, labelled listings, takes about 10mins to make your listing
Extras Sign up special: spend $25, and get a 25% bonus on your first deposit. Customer Service: offers a support representative for each client account


Enhance Interactive

Price Minimum Account Deposit:$50.00, Minimum Bid Amount: $0.05, Minimum Monthly Spend $0.00
Traffic 2 billion visitors per month. Includes targeted traffic from Marchex's Vertical Network as well as partner sites such as Dogpile, Metacrawler and Snap.com
Interface Bid price shown next to listing, highest bid price at beginning of results page
Extras You can set a daily marketing budget on Enhance Interactive called your "daily cap". When the number of clicks you receive reaches your daily cap, your ad is removed until the next day. Expert account optimization by Enhance's search team, helping you to choose keywords, write ads and manage bids.


Seek99.com

Price Minimum Account Deposit: Not Displayed, Minimum Bid Amount: $0.02
Traffic Not specified on Site
Interface Search results listed under 'premium results'
Extras 24/7 Support Toll Free Number or Live Support


Findology

Price Minimum Account Deposit: Min Account Deposit: $25, Min Bid Amount: 0.3 cents.
Traffic Over 4 Billion searches per month.
Interface Sponsored Listings Only; Bid for placement within 24 hours.
Extras Optimize your traffic with Traffic Reporting, Geo-Targeting and Daily Cap tools.


AdOn Network

Price Minimum Account Deposit: £20, system allows you to set up your own max and min bid, there are no set up fees.
Traffic 30 million searches per day
Interface Account is activated typically 1 - 2 business days from the completion of registration.
Extras Customer Service: Client Services help line available if you require assistance


Gazabo

Price Minimum Account Deposit: $25, Minimum Bid Amount: Not Displayed
Traffic Traffic Ranking Meter on Homepage
Interface Highest bid at top of search results. Bid amount displayed as 'cost to advertiser'
Extras Specials offered: Deposit $50 and get $50 free





Page Seeker

Price Minimum Account Deposit: $25, Minimum Bid Amount: $0.01
Traffic Results displayed according to highest bid, bid amount not shown on results page
Interface Takes about 30 mins for customer care to review your site for approval
Extras PageSeeker is a Pay Per Click (PPC) search engine and ROAR is a category/topic driven directory. When signing up to list your websites in the PageSeeker/ROAR network you have the option to advertise on one or both mediums.


Search Cactus

Price Minimum Account Deposit: $25.00, Minimum Bid Amount: Not Displayed
Traffic Not Displayed
Interface Bid amounts not displayed, money bag indicates sponsored link
Extras Cost per action. Supply all advertisers with average demographic information of the users visiting their sites.


Search Galore

Price Minimum Account Deposit:$25, Minimum Bid Amount: You will be able to either bid on each term individually or you can use their max bid system which will allow you to bid up to the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd position
Traffic Not Displayed
Interface Results displayed as sponsored links, highest bid at top, keywords reviewed in 24 to 48 business hours.
Extras Special Offer: 100% match on deposits of $25 or more.


Win 4 Win

Price Minimum Account Deposit: $25, Minimum Bid Amount: $0.01
Traffic 'advanced searches' option, Traffic not mentioned
Interface The higher your "bid," the higher your site appears in search results, bid price not shown on search results
Extras They will help with choosing 50 most relevant search phrases, also offer banner advertising


Kanoodle

Price Not displayed
Traffic marketWatch.com, MSNBC.com, USAToday.com, and CNET's Search.com are some of the sites your results can be displayed on.
Interface Very simple. Search results shown as 'sponsored links', featured link on top of search results, Bid Amounts not shown
Extras 4 types of targeting (Context, Local, Keyword and Behaviour) to generate targeted traffic.


BusinessNation

Price Minimum Account Deposit: $29.95, Minimum Bid Amount: $0.05. Buy packages of banner, text, links and ads or email request for a quote.
Traffic Results from Business Nation, Smallbiz marketplace, programming bids
Interface 3-5 business days to get your listings live, Your listings will be displayed as paid listings on most of the content pages throughout our site, including the search result pages of our site search engines
Extras It is also a small business resource centre


7search

Price Minimum Account Deposit: $25, Minimum Bid Amount: no min bid
Traffic 1.5 billion searches per month
Interface Advertisers can start generating traffic from 7Search in less than seven minutes, search results labelled 'sponsored' for paid listings. You have the option to view bid price.
Extras Online Support Form Use 7Search.com's Online Support area for immediate answers to your advertiser, affiliate or surfer questions.


Searchport

Price Minimum Account Deposit: $20, Minimum Bid Amount: $0.05
Traffic Powered by My Geek, 7 million monthly visitors
Interface Time taken to display results:1-2 business days, bid price not shown
Extras Traffic estimator allows advertiser to see how much traffic a certain amount can bring.


Mirago

Price Minimum Account deposit: $25, Minimum Bid Price: $0.10 Minimum Monthly Spend: No Min Account Balance
Traffic Over 350 UK Partners powering over 1 billion internet queries a month.
Your bid price depends on where you are positioned on the page.
Interface Advert will appear in the sponsored section of their search results. Campaign setup is 24 hours. Bid and campaign review is also 24 hours.
Extras Opportunity to display your company logo next to your advert to aid with brainding. Offers Traffic Selection and Day Parting facilities. Customer Service: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm GMT.


ABCSearch

Price Minimum Account deposit: $25, Minimum Bid Price: $0.05 Minimum Monthly Spend: Unknown
Traffic Handles over two billion searches per month.
Interface Listings will be reviewed and approved in no longer than 24 hours.
Extras Offers geo targeting capabilities, bulk upload system and optimization tools.



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