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Charity Search Engine

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by Dirkjan, Jun 21, 2005.

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    Source: http://www.netimperative.com/2005/06/17/Everyclick
     
    Dirkjan, Jun 21, 2005 IP
  2. blackbug

    blackbug Peon

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    Hmm. Call me cynical, or even miserly. But I'm not convinced it's such a good idea. From an advertisers standpoint, fraud could be high with people clicking away with gay abandon knowing they're earning money for charity.

    But then, I guess you'd have to be naive not to realise that would happen so would account for it.

    Am I being stupid?

    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    Its an espotting affiliate? Sounds just a little shady to me.
     
    lorien1973, Jun 21, 2005 IP
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    It's a very interesting idea but in my opinion an extremely faulty one. blackbug already covered it with the high chance of fraud... people just thinking they're doing the children good.
     
    Promoting2, Jul 18, 2005 IP
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    clay15 Well-Known Member

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    Charity or not, a search engine needs to have good search results to become successful. I doubt that a search engine with solely sponsored listings will last long. It's a very noble idea, just not sure the implementation is that good.
     
    clay15, Jul 22, 2005 IP
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    David26 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that is very interesting
     
    David26, Jul 23, 2005 IP
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    nice thoughts but click frauding will be a issue..not a very sustainable business model
     
    bryanong, Jul 29, 2005 IP
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    There's also rectifi, a charity search engine and shopping site that was originally created back in 2002.

    Clickfraud is generally not a problem; users aren't normally technical enough to know what would be a high-paying keyword and what wouldn't, and most engines keep a pretty tight grip on what is and isn't acceptable from their partners.
     
    jonnyplatt, Aug 13, 2007 IP
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    www.goodtree.com

    its a good idea, and i use goodtree cause it makes me feel a bit better about myself, but realistically its never going to make millions of pounds, and if it got big like google, then it would be unrealistic to expect them to keep doing it, its like say, hey google, stop making so much money!
     
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    interesting concept, but I think it would need some time to prove itself first
     
    t2000q, Aug 13, 2007 IP
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    I really think it's a hard model to profit from because there would be rampant abuse and no one would want to advertise. I noticed the ads are similiar to the one on adsense. Also the search engine isn't really good and people wouldn't want to switch over if it offered no other benefits.
     
    yyyk9, Aug 13, 2007 IP