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Old 26th February 2008, 06:00 PM   #1

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Default Anyone Use Exactseek .com?

I see links to it all the time. Its a "search engine" that lets you advertise keywords in specific positions for months.

# of listings 3 month term 1 year term
First 1-5 $12 Each $36 Each
Next 6-10 $10 Each $30 Each
Next 11-15 $8 Each $24 Each

I wouldn't exactly call it a "scam" s some others are. But is it worth it? Do their sites ever get traffic? Anyone have any experience with it?

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Old 26th February 2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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Whether or not it's a scam, I would certainly not pay to have my sites listed there. I'm not even sure I would want to be listed for free. Their results are of such lousy quality, I can't imagine anyone using a search engine like that. And if nobody uses it, why pay to be listed?

For entertainment purposes only -- do a search for "guatemala". Top two results:

#1 - Buy Guatemala At DealTime!
#2 - Buy Guatemala At Shopping.com!

Yeah, right, very useful. Now try "nuclear waste" just for fun. You can probably guess already what the top two results will be.

That's surely not the kind of neighborhood I would want my websites to appear in.

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Old 27th February 2008, 08:44 AM   #3

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Ray pretty much makes all of the points I was going to make. Plus, I don't think a lot of people have even heard of Exactseek.com

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Old 27th February 2008, 11:17 AM   #4

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Here is where the scam word comes in to play. I am not saying they are scamming anyone, but I believe others bring it up for this reason.

When it comes to paid advertising of yours on another website, there typically are two possible benefits of it.

1) Visitors are going to click on it to view your website
2) The link is going to be helpful in regards to increasing your link popularity

So potentially there are four different scenarios possible

a) link provides visitors, but does not help link popularity
b) link helps link popularity, but does not have visitors clicking on it
c) link provides visitors clicking on it, and helps link popularity
d) link does not provide visitors, nor help link popularity

In the case with exactseek, scenario D applies where your advertising spend will not help your link popularity or provide traffic. Not a scam necessarily, but when you are spending money and not receiving any value some very may well judge that is the case.

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Old 10th June 2008, 02:47 PM   #5
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It's not something I've ever heard before. An objective visit to the site makes me think I'd never return. I wouldn't pursue this, personally. Good luck.

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Old 28th August 2008, 06:55 PM   #6

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Default ExactSeek is wasted dollars

Been there. Done that. Not again. Take yourself to lunch instead.

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Old 2nd December 2008, 04:35 PM   #7
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I've heard of them but I wouldn't pay them to list your site. I spent a lot of time just submitting our site to the free directories. I did notice an increase in traffic from it but it's time consuming.

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I would not list my websites even if exactseek .com payed me for that. It is a complete clutter website with a pathetic visual appearance.

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Old 3rd December 2008, 02:23 PM   #9
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I've tried ExactSeek. Save your money!

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Old 3rd December 2008, 05:36 PM   #10

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I’ve never heard of this before and I’m would not list our sites there.

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