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Old 17th July 2006, 05:00 PM   #1
Bizhype
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Default Pay Per Call Advertising - Good Alternative to Google/Yahoo?

Hello,

Just curious to see if anyone has tried using Pay Per Call advertising? It seems like many of you are interested in finding new alternatives to PPClick advertising and many others seem to be worried about click fraud. I'd be curious to hear from anyone who has tried Pay Per Call advertising and their experience.

I know that you would need to value a phone call lead as opposed to a click lead to have any success with Pay per Call advertising. The volume of leads may be quite lower than PPClick, but the quality of the lead may be better. Also with PPCall advertising, your ad listings appear on Tier-2 search sites such as AOL.com, AOL Yellowpages, Infospace, Switchboard.com, Yellowpages.com, Local.com and other search directories. But, it could compliment your PPClick advertising on google and yahoo. Other benefits of PPCall - no setup costs, no monthly fees, $10 min deposit, pay only for new customer calls.

Feel free to send me an email if you want to learn more about pay per call advertising or if you have any questions!

You can also learn more about Ingenio Pay Per Call advertising here:
http://paypercall.ingenio.com

Thanks!


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Old 28th July 2006, 09:08 PM   #2
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Default Google Click to Call Account

Just got into the Google pilot today. I'll let you know in a few weeks, assuming there's enough clicks w/in that time to make an educated guess.

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Old 16th January 2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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Default Not a good alternative

Small businesses beware! Yellow Pages had a sales rep meet with me to try and sell me on a whole host of products for advertising my business. I wouldn't budge on anything, especially internet related, because I am very well positioned online. But, he did sell me on signing up for 1 year of print phone book Yellow Pages where I would only have to pay if a prospect called me, called Pay Per Call.

I figured that the $13-$16 per call would be worth it because if they called, I'd have a very good chance of converting it into business that would pay for that cost. Here's what you don't realize and how they get you...98% of your calls will be "unknown" wrong numbers, or telemarketers calling you where you'll have 0% chance of business but YP will get paid 100% from you. YP makes a ton of money and you don't...in fact, you end up having to pay a ton of money for absolutely nothing in return. It's a complete scam and I think they might even be behind a lot of the unknown numbers calling...if they even just did this once or twice a month for every number in the phone book, they'd make a fortune...I'm sure they do it way more often than that and you can't prove it's not them.

They don't work with you and they force you to pay for the non-business phone calls from telemarketers and unknown numbers. You also get a lot of calls from people asking you for referrals to other types of businesses...some in which your business isn't even remotely related to. You can't possibly know these are almost the only calls you'll receive before you sign up...and you have to pay for all of these calls that do nothing for your business!

Don't let yourself get sucked into this fraudulent scam like I did in Orlando, FL. I am looking at joining a class action lawsuit against Yellow Pages.

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