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Old 24th December 2005, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Instant Messenger PPC marketing - anyone hear of this?

A friend was telling me about a company that specializes in IM marketing. I don't know how effective this will be but if IM users can inspire their "buddies" to click on the ads, this business model might be onto something. Just wondering if anyone has any experience or opinions here.

I'm thinking about trying it out. $7 = 1,000 visitors

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Old 4th January 2006, 06:36 PM   #2

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i have not heard any good results, but that doesn't mean you shouldnt try it, just remember to monitor it so you can find out fast if it is a money maker or a money loser.

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Old 11th February 2006, 01:08 PM   #3

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Hmmm my search does not turn up anything like instant message PPC?

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Old 23rd February 2006, 02:50 PM   #4

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i haven't heard of this either and i can't find anything about it

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Old 3rd May 2006, 03:38 AM   #5

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I want to try this(already have account) but I can't understand the whole deal. Could u explain it more?

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Old 3rd May 2006, 01:39 PM   #6
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Sounds kind of spammy to me. I'm not sure how it works, but when I'm talking to friends or business associates through IM I really don't want to see ads there. Anything that's sent to me through an IM client I'm just likely to see as a security breach in the software.

And if my friends started trying to convince me to click on ads while we were talking they probably wouldn't be friends for much longer.

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Old 4th May 2006, 02:09 PM   #7

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I have seen this as I am a frequent user of AOL instant messenger, aka AIM. There are shopping bots that users can chat with and search for products, movie times, etc. Also in MSN messenger you can type a search term then hit the 'search' button instead of send and it displays some ads for the item you searched for. The name of the AIM bots I don't recall, but there are a few. Most of them get their results from comparison shopping engine feeds. Some of the products we sell online I was able to find (detailed search queries) and the results were from a shopping engine or were already indexed from a search engine.

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