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    Pay Per CALL (Not Click)

    I just read an article in Newsweek (May 9 issue, Pg E26) about a company that is using search engines to route business to a phone number, rather than a click-through to a web site. Basically, you type in a keyword in your search engine -- so far, only AOL and FindWhat.com -- and receive a listing with a phone number, rather than a link. The call you make is to Ingenio, the company that is providing this service. Ingenio routes the call to the business, where they pick up the phone like always, and conduct their business. The business pays a fee per each phone call referral, instead of per each click.

    Has anyone heard of this type of service, or used it?

    Thanks,

    Dale

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    Sounds like a great idea to address the click fraud problem. Nice to see other companies keeping Google on their toes.
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    I don't like it, because when I use a search engine, I want information, not just the phone number of a company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaRosaDesign
    Sounds like a great idea to address the click fraud problem. Nice to see other companies keeping Google on their toes.
    Really good idea.

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    I have heard of Pay Per CALL, but i'm not sure how well it will work on the internet.


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