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Will search engine users ever pay a user fee to use a search engine?

I've been presented with a business idea for a search engine or Web application that would require the user of the search engine to a pay a fee for the search results. Intuitively, I don't think this could work, but I'm having a hard time actually saying why. Historically, I think most search engines have been funded through advertisements or marketers who purchase profile data on searchers. Is there anything I could point to, such as a case study or an article in a journal or magazine, that would explain why a business model based on getting somebody to pay for the results for a search engine will or won't work?
posted by jonp72 on May 10, 2013 - 29 answers

How much will SEM model fit vary if I only change the final variable?

I have five structural equation models that are identical except for the final outcome variable. Should I expect the model fit statistics to vary more than negligibly? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc on Apr 11, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I get back into SEM volunteer work?

Where would I look for charitable volunteer SEM opportunities? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Mar 1, 2012 - 5 answers

How do you adwords?

CALLING ALL SEM SPECIALISTS: How do you scope out a large SEM (google adwords) campaign? How do you anticipate how much it will cost per month and how many hours will be put toward it? This is from an agency perspective. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Feb 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me learn in order to make it, while I fake it.

What are the best interactive marketing resources available to learn from in a hurry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Search traffic dropping for queries of company name, domain or URL

I'm seeing a weird drop in August in search-related traffic to my company's site. What's odd is it is for searches of the company's name, domain name or URL. [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Sep 14, 2011 - 17 answers

How to learn SEM

I need to learn SEM/AdWords, and I'd like to learn it fast. Google's AdWords learning center just isn't doing it for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Stuck in early 2000 web experience. Need 2010 web training in Chicago

Need to get up to par in 2010 web training--social media, mobile devices, SEO/SEM...where in Chicago can I get this minus a degree? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Sep 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me bust these SEM Scammers.

Help me bust these SEM scammers. [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Aug 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Best keyword research tool

What are currently the best keyword research tools or software? [more inside]
posted by Blue Buddha on May 29, 2008 - 1 answer

Tracking organic search and paid search referrals

Under the hood of Google Analytics. GA does a great job of segmenting paid and organic search metrics - traffic, keywords, etc. How does it know one from the other ? [more inside]
posted by superfurry on Mar 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Pay Per Click Question

Newbie SEM question: .I want to launch a search campaign on google, yahoo, ask, msn, and aol. Since Google & AOL work together, do I only launch one campaign--on Google, or can I run separate campaigns on Google and AOL? Same question for MSN, Ask, etc. Also, aside from Gather.com, can you recommend other PPC site? Thank you! (any recommendations much appreciated)
posted by quiverandquill on Mar 12, 2007 - 2 answers

Paid Search: Google or Yahoo?

Sorry for the banal question, but I have to make a decision in the next couple of weeks. We have a new website with a unique product to promote. As of 2007: Paid search. Google or Yahoo? Combination of both? What percentage for each? Does it depend on the product / website? [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan on Jan 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Yahoo SEM account management

Yahoo paid search. I run online ppc marketing for my company in Europe. I have a question about the way Yahoo make us pay our bills and manage our account. [more inside]
posted by superfurry on Mar 23, 2006 - 4 answers

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