Lol, I'm getting traffic from "Publishers Clearing House"

Profile picture of the author yukon by yukon Posted: 12/08/2012
I just now noticed some traffic coming from "Publishers Clearing House", looks like they scrape Google/Yahoo SERPs for their own search pages.

http://search.pch.com/
I just thought the traffic source was funny, PCH has nothing to do with my sites content. I find it amusing people use PCH for searching the web.
#lol #publishers clearing house #traffic #yukon

  • Profile picture of the author tinknocker
    tinknocker
    Originally Posted by yukon View Post
    I just now noticed some traffic coming from "Publishers Clearing House", looks like they scrape Google/Yahoo SERPs for their own search pages.



    I just thought the traffic source was funny, PCH has nothing to do with my sites content. I find it amusing people use PCH for searching the web.



    That's funny....now the big question is....is the traffic converting? Maybe you could together a WSO "Simple PCH traffic secrets"...lol
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    yukon
    Originally Posted by tinknocker View Post
    That's funny....now the big question is....is the traffic converting? Maybe you could together a WSO "Simple PCH traffic secrets"...lol

    I could find someone on fiverr that looks like Ed Mcmahon & holding a big check.

    I have no idea If PCH traffic is converting, I just noticed a few traffic hits from their search pages. I would imagine PCH traffic would convert really well (with the right product) since most of those people on that site are dreamers.
  • Profile picture of the author sarged2
    sarged2
    I would imagine PCH traffic would convert really well (with the right product) since most of those people on that site are dreamers.
    Oh yeah, such sites do convert just great! Especially if its got some of your adwords ads running on them (through the google search partners).
  • Profile picture of the author tryingtolearn
    tryingtolearn
    Is it legal to scrape Google/Yahoo SERPs?
  • Profile picture of the author fmac
    fmac
    That's classic. Very cool
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Michael Ten
    Lolol. Nice.
    I want to have as much success as you have reportedly had, Yukon!
  • Profile picture of the author sarged2
    sarged2
    Originally Posted by tryingtolearn View Post
    Is it legal to scrape Google/Yahoo SERPs?
    What are you talking about mate?

    It's called google search partners.
    The point is that they show the same results just like google, exaggerating though on adword results.

    They get paid from their adwords text ads, and google gets the share. That's how it works.

    The other question is how do they do get the traffic - most of the "google partners" get traffic from adware and all sorts of dubious toolbars that sneakily replace your homepage and search providers to these of the "partners".

    Most of the users still don't give a shit, they just type their search wherever they could, as they launch their browser, so as a publisher you would still get your quality traffic (and even at a much lower cost, if you run the adwords ppc).
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by yukon View Post
    I just thought the traffic source was funny, PCH has nothing to do with my sites content. I find it amusing people use PCH for searching the web.
    Bleh nothing even remotely humorous about it (unless you are really really really bored). Pretty simple and means nothing
    Heres why

    5 Entries Plus To Win $5,000.00 A Week For Life

    They do it with the hope of winning prizes.

    But hey man another great thread about ranking with SEO!
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    yukon
    Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post
    Bleh nothing even remotely humorous about it (unless you are really really really bored). Pretty simple and means nothing
    Heres why

    5 Entries Plus To Win $5,000.00 A Week For Life

    They do it with the hope of winning prizes.

    But hey man another great thread about ranking with SEO!

    You can bet I'm ranking pages, PCH is scraping the best (read that) ranked pages in Google & Yahoo SERPs.

    That traffic might be searching because of the contest but they're still searching for keywords that have nothing to do with PCH or any contest, I know, I have the search strings/URLs/keywords the traffic used to get to my sites pages.

    PCH is doing the same thing ask.com has been doing for a couple of years, partnering up with major SERPs (Google, etc...). When you rank a page in the real SERPs (Google, etc...) the partners scrape the ranked page/s, you'll see when you rank a page on Google, it'll happen, have patience.

    I already knew that ask.com was doing this, I've been getting that traffic for a long time, just thought it was funny PCH even had a search page, let alone people using PCH to search the web.

    You might think that PCH traffic is minimal, but I'm sure that's the exact type of traffic that would buy into MLM products (dreamers). Anyone that doesn't think MLM is big money, take a gander at Amway (almost $11 billion in 2011).

    BTW, I'm not suggesting to go all MLM on anything, just saying PCH traffic most likely has a dreamer mindset which is more likely to convert into a sale with the right products.

    Party on...
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    yukon
    The amount of traffic on search.pch.com (according to compete.com) is a pretty large chunk of search traffic, If those numbers are remotely close.

    Over 7.5 million unique traffic on 10/2012, even 1/2 that traffic is a lot of search traffic for a single month. Not only that, it's all dreamers.






  • Profile picture of the author sarged2
    sarged2
    tbh I don't think it has anything to do with users being interested in using that search engines, consciously preferring it over some other se. Most likely, it is some sneaky toolbars built into some programs, that changes a search provider, which happens just too often. Thus, no dreamers. As always, just a bunch of couldn't care less people or people who are not hand-in-hand with technology. Though the latest mentioned does have certain implications.
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by yukon View Post
    BTW, I'm not suggesting to go all MLM on anything, just saying PCH traffic most likely has a dreamer mindset which is more likely to convert into a sale with the right products.

    Party on...
    Dude you are doing more dreaming than those users. You still don't get it. They are not merely doing searches for their dream mindset they are doing searches there on all kinds of topics because it enhances the opportunities for THAT competition. Your "right product" is not going to get all those visitors because they are not necessarily searching for "dream" subjects.

    Its funny to see you talking about dreams mindset because contest entrants are less dreamy than IMers BY FAR. They just fill out a form and go about their life where in IM you got people throwing hours and money into the pot at the end of the rainbow.

    and um when you really rank a real site (Hey it could happen if you work really really hard). You won't even notice all the traffic referrers. People with serious traffic don't bother with all that

    sorry though man. Its just another pointless thread. Nothing for anyone to take from it.

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