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Old 11-23-2005   #1
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Google Begins Testing Click To Call Advertising

Just posted an item on the Google Blog about what appears to be the launch of Google's pay-per-call program testing. Like Google often does, they have their own name for it and call it click-to-call.

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/051123-013242

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Old 11-23-2005   #2
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Google Connect, or Click to Call

Finally, it's happening.
I wrote about this back on October 27th. At the time they were calling it "Google Connect".
Here are the Ad Specifications:-)
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I still don't see my listings though. I guess the best time to check out this beta stuff is late at night.
The beta test was/is free. I'm not sure how long we'll get that pricing.

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Old 11-23-2005   #3
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Third Party

Someone asked where my comment about
where I got the info that Google was using VoIP for connectivity.

It's listed here:
http://www.google.com/help/privacy_clicktocall.html

in the section labeled: Uses
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I don't see this one really taking off right now. Hey the vast majority of advertisers are just starting with PPC. This will be a 12-18 month down the road success story.
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What if my company doesn't have a 24 hour sales rep available?

(and)

From a personal standpoint, I'd rather click on to the company's website and learn what I can (on my own) before I got a salesman on the phone asking me for contact info.
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Sensis, the Aussie engine has also adopted the Pay for Call system.... seems it is pushing out to many engines right now.
Estara provides their technology....

So Miva - which incorporates ESpotting which covers European search, Google the global engine - though limited to the US for now - and Sensis from Australia.... who is doing the Asian market????
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