ABCSearch

Overview Questions

  • Name of Search EngineABCSearch
  • Contact Address15303 Ventura Blvd, Ste 860, Sherman Oaks, CA  91403
  • Phone Number1-800-710-7009
  • Contact Emailinfo@abcsearch.com
  • Year Founded2001
  • Company Websitewww.abcsearch.com
  • Subsidiary Search Sites

Financial Status

  • Public or Private?Private
  • Primary Investors?Subsidiary of Internext Media Corp.

Traffic Questions

  • Source(s) of advertiser traffic 
  • For the sources listed above, what are the respective program names?
  • Can you choose your source of traffic (i.e. content, popups, search box)?
  • Can you buy single distributions (i.e. only content from certain sites)?
  • Is the content on the results page(s) backfilled by another search engine(s)?
  • If so who?
  • Where do you geographically focus? 
  • Key brands/Primary Traffic Partners
  • How many "searches" / month? 
  • How many clicks to advertisers per month? 
  • Any Industry specialization? 

Validation of Clicks

  • Do you protect against invalid clicks?Yes
  • How do you determine if a click is invalid?Our proprietary fraud protection measures are among the best in the industry. We are always monitoring and working to prevent click fraud in order to deliver the highest quality of traffic to our advertisers.
  • What is your refund policy if clicks are determined to be invalid? 
  • Is this an automatic process, or is it client initiated? 

Advertiser Economics

  • How does the Advertiser pay? 
  • How is pricing determined? 

Contractual Obligations

  • Is there a minimum monthly spend?Yes
  • If so, what is the minimum spend?$25 minimum deposit in the first month
  • Is there a Setup Fee?No
  • If so, what is the fee? 
  • What Payment Methods are accepted? 
  • If you accept credit card as payment, is Automatic Billing Required?
  • Is there a minimum time commitment?
  • If so, what is it? 
  • When can the service be terminated?
  • How is the service terminated? 

Ease of Use

  • Do you have a web-based interface?Yes
  • If so, what can I do with it? 
  • Do you provide tracking? Not provided
  • If so, what kind? 
  • If you provide tracking, how many unique conversions can you track? 
  • If you provide tracking, can you track CPA or ROAS? If so which one? 
  • Do you have an API feed?
  • If so, what are the requirements to get the API? 
  • Is there a cost for the API? 

Budget Management

  • If you provide budget management, can you track spend on a daily basis?Yes
  • If so, can you set daily budget caps?Yes
  • If so, are these daily caps hard caps or soft limits?Not provided
  • Can you spread your daily budget over 24 hours, or does the system pause the account once the daily budget is hit?Not provided
  • How can advertisers pause their campaign? 

Editorial Guidelines

  • What are your editorial (words used) guidelines for headlines?
  • What are your editorial (words used) guidelines for descriptions?
  • What are your editorial (words used) guidelines for display URL's?
  • What are your editorial (words used) guidelines for destination URL's?

Customer Service and Account Management

  • Do you provide Customer Service?Yes
  • Do you provide Account Mangement?
  • If so, are there different levels of service?Not provided
  • If you provide Account Management is it pooled or dedicated?Not provided
  • What kind of service does your Account Management team provide? 
  • When is Account Management available? 
  • When is Customer Service available? 
  • How can customer service be reached?1-800-710-7009 
  • Do you have standard presentations available for distribution to potential advertisers?
  • If so, how can one obtain a presentation? 

Affiliate Programs

  • Do you offer an affiliate program?Yes
  • If so, is your affiliate program for traffic or new advertisers? Traffic
  • For traffic, do you pay a percentage of revenue, a one time fee, or a flat fee? Percentage of Revenue
  • If so, what is the amount? 0,3
  • For new advertisers, do you pay a percentage of revenue, a one time fee, or a flat fee? 
  • If so, what is the amount? 
  • Do you have an affiliate link? https://admin.abcsearch.com/af/affiliate.pl?mode=join

General Description

  • In under 75 words, please provide a brief description of your search engine:The ABCSearch founders have been pioneers in the online ad industry since 1995 and have successfully built many well known web properties. ABCSearch is a subsidiary of Internext Media Corp. based in Encino, California. ABCSearch launched in early 2001 and has become a recognized leader in the online advertising industry. Serving in excess of 2.5 Billion searches per month, ABCSearch is one of the world's top providers of cost-per-click search on the Internet. We are dedicated to delivering to consumers the most relevant, high quality search results possible.