Search arbitrage is getting popular by the day. The term heats up because of several notions that it is unfair and wrong.
First things first, what is search arbitrage? Search arbitrage happens when publishers profit from hosting search ads from other advertisers. These publishers are buying through Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising suppliers like Google and Yahoo. Google's program is AdWords and Yahoo is Overture. Other online ad sources are GoClick, Espotting, Looksmart, and more.
Publishers profit in PPC web marketing each time a visitor clicks one of the ads displayed on their website. Earnings can come in several folds depending on the clicks received. To make PPC work for you, you have to turn a great percentage of visitors into purchasers. PPC programs include Adsense, Clicksor, Leadhound, and Bidvertiser.
Search Arbitrage is a legitimate business. Yet, search arbitrage becomes questionable when publishers take advantage of their sites by overwhelming them with ads – nothing more than ads. They do the same hoping that visitors would click on the ads. This method can be frustrating for users. Instead of finding what they are searching for, they are tricked to clicking irrelevant links. If ignored now, this method can cause injury to future Internet marketing.