Overture Services, Inc. v. Google Inc.

Filing 116

Declaration of Ravind S. Grewal in Support of 115 Google's Responsive Claim Construction Brief filed by Google Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5# 6 Exhibit 6# 7 Exhibit 7# 8 Exhibit 8# 9 Exhibit 9# 10 Exhibit 10# 11 Exhibit 11# 12 Exhibit 12# 13 Exhibit 13# 14 Exhibit 14# 15 Exhibit 15# 16 Exhibit 16# 17 Exhibit 17# 18 Exhibit 18# 19 Exhibit 19# 20 Exhibit 20# 21 Exhibit 21# 22 Exhibit 22# 23 Exhibit 23# 24 Exhibit 24# 25 Exhibit 25# 26 Exhibit 26# 27 Exhibit 27# 28 Exhibit 28# 29 Exhibit 29# 30 Exhibit 30)(Related document(s) 115 ) (Grewal, Ravind) (Filed on 1/30/2004)

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Overture Services, Inc. v. Google Inc. Doc. 116 Att. 16 Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Document 116-17 Filed 01/30/2004 Page 1 of 3 EXHIBIT 16 Dockets.Justia.com ; ~~~ SecLrchEngines. com .' Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Document 116-17 arch engines - Pay-per-cli Hk~: resDutcecelJter. Filed 01/30/2004 Page 2 of 3 Page 1 of2 ~;i;~;:f\~ri::r. ~,J' YoUfcomplete . Search . Engine D!I!IIIIIJI Introduction Pay- per-click search engines $LJI:Uni$sion101 Submission overview How they work Pay- per- click search engines allow companies to bid on keywords that relate to their sites. Companies submit their Submit to directories site s descriptions and titles , along with a list of keywords to the engine. They also specify the amount of money that they re willing to spend on each keyword. Where to submit Pay:per:cUcK. ngines Pay- per~ GlickJn detail Submission service Advanced Info After a pay-per-click search engine processes the company s request , their results start showing up when someone searches for a keyword that the company paid for. Depending on how much money others paid , ran kings for a particular keyword maybe very high or low. For example , if you choose to pay $. 20 for the keyword puppy food " while others pay only $. , your site would rank first. If, on the other hand , you pay $. , you may rank low. For most pay-per-click engines , companies pay only when a visitor clicks on their web site from the search results (clickthrough). Most engines specify a minimum amount of money needed for a company to open an account. Aren t the results irrelevant? Many think that paid ran kings will decrease the relevance of search results by allowing any site with money to rank high for any keyword. Pay-per-click engines understand that they will lose searchers , and eventually advertisers , with irrelevant results , and therefore , make relevance a priority. However , pay-per-click engines will provide results with commercial , not informational information. Relevance doesn t guarantee the quality of the site. Many pay-per-click engines utilize editors to review incoming requests for bidding. These editors are responsible for making sure that the submitted keywords relate to the site s content. Pay- per-click engines , however, are mostly commercial. Most non-for-profits don t have the resources for advertising. As a searcher, choose another search engine if you re looking for noncommercial information. Nonprofit organizations should think twice before bidding at a pay- per-click search engine. Chances are their audience won t be using it. Should I use pay-per-click engines? This decision is individual for every company. You should check keywords and prices for your site before answering this question. GOG 032254 URL: http://www. searchengines. comJpay-per clickhtml Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Sf'..:lrchEngines. com - Pay-per- Document 116-17 Filed 01/30/2004 ~arch engines Page 3 of 3 Page 2 of2 Pay- per- click engines may prove to be cheap advertising for your web site. The most popular pay-per-click engine QYertL1re, c;Qm, is one of the Top 10 search engines. QYerture. c;QrD attracts many searchers and advertisers. Since search engine optimization may be a long, expensive and fruitless process for some sites , QVertwre, c;Qm presents a perfect opportunity for a high ranking on a Top 10 search engine. Traffic generated by pay-per-click engines is usually more targeted than from other engines (this is because webmasters can control keywords they are found under). Note: Overture. com also distributes its top 3 results on Altavista , MSN , Yahoo , Lycos , Hotbot and other major search engines. If you re in a top 3 position at Overture watch your campaign carefully. Because of so much exposure , these listings can get more clickthroughs than you expected. Another highly regarded pay-per-click program is Google AdWords Select. Google uses both customer s per click dollar amount and click-through rates to rank the ads. Google also offers many useful tools , such as an automatic discounter , which lowers your bid amount every time there a gap. Joining the pay-per-click landscape is the former directory LookSm;:trtcQrIl. LookSmart recently converted all of its directory customers into pay-per-click customers. Those who wish to submit to LookSmart , must pay a $49 registration fee and then purchase keywords. I ~ I, /J"'-IIVlIlel h~~~ VI fJaY- fJe'- "":"r\ "\\ velIe", More benefits of pay-per-click ~~~ e"~"'e" '" ""'ca' " LlC""". H:~ Achieving high ran kings may take a long time , but with payper- click engines people find you immediately after you set up your account and your bidding request is approved. If you re considering using a pay-per-click engine as part of your online advertising campaign , visit our next section and read more about specific engines and procedures. An Overview Pay- per-click engines . Work by letting companies bid for keywords . Can be relevant for commercial content . Provide instant traffic Next: Specific information about pay-per-click engines ~~~ Copyright iQ 2000 - 2003 SearchEngires. com GOG 032255 URL: http://www. searchengines. comJpayyer clickhtml

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