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Below is the list of what we consider to be the Top 9 Pay Per Click Search Engines based on volume and quality:
1- Google AdWords
Google AdWords provides just about everything you could want in pay per click search advertising. It's quick and easy to set up an account and you can have your ads up and running in about 5 minutes from sign-up. There are excellent tutorials to help the new advertiser, and a number of good tools to assist advertisers to increase conversions.
There's an initial cost of $5 to set up an account and bids start at $0.01, although you should expect to pay a lot more than this for popular keywords.


2- Yahoo! Search Marketing
Yahoo! Search Marketing maintains a highly professional, well maintained site. It pioneered the pay-per-click search engine model in 1997,after seeing a need for a more focused search engine. After operating as the name was changed to Overture and in 2005 it was rebranded as Yahoo!Search Marketing.
Yahoo's main product, Sponsored Search, provides sponsored listings in search results on the Web's top portals and search engines, reaching over 80% of active Internet users.
Yahoo! is currently offering a $25 free credit when you sign up. 
MIVA is a network of partner sites powering over 2 billion queries per month. When you open an account with MIVA your ad can appear across the MIVA network, which includes sites such as, InfoSpace and WorldNews.
MIVA's proprietary bid-for-position technology allows you to set the amount you wish to pay for each keyword.
MIVA provides a full suite of management tools to help improve ROI.
Get $25 in your account when you sign up with Miva today.
4- 7Search
7Search focuses on serving website owners of "low profit margin" categories of business that can not afford to pay over ten cents per visitor.
7Search currently provides advertiser results for over 1.5 billion searches a month.

5- ABCSearch
ABCSearch has been around since 2001. According to ABCSearch it is the world's largest privately held meta search engine handling over 3 billion searches a month across its network of specialized engines and smaller search engines offering online advertisers an affordable way to diversify their PPC traffic efforts.
ABCSearch is currently offering up to $100 in free search traffic to visitors.
6- Microsoft adCenter
Microsoft adCenter is the new player in the big league when it comes to pay per click search marketing, but it's already making an impact.
It offers a great range of features including the ability to target your ads to Live Search users who match your optimum target-market criteria.
Signing up is quick and easy with a $5 sign-up fee. If you're spending $30 a day in search advertising you can take advantage of QuickLaunch and have one of the Microsoft Media Specialists help you plan, create, execute, and analyze your first adCenter campaign.
8- Findology, a division of TrafficAds Media, Inc. has grown enormously through 2005, from under 1 billion searches per month earlier this year to over 2 billion searches per month. Partnered with LookSmart in 2004, Findology’s offerings for PPC ads are fairly standard for the industry. The search engine itself has a clean, Google-type look to it.
If you are interested in advertising on Findology, it features traffic reporting, keyword statistics, automatic and fixed bidding options, as well as the ability to submit more than one site. To open an account, the minimum deposit is $25 and the minimum bid is 3 cents.
9- Ask
Formerly known as Ask Jeeves, is a part of IAC Search & Media (part of IAC/InterActive Corp.), with headquarters in Oakland, California. Ask has skyrocketed in popularity in the last year or so.
The network includes, InfoSpace, Dogpile, Excite, and CNET, among others. Recent addition is a nice local search option.

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