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Pay Per Click Search Engines

  • Google Adwords Jumpstart

    If you're a new advertiser planning to spend at least USD $50.00 a day on AdWords, you can use Google's Jumpstart program to help you get started.

  • Yahoo! Search Marketing ($25 credit)

    Yahoo! Sponsored reaches over 80% of active Internet users on sites like Yahoo!, MSN and AltaVista. Sign up use this link and get a $25 credit or $50 off of Fast Track.

  • MSN adCenter

    Microsoft announced the new adCenter advertising platform, which reaches over 40 million a month.

Domain & WebHosting

  • GoDaddy

    Domain Name Registration. $8.95 per year.

  • Pair Networks

    Shared Hosting (Webmaster Plan): 100 GB monthly transfer + 3000MB disk space + PHP/MySQL - $29.95/month.

  • EV1Servers

    Dedicated Server for shareware business: Value Series (from $99/month), P4 Series (from $149/month) and Dual Xeon Series (from $299/month).

  • FastNext Hosting

    Host Unlimited Domains from $7.95/mo!

  • FileKicker

    File hosting service provided by eMetrix (DigitalRiver). From $14.95/month (30G of data transfer).

  • DewaHost

    Shared Hosting: 20 GB monthly transfer + 800 MB disk space + PHP/MySQL - $14.95/month.

Press Release

  • PRWeb

    Free and paid press release distribution service.

  • DP Directory

    Press release writing: $250. Press release emailing: $129 for 1,000 computer editors.

  • PR9 NET

    Free press release distribution service and free press room, PDF release, RSS feed for your company.

Useful Tools

  • Google AdWords International Search Tool

    Want to see US-targeted ads outside the US? Want to see your ads on Google's international sites?

    Keyword: First Page
    Country: 100 Results
  • Google Keyword Tool

    Google Keyword Tool generates potential keywords for your ad campaigns and reports their Google statistics, including search performance and seasonal trends.

  • Overture Search Suggestion Tool

    Enter a term related to your shareware business and Overture Search Suggestion Tool will show you related searches that include this term and estimated number of times that term was searched on last month.

  • Overture View Bids Tool

    It will show you the max bids and listings for selected keywords, based on Yahoo! Search Marketing (aka Overture) pay per click search engine.

  • DNS Stuff

    An advanced and comprehensive web-based DNS and domain name tools for DNS report, DNS timing, DNS lookup, traceroute, Spam database lookup, etc.

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