Hosts Game to Draw Traffic

A new entrant into the pay-for-placement search engine ranks,, on Thursday launched a $1
million lottery game in an effort to draw traffic to its site.

Visitors to the Web site will have up to five chances per day
to try to win the $1 million grand prize, and they’ll be awarded new
opportunities for each use of the FindWhat site search. The game will
continue until June 16, 2000 or until the grand prize of $1 million is

“The search and win game provides visitors with a fun, exciting, and
potentially rewarding way to experience and to discover the
better search result that our Internet search engine delivers,” says
Courtney Phillips Jones, chairman of

The company will be promoting the game through radio and outdoor
advertising, and through its affiliate network.

Prizes and money giveaways are growing in popularity as sites seek new ways
of getting attention, at a time when dot-com advertising is cluttering
traditional media.

The most high profile site is likely iWon, the CBS investment that’s giving away $10,000 a
day and $1 million every month. is a pay-for-placement search engine in the mold of, where advertisers bid on how much
they’re willing to pay per click, and are given placement relative to what
they bid.

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