Paula van Dun AKA Webmiep | webmiep

Is the dream of Kooday going to turn into a nightmare?

Sep 1st 2010 at 11:00 AM

I am a member of Kooday myself and I was very exited... I still am in the sense that it is fun to do

But still I have now second thoughts. I am afraid Kooday won't make it.

Why? People can buy a keyword and link it to any site; there has to be no relevance. I can buy a keyword "dogs" and link a site about moterbikes to it.

The idea of buying keywords works obviously but I do not see how this concept can work. When Kooday is fully operational and people are going to use the search engine and they find a lot of irrelevant search results they wont come back and search with trusted Google again. Unless they are going to collect relevant sites from other search engines and show the bought keyword links as featured sites, like Google sponsored links.

People who visit Kooday now are buying and selling keywords and are not interested in products or services from others. When Kooday is fully operational they will still visit the site mainly to see if they still own their keyword and to see their earnings and points. So advertisers from other fields than traffic and business oppertunities will have little revenue from their spent money on keywords and ads.

Plus the fact that no-one replies to the support tickets, no recent news plus the crappy lay out...It does not give me much confidence in the future of Kooday. Unless things change drastically. I hope I am wrong, I invested quit a bit myself.

But when Kooday will make it, it is a lifetime oppertunity so you can take a calculated risk. I do now only reinvest the money I earn with selling keywords untill I have Gold status which gives more residual income. If Kooday dies I will only loose my first investments in Kooday dollars. If I am lucky I will earn my investment back and even make profit.... if Kooday stays around long enough. It is up to you if you are willing to take the risk....

If you would like to link your site or to a keyword there is an altenative: You reserve a keyword for 1 or 3 years and keep it for the chosen time frame.

I am the owner and manually aprove all listings. So people can't link a motorbike site to the keyword "dog" on my site.

You can choose  for 1 year or for a top position for 3 years.
You can ad a short description and an image.

The site is visited by all sorts of people, not only internet marketeers and is therefore also suited for niche sites.

Don't worry, this site will be around for a very long time.

If you are not interested in buying a keyword, visit the site any way. It is fun and you will find a lot of exiting offer.

Paula van Dun

Please to comment
Sep 28th 2013 at 10:25 AM by marty
Great article .Thanks for sharing it.
Oct 7th 2010 at 9:43 PM by blackfolder1
I too joined Kooday at the start but after hearing from Andy (zeus8864) about them I immediately stopped promoting them - I still have not been able to cash out my earnings. That to me says it all. Kooday-g'day!
Sep 29th 2010 at 10:31 AM by phmoisan
I receive tons of emails from successful Internet Marketers, they love to promote all kinds of new info products, as you know. How come none of them has ever sent me an email about Kooday ? I wonder...
Sep 29th 2010 at 10:23 AM by forely
Hi Paula....nice article. I too am a member of kooday. The reservations of them being around for the long haul are always there. That is just the nature of all these internet programs, Kooday is no exception. As far as linking keywords to your vested programs that have nothing to do with the "keyword" itself, I remember reading once that once admin turn on their "webcrawlers", that if your website is NOT linked or have anything to do with the keyword, than that site will be removed, so as to come in compliance, like all the major search engines do. It makes sense. So not to worry that these guys are "fly by nighters" They are starting to get their act together. It should be up and running by October. Bob
Sep 29th 2010 at 2:27 AM by puck82
Hi Paula, I stopped by two years to follow every new site that claim to give you dollars for doing nothing. Generally they finish for not paying, closing up or not deliver what you expected. Thanks for letting me know that also Kooday is come into the list of useless programs :) See you, Alessandro
Sep 11th 2010 at 10:12 AM by ChuckBartok
This concept has failed before by the same producers. Sounds great, but there is no financial reason for it to work. Our sites get great traffic, rise in ranking daily through the standard "work applied" Methods. Thank you for your insight
Sep 9th 2010 at 5:03 AM by webmiep
About the papypal money back guarantee of Kooday. I do not know if they keep their promise or not (i did not request refund myself yet). However I wrote to paypal. They wrote back that since Kooday sels digital products there is no buyers protection. So i guess the garantee is as good as the good will from Kooday....
Sep 8th 2010 at 7:00 AM by m8t43
I am glad I came across your candid and informative article on Kooday. Right from the very beginning I had misgivings about this site and did not nor will I ever join it. I like and trust in my Google searches. All the comments here shed much light on this site. I agree with Dave, get out of it while you can. Monika
Sep 6th 2010 at 6:22 AM by webmiep
Think again. How can they control if a keyword is linked to a relevant site? Many links will be affilaite links from wich meta tags most of the time can not be collected. Capacity: even in prelauch I experienced several time that Kooday could not be reached due to many connections. Plus the fact that the owners all well known internet crooks. Plus: when they want to be a golbal search magine, why does kooday not advertise outside the usa? They leave that to their members, i guessm so that they can walk away with more money when they pull the plug.
Sep 4th 2010 at 11:24 PM by zeus8894
You made some great points about the trashing of the search end of the business. It' s aslo plagued by it's ghost, from Brian's legal issues from 2 Ponzi scams to the business model that mirrors notorious scam Search Big Daddy that had all Kooday has and a great looking site instead of the amateur I can see your frames look. I will admit, Dave an I went looking into Kooday because they conned a similar name to our 2 year old search engine and even took the eyes from our logo when it was still a directory site. Kooiii and KART have a lot at risk when Kooday burst. The names are close enough that as much as our good reputation has surely held them grow, their bad reputation may also have a effect on trust unless we speak out on this right now and make it known Kooday has NOTHING to do with Kooiii or KART Advertising. Andy
Sep 3rd 2010 at 9:18 PM by DaveGilbert
The rule of thumb applies "if it sounds too good to be true it usually is" Kooday is claiming you can make millions > tens of millions simply by re-investing your earnings from bidding up keywords you own, ask your self this why would any advertiser want to join a system where the bid price is continually inflated by the keyword owner, surely this would force his ROI to unreasonable levels and add this to the fact Kooday search is a php/mysl search script with severe limitations on database growth which indicates that the search results would be very limited, This of course results in poor usage of the engine so it's popularity will never be good apart from those conned into purchasing keywords and encouraged to re-invest their earnings either by upgrading to a higher membership or purchasing extra keywords. the bottom line is sooner or later the bottom will fall out of Kooday leaving most members scratching their heads and wondering what happened. How can Kooday deliver on it's promises well it can't some early birds will be seen to be paid but that is how all scams work you pay the early starters a little and then once you have everyone re-investing like crazy you pull the plug.
Sep 3rd 2010 at 7:22 PM by DaveGilbert
Kooday is a scam being offered by well documented and currently hunted fraudster Brian Lindback who has over 3800 complaints and legal filings for his prior PONZI Schemes TrekPay and FantasticPay. The Kooday business model looks like the promise of another scam called Search Big Daddy which has totally disappeared leaving some members out thousands of dollars. If i were you i would get out now while you can
Sep 3rd 2010 at 7:05 PM by phmoisan
Hi Paula, if you want an alternative to Google that already works, try Kooiii. It's a social media site combined with advertising, a directory of articles, chat, and the search engine is very good. See it at
Sep 3rd 2010 at 6:04 PM by webmiep
Update: they have updated the info again. So there is still hope. I am very curious how this Kooday will develop in the future.
Sep 1st 2010 at 7:42 PM by vitalwebs
You make some interesting points about Kooday.

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