Got the same email! Although, I must say I was hoping that this was the real deal and not a contest.. Anyways, it's good to see that they are working towards an adsense atlernative (or replacement.)
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Yeah, just received it. I'll be sure to enter, always welcome $5000.
Looks good the Y!Q contextual search!
Can anyone get the Y!Q Challenge link to work. Mine just says "loading, one moment please..." forever.
works for me.
Very interesting looking ads.
Nice to see Y! have their own Ideas!
Dont work so well in Opera - jumps straight to the web search page while in IE it is inline.
Got the mail and wud love to try this but ...
does anyone has an idea that is it conflicting with adsense tos?
to implement it on our sites, do we need to remove adsense?
if so, is it worth?
You must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age to enter the challange .. BAD .... i am not in U.S.
BTW , did anyone notice that on the challange form page, the mouse right click is disabled...
Does joining this contest in any way against Google adsense terms?
make take on this [insert long legal disclaimer about me not being a lawyer etc] is that we can't put it on the same page as Adsense but we can put it on another page of the same site if it does not look like an Adsense ad or like it is from Google, which I'd subjectively say these ads do not.
So we should be able to put this on some pages without upsetting G, but then again maybe we can expect a T&C change.
My big question is "What's in it for me?"
As far as I can see they want you to implement it into your sites which may (will) draw people into their own search system and PPC ads.
In it's initial phase they are not offering any remuneration for this.
Why would anyone want to jeopardise their AdSense earnings just to send clicking customers to Yahoo?
They start their e-mail off by saying that they will be testing "a new platform" and "in the meantime" they are offering this "free" test. The $5000 is based on the best site incorporation of this new tool.
Think I'll just sit on the sidelines for now.
Completely different from what I expected; Somehow dissapointing!
How do they expect we put their codes on the pages with almost no information about it?
This has been tested for a couple of weeks.
I was disappointed to see that it is US only :(
The contest is open to the US only however I didn't read anything that would restrict you from using it (if you so choose) on your foreign sites. You just wouldn't be eligible for the $5000.
This may come back to restrict how this publisher program is implemented.
My EU Over accounts are still Overture not Yahoo. They may be having legal problems implementing this worldwide. Also Yahoo has always been restrictive as to where the Over ads showed up. If you wanted to be in the UK or DE you had to sign up for their local programs.
I've put this on a website that Yahoo has banned. It seems to work just fine. Maybe Yahoo will notice and un-ban me but I won't hold my breath.
I've also noticed that Yahoo has no problem sending Adwords clicks or Overture clicks to my banned site. I guess money talks when it comes to Y.
I've put this on a site as well. We'll see how it works. Sure would be nicer to get paid for this :-)
I am looking and looking for information on how I will be paid for placing the Beta on my site. I can't find anything.
I mean, I *might* put this on one of my low traffic Beta sites just to see how it might work.
BUT, does Yahoo really think people are going to advertise for them for free? Are they serious? We might win $5000, but chances are that we won't, that we will get nothing and will have worked for free.
I suppose this might interest some people, but I wish Yahoo would only contact me if they actually decide that they are going to pay webmasters for advertising for them.
Or, am I missing something? We don't get paid for this, do we?
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Nope! This is strickly out of the goodness of your heart to send poor Yahoo some searchers.
If this is what they came up with and its not going to change when they go paid, I don't think its going to perform well in terms of making webmasters money. But it is sure going to drive a lot of traffic to yahoo.
Nice, we all have been waiting a long while for an email of this kind. And so the era begins..... :)
good to finally get an email, but i hope Y!Q - "one of the many new offerings that Yahoo! has planned for publishers" - is not their flagship service.
Iíve talked with Yahoo and I wanted to clarify that Y!Q is one of their publisher offerings but at the same time Yahoo is working on other publisher products as well, something like an Adsense competitor.
Also, Y!Q has been out since February 2nd, see [ysearchblog.com...]
I received the email but I can't remember telling Yahoo! that I was running a charitable organisation.
This is silly.
It looks like there is a way to limit the search to your own domain or a select few. I'm thinking I'd like to try limiting it to mine and some top sites in my field. That way my visitors would only be searching in authoritative sites.
I want to be absolutely sure I don't jeopardize my standing with AdSense first though.
They must be kidding us. You will need to modify your HTML code and add <form ...>...</form>... AND you get nothing in return but search result by Yahoo. They won't pay you for any clicks and all you will get are URLs which let your visitors leave your website.
I imagine they will start paying for clicks. I consider this a free beta.
I saw this email today. However, it looks like i am not eligible as I am in India. Wish they had options for non-US publishers also. Thats bad
I declined to implement Y!Q because its too much work for me at this time.
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