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WARNING! they are going to make changes this weekend.
Make sure that you have your account in order by Thursday!
Tropical Island

 11:51 am on Aug 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Your account will be unavailable from Friday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. PST through 1:00 a.m. Sunday, August 14 while we perform a systems upgrade. Additionally, report data for Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14 will not become available until Monday noon, August 15. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Make sure you have everything in order before they end up breaking everything again. (Not that it isn't already broken)



 2:27 pm on Aug 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Great! And we can expect the next 1-2 weeks to be full of bugs and annoying little errors that they didn't QA. I bet they have like 2 QA engineers there that only have a background in network administration.


 5:20 pm on Aug 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Word in the street is... they are looking for a third engineer, to help the other two press the delete all programming button.



 5:29 pm on Aug 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Great call!


 8:24 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

13/8 impressions on my account, consistent for many months, went up 70,000%.
Yes, really. Wiped by $$ balance out, obviously. No similar increase in revenue, sadly.
Is this related to the upgrade?

Tropical Island

 10:11 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Check your logs as to where the traffic came from.

It could be that there was a news report or something in your niche that caused the increase.

Also look through this forum for threads where it is discussed how Yahoo sometimes features certain terms on their front page causing huge increases in traffic from casual surfers NOT searchers.

If this is the case, and you are only activated for search, then I would complain.

This sort of thing is typical of the moral outlook that Yahoo / Over has towards it's customers. I know many WW members do not agree with me however they just seem smarmy.


 10:38 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Tropical Island, will look into it ;)
Account is activated for search & content, and it was content that went balistic. Went from average over months 500 per day to suddenly 350,000. (I know this average is small time to many, but it's just right for me)
Stopped it now, of course, but no idea what happened, will have to look closer.

Tropical Island

 12:55 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

If it was content that caused the spike then it probably wasn't the actual Yahoo site.

Maybe you've been put on some on the new Yahoo publishers' sites. I would quickly check your logs to see where it's coming from.


 8:29 am on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure I understand "or anyone does" what exactly they will be changing.. All I know is that the daily cost and impressions of my campaign have doubled since the start of the month.. Unfortunaltly the Conversions have stayed the same...

I'm getting tiered of hearing them say, "well we haven't made any changes which should have affected your account"

I've been managing this campaign for 7 months.. Why all of a sudden the huge jump in traffic!?



 8:26 pm on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

YahooSarah on another forum says DTC is going to be completely revamped by early 2006...


 1:38 am on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

mhhfive - can you post a link and or text to what she said?

Thanks -



 12:08 pm on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sort of new to overture. They have been down for over a day. Is this normal?

Tropical Island

 4:48 pm on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

They have been doing what I am hesitant to call upgrades since Friday night.

They are now back up and running.

It remains to be seen what bugs are left over.


 1:44 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

good job overture...

i tried to login and it said 'password incorrect'

i tried many times and it wouldn't work.

i tried the 'forget password' function, and that didn't work.

now i can't get a login screen...

Tropical Island

 11:18 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Clear your cache & Over cookies.

That should do it.


 4:14 pm on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

all ready did that...but i haven't checked this morning yet...they actually wen tback down yesterday evening...


 8:30 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)


I don't think we're allowed to post links to other forums here. But if you look for ["Details On New Yahoo Paid Listings System"] -- you should be able to find a link to some of the details.

Does YahooSarah not frequent WebmasterWorld? I'm kinda surprised she's not repeating stuff here.

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