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Yahoo Ambassador Test
Yahoo Ambassador Test
Nancy99




msg:805525
 10:15 pm on Nov 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am in the process of studying for the test to become a Yahoo Sponsored Search Ambassador and was curious what some of the reactions to the test were. I am already a Google Qualified AdWords Professional. I really studied for that exam and did well and was wondering if the Ambassador test was similar in regard to the type and complexity of questions.

Should I study the bidding strategies specifically or will the test really just exam the definitions of the terms. Any insights that you may have please let me know. I am not looking for test questions -- don't spoil my fun, but I am looking for how hard I should work at retaining the content.

Thanks,
Nancy McCord
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Turkish




msg:805526
 9:57 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am also looking to take the test but cannot find the info to revise on. I have taken the google test which I used the Learning centre to revise for the exam. Does Overture also have the same information?

Nancy99




msg:805527
 1:53 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

After you pay the non refundable $50 in the Ambassador sign up link, you have access to the training. There are 13 modules with about 4-8 items in each module. It does not seem as comprehensive as the AdWords training, but I have learned much new information already that has already helped with the Yahoo Ad accounts that I am managing now.

The course is outline based no talking like Google's. It does focus on how to determine your original bid based on several different strategies which were very detailed and speaks to ROI and conversion strategies.

I have found out that Yahoo has just created this program in August. I have not seen much information on it on the Web although I have seen only a few sites that are promoting that they are Ambassadors, so it seems to be something that the professional webmaster will definitely want to think about.

I am thinking about offering services for clients who want to do both AdWords and Yahoo Ads.

eWhisper




msg:805528
 2:40 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just to clarify, there are a few different ambassador programs.

The initial ambassador program, Yahoo isn't making agencies take tests for or anything - just giving it away based on spend and clients, etc (same way it's been for a few years).

For the test based programs, they are volunteer only. I've received some emails explaining the programs, but haven't seen Yahoo really push them at all. They do have minimum spends to stay in the program (don't remember what it is).

The one advantage (besides increased support if you need that) is that is you pass the tests you do get the ability to add a new client via the API and receive the affiliate commission on the sign up.

Nancy99




msg:805529
 3:14 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Actually they have waived the minimum spends. There are 3 levels for the Ambassador. This first has no minimum spend. What I am joining for is the ability to give away incentives to get new customers and the increased customer credibility and the ability to use the Yahoo marketing tools.

eWhisper




msg:805530
 4:51 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

What I was referring to was that agencies who have been ambassadors for years don't need to worry about the new ambassador tests, unless they wish to pass affiliate codes through the API.

Some agencies already have this feature, if you're an ambassador without this feature, then you need to take the test to have it.

Nancy99




msg:805531
 9:40 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I passed the test. It was much easier than the AdWords exam.

Wavy_Davy




msg:805532
 11:55 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have failed this test so many times it's untrue :(

I never have been good at tests or exams.

I had a bet on that I'd pass last month (and failed) so now am trying to avoid getting a Y! tattoo on my cheek (not the kissing kind)

It is easy - I just can't concentrate!

Business is good though LOL

Nancy99




msg:805533
 2:19 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

You know what I did, I took hand written notes and then put sticky note tabs on the topics. When I took the test, I opened another browser so that I could see the account control panel to answer questions. I prepped for the exam like a test. You may find that if you write the stuff down you may have better retention. Don't give up! You can do it.

Fredzz22




msg:3604888
 4:40 am on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

I also wanted to take the exam but I am currently living in the Philippines. :(

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