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Overture UK on Yahoo.com for UK searchers.
Did I miss the announcement?
makemetop




msg:263244
 7:14 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

I couldn't see this posted in any of the obvious areas but I am now getting the top 3 Overture UK listings appearing at the top of Yahoo.com! Interesting - I thought that would be prime turf for espotting.

 

makemetop




msg:263245
 7:19 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

And 10 minutes later - they disappeared :)

tigger




msg:263246
 7:31 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Perhaps they are trying to split it between the two and offer different results, I've just checked with yahoo.com & I'm still seeing my clients overture bids

makemetop




msg:263247
 7:44 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes - they seem to be switching in and out - 3 at the top and 2 at the bottom when they are there. A little more difficult to distinguish as sponsored links as opposed to the Yahoo UK ones.

Now watch the bids go up!

hurlimann




msg:263248
 8:46 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

co.uk:espotting
.com:overture UK

At least at the moment:)

4eyes




msg:263249
 9:38 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Are they doing any checking your location before serving the results?

I am not happy at paying for clicks from outside the UK - if I wanted that I would have used Overture.com

4eyes




msg:263250
 12:01 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

A quick check using a US based proxy server seems to suggest that they are trying to restrict the Overture UK searches to UK visitors.

Can anyone outside the UK please confirm this? (ie - that the Overture UK results do NOT appear in your SERP)

angiolo




msg:263251
 12:19 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Outside UK (from Italy), Overture UK doesn't appear.

It appears Espotting.

4eyes




msg:263252
 12:48 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks Angiolo,

The confusion is over Yahoo.com, I guess you are checking Yahoo.co.uk, which shows Espotting here as well.

Are you seeing Overture UK on Yahoo.com?

angiolo




msg:263253
 1:05 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

I checked Yahoo.co.uk!

makemetop




msg:263254
 1:58 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm on satellite broadband via a German ISP in the office and do not get Overture UK via this connection - so it appears limited to surfers using UK ISPs. My initial observation was via my ISDN connection at home via BT.

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