flanker23 - 9:02 am on Nov 30, 2008 (gmt 0)
I don't know if anybody else is seeing this, but YSM should take note - I have seen a lot of my keywords across most of my campaigns with G now with minimum bids of 5-6c a click! and they are maintaining their position at that! maybe it's a move designed to counter the loss of advertisers during this difficult economic period, who knows. But YSM is blindly continuing to 'crank up' many of my established keywords with them to 25c + minimum bid. That's fine, let them get on with it, there is much better traffic volume, a way better ppc system (which they still haven't caught up with after all these years of ppc being in place) and more importantly - better conversion to be had with G. In reality, I really do want Y to be a serious player in this market because that (should) keep our prices down and all of them on their toes so to speak. Long term, it's not good to have one major player in any market but Y just do not seem 'switched on' enough to step up to the challenge. I can only speak for the UK but we have seen a higher profile tv campaign from ASK promoting their search product, be nice to see the same from Y but then they probably can't afford it right now.