We are testing it out but be careful.
What Yahoo does it take your Google dump of keywords, scrub all the non-canonical terms & zero search, then it spits out a Yahoo formatted sheet.
From there you can changes things around, organize your campaigns/ad groups, & re-upload back to the system.
Problem that we found, is that once the final upload is complete, you cannot make any changes in the new system until you have migrated. Migration is taking roughly 8 hours.
Once done, your account will be live & will allow you to go in & make changes.
Good luck on this.
Once more thing;
spintraffic says = "What are the steps to exporting campaigns from Google (not sure where to go/what to do in Google). Has anyone tried this? Does it work well?"
In order to export from Google i think you need to download their Adwords Editor tool as they have removed the export option within the Adwords UI.
Thanks, used editor to export, then converted the campaigns, made needed adjustments and then imported it into Panama.
Do you know what happens now. The file is sitting there with a status of completed, but I don't see listings anywhere.
I used this feature and it worked very well for me. I was up and running in minutes and have over 1000 keywords.
All very interesting stuff. Speaking of Google Adwords Editor, has anyone heard if there is a Yahoo Editor or Client Manager in the works?
You have to be a gold level member or higher on Overture to be able to import keywords. If you do not see the "Import" link under Campaigns tab then contact Yahoo for a free one time upload (see related thread in this forum).
I am exporting my campaigns with Google AdWords editor 2.5.0 and each time I upload it to yahoo's "Convert Third Party Campaigns" tools, the status says "System Error" with no other information. Did this happen to anyone else?
That happened to me. I had to delete negative keywords from the list I exported from AdWords Editor. I recommend that you delete the entire rows of negative keywords from the excel file. After that I uploaded again and it worked fine.
Yahoo will probably drop a lot of your keywords in the import. At least it did to me.
I posted a similar note in another thread, but just to make sure you are aware...We offer a courtesy upload of up to 1500 keywords for new accounts. Bulk uploading is a feature that is only usually available to gold tier clients and above. However, we would be more than happy to convert the exported .csv file from your Google Desktop Editor utility into our format and upload the converted data into your account for you. Simply send a support request email from within your account (via the “Customer Support” link), attach the .csv file to it, and we will handle the conversion/upload for you.
Please keep in mind that the keywords are subject to zero-search filtration prior to uploading as we will not upload keywords with zero search volume through spreadsheets.
One reason I was told by Yahoo CSR regarding the generic error message is that the Panama platform does not support plurals of keywords.
If you had the following keywords being added from a 3rd party campaign-
You would get an error message.