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Yahoo removing my keywords
Editorial process is still alive

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3234456 posted 12:56 am on Jan 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yahoo has been going through and manually removing many of our keywords, saying that "our landing page is not relevant".

Over the last 4 days, they have reduced our spending (their income) by $15,000/month. This is very odd for a company trying to catch up with Google.

We spend 10x this much with Google. I'm starting to like the quality score system better than Yahoo's lame editorial process!

Anybody else being cleaned out prior to the Feb 5th Panama (City) release?



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3234456 posted 3:54 pm on Jan 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yup, woke up this morning and now they are pruning my account. Same KW's and ads that are ok in google and msn. Dosen't really matter, I've gone from spending $6000 a day 2 years ago to slowly reducing my spend due to some factors like ads showing on sites that "for some reason" never convert, ever, to $35 a day basically for some pocket spending money. I think I'll probably just turn my account off and wait to see if they get it together before wasting anymore time. The part I don't understand is how can a company be so nit picky about their editorial process for ads yet show them on partner sites that in a lot of cases are dodgy at best.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3234456 posted 3:37 pm on Jan 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

I've actually had it even worse. My company's account was completely shut off & banned from YSM. We were planning on spending 100K to 300K/mo with them, but they completely shut us off. Reason? "Data collection". The funny thing is our "data collection" is no different than an eBay or Amazon where we aska person to create an account using their email address and creating a password. No wonder why yahoo is lagging so far behind google.

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