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Yahoo Search Marketing Pay Per Click Advertising Forum
|Yahoo has an ads bot - And it isn't Slurp?|
| 6:48 pm on Aug 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
We recently launched some search PPC ads on Yahoo. And found this in our logs crawling the ads.
user-agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0) RPT-HTTPClient/0.3-3E
Which makes sense because the landing pages are unique to these yahoo search ads.
I didn't realize yahoo had an ads bot yet.
It seems weird (and not ideal) that they are using a generic user-agent for this bot.
Has anyone seen this ads bot? Are they doing "quality score" with it too?
| 1:43 pm on Aug 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
What makes you think it's a bot as opposed to a human check? Did the IP requests linked files or just the HTML of your landing pages?
Certainly the UA is very bot-like, but it might be for some other internal reason than straight crawling.
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