Msg#: 3478346 posted 4:47 pm on Dec 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
There's been some requests about getting a list of the search partners, or posting a list of the forum, but I'm wondering if this will do any good. We're probably talking about literally 1000s of these 'clickmill' sites. Ex: I've almost reached my 250 blocked sites after only a week since I've started blocking these sites. Many others are reporting the same thing. Adding to this problem is that these 'clickmill' sites seem to be keyword-targeted because they're named (more or less) on what you're trying to promote. So my 250 blocked domains will probably be completely different from someone else's '250 list' because we're in a completely different industry market and bidding on totally different keywords.
The only solution is for Yahoo to allow us to opt out of these search partners completely. Most of these sites (99.9%) aren't really even "search sites" to begin with. They're similar in appearance to some of the sites taht appear in google's content network where you only see a directory of links and no real content. Yahoo needs to reclassify these "search partners" as content network sites as well. This way we'll have the choice of opting out.
Msg#: 3478346 posted 3:59 pm on Jan 7, 2008 (gmt 0)
Mardomania, we cannot post the list of domains here on WebmasterWorld, as it violates our TOS [webmasterworld.com].
I do agree that there are serious problems with Yahoo Blocked Domains, and find it worthless myself. We have had issues where we block sites that send bogus traffic and it takes WEEKS for anything to happen. I think the only thing that would satisfy me would be to completely opt out of ALL traffic sources except for yahoo.com.