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Have yahoo content blocked, but still crap traffic from partners
eljefe3




msg:3706927
 3:24 am on Jul 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

I only have search traffic enabled, yet I see some really crappy traffic from a few different URL's called searchblahblah.com and searchfoo.com ( examples of course).

How can I get rid of these waste of time and money traffic generators? Is there some sort of filter available?

Funny this traffic goes through 2 different redirects until it gets to overture.

 

briggidere




msg:3706978
 4:35 am on Jul 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

No, you're pretty much stuck with them. They ARE Yahoo! partner sites.

I've heard of people complaining to their reps because of a lot of unwanted clicks from a specific domain and getting this particular site blocked, but I believe it would only be if you have the proof in the logs and have high volumes.

bears5122




msg:3707032
 6:47 am on Jul 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

You can try blocking them (you get 250), but otherwise, that's just how Yahoo operates these days. They are dangerously teetering on 3rd tier PPC status.

eljefe3




msg:3707937
 3:55 am on Jul 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks, Just got an email from support advising me on how to block. Nice that their CS actually responds in a reasonable time.

RhinoFish




msg:3708249
 6:21 pm on Jul 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

"Nice that their CS actually responds in a reasonable time."

Nice service would be if they didn't unleash all these scummy sites on your advertising budget. Giving you a limited, ineffective tool to combat their choice of distribution partners isn't my version of nice customer support.

[edited by: RhinoFish at 6:21 pm (utc) on July 26, 2008]

brzy56




msg:3722415
 8:54 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

I saw the same thing eljefe. Once I went through my logs and did a few searches, I added about 150 sites to my block list and right away saw much better results.

bears5122




msg:3722462
 9:48 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's worth noting that there are a few parked domain sites that can't be blocked using this tool. It is a matter of how they give out their feed to everyone and redirect all clicks through their domain. We have been succesful at getting this blocked at a higher level.

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