| 9:16 pm on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Interesting to see (the absence of) a single word about the elephant in the room in that article.
| 8:55 pm on May 1, 2011 (gmt 0)|
| 5:27 pm on Jun 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Like many on this forum, I've been working with Yahoo since the Overture days and M$N since the adCenter beta.
I have to say that, although I shouldn't be, I'm amazed how little improvement there has been in the quality of Yahoo's service offering over the years. From their secretive Domain Match program, to the complete cluster-youknowwhat that was the "Panama" upgrade, to their low quality (yet mandatory) search partners, to the absolute ineptitude of their support staff, and now this MS Mess... How the hell have they managed to make advertising such a nightmare when their competitors have been doing it successfully for years?
And now with this M$N/Yahoo partnership, I can hardly get an ad online without it getting pulled for some nonsense. Told that my ads are pulled for "trademark infringement" when it's my own trademark I'm bidding on. Told that my ads are pulled for popups when there has never been a popup in the history of my site. Told that my ads are pulled because the word "voodoo" is "hate speech". Told that my ads are pulled because a capital letter "A" is "offensive". I'm not making a word of this up. Without exaggeration, 75% of the time spent on these accounts is spent troubleshooting their crap platforms, faulty algorithms and clueless staff.
This is Micro$oft trying to buy their way into a market they slept on for too long, and Yahoo grasping for a lifeboat as they loot their own ship on the way down. And as usual, the advertisers are left to drown.
Yahoo needs to be put down... IMHO they are and (seemingly) will always be the worst search marketing provider on the internet regardless of who they climb into bed with or which back end they hook up to. Lipstick on a pig my friends.
| 5:56 pm on Jun 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Not 10 minutes after posting this I had over 20 ads and keywords that have been running forever rejected for reasons like the keyword "mybrand" not being relevant to the content of mybrand.com. Absolutely astonishing.
| 12:14 pm on Jun 22, 2011 (gmt 0)|
They are both, without a doubt, totally irrelevant.
| 1:44 pm on Jun 22, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|They are both, without a doubt, totally irrelevant. |
Search marketshare (May 2011 vs May 2010 year over year)
Google down 10.3%
Yahoo up 1.3%
Bing up 7.3%
Google total marketshare 63.6%
Bing (powered) marketshare 31.6%
Their product might suck, but they are certainly not irrelevant.
| 11:33 am on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
If Bing has a 31% share why are the impressions of our campaigns only about 5% of the level of Google's.
I just don't believe the numbers.