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referrals from Yahoo Mail?

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1:52 am on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing referrals from sites like us.f#*$!.mail.yahoo.com and there seem to be a lot of them . What's good is they appear to also have lots of page views per visitor.

Does anyone know what these are and maybe how to get more of them?

Google Analytics is GREAT!


2:06 am on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Are you by any chance a Yahoo PPC advertiser?

I've been seeing a lot more of these lately and the only connection I can make is that I recently started paid advertising with them.

I'm guessing that my ads are running inside Yahoo Mail emails. Could be the case for you as well.

I do agree that they seem to be pretty active referrals. Generally 5+ pageviews from those visitors.



4:44 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Couldn't it also be someone has just emailed a link to your site to someone who clicked on it through yahoo webmail?


6:01 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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did you do any email blast to advertise? thats a standard referrer from a user following a link from their webMail.



4:11 am on Sep 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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logicmaze- You could be correct, but in my case it was like someone "flicked a switch" and the timing coincided VERY closely to the start of my Yahoo PPC campaign.

Oh, and I do NO email advertising. To afraid of some misguided individual reporting me to the spam cops.



4:43 am on Sep 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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same thing here and i do not run any yahoo advertising and wondered where / how I got referrals from yahoo email , thought it may just be someone put a link to my site in an email to some friends



1:42 pm on Sep 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The same situation - referrers from yahoo.mail and I have no yahoo compaigns... As for e-mailing the link - this referrer was the first I have got. I can't believe, that there could be a person e-mailing the link of the site when it was online only for several hours. Except me, of course, but i did not...


2:06 pm on Sep 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We run analytics on 77 clients sites and we have a ton of yahoo mail refererrals! Especially on Yahoo stores, it's a big community. Yahooers are fanatics and love to communicate with others of their kind. I think it is probably as simple as I stated before, one Yahooer finds the site or finds something new/interesting and emails a link. For those of you who just set up a Yahoo PPC campaign and started getting Yahoo mail references could it be possible that the CSR at Yahoo handling the account liked (or disliked!?!?) Your site and sent it around the office. Hate to be the simple minded one here but I think that is more often than not the case.

I could be wrong, it has happened before(one time, back in 1998!)


5:35 pm on Sep 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think it is just a form of the yahoo robots- called yahoo mail.

[edited by: jatar_k at 5:37 pm (utc) on Sep. 30, 2006]
[edit reason] no emails thanks [/edit]


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