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sem4u

3:26 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well I submitted a load of keywords today. Some have gone through OK, some are pending but a load are in the declined listings section with NO reasons showing!

I have e-mailed support about the issue. I would phone them but it is Friday afternoon in the UK and I would only get annoyed with them!

deep_alley

3:57 pm on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hey I think I know what can help. Log into your account and in select 'edit profile' in the 'account' tab. Select 'English(UK)' and then check your editorial status.
Let me know if it worked.

webdudek

7:10 am on Jun 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Very nice trick!
worked for me, decline reasons are now shown.
Thanks!

sem4u

8:57 pm on Jun 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well I have tried it and it didn't work for me. I guess I will have to wait until tomorrow for a reply from Yahoo!

sem4u

11:19 am on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo! have got back to me and said that they have resubmitted the listings. Still no reasons why they were declined though!

tsinoy

9:23 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've been using overture for more than a year.. and I have to say that majority of declined listings are random.. for some keywords its tag.. but mostly random.

sem4u

9:31 am on Jun 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well the keywords have now been approved and the reason for not getting any declined reasons was an error in the system automatically rejecting the listings.

deep_alley

4:45 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So totally ridiculous...

LifeinAsia

9:43 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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For us, we've been using Overture for years. We recently retooled our system for better ROI tracking, so we needed to update the landing URLs to add the tracking.

As we all know, changing the URL triggers an editorial review with Yahoo. Despite the fact that the eventual landing page goes to the same page as before, the new URL is declined because it doesn't meet Yahoo's editorial content. Yet the old URLs still work!

So here we are, more than willing to ramp our monthly advertising budget up several thousand dollars, but we're not willing to increase our spend with Yahoo unless we can monitor ROI. We don't even want to waste any more money using the old URLs because we can't track them.

So rather than allow us to spend more money with them, they are basically telling us to stop giving them any more money.

BinaryMan

3:14 am on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would agree that some listings seem to be "auto-declined" while the ones that aren't are declined based on the reviewer. I assume each keyword goes to a random reviewer and that's the reason, or it could be that one reviewer just gets bored of listing reasons for all your keywords and just allows a listing. My real issue with it is that some listings which are essentially equivalent to mine are approved while mine are rejected (the others wouldn't even be on there if they were consistent, ex. having "job" in the keyword gets mine declined automatically it seems). Try long enough and I suppose it will work lol.

I've heard announcements that it will be changing to automatic approval/rejection system like adwords among other things. Is this true? Where can I find the information about the "new changes"?

deep_alley

6:23 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Maybe an email to support indicating that you are willing to spend money, but have no issues spending it elsewhere (google) will help you LifeinAsia. It helped me once.

RhinoFish

6:26 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"I've heard announcements that it will be changing to automatic approval/rejection system like adwords among other things. Is this true? Where can I find the information about the "new changes"?"

When you log in, there's a link to the changes in the bottom right corner.

LifeinAsia

6:43 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sent several messages to that effect and even talked to a few robots, er- live people.

On a lark, opened a new account and added a few similar ads- 5 for 5 approved. So maybe some editor assigned to the other account has a major bug stuffed up somewhere and we happened to get a different editor.

bears5122

12:51 am on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just keep submitting the keywords over and over. You eventually get an editor to approve it. There really is no rhyme or reason to a lot of their editorial decisions as it seems to depend completely on which editor you get and what mood they are in.
 

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