I couldn't see this posted in any of the obvious areas but I am now getting the top 3 Overture UK listings appearing at the top of Yahoo.com! Interesting - I thought that would be prime turf for espotting.
7:19 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
And 10 minutes later - they disappeared :)
7:31 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
Perhaps they are trying to split it between the two and offer different results, I've just checked with yahoo.com & I'm still seeing my clients overture bids
7:44 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
Yes - they seem to be switching in and out - 3 at the top and 2 at the bottom when they are there. A little more difficult to distinguish as sponsored links as opposed to the Yahoo UK ones.
Now watch the bids go up!
8:46 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
co.uk:espotting .com:overture UK
At least at the moment:)
9:38 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
Are they doing any checking your location before serving the results?
I am not happy at paying for clicks from outside the UK - if I wanted that I would have used Overture.com
12:01 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
A quick check using a US based proxy server seems to suggest that they are trying to restrict the Overture UK searches to UK visitors.
Can anyone outside the UK please confirm this? (ie - that the Overture UK results do NOT appear in your SERP)
12:19 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
Outside UK (from Italy), Overture UK doesn't appear.
It appears Espotting.
12:48 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
The confusion is over Yahoo.com, I guess you are checking Yahoo.co.uk, which shows Espotting here as well.
Are you seeing Overture UK on Yahoo.com?
1:05 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
I checked Yahoo.co.uk!
1:58 pm on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)
I'm on satellite broadband via a German ISP in the office and do not get Overture UK via this connection - so it appears limited to surfers using UK ISPs. My initial observation was via my ISDN connection at home via BT.