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Overture UK on Yahoo.com for UK searchers.

Did I miss the announcement?

     
7:14 am on Jun 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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 June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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And 10 minutes later - they disappeared :)
7:31 am on June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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 June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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 June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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co.uk:espotting
.com:overture UK

At least at the moment:)

9:38 am on June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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 June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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 June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Outside UK (from Italy), Overture UK doesn't appear.

It appears Espotting.

12:48 pm on June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Angiolo,

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 June 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I checked Yahoo.co.uk!
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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.
 

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