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WHAT? Am I crazy or does this sound absurd? Of course I realize it is the $$$ driving them to accept this, but how is this a good experience for the user? Let's see... trusting user searches for "widgets", and there are legitimate ads for widgets, and they check out the ones of interest. But there are also floods of ads that promote sites that only display Yahoo ads for the content, but are misleading. Trusting user clicks the ad and wonders -- why am I seeing all these ads again? (Many Google advertisers use the same ad copy for Yahoo... we change it just a bit because of this so we know when we see our listing on a junk site immediately where it is coming from without digging into the logs.) So we turn off our ads on Yahoo because of this. Otherwise we are basically double-serving our ads on Google but it is not US doing it. Perhaps it is Google's intention to let its advertisers get fed up with Yahoo and quit advertising with them because of this. It would seem like far better business ethic to kill the "Yahoo ads only" sites from competing with legitimate content.
Any thoughts? Any one else noticing this?
This bothers me and many people. I complained to Google over a year ago, and they said they do permit this. It's really Yahoo! we should be mad at. They have some very low quality affiliates and allow them to show pages of just Yahoo search ads. Advertisers can opt out of content match, but that doesn't stop their ads from showing on these sites.
This bothers me and many people. I complained to Google over a year ago, and they said they do permit this. It's really Yahoo! we should be mad at.Exactly; in no respect is this a Google problem.
In fact, advertisers should probably cut out the middle man and go with Google - they are effectively doing that, and paying a commission to Yahoo.
Kudos to Google, for getting a recommendation from Yahoo!
The T&C's banning sites with no content should be enforced - regardless of the engine behind the ads.
They are getting better - but only when such sites are reported. They don't go looking.