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Is yahoo better for some products?

i'm not saying yahoo searchers are stupid

     

ildarius

7:43 pm on Apr 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I read somewhere that yahoo searchers are less technical then
google searchers. (IMHO i doubt it)

What's your take on this?
Is this true? Does Yahoo have better conversion rates for some products?

Thank you!

shorebreak

1:17 am on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I don't have any hard data to back this up, but over the years I've seen some specific types of campaigns spend much more on Yahoo (as a proportion of overall search spend) than is the case for 95% of regular PPC advertisers. For example, franchise lead gen comes to mind, as do miraculous-claim beauty products (for lack of a better word).

ildarius

6:57 am on Apr 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm sorry i'm not sure if i fully understand.
You mean some campaigns invest most of the advertising PPC budget in Yahoo then Google?
than is the case for 95% of regular PPC advertisers.

What do you mean?
Thank you

shorebreak

3:44 pm on Apr 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No, I just mean that for those categories I listed, the % of overall search ad spend that goes to Yahoo is significantly higher than the % of ad spend that most advertisers devote to Yahoo.

-Shorebreak

seth_wilde

4:47 pm on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo's audience does seem to be quite a bit less technical. While Yahoo might have around 20% of a normal campaign's ad spend, if you run a campaign for something like usenet, or enterpise software you are going to see it taking up a much smaller percentage of the spend.

And as shorebreak has pointed out, in other areas Yahoo is going to make a larger than average percentage of overall spend (but still smaller than google).

ildarius

4:42 pm on Apr 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Can you please explain the definition of % of ad spend.

Thank you

seth_wilde

5:15 pm on Apr 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Let's say you spent $100 total on Paid Search

$70 went to Google
$20 went to Yahoo
$8 went to Microsoft
$2 went to Ask

then

Google would be 70% of your ad spend
Yahoo would be 20% of your ad spend
etc...

ildarius

6:08 pm on Apr 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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thank you!
 

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