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Thanks for your feedback and questions on grandfathered bids and the minimum bid requirement.
After years of supporting legacy bids that were lower than our current minimum bid requirement of $0.10, we now require all keyword bids to be at least $0.10 for all accounts that have been upgraded to the new search marketing system .
To learn more about bidding and Yahoo!’s new ranking model in the U.S., please check out the following tutorial:
Hope this helps.
Thank you. I needed a good laugh....
All of us old timers have been through 20 updates at least with these companies - when was the last time an update was for 'our' benefit?
(d) All of the above
Get used to it. They've all signed up all the major players in every category, so they can no longer get growth there. The only way to keep those increases going each quarter is to get us to either spend more money on new 'features', or figure out how to charge us more for what we are already doing.
That IS the point of any update.
Don't mean to sound overly critical, and I mean no disrespect to YahooPete whatsoever - all of these companies exist to make money, just as we do.
It's just business.
Well.., if knothing else I can see how much my traffic
drops! to see if it was really worth it
We dropped our advertising over the last year or so by about 80% and guess what? sales didn't drop more than a few percentage points. Certainly not worth the time and extra effort you need to monitor PPC. Just shows you what kind of traffic you get from Yahoo these days. They can barely be considered top tier if you ask me. They are quickly becoming like FindWhat etc. They did all this glitch (yah I spelled it right ;0) and glammer but did nothing to address the real problem and the reason why companies are using them less and less... and that is their so called partners who produce almost 0 ROI but sure do produce hits. The fact we can't opt out of their partner sites tells you something doesn't it.
When Panama was done, I had rediculous categories put in place by them (still haven't figure how to move things around ...and like I have the time or inclination to work hard on something that brings back so little) and then found the arbitrarily changed our content bids. What a joke. One that was previously .10 was now $16 a click. When I complained and asked for compensation I was in effect ignored with a canned answer that didnt' even address the issue. Tried 3 times and gave up and just turned them all off. Now that was easy but we still feel they stole from us. Criminal if you ask me but we are not going to fight over a few hundred bucks.
The more we use google and lately gone back to good old fashioned ads in magazines (working quite well actually) things are improving finally in the right way. The mag ads are sure easier to deal with than PPC and NO FORCED FRAUD CLICKS
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and YES we switched to the new URL log in. Maybe they did this to stop the swell of people turning their accounts and keywords off...lol. Anyone else see this?