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If you PPC Yahoo will not help your natural position

11:38 am on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I tried to submit to Positiontech's "Yahoo! Search Submit Basic program". The validation script threw out my submission because it found that the URLs submitted are already on Yahoo Ads. I checked this with their sales people and it was confirmed if you are paying for clicks you can't have those URLs spidered on the paid inclusion program.

So in effect if you are paying for clicks to a URL they will not allow you to use a program designed to help you improve your natural SERP position.

This seems cock eyed to me. They (Yahoo) are willing to let Positiontech help someone who doesn't spend a dime with them but will not help a $50,000 advertiser.


6:02 pm on Apr 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm. I don't know much about the basic submit but I can tell you that I have clients running in the pro submit that have the number one position in the sponsored listings and the number one position in the natural listings.

Maybe ask positiontech about the pro product.


8:34 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo has basically three programs, 1)Search Submit Pro (SSP); 2)Search Submit Express (SSE) and 3)Search Submit Basic (SSB). Search Submit Basic is the newest offering and aimed at small business - max 5 URLs per domain. SSB is limited to Domains that do not currently participate in any of the other Yahoo Search Submit service. This applies to submissions that are made directly to Yahoo or via an authorized Reseller.

The most likely reason the script "threw out" your subscription is that your domain is already participating in SSE. The issue is not really the CPC but rather in reporting. Because, again most likely, your domain is active in SSE all refresh and click reports go to that account. If you were allowed to subscribe to SSB then you would not be able to view refresh and click data from the SSB account and I'm sure our customer support would have a new ticket to answer.

If you are participating in SSE and would like to move to SSB. 1)Login to your SSE Account 2)Inactivate the URLs from the domain you would like to move to SSB. Once the URLs are inactive you will be able to subscribe to SSB.

Hope this helps,