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Blocked Domains



12:06 am on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

I just want to let you know that the Blocked Domains feature, which I mentioned in a previous post,
[webmasterworld.com...] , is live.

Initially, Blocked Domains will be available in the US and Korea. We plan to roll out Blocked Domains in other markets next year. Iíll keep you posted.

Thanks for all the feedback!


5:27 am on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Is there a list of Yahoo SM partners?


9:48 am on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It's worth noting that it can take up to 3 days for the blocked domains to stop showing your ads.


9:53 am on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There is no list of Yahoo partners available. They may tell you about a couple like Altavista but not about the hundreds of poor converting partner sites out there.


8:06 am on Nov 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I thought that someone who has the ability to compare logs against conversion would post it as a sign of good will. We donít have the ability to do that.


9:05 am on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Anyone else having trouble blocking domains? I've added many in and still receive high volumes of traffic weeks after listing them.


4:47 pm on Dec 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There's been some requests about getting a list of the search partners, or posting a list of the forum, but I'm wondering if this will do any good. We're probably talking about literally 1000s of these 'clickmill' sites. Ex: I've almost reached my 250 blocked sites after only a week since I've started blocking these sites. Many others are reporting the same thing. Adding to this problem is that these 'clickmill' sites seem to be keyword-targeted because they're named (more or less) on what you're trying to promote. So my 250 blocked domains will probably be completely different from someone else's '250 list' because we're in a completely different industry market and bidding on totally different keywords.

The only solution is for Yahoo to allow us to opt out of these
search partners completely. Most of these sites (99.9%) aren't really even "search sites" to begin with. They're similar in appearance to some of the sites taht appear in google's content network where you only see a directory of links and no real content. Yahoo needs to reclassify these "search partners" as content network sites as well. This way we'll have the choice of opting out.


4:10 am on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have an idea: maybe we can start a list of domains in the US we should all definitely block? what do you all think?


2:59 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have an idea: maybe we can start a list of domains in the US we should all definitely block? what do you all think?

I think it is a good idea. I target the UK at the moment, any suggestions on sites I should block?


3:30 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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^ Does Yahoo allow exclusion for UK campaigns? Most of my accounts are US-targeted, but on my one UK account there doesn't appear to be an opportunity to block domains.


3:59 pm on Jan 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Mardomania, we cannot post the list of domains here on WebmasterWorld, as it violates our TOS [webmasterworld.com].

I do agree that there are serious problems with Yahoo Blocked Domains, and find it worthless myself. We have had issues where we block sites that send bogus traffic and it takes WEEKS for anything to happen. I think the only thing that would satisfy me would be to completely opt out of ALL traffic sources except for yahoo.com.

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