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Yahoo Product Submit switching to Bidding



5:51 pm on May 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Product submit aka Yahoo Shopping just sent me an email saying that they're converting to Bid based advertising instead of flat rate PPC.


Why would anyone bid to offer the lowest price? Are they going to hide people who bid low and offer a bargain because last time i checked "CSE" isn't bind-rank driven for position as much as it is cost driven towards the consumer.

Terrible if you ask me. They can't even give stats on the existing system and lately 90% of my clicks have been 100% bounce rate and from countries i don't even ship to. Why would anyone want to bid on that?

[edited by: ByronM at 5:52 pm (utc) on May 5, 2008]

[edited by: werty at 4:03 pm (utc) on May 6, 2008]
[edit reason] No Email Excerpts - Please see the TOS #9 [/edit]


6:22 pm on May 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Any update on this, YahooPete?


12:59 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I hope it doesn't use the YSM interface.. lord knows it can take a week for editorial review on those keywords/bids, that would kill a CSE's time to market for most vendors.


8:37 pm on May 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the feedback.

The Product Submit team is planning to release more information (emails and FAQs) in the next few weeks to help folks with questions regarding the transition.

Iíll keep you posted as I learn more.


PPC Consultant

5:12 pm on Jul 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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have an exclusive tracking param in your YPI, and kill off the listings with bad ROI. Problem solved..

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