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Have yahoo content blocked, but still crap traffic from partners

     
3:24 am on Jul 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I only have search traffic enabled, yet I see some really crappy traffic from a few different URL's called searchblahblah.com and searchfoo.com ( examples of course).

How can I get rid of these waste of time and money traffic generators? Is there some sort of filter available?

Funny this traffic goes through 2 different redirects until it gets to overture.

4:35 am on July 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No, you're pretty much stuck with them. They ARE Yahoo! partner sites.

I've heard of people complaining to their reps because of a lot of unwanted clicks from a specific domain and getting this particular site blocked, but I believe it would only be if you have the proof in the logs and have high volumes.

6:47 am on July 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You can try blocking them (you get 250), but otherwise, that's just how Yahoo operates these days. They are dangerously teetering on 3rd tier PPC status.
3:55 am on July 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, Just got an email from support advising me on how to block. Nice that their CS actually responds in a reasonable time.
6:21 pm on July 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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"Nice that their CS actually responds in a reasonable time."

Nice service would be if they didn't unleash all these scummy sites on your advertising budget. Giving you a limited, ineffective tool to combat their choice of distribution partners isn't my version of nice customer support.

[edited by: RhinoFish at 6:21 pm (utc) on July 26, 2008]

8:54 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I saw the same thing eljefe. Once I went through my logs and did a few searches, I added about 150 sites to my block list and right away saw much better results.
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It's worth noting that there are a few parked domain sites that can't be blocked using this tool. It is a matter of how they give out their feed to everyone and redirect all clicks through their domain. We have been succesful at getting this blocked at a higher level.