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Click into a campaign and then campaign settings. Then click edit in the new network distribution box. You can adjust the "partners" to a - % of your bid. Remember to select - and not leave it at +.
I noticed that over the past few days my traffic from yahoo has gone way down, like halved. I wonder if this is from advertisers changing up their bids. Not sure what has suddenly happened to cut my traffic so dramatically with no changes to the account at all. Any ideas?
Seeing the numbers they offer, it seems I have been receiving many times more clicks (about ten times!) from the network than from yahoo search itself.
I haven't bid for top spot on Yahoo search in a long time as it just seemed to place a big target on your back for the garbitrage sites etc..
This is the best thing since sliced bread. I have been waiting for this option since I started managing YSM accounts. I was tired of seeing a large chunk of my traffic coming from made-for-ad sites and domain placeholders. I would often max out the 500 blocked domain limit for an account. This is nothing but good and long overdue. If there was one thing I would like it would be the ability to block all sites on the search partner network and then individually opt-in to the few good sites that it contains.
This may be a long shot of speculation but....depending on how many advertisers utilize this feature I expect that Yahoo's paid ad revenue will drop a significant amount compared to the same quarter last year. 30% of my traffic was coming from search partners and 95%+ of that was pure garbage. I would expect the drop in revenue to be in the 10-15% range depending on the adoption by advertisers.
Congratulations, Yahoo. You now suck less than before.
P.S. Why did they promote the third-party import feature like it was a new thing? That has been around forever (over 2 years) on all of my accounts.
I'm advertising dozens of sites on Yahoo and about 20% of my traffic was coming from Yahoo Partners. Yesterday morning I turned off the partners completely and suddenly I'm getting twice as much traffic as usual.
I usually spend around $100 a day, but yesterday it cost me $213 and it looks like it could be more today. What gives?