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Tips about YSM

Discussion in 'Yahoo Search Marketing' started by gakler, May 26, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hi all,

    I am totally new in YSM or other PPC(like AdWords) and don't know about it a lot. Could someone help me? Here are some questions:
    1) What tools do you use in order to do keyword research?
    2) maybe someone knows some tips how make the best ads as possible.
    SEMrush
    Also other useful tips about YSM would be appreciate.

    Thank You
     
    gakler, May 26, 2009 IP
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  2. veracious

    veracious Banned

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    For keyword research you can use Google's Keyword research tool (google it). Also yahoo provides some excellent keyword tips in its research suggestions (when you type a keyword it shows you related words).
    Start with free tools first and then move to paid ones, once you start collecting some dough.
    For ads - look at other ads in your niche and see how they are attracting eye balls. I'm not suggesting copying here but getting ideas and learning from them.
     
    veracious, May 26, 2009 IP
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    I am using google adwords tool and micro niche finder.
     
    AffiliateGuy, Jun 7, 2009 IP
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    Hi my adwords campaign suddenly got smart priced. I am looking into ysm. Can I get like 4-6 cents clicks on ysm for US traffic? And do they smart price the whole campaign like adwords does?
     
    cloudnthunder, Jun 8, 2009 IP
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    Adwords keyword tool is great for keyword research. Seo book's keyword tool is also great, it gives you results from various keyword tools.
    For manipulating with keywords use Keyword Pad.
     
    sanimed, Jun 18, 2009 IP
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    For a starter, I wont recommend YSM , because of difficult user interface and if you want to target some other countries than US and Canada ,you probably have to open a other account..
     
    malikwiki, Jun 18, 2009 IP
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    YSM is Easy for beginner.
     
    gabrial, Jun 20, 2009 IP
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    tools.seobook.com/keyword-tools/seobook
     
    robinko, Jul 14, 2009 IP
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    Just remember, Yahoo is very similar to Google, anything you know worked with Google try with Yahoo, most likely it will work there as well :)
     
    ChrisBa, Jul 14, 2009 IP
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    How to use YSM
    Rule #0: 3-4 word keywords attract buyers, 1-2 word keywords attract browsers.

    Rule #1: don't be obsessed with getting the number 1 bid for a keyphrase.

    Rule #2: monitor the effectiveness of your clickthroughs.

    Rule #3: If you are bidding on a keyword that isn't the prime focus of your site, my advice is, at first, simply bid enough to get on the bottom of the list.

    Rule #4: Consider bidding for one of the first 3 positions, but only on very specific, very focused search terms that are directly relevant to your site, and only if they are reasonably cheap.

    Hope it ll help you.
     
    hostinghelp24, Jul 18, 2009 IP
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    I totally new also in YSM just register account...anymore tip..I never use ppc b4
     
    flowerhorn58, Aug 28, 2009 IP
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    Use {KEYWORD:YourDefaultText} in AD Title or Description to help make your ad more relevant.
    When a customer search a Kwd the AD Title or Description displayes your keyword
     
    venki24, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    1) Start with standard match type first. This match type is similar to exact match in Google. When the keywords can make money, you can change to advanced match type which is similar to broad match.

    2) Learn to use bulk upload in YSM. If you already have profitable keywords in AdWords, you can convert it to YSM with Convert202.

    YSM has better conversion than AdWords. Its weak point is slow Web UI. Hence, I recommend you to learn how to use bulk upload.

    HTH
     
    jumboa7, Aug 30, 2009 IP
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    YSM has lots of problems, but it is a straight forward system. You should:

    1. Use standard match keywords
    2. Opt out of Content network (completely) - The default of YSM is to opt into both search & content
    3. Opt out whatever countries and regions that you're not supposed to target
    4. Use keyword insertion (when it makes sense)
    5. Track your conversions
    6. Review at your "assist" keywords, as some of them may become your "core" keywords
    7. Pray for luck!!

    P.S. Always try to figure out the keywords that work for you (that convert), then make sure you bid these keywords high enough to receive clicks!
     
    GChoi, Aug 31, 2009 IP
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    AdWords keyword tool is great for researching keywords. And SEO Book's keyword tools also. For managing large keyword lists try KeywordPad from Softnik Technologies. It is a great tool with a lot of really useful features.
     
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    i need help in YSM badly.
     
    epdrama, Sep 1, 2009 IP
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    Thanks for the tips!
     
    trafficke, Sep 30, 2009 IP
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    if you beginner, I suggest try YSM
     
    Ckabayan, Oct 18, 2009 IP
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    Most of us use Google Keyword Tool.

    Here are the Google AdWords Tips For Success. Of course, they apply to any PPC service, whether YSM or Bing AdCenter.

    You may want to take a look at Google AdWords Learning Center. As stated above, these principles apply to any other PPC service.

    Good luck.
     
    giancarlo, Oct 18, 2009 IP