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Yahoo SM too slow in approving ads

Discussion in 'Yahoo Search Marketing' started by husnehpet, Feb 4, 2008.

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    is anyone having a hard time getting ads to be approved through Yahoo?
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    husnehpet, Feb 4, 2008 IP
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  2. nuestra

    nuestra Active Member

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    Yeah, me and some other people on wickedfire. They are just pending for 2-3 days. Nice job yahoo!
     
    nuestra, Feb 4, 2008 IP
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    coops22 Peon

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    It seems since the last update every ad goes to pending review which used to be only part of the time, and they were pretty quick to approve them, but now if every ad is going to pending it's almost useless as some of the stuff is still pending since last week.
     
    coops22, Feb 4, 2008 IP
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    rapeedu Guest

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    yes me too 2 days ago i want to change the adtext but still pending. I lose.
     
    rapeedu, Feb 7, 2008 IP
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    floorthecore Peon

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    I have noticed this as well, Its been 5 days and my ad still has yet to run.. two of them actually.
     
    floorthecore, Feb 13, 2008 IP
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    jinnnguyen Peon

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    #6
    Be patient, they will fix it. I have had the same problems before.
    Quote from Yahoo support
    "We recently experienced technical issues in accounts where submitted ads and keywords are not reaching our editorial systems."
     
    jinnnguyen, Feb 13, 2008 IP
  7. WharfeValley Systems

    WharfeValley Systems Active Member

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    yes im having this problem with some

    e.g. dating related, copyright related keywords are pending for ages
     
    WharfeValley Systems, Feb 14, 2008 IP
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    iain123 Well-Known Member

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    i have the same problem,i put a campaign in on 18th feb emailed them no reply whatsoever,if i didnt add cash to my account i would have cancelled it by now,used a few companys but this is by far the worst customer service i have encountered so far :(
     
    iain123, Feb 21, 2008 IP
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    Yeah, it takes a few days before they approve the ads, which is very long already ... not usefull when you really need that extra touch up urgently ...
     
    CorollaGT, Mar 9, 2008 IP
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    My ad's status is Approved, but although they estimate a big traffic volume for the keywords in that ad group, it has 0 impressions and it's been 2 days already. How long does it usually take for content network ads to go live?
     
    Dwaighty, Mar 9, 2008 IP
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    I'm not suprised because it's almost impossible for publishers to get into YSM these days so that could account for a lack of places for them to display ads. The publisher program has been in Beta for years now and I don't see anywhere near as many Yahoo sponsored ads on bogs/sites as I do see Google ads.

    Honestly, I've used Yahoo Search in the past and the best thing I could say is that if you're advertising "time sensitive" ads that you need out quick, either use a few different programs and just deal with the lag in Yahoo.
     
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    argothiusz Well-Known Member

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    It's the main reason why I left them. Take forever..
     
    argothiusz, Mar 9, 2008 IP
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    dmbjrjr Active Member

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    It hazn't been an issue for me, and I just added some new ones.
     
    dmbjrjr, Mar 10, 2008 IP
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    calvinpbp Banned

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    #14
    sometime they are very slow...
     
    calvinpbp, Mar 10, 2008 IP
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    it took me exactly 2 weeks to get a campaign approved. took me 3 calls to Y! and everyone told me they were gonna expedite. they have very good customer service but terrible response time. besides, they need to do something about the bot hits with 100% bounce rate.
     
    sultanofseo, Mar 10, 2008 IP
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    I'm not from US, so an international call would cost me close to my daily campaign limit... They should really improve their services if they wish to stand a chance against Google.
     
    Dwaighty, Mar 11, 2008 IP
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    #17
    Have you looked into using skype?

    If you are planning on doing significant ppc with them I think you will need find a way to call them up.

    That being said... to avoid the whole manual editorial process, identify which of the keywords and phrases you are using are triggering it. Also note that specific sectors may be triggering the process, in which case maybe you should work on another sector.
     
    babarpapa, Mar 11, 2008 IP
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    I've used the word "Increase" in the title of the ad, but it wasn't related to enhancement pills or anything of the like...Maybe that's the problem.
     
    Dwaighty, Mar 11, 2008 IP
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    I've got exactly the same problem as Dwaighty. Ads approved as of yesterday but no hits showing. Very frustrating.
     
    prospects, Mar 11, 2008 IP
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    prospects Well-Known Member

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    Posted by Sultanofseo on another thread: "Y! updates their stats once a day, so you might not even see your ads running by looking at the stats. go to the admin area and see how much they are charging you, if you see your balance is less than what you started with then your ads are being served and you will see theimpresions and clicks at the end of the day"
     
    prospects, Mar 11, 2008 IP