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Bing/Yahoo Editors Have A Wild Hair Up Their Asses

Discussion in 'Yahoo & MSN' started by mikie46, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Iv been with Bing for 3yrs. Same campaigns, same ads. All of a sudden my ads stopped running 2 days ago. Thinking its a technical issue i contact them via chat only to find out that my account has been flagged by an editor who has a wild hair up his/her ass. So let me get this straight. They wont flag one ad or a campaign but rather flag the entire account?

    Since when? Seems they are starting to follow the step of Google and their bullshit policies. A few weeks back they flagged 2 ads and nobody could tell me why. I had to delete the campaign and start a new one. Yet, those 2 ads have been running for over 2yrs.

    Idiots.
     
  2. bryanon

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    Yep, it looks like they've increased their quality control lately. I haven't had problems with any of my ads (and hopefully won't!) but quite a few people have had their ads flagged and then removed lately.

    As for flagging your account - this actually makes sense. I mean, the fact that they actually stop showing your ads while they are in review is pretty much retarded, but it does make sense to review all ads of an account if one gets automatically flagged.

    The only thing we can do is hope that they remain somewhat relaxed and won't turn into Adwords.
     
  3. mikie46

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    What makes me laugh is they dont work on the weekends so fat chance of getting anyone on the weekends. Then, im told i have to wait 1 day for this to be resolved. Another day of waiting just because. The two ads they flagged a few weeks ago, well nobody, not even the editors could work out why those ads were disapproved after 2 yrs. Their system must be doing it. I mean if they couldn't work it out?
     
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  4. mikie46

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    After the email reply i received from them today i can confirm that Bing/Yahoo is also starting this QS bullshit just like Google. They do not want you to send users to a landing page (bridge page) with an affiliate link on it.

    Here is the thing, my site is not just a one page lander. Its a full website with only 2 product reviews. The rest of the site contains 30 articles etc with hundreds of testimonials.
     
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    lol so not only is Bing/yahoo copying G's Search results they are also trying to copy thier QS system. Wow, How pathetic.
     
  6. mikie46

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    Yep, they are slapping advertisers like the copy cat fools they are. Beware, they wont just slap one campaign they slap the whole account.
     
  7. black_ice007

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    Interesting that they would start doing this. I'll have to be careful with the ads that I put online now. Darn it!! :) I have a set of campaigns that are doing really really well for me right now and I would hate to lose them.
     
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    happened to me to.. what should we do? i have a list of over a thousand keywords... they expect me to make them all exactly relevant to my landing page... wtf
     
  9. JayInOrlando

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    Yea happening here to.. One campaign was active when it happened. Other campaigns were paused, unpaused them and they are getting the same treatment. Sent a support ticket and got that same word for word email about the scores.

    Of course, still tons of other folks out there running the same stuff, landing pages etc. Great.

    What the best thing to do, scrap the whole account and start fresh again?

    J
     
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    What type of offers are they "banning" right now. Can you guys give any insight on that?
     
  11. JayInOrlando

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    colon and health
     
  12. mikie46

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    Got my account reapproved today.

    I already had two domains setup from a year ago but was not using them. They simply forward to the merchants landing page.

    I replaced all the destination URLS with those domains
    Resubmitted for approval
    Waited 4 more days

    Today i got the email from Ben @ bing

    I am happy to inform you that after reviewing your ads and keywords our Quality team has reconsidered their decision, and the QBR issue that was affecting the performance of your account has been removed. In reviewing your ads today, I see that they are again generating impressions and clicks. We appreciate you taking the time to update your campaigns so that your ads and keywords better match a searcher's likely intent.
     
  13. Autumn

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    So you're saying that instead of using a landing page, you started redirecting straight to the merchant and got approved? :confused:
     
  14. Nosence

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    I'm having the exact same issue,

    I'm not sure how to redirect though

    Are you getting good traffic that way? Are you getting good conversions?

    Are redirects against tos
     
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    You can redirect through your webhost
     
  16. Nosence

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    That is not against their adcenter TOS?