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    This is their reason:

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Upon further consideration, the following term(s):

    *******

    should've been declined for the following reason:

    links

    As a result, the term(s) was deleted from your account. We sincerely
    apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Thank you for
    your cooperation in this matter.

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    Can you believe that crap?? I mean they are going into EVERYONES account and deleting keywords. So watch out. I think they are cutting their own throats. I am pissed. Google will now be my best friend.

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    I am sorry Jada! That Sucks! OverTure is screwing itself. Yes there are so-called affiliates who submit a page with a banner and one line of text who shouldn't be allowed to submit pages but the rest of us actually create content... Good Content. Content which is still not good enough for OverTure.
    I was on the phone with them last week and told the person that the new standards where a joke since they are not consistantly reviewing pages. Everyone sees things differently. I really liked the old GoTo before it was over-saturated and the new standards where in place.

    FindWhat would be a decent replacement if it didn't take 5 years *sarcasm* to get listings/keywords approved and active.

    Google Rocks!

    CoRe

    [ 11-10-2001: Message edited by: CoRe ]

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    I have used them, but haven't had any returns from them.... nothing like GOTO anyway.

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    They got one of mine already...and worse yet, when I went and looked at the category, I saw that they had left another affiliate's site alone!!!

    I could tell it was an aff. site without even clicking it...because it SAID SO right in the listing due to OverSure's LAST instance of screwing with listings (and slapping "affiliate" after everything)!!!

    They're still looking at my account...

    W@nks!!!

    [ 11-10-2001: Message edited by: Leader ]

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    Here's a tactic that weorks that you can use to leverage Overture.

    Buy a few shares of stock and threathen to sue them for and the board of directors for
    bankrupting the business and tell the SEC

    then do it...if they don't repsond.

    Man you should have seen how fast we got a settlement from one of the guys who stiffed us when we did that.

    Sent out the letter on Wednesday...got the settlement the following Wednesday.

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    Well this made my day [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    I've never used ppc engines and thought I'd check out overture, typed in a prime keyword just to see what sites were listed, and there is my site no. 13
    So you don't have to pay to get listed.

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    I'm onto that... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Ya, Overture uses Inktomi for secondary results. Try optimizing your Inktomi listings for keywords that aren't bidded on Overture.

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    Inktomi charges to be listed. Is it worth it. Do you see a significant increase in traffice. It's only $30 for the first, and $15 for 2-20 more pages.

    [ 11-11-2001: Message edited by: JadaKiss ]

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    I think I'm wasting $300 a month on overture anyway, maybe a good thing if they delete my listings.

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    Yeah - I have a few listings on goto that I wouldn't be too upset if they deleted too.

    I thought I might be in trouble that last time I submitted new terms to goto, but they approved them and didn't wipe out any of my other listings. I may still have time to put some content on those pages yet. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    [ 11-13-2001: Message edited by: Commission King ]

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    Jada--In another thread, Peter said that a test term he went for was coming out at something like 3.7c/click... cheaper than OverSure! But it's also a relatively minor term with 400~ searches/month.

    I forgot where the thread is, though!

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    I don't know about everyone else ... But have spend thousands with GoTo ..errr Overture in the past 12 months and EVERY one of them were LINKS.

    I think collectively they will lose millions. After all ... We are publishers who publish links.

    How much of their revenue comes from publishers? Anyone want to gander a guess?

    Can they survive without our money? Me say no!!!

    Is it because merchants are putting pressure on them because they dont want to bid against publishers? Seems like a healthy thing for Overture.

    Regards,
    Dave

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    dhelle,

    I know have wasted much $$$$$$$ there ... I should ask them .... I will [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] !

    Haiko

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    Its Dave Haiko...

    Thought you'd know now. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    Regards,
    Dave

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