Yahoo Harnesses Search For Keyword Inserts

    December 12, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

Make the generic become more specific, and viewers of a marketer’s ad appearing in Yahoo Search may be more inclined to visit.

The magic of search technology, not to mention Yahoo’s Herculean labors to update its contextual ad product, pose an interesting strategic choice for Yahoo’s ad clients.

Michael Mattis discussed the insert keyword option for Yahoo Search Marketing on the service’s blog. He touted it as a way of improving the relevance of the ads a marketer could display.

When creating an ad, the marketer would click on an “Insert Keyword Automatically” link. This brings up a prompt to place a default keyword, like ‘wine’, into the ad. Wrap the copy around the title, and Yahoo does the rest:

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