• Mike Stewart

    another tragedy… all in one day.

  • Alan

    And they think this is a good thing?

  • https://serps.com/ Scott Krager

    Yikes. Remember when a great search engine was 10 blue links, and a few non-intrusive ads on the sidebar? Those were the days….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000929193078 Dan Farfan

    This is my new favorite phrase… lol.
    “..something of a groundbreaking. ”

    I have a hunch it’ll stay on top for quite some time (will be difficult to out do)!


  • Grace

    Could be a win for users. Enables them to request more info directly from the search page. I’d like to see more.

  • a1brandz

    This is win win situation for advertisers as Yahoo will charge for only legitimate leads.

  • http://hcgchica.com/ HCG Diet

    I’ve been thinking on going to have an ads on Google, do you think I should try yahoo? I can’t afford both.. Any suggestions?

  • rmonitor

    Its a tough balance for Marissa Mayer. On one side she will have to do things to boost revenues and justify her position and on the other get some focus on the good products Yahoo has without losing revenue as initial costs will show up here. This move is more to do with the ‘revenue’ part.

  • Victoria Sog

    It looks like a great idea for me. I’m now thinking how to use this wonderful ad format in my industry

  • http://twitter.com/DavidVallejo David Vallejo

    So now I’m paying for clicks on my organic rankings? Might as well reinstate paid inclusion so the rankings can at least be higher.

  • http://twitter.com/GnosisArts Gnosis Media Group

    So how and when will ordinary advertisers be able to sign up for this?

  • http://www.stoneig.com/ Matt Roney

    Sounds pretty cool to me. It doesn’t say anywhere that sites would have to pay for their listings–only for the pay-per-lead service. May start to make specialized landing pages a little less necessary, too.

  • http://twitter.com/Winooski Nato (Nate Orshan)

    Don’t wanna begrudge Yahoo! coming up with search advertising innovations, but how exactly are they going to counter the appearance that Cost Per Lead for Search influences that result’s rankings? “Advertorial”, indeed, and I’d think the FTC would be interested in taking a closer look…

  • http://twitter.com/DudleyAntoine Dudley Antoine

    Well said.

  • http://www.frontstreetconsulting.com Justin Freid

    These ads are actually run by a company called Inadco and they were in plans way before Mayer came on board. There are two versions of the ad that will be available when it is rolled out completely.

    V1 – What you see above, where the fields appear below the current organic rankings.
    V2 – The fields will actually be bumped up to the top listing.

    The pricing depends on vertical and how many fields your have under your listing. The more fields, the higher the price.

    We are actually running a campaign for one of our clients and volume has been very limited. While we have seen solid CPA’s we have not been able to scale.

  • http://www.facebook.com/keisha.stepheng Keisha Stephen

    Definitely a win win situation for both users and advertisers. This article made me think about more ways it can benefit advertisers/businesses specifically in terms of the data that can be collected on engaged users – who they are, where they are located and targeted messaging or content that can be crafted thereafter based on this collected information. I’ve gone more into how this CPL format can generate leads in the blog: http://www.searchdecoder.com/cost-per-lead-search-advertising-generate-leads-and-connect-with-future-customers-at-the-zero-moment-of-truth/