Yahoo! Service Engineer Blasts Yahoo! Publisher Network

Jun 11, 2007 • 7:59 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Publisher Network
 

This post is a mistake - please ignore. I do sincerely apologize.

Randi Harper, a Service Engineer who has been working at Yahoo! since November 2006 (see linkedin profile) has some harsh words for Yahoo's contextual advertising product.

In a blog post on Randi's personal blog, she wrote:

So yeah, I sold my soul once again and added Google Adsense. Don't give me shit. I know I work at Yahoo! - but I don't even know if they offer a service like adsense. Screw it.

This morning, everything looked fine. Ads were for dedicated servers, BSD blogs - I'm cool with all that. That's the type of ad my readers would be interested in.

I just now looked at the ads - and this is a bunch of crap. Ann Coulter is a raging lunatic with a ferret stuck up her ass. Why the hell is my ad bar being pro-democrat and pro-Ann Coulter? I hate both. I'm like, a libertarian or something. If I cared, that is. And I don't. I live in California. We have the goddamn Terminator.

What on earth is going on with these ads? And why has my number of daily visitors increased about 200% to 1,800 - 2000 visitors a day? It doesn't appear that there's a referrer. What gives, internet?

Wow. But Randi isn't the first Yahoo blogger to call out Yahoo's contextual network or be called out for it. See Donna Bogatin tries to be funny. Gets basic facts wrong from Yahoo's infamous blogger, Jeremy Zawodny.

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Comments:

Winooski

06/12/2007 04:59 pm

<font face="Courier New, Courier">"Randi isn't the first Yahoo blogger to call out Yahoo's contextual network or be called out for it. See Donna Bogatin tries to be funny. Gets basic facts wrong..."</font> Wait, did Bogatin ever blog for Yahoo? Should that sentence read: "Randi isn't the first Yahoo blogger to call out Yahoo's contextual network or be called out for it <i>by a Yahoo blogger</i>..."

Adrian

06/13/2007 03:25 am

I'm pretty certain Randi is blasting the Google AdSense network, not the Yahoo! network.

Rocky

06/13/2007 06:38 am

What are you, stupid or just unable to read? She is trashing *Google AdSense*, and she repeatedly says so in clear text. Did you even bother to read trough her post before flashing it on your site?

Marc

06/13/2007 07:54 am

Rr-read Randi's post, she is questioning Google NOT Yahoo.. aah the quality journalism of this place ;)

Barry Schwartz

06/13/2007 09:49 am

Sorry, I am human. Ill fix.

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