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In an unusual move, Yahoo has begun running display ads that drive users directly to search results pages. A search on Moat.com shows a series of display ads from Yahoo prompting users to “Search now” to find the right asthma treatment, the most popular cars, deals on a new truck, coupons for oil changes and more. These ads link to search results pages on Yahoo and sometimes Bing.
… Yahoo is testing giant takeover video ads in search results pages. The video ads, seen on a search for “Lands’ End”, expand to take over most of the screen and autoplay on mute. The ads only appear to be running on desktop and not smartphones. The video does not collapse after ending, which means the user has to scroll down to click…
… As Yahoo has turned Gemini into a more expansive search-marketing platform, it has also expanded the ways the platform is being sold. The company is expanding and adding resellers to its Preferred Partner Program. Its latest partner is small business marketing platform ReachLocal. Existing Preferred Partners include Marin, Acquisio and Kenshoo…