How to make sure you're really on a Sponsored Search sign-in page.
When your sign-in seal is unavailable and you wish to sign in to a Sponsored Search account, be sure to look carefully at the Address bar of your browser. A genuine Sponsored Search account sign-in page will always display https:// at the beginning and then .yahoo.com just before the next forward slash.
Why is this important?
Whenever you wish to sign into your Sponsored Search account, be careful that you're not on a "phishing" site -- one that looks like the Sponsored Search sign-in page but is designed to fool you into revealing your password or other confidential information.
Beware of links from emails or IMs.
When you see a sign-in page after clicking on a link from an email or an IM, even from a friend, check the Address bar. This is a common way to trick you into signing in to a phishing site.
If the Address bar looks wrong...
You might have been directed to a phishing site. If you're at all uncertain, don't sign in on that page. Here's the safest way to sign in to your Sponsored Search account:
Close and restart your browser.
Type http://marketingsolutions.login.yahoo.com/adui/signin/displaySignin.do in the Address bar.
On that page, click the Sign In link and sign in to your Sponsored Search account.
My Address bar looks OK. Why is my sign-in seal missing?
It's possible that:
someone else using this computer may have changed it.
you haven't created one on this computer. Remember, you should create a seal for each computer you use regularly.
your cookies or files on your computer may have been deleted.
When you're sure you're on a genuine Sponsored Search account sign-in page, you may go ahead and crate a new seal.