|YPN & International Visitors|
| 2:26 am on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I called them up and found out some things:
-Too much international traffic may cause your account to be banned.
-There is nothing in between, ie they won't send you a warning message stating that you are getting too much international traffic. Once it hits a certain point, your acount is banned.
-It can take up to 45 days before this determination is made.
I have a site where people from everywhere come to visit so now I'm rethinking putting up so many YPN ads as there is no way for me to know if I am sending too much international traffic.
| 2:52 am on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
yoyo, check out phpadsnew or Maxmind.
| 8:27 am on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I just think it's a bit funny how they called me last month pushing me to add more impressions. I did, slowly but surely, and now I find out about this international traffic prerequisite. It really doesn't make sense to do this while this requirement exists I think.
| 9:35 am on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
seriously, the too much international traffic is very dissapointing for me.
I admit that i went through phpadsnew and tried setting up the geo-ip thing but the manual is too long and complicated. i ended up giving up on that. And i can say that there will be at least 1k more publishers like me who doesn't know how to implement phpadsnew on their site.
I will really appreciate it if there will be someone setting up a guide on how to implement phpadsnew in few steps.
And now, i have to worry about whether i will get my biggest payment next month, which i haven't got my payment for november earning yet. :(
| 3:14 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
In response to this U.S.-only requirement, I have restricted YPN ads on one site to just a small handful of pages with content of little or no interest to foreign visitors. (On two other sites, all pages are potentially of interest to a world-wide audience, so no YPN ads at all on those sites.)
Moreover, on those few pages, I have chosen an ad category (telecommunications providers) that should be geo-targeted to U.S. audiences. (Unfortunately, general interest ads with potentially world-wide appeal still show occasionally.)
So, I am displaying single-category, off-topic YPN ads on a small collection of low-traffic pages on just one of my sites. This effectively cripples my participation in the beta program. I might avoid the non-U.S. visitor ban, on the other hand, Yahoo might disinvite me for reasons of low traffic.
Sigh. I can't wait for YPN to go fully international.
| 6:02 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Adsense with only US traffic also pays good, though I have not tried YPN so cant comment on it.