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YPN & International Visitors

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Msg#: 400 posted 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.



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Msg#: 400 posted 2:52 am on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

yoyo, check out phpadsnew or Maxmind.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 400 posted 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.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 400 posted 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. :(


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 400 posted 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.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 400 posted 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.

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