| 11:02 pm on Aug 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I was making next to nothing for the 3 months I had YPN on one of my sites even though the few clicks I got were higher paying than Google and, once they got it right, the targeting wasn't too bad.
I suspect they are discounting quite a few clicks as coming from other than the USA or surfers do not trust Yahoo as well as Google.
I also do not like the pending clicks and available clicks reporting they do. Once earned there should be no "pending". Anyway, moved the whole site back to adsense and saw an immediate uptick in income for that site although the clicks paid less. Go figure.
If they will ever come out of their cocoon they may become a beautiful butterfly but as it is.....
| 7:37 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Really depends on the site. I saw my earnings almost double once I added YPN along with Adsense - on different pages for sure, but I don't like their lack of ads. It seems to be very true that my number of clicks on Yahoo are down percentage wise compared to Adsense, but some click are paying 10 times what Adsense is. I'd target a few pages and just watch them. I watched my Adsense channels for over a month, picked out my low earning pages and gave them to Yahoo.
| 2:27 pm on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Some of our sites do better with AdSense and some better with YPN. Really depends on the topic. CTR with YPN is much less, but the clicks often pay more. Took a lot of experimenting to figure out on which sites YPN works best.
| 11:33 pm on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|Some of our sites do better with AdSense and some better with YPN. Really depends on the topic. CTR with YPN is much less, but the clicks often pay more. Took a lot of experimenting to figure out on which sites YPN works best. |
I concur with the information above.
| 3:48 pm on Aug 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
today i tried comparing ad unit ecpms between both programs... i have been giving ypn the worst traffic i have, but the ecpm is still almost as high as adsense... because the ypn epc is 4x what adsense pays.
| 8:46 pm on Aug 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
YPN pays better. I tried tweaking my primary site to make adsense more profitable (removing ads from low content pages, disabling whole ad spots because of low ctr, blocking MFAs, etc.) and I still couldn't get adsense to even come close to what YPN is paying for the same traffic. Adsense has better (and more varied) ads, but YPN is just kicking ass on eCPM.
I've gone back to YPN, and I'm counting my blessings for being in the beta. I can't wait until it goes retail.
| 11:28 pm on Aug 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Because of the global nature of my largest site I cannot give YPN a fair trial until they decide to go international.
I would get booted for having too many foreign clicks. :)
I don't feel it is the publishers responsibility to screen visitors and show only to USA traffic. Won't hap'n cap'n. That is what YPN should be doing.
So hurry up YPN, we are both losing money here.
| 2:32 am on Aug 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Any chance that when YPN gets out of beta, earnings will drop? I am happy with YPN as it is and am always leery of changes....
| 3:13 pm on Aug 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|Any chance that when YPN gets out of beta, earnings will drop? |
Any chance? I'd say it's a certainty.
| 1:21 pm on Aug 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
actually, nevermind, found the info
[edited by: Tomseys at 1:42 pm (utc) on Aug. 25, 2006]
| 5:37 am on Aug 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Does YPN offer an affiliate program?