This is what I posted on the YPN blog... sorry for the typos and repeating myself..lol I'm just so upset with YPN it's unereal!
I would like to post this and hopefully people will read this because it's all the truth...
YPN was it at one point! I was making $50,000+ a month until YPN started to take it away little by little.
They took out my ad targeting because of advertisers complaining about conversions. ADVERTISERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE! When you advertise you are NOT gauranteed anything! Let's say I go out and pay $5,000 to advertise in a newspaper, and I get a 5% return from it, I'm happy.. If I don't get anything in return it's just money I lost I guess... YPN instead punishes publishers because of this and takes away features that were there in the begining to use. it states in the publisher's control panel and I quote...
Tips for Publishers
Question: Is there an easy way to better target my ads to match the interests of my users?
Answer: Yes. You can use the Ad Targeting tool to target ads based on your users' interests. Simply go to the Ad Targeting page under the Ad Setup tab and use the drop down menus to select from 20 categories and 109 subcategories. Then type your target URL into the dialog box and click Save. Once saved, you'll be able to manage categories for each of your targeted URLs. For more information on Ad Targeting, review our FAQs.
Well guess what? I did just as it says.. I catered my ads to my users' interests! And I got mine taken away.. They clicked on thier own free will.. I didn't trick anyone into clicking like so many sites STILL out there with images next to the ads... My site users were clicking because they wanted to. not because of trickery... Not only did they take my ad targeting away, but they took my money... Money that they were making as well... Don't make no sense to me.. Then when I call and ask them to give me my ad targeting back since I didn't break the TOS they tell me that they can't.. Once they take it away it can not be given back, is what they told me. Why not?
I did everything according to the TOS and I always called to make sure I was doing the right thing. I never made my pages live until I got an OK.. Then if something is OK one day I get an email the next week that I have to change it because it's not according to thier TOS.. These people that we call are not all on the same page! They don't communicate with each other or with the actual people that make the rules and TOS...
My advice to all publishers is this.. STAY AWAY FROM YPN! Do NOT sign up to be a publisher! You will get teased and then almost everything taken away! TRUST ME! I did not do anything wrong according to the TOS or anything for that matter for my Ad Targeting to be taken away from me. yes I may be repeating myself, but I'm so frustrated. and I am sure you would be to if you made $50,000+ a month down to maybe $3,000 a month with the same amount of traffic, page impressions etc.
It's a shame that a company does this to the very people that are making them money... They need to wake up before it goes down before it gets out of beta... and that is thier exuse for everything.. "We are still in beta" blah blah blah...
You know something is wrong if a program has been in beta for this long... they can not get thier stuff together!
And I do not think they will because they will loose out on so many publishers..
Publishers are what makes YPN the money! Yes advertisers pay them.. but if it wasn't for the publishers the ads would only be on Yahoo sites. And guess what YPN? You wouldn't make as much money!
I'm sure they will delete this message so go right ahead YPN.. Hide the truth about you cheating the very own people that are making you the money!
YPN will not last much longer if they don't change.. So many blog posts and forum posts I see throughout the net about YPN cheating them and doing this and that... It's just not me!
Google Adsense is the king and will remain the king if YPN don't get thier heads out of thier A$$e$!