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Huge YPN Earnings!

Possible Click Attack?



1:05 am on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone.

I am one of the lucky few who were accepted into the YPN Publisher Network for its beta testing.

I run a few small websites, one about local real estate and the other a local health site. Both sites get no more than 10 visitors a day, each. I usually get a click or two every week and make a low single digit each week from YPN.

However, after this recent Google PageRank Update my sites are recieving new visitors, still the same numbers though, like 10 a day. But these past few days I've made about 4 times what I usually make! So, its double digits each day!

I am worried that Yahoo might think I'm cheating in some way, because of the sudden increase in clicks and no increase in impressions. I really like the YPN ad network and do not want to get kicked out. I hope that the extra clicks are just a temporary trend and will stop soon.

I think I should wait a few more days before emailing Yahoo, to see if the trend continues, because with such a low number of impressions, and large number of clicks Yahoo is bound to get suspicious, right?

Is it a good idea to email Yahoo and tell them about my observations, or just wait? Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated! Thank you!


1:58 pm on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't waste your time or theirs. This is a billion dollar company and has publishers already make 4 figures per day. They have the mechanisms in place to see if there is click fraud and they will talk to you if they fnid it necassary. Your earnings figures are insignificant to show any trends.


9:43 pm on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Wait until the end of the day to panic, when you see the number of clicks. I've suddenly started geting double the earnings yesterday and today, so the upgrades might of done some good!


11:55 pm on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the suggestions. Good News! No clicks today! Wait...that is usually a bad thing... Whatever.

Anyway, I guess you're right hdpt00, the trend is insignificant. Anyway, I am going to be adding the Yahoo Ads to one of my more popular sites (with 4 digit visitors per day) soon, so the number of impressions is definately going to go up, making the number of CTR go down (hopefully).

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it.


5:29 pm on Oct 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I would strongly suggest to you and everyone to read the TOS....Believe me it is an eyeopener and many times more restrictive than adsense....wow, and I was gonna test them.


7:01 pm on Oct 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Please keep in mind that we're talking about a program in the very early stages of beta.

There will be bumps, and things will change as far as policy goes. That's what beta is all about.


7:27 pm on Oct 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In addition - by refusing to deal with someone who is selective on the types of traffic they will allow to convert, you limit yourself to Google and direct advertising among other small programs.

Even Chitika has their traffic clause

"We currently accept traffic from the US, Canada, Western Europe and Australia"


8:25 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think that this traffic clause is more of an excuse to kick a publisher if they feel that they no longer benfit YPN. YPN can say "Oh look you displayed an ad to visitor from India! Account Terminated!". ;)

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