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I really need advices from the professionals. I was thinking of switching from AS to YPN. AS has been good to me but during the latest update, my income tanked for like few weeks. Right now, its getting back up, instead, i guess my revenue is increasing this month like 10-20%.
However, hearing all the publishers saying that YPN pays a lot more and doesnt have the Smart Pricing thingy, i would love to give it a try. Note that i cannot change the ads part by part, like per pages. Once change, i am forced to changed all ads from AS to YPN because this site is dynamic generated.
Should i do it?
Edited: wrong forum, i was thinking of posting this in the YPN forum. but oh well, mods please move it to ypn.
Depending on the theme and language of the site,
the larger ad inventory of AdSense can be a big advantage, because the chance to find a highly targeted ad for any page is higher.
YPN has no AdLink units
Google AdLink units have for some the highest revenues per pixel ad space ever seen.
Do You have AdLinks? If no, test if first.
When AdLinks make a significant amount of Your income, YPN may be a bad idea.
1)How long does it take for ads to be targetted and related to the topic.
2)I am using two 300x250 ads, but mostly are showing same ads all the time, which sucks. Why cant they be like AS and shows different ad inventories?
3)What font size is the desciprion are using? Like 11px verdana? or 12px? Well, personally, i prefer verdana, because all my sites are in verdana and this matches the ads font.
Erm yes, i am using adlinks, which brings me like 20-30 per day average. It is a very nice implementation to the site and now i am forced to put it down. I'll give YPN one or two days trial and if the payoff is not as great as other say, i will migrate back to AS.
Added: I see vonage ads on most sites using YPN. Why is vonage showing on all these sites? Jensense is one of them. Like save on all calls...
1. Two weeks or more. Believe it or not.
It's my understanding that even after you're targetted, the targetting won't be as spot-on as Adsense.
2. They just don't have the inventory in some cases to fill more than one ad unit.
I've been testing on a range of sites and there are few clicks but they are high reward, that keeps me testing. The downside is CTR is low. I have been cycling through the ad cats looking for better CTR but it has not happened.
I really believe the base of advertisers is not on par based with that we've seen with G, and I can only think as the base grows it will have a positive effect on CTR.
We are all looking for higher CTR and higher payouts and that has not happened with me.
The EPC is way higher than Adsense on the average, but the CTR is absolutely dismal (most likely due to the lack of targetting, IMHO). Because of this, so far it's been about a wash, and I'm making almost the same on the YPN pages as I did with Adsense.
If YPN could possibly get any kind of targetting going, then based on CPC, they would be a huge amount of revenue compared to Adsense, but now? No way am I going to replace Adsense across the board.
Add to this that it's 45 days from close of month until you get a check, and the fact that they won't allow international clicks, and they're simply not an Adsense-killer yet.
I definitely wouldn't recommend switching from Adsense entirely to YPN. Maybe set YPN up on a channel or two that don't do well with Adsense, and expand from there depending on how it goes.
Well, my 2 cents. :-)
My sales are pretty much global so using a company that does not serve them because said company is either too stupid to be in the business or too small makes no sense to me.
I do not plan to write code to block half my traffic from seeing my ads and quite possibly YPN will be doing it themselves soon so I only gave them 2 pages that get decent page views and the rev is slightly higher than adsense but...When/if the foreign country issue is resolved I may not go with them at all as that would cut the ad views down drastically should they decide to carry this forward.
Guess I will just have to wait and see.