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The only other ads I have displaying on that page are AdBrite ads... which are not contextual. I took down the AdBrite ads for now, but was pretty surprised by this note, especially since AdSense has no problem with AdBrite displaying.
This happen to anyone else?
i use adbrite and i got a call a while back from a Yahoo rep just to see what i thought of the program - they mentioned they saw i was using adbrite and i said yeah, i use adbrite for specific advertisers..
they didn't mention anything else about it. i'm pretty sure 'bigger' publishers are allowed to bend the rules somewhat. dunno.
It wasn't my intention to bend the rules at all. It was just naïveté on my end to just assume AdBrite was OK, based on the fact that Google was fine with it and they weren't considered contextual.
The only other thing I can think of is that I'm displaying Google Ads to non-US traffic. They never display on the same page at the same time as YPN ads.
Could this have somehow triggered an error?
[edited by: asp4bunnies at 10:48 pm (utc) on Nov. 22, 2005]
i need an identical setup but using phpadnews isn't working very well.
anyway, it's good to hear they cleared that up. i do think adbrite ads are contextual in that they can run off adbrite's network and adbrite will pick which ads are shown. though, i have the network ads turned off.
The guy who sent the original letter still hasn't replied. The guy who answered the phone basically just said that AdBrite isn't specifically forbidden, just contextual ads in general are. So I guess I need to wait on them to decide if AdBrite is indeed contextual or not.
Regarding how I'm choosing which users are American and which are not, I use a dll for Windows servers called Country Hawk (an extention of Browser Hawk). It's also not perfect, despite their boast of 97% accuracy. For example, I'm seeing Google ads on my office computer, despite my being in the USA (where Yahoo ads should display). Kind of scary that I fall into that supposed 3% innacuracy range. Wish I had "luck" that good in Vegas.
I can't wait until Yahoo launches global ad targetting in early 2006.
If this wasn't what triggered the email what else could it have been? Hmmm..
*heads off to pray to the YPN Gods*
I emailed YPN earlier in the week about non-usa traffic.
To summarize they said that all revenue is verified at the end of the month and is adjusted accordingly. There is no need to block any visitors. Then they apologized for any mis-information that I had.
I get the impression that they got a lot of feedback about how crazy it is to not be allowed to show ads to non-usa visitors. Just email YPN and ask how they recommend complying with the non-usa visitor clause in the T&Cs.
Who knows though, the T&Cs and the emails I get from YPN occasionally contradict each other. My total non-usa traffic is in the single digit percentages and I have that email saved, I am not worried, especially since my account is in great standing.
Give me two seconds on that sticky, I want to make sure it is not against the T&Cs or anything.
EDIT: Sticky sent, but I don't know if I did it correctly
I have been considering implementing Adbrite on pages with YPN. I'll think twice about that now. And I'll be sure to send them an email as well.