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9:03 pm on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The e-mail invites me to complete my application process for Yahoo! Publishers network.

I am Canadian resident and some people have already complained they couldn't sign up for Yahoo! because they don't have a valid US SSN.

Any thought on that? Will I be able to sign up? I am excited, but don't want to get dissapointed, so before I start my application, I would like to hear your opinion. THANK YOU.

9:08 pm on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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9:16 pm on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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why do people even bother signing up when it clearly indicates it's for U.S only?

people shouldn't be complaining since most are falsely entering information on the form thinking they can get around the requirements.

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What's the big deal? Yahoo's rolling out global soon enough. If someone doesn't mind waiting for an accummulated check until then I don't get what the problem is.
11:40 pm on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just got my invitation to signup today.

Funny thing is I've been using it for two months now :)

I think that is the 4th invite I've gotten.

It is nice to be wanted.

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What's the big deal? Yahoo's rolling out global soon enough. If someone doesn't mind waiting for an accummulated check until then I don't get what the problem is.

the facts are YPN isn't going global for a VERY long time.

why?

most advertisers don't want their ads displayed outside of the U.S. YPN doesn't have a lot of international advertisers so until there is an increased number of foreign advertisers the program will stay closed - Yahoo isn't about to open the program up when they only have a handful of advertisers.

it's pretty logical..

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I finally got my first invite today. I had been planning to put it on a smaller site of mine but I just added google ad link units and they are helping the site do better on adsense. Now I don't know what to do.

I'd prefer to not have all my eggs in one basket so I want to try Yahoo. But I'm a little confused about the adsense TOS. Can I have a Yahoo ad on the same site as long as it isn't on the same page as adsense?

Also how is Yahoo doing for people who have been on it for a while?

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webnoob, they've said that a rollout is slated for Q1 2006.

Either way, a lot of foreign (i.e. Canadian) publishers run sites that have mostly USA traffic. Even if they don't roll out global ad targetting, I'm sure that global payments for US targetted sites will be out very soon.

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they might roll out of BETA Q1, but nowhere have they said open for all countries.

it still doesn't solve the problem with foreign traffic.. those with X% foreign traffic will still not be able to join until there are advertisers for those countries.

YPN will likely do what Google is doing.. show foreign ads when they are avialble to foreign users, but no ad when there are none.

i can say 95% of overture advertisers do not want their ads to be displayed to users outside the U.S.

i speak from experience as i have an overture account and do not want my ads to be displayed outside of the U.S - simply because foreign traffic does very poor in ROI.

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most advertisers don't want their ads displayed outside of the U.S. YPN doesn't have a lot of international advertisers so until there is an increased number of foreign advertisers the program will stay closed - Yahoo isn't about to open the program up when they only have a handful of advertisers.

I live in pakistan but I've 74% of traffic from US on my website, so not allowing international publishers is a blunder.

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"I live in pakistan but I've 74% of traffic from US on my website, so not allowing international publishers is a blunder. "

Well then your the exception, not the rule.

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Actually, he's the rule, not the exception.

With the exception of Japan, most *commercial* foreign publishers who want to make money will run US-related sites.

I honestly don't like the anti-foreign vibe I'm seeing here from some of you.

If Google can do it, so can Yahoo and it won't hurt any of your bottom lines when Geotargetted ads are served.