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Little update on BETA and non-USA webmasters.

You got more time to wait.

     
2:42 am on Dec 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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According to a customer service representative, YPN will be in beta until as late as the second quarter of next year, and only after that will they begin looking at opening up to non-USA webmasters, unless you're an extremely lucky webmaster that they let in knowing you were out of the USA.

IMO, 50% of the ads not being related to the site = Not ready to get out of BETA!

9:38 am on Dec 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am sure that YPN will be much closer to Google from a technical perspective when it comes out of BETA. The targeting will be much better, and all the little kinks will be worked out before they release it to the public as a finished product.
7:20 am on Dec 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I guess Yahoo is losing it. The more they delay the more million they lose.
8:18 am on Dec 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oh I don't think Y is losing much, all it's going to do is monetize the web further and it's getting to that point where free traffic is getting harder and harder to find. Although this may seem good on the surface, from the visitor's side of things, monetized results are not as clean as free ones.

So if they wait some more, no big deal.

10:41 pm on Dec 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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actually! I can't wait :)

Please yahoo hurry up :D

11:25 am on Dec 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I agree that Yahoo is losing big money. Recent gains of Yahoo shares (Nasdaq) where mosty due to the news of Yahoo improving his market share of shown ads. Any delay might suggest any kind of issue. Whichever is the real issue... this is not good for Yahoo. And, when we come to advertising, "image" is everything.
5:08 am on Dec 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I guess Yahoo is losing it. The more they delay the more million they lose.

That's like saying a third year college student is losing money because he's not yet graduated and ready to enter the workforce. Someone else graduated last year and has a paying job.

Yahoo isn't losing anything, they just aren't ready to enter the "workforce" yet.

And just like the student who will graduate next year can work hard & smart and surpass the earnings of the person who is already earning a salary now, Yahoo can do the same thing if they implement properly.

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Yahoo wasn't hurting before and they aren't hurting now. A premature release will be much more damaging than waiting to get it right. They have a fair program now with tons of plus sides, as soon as the rest of the issues are worked out it will be a killer program.
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College graduation has nothing in common with this. There is no problem in taking the same time to do the same thing to do something that will still be there in the years to come. The problem for Yahoo, here, is that the market is alive now. If you enter later, you miss it. That's all.