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Are you seeing relevant ads on your YPN? Can you sticky me your URL? I'd like to see what YPN looks like when it's working right... Thanks.
I've tinkered with giving some of my pages to YPN's ad blocks. At first it was just the low paying keyword pages. The ads weren't very on target. I wasn't expecting much.
Then I gave them a money keyword page. Out of the entire skyscraper block only one ad is on target. My asumption is that this is the only advertiser they have for that type of product. What gives, where are the advertisers?
How could Google have gotten things so right right out of the blocks and YPN can't even get their shoe laces tied?
I've suggested a couple more sections to them, but I doubt anything will come of it in the near future.
I think I'm spoiled by Adsense. :-)
However, since I started using YPN about 1 1/2 months ago, my AdSense revenue has dropped and the revenue from YPN has far from made up the difference. I only have one site and replaced some Google Ads with YPN.
My YPN click-through rate averages .9%, for AdSense it's 3.5%. The low click through rate didn't seem to matter much when YPN paid more per click than Google, but they don't any more.
I do target YPN but, at this time, they just don't deliver enough ads that match my content. For some, that may not matter but it does on my site. If I put two YPN ads on a single page, some of the ads are often repeated in each.
As I mentioned above, I gave YPN a money keyword page. In my industry this is THE keyword that makes the most money. (Historically) on my Adsense pages I've had strip out every reference to this keyword (such as across site linking) on pages covering other topics, because even a minor mention of this keyword in text would cause Adsense just to show ads for it, not ads "on target" for the real content of the page.
So on the page I have given to YPN, out of a large skyscraper ad block only a single ad is directly on target for this keyword, the other ads are not.
This to me means that they simply have no advertisers for the money keyword (which is beyond comprehension to me). Because if they did we'd both be making money.