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earnings stuck again

4:22 am on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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looks like earnings are stuck again my last update was at 545pm, anyone else notice this problem.
4:54 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Now that you mention it wiley, I have seen a drop in revenue off Tuesday's total. Not for sure what the actual percentage is, but it is down.
5:02 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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what is going on here?

Is there something YahooSarah didn't tell us?

5:08 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've never had one of mine answered... they probably just read my question, laugh a bit then press 'delete'.

Must be your shoes...


Seriously, though, I've had pretty good luck up until now getting my email support questions answered. Of course, I haven't sent in a ticket for a few months...

Oh, and my revenue is WAY down for the 21st compared to the 19th and 20th, but I have really bizarre ups and downs, so that in itself isn't unusual for me.


(And, no, I don't know why I'm on a "laughing at your shoes" kick today. For some reason, it just cracks me up. Sorry, folks. heheh)

5:21 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm only seeing 72% of what my dail total said it was, compared to the final value.
5:24 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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21st total is also down... 19%

Must be the non-US traffic. I have to be honest, I much prefer them taking it off than have me ousted from the program for the clicks. Maybe the delay was updating the system to stop the tracking of these clicks. Totals seem to be lower than normal this morning.

5:48 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just really don't think I had 20% of non-US traffic while using a program which filters out non-US traffic myself. I would think MAYBE 5%, but 20%? Definately not...
6:41 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I highly doubt that it is from international traffic for these reasons:

1) I'm only displaying the ads to US users
2) The majority of my traffic comes from the United States anyway
3) I'm postive that 99% of the clicks that I get are from the US as well

To further this, I did lose something in the range of 28% in the audit.

I'm hoping that it is a glitch in the system and that it will continue to be fixed, its sort of too bad that Yahoo is having all of these problems in the past week and such, its making me loose faith in them a little bit.

6:55 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just to add another piece to the puzzle...

I didn't lose anything. Mt totals add up just about exactly. Having said that, I've also seen very little sign of this so-called recovery. Earnings are only slightly above (and I do mean slightly) where they were when I pulled the ads off my sites several days ago. If they sink any lower I suppose I'll be doing it all again.

I never knew contextual advertising could be so interactive.

8:12 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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mine too are off roughly 20%. I contacted them via their online contact form and have only received a confirmation email.

I filter out international traffic and I am still off.

10:47 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I got a response from YPN.

Basically, it said, "Hey, man, we're in Beta. You know, BETA? Like, as in "BETA TESTING?" Sometimes stuff doesn't quite work the way you'd expect. That's why it's called "BETA." Don't worry, all your clicks are being kept track of, and the reports will update when they update which may not be exactly the same time every day because, as we may have mentioned, this is freakin' BETA. We're working on it, and will update the reports when we update them. So get off our back."

That was paraphrased, of course. The message I received was much more polite, much less wordy, and so forth. You know, "appreciate your patience during this difficult time," blah blah, "assure you that" blah blah, "apologies" yadda yadda.

But I'll bet you five bucks that my version is what they *wanted* to send. :-)

So, in a nutshell, stuff is being tracked, but reporting may be delayed.


3:03 pm on Feb 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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my earnings never came back. :-( Worse ever yesterday. Down 75% from 10 days ago. So whatever Yahoo is feeding us, it's complete bunk. Far more is / was going on than system stabilization problems.

For me what happened, seems to mirror smart pricing at google. But that's just conjecture.

I AM running ads from a category seemingly irrelevant to the site makeup. But the click thrus are high and the payouts were too...today I'll try ads in the same category as my site to see what happens.

5:06 pm on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My earnings are stuck again. They haven't updated since 6:45 central time. Anyone else seeing this?
6:31 pm on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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^^Even if it updates, I am just expecting 2 dollar increase.

That has been my experience with YPN lately.

Very concerned.

6:49 pm on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Traffic has been about the same for me the last couple of weeks....ctr about the same (within 10%), as well as type of ads and websites, but the pay-outs really different from day to day.

I don't get it!

If you have same traffic, same click-throughs rates and same ads, why such a big difference in pay-outs?


7:07 pm on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My earnings are stuck today also. It shows $0.00 'no activity for today'
8:09 pm on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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is anybody stats stucked today mines have been stucked at 7:00 a.m
8:18 pm on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not suck, but lower then normal.
8:25 pm on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Mine aren't stuck, I'm updated through noon PST.

You guys always forget the stats get stuck every month around the 1st and 2nd as the status of our checks get processed and stuff...

There hasnt been a month yet, where they haven't been stuck on / around the 1st.


8:26 pm on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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yea your right I keep forgetting bout that
3:27 am on Mar 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well, my earnings have been droopy for two weeks now like off three to four times their normal levels. So, I finally sent an email in asking what's up. I even talked to someone on the phone last week about something else and mentioned this as a side note. He was rather glib about the earnings drop and said oh you're just getting different ads. You know - it was no big deal for him. I guess there are a lot of ads in the categories I have specified rather than the four or five they consistently show no matter what the page is. That doesn't quell my anger over the situation. So, I used to get the two dollar a click ad batch and now for the same category they serve up the fifty cent ones. Come on now. Adsense is starting to look better and better each and every day. I've only shifted a few of my sites over to ypn but maybe time for a change back - do a little spring cleaning.
7:58 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Judging by my sites and some other publishers I know, it seems that
something happened again with YPN system (glitch or change in
payment/ad/logic), and starting from March 2 earnings gradually went
down to levels worse when YPN had a glitch. We did not change anything
yet on March 2 earnings fell like never before and did not recover.
Anybody else has similar experience?
9:18 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Lex I saw the same thing. Drop in earnings since March 2nd, however, the last glitch hurt Site A and this 'glitch' is hurting Site B while Site A fully recovered.
9:23 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't know what happened but the last three days things have went levels worse than the infamous YPN glitch.

YAHOO_SARAH should be notified.

10:27 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yup, earnings have been horrible the last 3 days. :(
11:17 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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garyr_h, may I ask you if there was any difference between ad targeting on your sites A and B.

The reason I ask is because I had my earnings down on all my 3 sites:
Site A: ads targeted to site's content (I did not choose any ad categories, but yahoo did good job on targeting ads for this site only)
Site B: Targeted categories which are not directly related to the site content, but rather related to the site's audience.
Site C: (same targeting as site B)

As I said all three sites were badly hit on March 2 and never recovered to good levels. Surprisingly, site A took the worst hit.

1:43 am on Mar 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Same ads, same traffic, same CTR only CPM is consistently 4 times lower then what it used to be. Last few days earnings are at the AdSence level or worth. Partially switched back to AdSence. Would be nice if YPN could shed some light on weather this is another glitch or permanent rate lowering.
1:45 am on Mar 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Both sites ad targetting are what they should be selected as, or at least very close.
2:48 am on Mar 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The good new is the number of clicks is at a all time high. The bad news is my Revenue per Click has dropped by almost 50%. The out come is about the same but I was making a month ago the same amount with half the clicks.
5:05 am on Mar 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not to rub it in, but my earnings have quadrupled. :)
6:37 am on Mar 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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another bad day....i think the end is near
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