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Guy told me the reason they haven't gone international is quite simply because advertisers, so far, are only paying for ads to be shown in USA and they have no idea when they will go international.
Everything else about 3rd quarter etc, according to him, is only unfounded rumor.
I told him I have 2 websites poised to add ypn but not until they go internatioal as I am not quite up to speed on the aps to do it with.
joined:Sept 29, 2005
I do not have either of these since I live outside the US. Therefore I cannot apply for YPN, yet my website is in English and majority of traffic is from the US.
Actually they are paying for ads to be shown to foreign visitors. The question is do they want their ads shown outside the US.
I'm a Yahoo advertiser and I want my ads shown outside the US just like I want my Adwords ads shown outside the US.
Don't believe what Yahoo reps tell you. Must of them don't know ANYTHING and the rest of them make it up - but they are all very nice :)
I told him I couldn't block foreign traffic so I have it on a couple of low impression pages just to reserve my membership until it opens up and he said that was fine.
advertisers, so far, are only paying for ads to be shown in USA
So simply, Yahoo has no advertisers outside the USA.
When they have even no advertisiers in other english speaking countries, it will take at last years until they can expand in other languages.
This is what I read at yahoo publisher's page. They have somehow modified the SS part in the registration form which makes it possible for outside USA publishers like myself to apply.
The question remains, with traffic limited to the united states are they really willing to expand themselves? Had this been a c-class PPC network, It really could have made sense for itself. But Yahoo, which is believed to be the upcoming counterpart to AdSense, is no way near it.
They have to expand their network and that even quickly, it seems like another marketing campaign. We are well aware of what google does before launching any of it's product. They put it to beta and create interest with invitiation based registrations.
The point to notice here is that Google Inc,. innovates those products (they are not replica's). Yahoo, on the other hand is competing Adsense in the contextual advertising business. If advertiser's are who pay for the clicks, then publishers are who make those clicks happen. Publishers are the driving-wheel of any ad network, no matter how big or small.
Last but not the least, an empty pool catches no fancy.
ps: Pardon me for the grammatical mistakes, I'm not proficient with the English language.
joined:Aug 12, 2004
Certainly yes, though it still serves no logic to why they are giving it a 'yes/no' option.
joined:Aug 12, 2004
Beta doesn't give you the liberty to clearly state 'no non-USA advertisers' with a yes/no option at the bottom. Does it?
Beta does give them that liberty. I mean I'm sorry but it does...
So with all the neat targeting options they have for travel related ads, if I want to continue I need to learn how to block Int'l visitors from seeing the YPN ads?
I don't think so......
Back to Adsense.
The affiliates are making me the real money anyway...LOL