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Commissions cut in 1/2 each day

3:12 pm on Jul 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have to admit I don't pay much attention to my YPN anymore since it is on such a small % of my sites.
Yesterday I checked the reports and could have sworn that I had been getting more per $ day than it was reporting. So last night I took a look before heading off to bed and this morning noticed it reported yesterdays commission as 1/2 of what it was reporting.

It's comforting to know my eyes were not deceiving me, but really irritating at the same time. I was leaving it on the sites to keep it active, but what is the use....real people are clicking (because it sure would be making more $ if there were good ads on it) and they are not even giving me 1/2 of it.

Anyone else notice this trend?

4:22 pm on Jul 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Our stats are down 75% over the last 4-5 days. This includes both clicks and impressions.

Yahoo is definitely not counting everything properly. Our stats have been very reliable for over 2 years, and we are receiving the same amount of traffic.

4:58 pm on Jul 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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OMG...I agree, they count it properly during the day, then the next day the revenue gets reduced...not just a little, but 50%? I'll keep a look out as well.

Maybe they are trying to get us all to take them off our site.

10:06 pm on Jul 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Good to know I am not alone. The numbers being reported in the morning are not the same as the night before; they are less. YPN is on only one site anymore but it's probably time to take them off of it.
11:07 pm on Jul 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I noticed that a few days ago, although my daily CPC is the same as it has been. I contacted YPN and they replied with the blanket statement basically that revenue level is not guarenteed. I finally just attributed the daily reporting to what YPN is actually getting, and the next day's report is what publishers really get (about 60 - 75% less). In other words YPN is taking about 60 -75% of the revenue from each click. I think someone goofed a YPN again. Now we know how much they actually take. I could be wrong, but that's the way I see it.
11:18 pm on Jul 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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or they are just throwing way valid clicks for some reason
1:25 am on Jul 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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They're not counting impressions correctly either. We've got a 2 year track record that is very consistent (+/- 10%) and our impressions are off by about 70% with traffic levels remaining unchanged.
1:46 pm on Jul 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yep, it's true... a whopping 1/2 reduction in today from yesterday. I highly doubt that 1/2 our revenue was unacceptible clicks....
6:53 pm on Jul 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Same here
11:09 pm on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Same here.
The other day they said $7.50.
In the morning, it became 83 cents.

And where did all the impressions go?
Drastically underreported, as stated above.

It is hard to fathom just what is going on over there.
Are they rotating a gaggle of idiots, to ENSURE that EVERYTHING gets screwed up?

Over the months, nothing ever gets better - just worse.
How can this be?
Are they now tiptoeing into the fraud area, to hide their disastrous performance? Time will tell.

5:28 am on Jul 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I found the same problem on YPN's reporting system recently. It reports only a portion of the real traffic (may be 50%) compared to regular results weeks ago and results from third party traffic analytics. Meanwhile, I only got a small portion of the revenue that I earned.

I screen captured the real time report at the end of each day and compared to the final result in the following day. If the real time report shows $10 revenue, I may only get $2-$3 in the next day's final report. I reported my problem to YPN. They do not have any explaination except that this may be adjustment of the results. But it does not make sense that the adjustment takes 70-80% off the earning. They will investigate on this but will not provide when an answer will be provided. I wonder how many websites have been affacted.

5:36 am on Jul 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if such reporting reduction was caused by their dishonest business pratice. If so, will there be any legal consequences? To me this can be considered as fraud if they refuse to correct it! They may want to boost their financial performance at the rist of lossing partners.
4:19 am on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wow, fraud...this is pretty serious. The word and what they were doing didn't connect before, but yeah, it does make sense.

They better come up with an explanation and quick!

1:56 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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They better come up with an explanation and quick!

I don't think anybody even works in that department anymore...

Notice YahooPete's lack of response to my inquiry here:

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7:32 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hey Folks,

Thanks for feedback.

This was the result of a technical issue that affected Content Match Thursday afternoon. The issue has been resolved.



7:57 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Yahoo Pete,
I'm afraid this must be a different issue. It actually goes back prior to the 24th ( I've seen it but never reported it before... the 17th is when my stats take a strange turn) Thursday was the day that it was first reported here.

I'll watch tonight and see how much the revenue drops from what is being recorded throughout the day.

Thanks Again!

4:05 pm on Jul 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Interesting reporting today...

It shows my pending balance as much larger than my daily reports total for July. Quite possibly the daily reductions are still appearing in the "pending balance" but deducted from the reporting.

Now it will just be time to see which amount we get ;)
Anyone else?

4:18 pm on Jul 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Same here. Pending balance is larger than total of daily reports. Must be total of the numbers I see in the evenings vs. the total of the numbers I see in the morning for the previous day.

YahooPete, this isn't just a glitch from the 24th. It was happening before then and it's been happening since then, too.

9:42 pm on Aug 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Todays stats are really low for this time of day.

Seems there is going to be some maintenance this evening. Interested to see how it goes.

10:49 am on Aug 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Same here. A report said that I made $XX.00 one day and the report then next day said Zero. Didn't really hit me at the time so I let it slide. Then I noted it happened another day so the next day I took a screen shot and sent it to Yahoo. I got the typical canned answer and a promise they'd get back to me...that was over a week ago and I haven't heard from them again.

I do feel what is happening is unethical. Or, if it's a glitch, we should be notified.

I've removed their ads from my site. I hope they pay me the amount still due me.

4:29 pm on Aug 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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They fixed the reporting problem, at least for my sites. However it looks as though I am still only getting approx 30% of the revenue from each click. If they are serious about keeping publishers, they need to up that percentage a lot.
6:49 pm on Aug 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I actually replaced all their links with another provider program, unless I see some amazing reports here, I'll probably not go back...at least for a while.

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