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Just thought I would share this humorous story. It doesn't accomplish anything, because we have all moaned and groaned about Yahoo's poor editorial policies for years. But it is a real example of how their policy may come back to haunt them. Incidentally, their EPC in CJ is under $.50. That is probably because many of the affiliates who work in CJ are banned from Yahoo Search. They should think about that for a while :)
Incidentally, the "penalties" stem from partial/incomplete reviews whereby a "editor" looks at only one or two pages. Heck, I doubt they even know what they are looking for. They just see an affiliate link and hit the penalize button. They are incapable of identifying the "unique" content that the guidelines require of "affiliate sites"
Shareholders should demand change. Let's get rid of the contradicting policies, and retrain the editorial staff.
For now, I will pass on participating in the Yahoo Affiliate Program.