Tuesday: 18.July.2006

RADIFIED approved for Yahoo! Publisher Network (beta)

Received a call today from a girl named Danni, who represents the Yahoo! Publisher Network (YPN), saying I was approved for their new beta program.

I applied for their program back on May 27th. YPN is similar to Google's AdSense program, which I've been using since March of last year.

They told me they haven't been accepting many people into the new program yet (still in beta), and that I'm one of the first.

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The guy I talked to (Aaron), who sent me the new-account authorization key, was located in Burbank. (Nobody likes Burbank.)

Both Google and Yahoo! let you control the size and style of the ads. They only request you don't host competing ads (both Google & Yahoo!) on the same page.

So on any given web page, I can host Google ads *or* Yahoo! ads, but not both.

Rumor has it Yahoo! pays more per click than Google. I guess we'll see. I'm curious to see if I notice a difference ($). I'm loyal to none, and will go with whoever pay$ more.

Okay, I completed the account sign-up and coded in some ads, but they are not displaying. Hmmm. Maybe it takes a while for them to get the wheels turning.

Okay, they sent me an email which says: After implementation, it may take one to two days before ads start appearing on your site. During that time, public service ads will be displayed as our engine reviews the content of your Web site.

But I am not even seeing public service ads. So I put the AdSense ads back, and will try again tomorrow or the next day.

Yahoo! offers phone support (nice) from 6AM to 7PM Monday thru Friday, 7-4 Saturday, and 24-hour online support.

I was surprised to speak with living, breathing people, which I've never done with Google .. altho I will admit that the folks at Google have provideme with timely, professional support, yet (as you know), there's nothing like talking to a real human being.

For more info, here's a Google search pre-configured for the query: yahoo publisher network





Posted by Rad at July 18, 2006 09:33 AM

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