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People keep saying YPN is better than Adsense. Why not me?

Discussion in 'Yahoo Search Marketing' started by TanMonkey, Sep 14, 2006.

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    I've been shopping to buy sites and people keep talking about switching to YPN and seeing their earnings double, or saying "if I could only get a YPN account I could really monetize this thing". A couple weeks ago I got accepted to YPN and I was excited. I put the ads on my highest trafficed pages as a test and they've done terrible. I was making 5 times as much with adsense.

    Is my experience typical? Is each better in certain cases?
    SEMrush
    Thanks for your time.
     
    TanMonkey, Sep 14, 2006 IP
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  2. ChrisChoi

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    Well recently, Adwords changed their Adsense system and added
    a feature called "smart pricing".

    This means that theoretically they collect the conversion ratio
    to the advertiser's data and adjust the price the pay. This I believe
    is a way of promoting their adsense more and determining your
    relevancy (your site).

    I also read that your account's history (which is flawed - it should
    be a site by site basis) determines how much the advertiser will
    pay resulting in how much you earn.

    http://adsense.blogspot.com/2005/10/facts-about-smart-pricing.html
     
    ChrisChoi, Sep 16, 2006 IP
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    did you read the topic? he's saying that adsense was 5 times better than YPN ...
     
    LucasMS, Sep 20, 2006 IP
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    Yea I did. I was just pointing out that adsense changes maybe the
    reason why people may have been doing better with YPN (not him).
     
    ChrisChoi, Sep 20, 2006 IP
  5. TanMonkey

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    That's good info. Thanks
     
    TanMonkey, Oct 4, 2006 IP
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    I was one of the first to test out YPN over a year ago and I had horrible earnings with them. Maybe their network wasn't as complete as it is now or what AdSense is capable of but I was getting some very irrelevant ads and low earnings.

    Needless to say, I quickly switched back to AdSense. Maybe I'll give them another try later, but for now I'm sticking with what pays me the most money.
     
    Grasshoppa, Oct 5, 2006 IP
  7. TanMonkey

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    I've seen the same grass. I've only switched two very different sites with about 1000 impressions / day but my YPN earnings are about 1/10th of what my adsense were. I guess I just need to keep testing, testing testing. Adsense clicks were typically < 10. YPN clicks typically < 1. I've not noticed but a nickles difference in cpc too (favoring YPN).
     
    TanMonkey, Oct 5, 2006 IP
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    I've been advertising in both yahoo/overture and adwords for a while now ( 2 years, more or less). In almost all instances, the price of being in the top 3 in yahoo is much much more than being in the top 3 for adwords (even top 10, in most instances). Logically, therefore, I'd have thought that YPN publishers will earn more than adsense publishers.

    Any ideas on this illogical situation?
     
    woodridge, Oct 8, 2006 IP
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    ypn has a minimum bid and weeds out junks sites. I bet they're banking on being respected / more relevant where as google oft returns made-for-adsense sites
     
    TanMonkey, Oct 17, 2006 IP