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Apply for Yahoo! Publisher Network

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

As far as I can remember, YPN only allows publishers from U.S. However, there are some non-US sites have some YPN advertisements running. Here I cut-and-paste a statement from the registration page:

Participants of the program must have a valid U.S. Social Security or Tax ID number, and web site content that is predominantly in English and targeted at a U.S. user base.

Having nothing to do, I give it a try and see what kind of response I'll receive from Yahoo!, although it is quite clear that it's going to be a negative response. Just for your information, I entered 'No' for the question 'Do you Have a Valid U.S. Social Security or Tax ID Number?'.

Anyhow, it's really interesting to know whether they will generate better income than Google AdSense.

Yahoo! Publisher Network

AdSense Notifier Plugin for Firefox

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Since I began blogging again, I'm seeing a little AdSense revenue - few bucks a day. That develops my Google AdSense Stats Syndrome (G.A.S.S.) again! Had to reinstall the AdSense Notifier to save my time from logging into AdSense again and again.

It's not a new thing on the web, but if you have not heard of it before, get it here: Adsense Notifier.

AdSense Notifier

AdSense Referrals beta

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Notice this tip from Google when I was checking my AdSense revenue. Make sure you check out this new program from Google. Basically, with this program, you'll be paid when your visitors click through to an advertiser's site and complete an action defined by your advertisers, such as a sale or sign up. Of course, the pay per action will be much higher than a click in pay-per-click AdSense.

It's still not open for everyone yet, but you can try to sign up, to be considered by Google.

AdSense Referrals beta

Chitika’s Multi-Product Unit

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Chitika Multiple-Product Unit

I just received a newsletter from Chitika, telling me that they have come up with a new advertisement unit, the Multi-Product Unit. As the name says, it's a single ad unit with multiple products in it.

When you point your mouse to the small image at the bottom, it will be swapped with the large image, together with all the text on the right updated. For this feature, I find that it is still quite buggy. Have you ever seen a black iPod that looks like a camera? After swapping the products for a few times, I see this (notice the text and the image):

Chitika Multiple-Product Unit - Bug

It's only available in the size of 468x180, which is why I don't put a sample here.

I like it when they are creative to create eMinimalls last time. And now, they have multi-product unit. Keep up the good work, Chitika. (However, they need to do more tests on their product as well!)

Adsense’s Click-to-play Video Ads

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Anyone notice the new click-to-play video advertisements from Google Adsense? I have not seen any yet. But I read it in "What's New - June 2006".

If you would like to enable video ads to be displayed on your website, do these:

  1. Add in ads with any of these formats: Medium Rectangle (300 X 250), Large Rectangle (336 X 280), and Square (250 X 250)
  2. Choose "Image ads only" or "Text and image ads" for that specific ad

Although you have it configured correctly, you probably won't be seeing them straight away. On this issue, Google (Help Center) has this to say:

Note that as there is currently limited video ad inventory, you may not notice any ads on your site for some time. As our inventory grows, you may begin to see video ads appear on your pages. In the meantime, we recommend opting in to both text and image ads for your ads units to ensure you're getting the ads that represent the maximum revenue potential for you.

Let me know how cool is it, if you have seen any. Google has them in their ads format page (scroll down).

Clicking on play button will show "buffering".

Adsense Video Ads Buffering

After buffering, the video will play.

Adsense Video Ads Playing