You heard it here first! YPN has launched their own YPN blog to keep publishers (and want-to-be publishers!) up-to-date and in the loop with the very latest about the program.
Yahoo! Publisher Network blog will be a resource for publishers, by publishers. In it, publishers will find not only what they might expect from a product-focused industry blog-the latest on issues, new releases, and tips-but also in-depth how-to’s, publisher interviews, industry trends, links to articles and other news and information you can use. The blog is also intended to be a community platform that will help publishers learn how to be more successful and profitable publishers.
I must admit, this is one of the coolest search engine blogs out there. They have pics up on Flickr, complete with amusing blurbs like “beefcake” and “the boss smiles“. You can also check out the team picture posing with flying Ys… and check out the notes on their photo there to see the two YPN team mascots! They also link their appearances via Upcoming.
The YPNBlog also has both comments (I made the first one!) and backtracks enabled… although I am not sure if they are on moderation or not, or if only active publishers will be allowed to comment. They do make the comment in the side bar that “Please note that Yahoo! may, in our sole discretion, remove comments if they are off topic, inappropriate, or otherwise violate our Terms of Service.”
They also have an about us page with profiles of many of the team members you see at conferences or may have talked with on the phone or via email. So you can learn a bit more about each and even check out some of their sites. And at the end under blog voices, they have listed “Jeremy Zawodny