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July 31, 2006

Reporting YPN publishers gone bad just got easier

The Yahoo Publisher Network now has an easier way to report publishers doing things that violate the terms and policies of YPN.

Report abuses

Today, we’re pleased to announce that the blog will now feature a permanent link to our feedback email box that anyone can use, located under “Network Feedback” in the right-hand column. If you, our network’s volunteer hall monitors, catch someone placing images next to ads, splattering ads willy-nilly all over their pages, nicking other sites’ content, or running with scissors, let us know and they’ll be sent to the Virtual Principal’s Office.

Or you can save the reporting email to your address book at ypn-feedback@cc.yahoo-inc.com

They also remind publishers they can report others through your account control panel, although if you prefer to do it anonymously, the email address is the way to go.

While this isn't quite as easy as reporting AdSense publishers (via the "Ads by Google" link), this will allow those who aren't in the program (but might like to be!) an avenue to report violators. Now if only they also announced that those who report abusers get bumped up the waiting list for a coveted YPN beta account invite ;)

Posted by Jenstar at July 31, 2006 05:42 PM

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I've seen people wanting to buy invites all over the place. Some are even willing to pay over $1k. Just ridiculous, why doesn't Yahoo just open up their program? Seems like an eternal beta, just like the ones Google loves to do.

Posted by: fryman at August 1, 2006 12:33 AM

I am sure selling YPN invites is a nice little side business for a few out there, especially since I have only heard of one invite code not actually working after being purchased on a forum or eBay.

Posted by: Jenstar at August 1, 2006 01:01 AM

Hopefully this means that Yahoo is getting their act together as far as traffic quality goes. Just this week they finally called me regarding a Myspace layout site I reported 6 months+ ago that was aggregating thousands of clicks a day for term life ads.

Posted by: Dan Abbamont at August 1, 2006 02:49 PM