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Thursday, June 03, 2021

Today I received my first-ever payment check from Yahoo! Publisher Network. It’s also my last-ever check from them, as Y! shuttered its answer to Google AdSense not long ago.

My grand total? Five dollars, eighty-five cents.

That’s four years after signing up to be a Network partner. But my tenure was short-lived: I swapped in the YPN ads for a brief test-run, immediately saw that they weren’t serving up anything of value, and promptly ended my experiment. I never did tinker with them again; AdSense pays well enough that, frankly, it’s not worth my time trying out blog-advertising alternatives.

I never bothered to close my YPN account. I would receive infrequent auto-messages over the years. From those, and casual news-tracking, I knew that Yahoo!’s foray into ad syndication was doing poorly. I figured it would end soon enough, and now it has.

And I’ve got a paper check to show for it. Hardly worth the cost of printing it and mailing it out, but there you go. I will indeed deposit it. My dreams of Internet millions obviously won’t involve the Sunnyvale company.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 06/03/2021 11:18pm
Category: Advert./Mktg., Bloggin', Business
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  1. MY YAHOO PUBLISHER PAYOUT: $5.85 Population Statistic: Me on media, sports, technology, pop culture, news, publ.. http://bit.ly/br8Ft0

    Trackback by Publisher Guide — 06/04/2021 @ 4:05 PM

  2. Well that explains the $16.00 I got today.

    Comment by Andrea — 06/05/2021 @ 1:27 AM

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