Almost got into YPN!
Last week, I got a surprise email from Yahoo! inviting me to sign-up for their new ad network program, Yahoo! Publishers Network.
This is what i got from the email:
This link is your unique access key. It is non-transferable and may be used to create one account only. (Please note that during the beta period, Yahoo! is only able to serve or accept U.S.-based publishers with a valid Social Security or Tax ID number, and with web site content that is predominantly in English and targeted at a U.S. user base.)
The new Yahoo! Publisher Network self-serve platform:
* Is being developed in response to demand from publishers like you.
* Will enable publishers to take advantage of the products and services that appear on Yahoo!.
* Is designed to provide online publishers all the content, tools and services they need to maximize the value of their sitesâ€”for both publishers and users.
By participating in the beta program, you’ll be among the first to test a new platform that enables you to publish text-based ads on your Web site and take advantage of new Yahoo! Publisher Network tools and services as they become available.
A few minutes before that, Rain popped me over GTalk asking how he should proceed with the registration process in YPN. We tried several options and strategies to no avail.
I then re-read the email and figured it wasn’t for us. It turns out that Yahoo sent thousands of invitations that day to non-US publishers.
It would have been great to get a YPN account and see how it fares on some of my sites/blogs. Well, almost.