Yahoo! Shutting Down Publisher Network, Recommends Chitika

Posted Mar 31, 2010

In the next 30 days, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) will be shutting down Publisher Network.  Yahoo! is recommending people to switch to Chitika as a result of the shut down.  It is strange why Yahoo! is asking people to switch to Chitika instead of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) adCenter.  Microsoft and Yahoo! are advertising partners.  The Yahoo! Publisher Network (YPN) launched in August 2005.  YPN provided a limited number of publishers with cost-per-click advertising tools.  Below is the full e-mail from Yahoo!

Dear Publisher,

Yahoo! continuously evaluates and prioritizes our products and services, in alignment with business goals and our continued commitment to deliver the best consumer and advertiser experiences. After conducting an extensive review of the Yahoo! Publisher Network beta program, we have decided to close the program effective April 30, 2010. We expect to deliver final publisher payments for the month ending April 30, 2010 to publishers no later than May 31, 2010. All publishers eligible for 1099s for the 2010 tax year will have those mailed by January 31, 2011.

Because our content will no longer be delivered to your ad unit spaces after April 30, 2010, we recommend removing all YPN ad code from your pages by that date.

For the opportunity to continue earning revenue, we suggest using Chitika, a leading advertising network that syndicates Yahoo! Content Match and Sponsored Search ads. Chitika has set up a special process for YPNO beta publishers to participate in its platform. Click here for more information.

We thank you for your participation in the Yahoo! Publisher Network beta. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact our Support Team at (866) 785-2636, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT.


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