October 6th, 2006
I just received a really odd email from [tag]Yahoo! Publisher Network[/tag] beta:
Oct 6 2006 13:01 PT
Thank you for your participation in the [tag]Yahoo![/tag] Publisher Network beta program. Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that we have identified that one or more of your sites has sent traffic from users outside of the United States to our advertisers. This constitutes a breach of Section 11(l) of the program Terms and Conditions.
As a result, we have terminated your Yahoo! Publisher Network beta account 2709311550. Additionally, in accordance with Section 6(a) of the Terms and Conditions, we will deduct revenue resulting from this traffic from your payment. We will pay any remaining amount owed to you in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.
Please note that it is possible that we may welcome you back to the program after the beta period, provided that you take steps to eliminate non-U.S. traffic from clicking on your Yahoo! contextual ads. We enforce this policy to protect our advertisers? interests, and to reduce the amount of non-converting traffic that they receive.
A final payment will be issued to you within 90 days via the payment method you selected. This payment will be adjusted to exclude any amounts generated in violation of the Yahoo! Publisher Network Terms and Conditions and Program Policies. For example, if we determine that all traffic is non-compliant, you will not receive a payment.
Thank you for contributing to our beta program, and we hope to reinstate you in the future.
Yahoo! Search Marketing
This is odd for one very basic reason - I have never, ever had any Yahoo! ads on any of my sites, ever. This means that there is not the slightest chance that any traffic has been directed from any of my sites to Yahoo!, let alone non-US traffic.
I've heard that Yahoo! has been sending these kinds of emails to publishers before, but the fact that I got one even though I've never run any Yahoo! ads is strange and casts doubt on the accuracy of other accounts terminated by Yahoo!
Yahoo! - You didn't fire me, I quit a long time ago.
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