Earlier this month I dropped my recommendation of Bing-monetized parking companies Parked and SmartName. Income has just not rebounded Since Bing took over monetization of these services from Yahoo. As of this month I recommend the Google-based services DomainSponsor, NameDrive, and Sedo/SedoPro. Income has been dropping at Google services too - but it's been... Continue Reading →
Yahoo-based domain services, such as TrafficZ, Parked, WhyPark, and SmartName, are reporting that their U.S. and Canadian ads are now coming from Microsoft's Bing service. Yahoo is still running the ad networks in some other countries, and the parking companies have deals with secondary providers for traffic from additional countries. This switch was supposed to be revenue... Continue Reading →
Yahoo announced on March 31st that it shutting down its Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) effective April 30. According to a Yahoo bog post, the decision "does not affect large, direct publishers and partners, nor advertisers using Content Match." They go on to state: Earlier today, Yahoo! emailed a small group of publishers participating in the... Continue Reading →
Several parking services are reporting delays in stats from Yahoo for the period of 2/15-2/17. This problem has delayed the semi-monthly report calculation for Parked (which pays twice a month). NameMedia's Yahoo-based SmartName, ActiveAudience, and GoldKey report similar stats delays.