Yahoo Publisher: They Don’t Like Pictures Much

I’m loathe to write about Yahoo! Publisher because…well….quite frankly they don’t want me! That’s not strictly correct. They don’t want publishers who are aliens. And I am one. But I did get an invite. Which I can’t use. So that just annoys me even more…

I digress.

Anyway, for those who are participant, Yahoo have published a reminder of the guidelines. Curious that Google allows pictures next to Adsense, while Yahoo:

“Don’t place images next to ads. It’s dishonest and we want to be in a long term relationship with publishers everyone can trust. People will think those images have to do with the ads, and when they find that the site they’ve been directed to has nothing to do with them, they’ll be pretty miffed.”

And…

“Don’t go nuts with the ads and place them all over every page like they’re your content or something. It looks like you are trying too hard.”

It’s fair to say that some Adsense publishers try really, really, hard 😉 And don’t get me started on Chitika…

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