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    Media.Net : Yahoo! Bing Ad Network for Bloggers and Publishers

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    Media.net Yahoo Bing Network Media.Net : Yahoo! Bing Ad Network for Bloggers and PublishersWhen it comes to making money from a blog, we have many options. One of the simplest one is place PPC advertisements on your blog, and you will be paid depending upon the niche, quality of traffic and Advertisement clicks. Out of all advertising network at this moment, Google AdSense is certainly the best, and one of the most criticised one due to their harsh rules. Many bloggers lose hope of making money, once their AdSense account is disabled or not approved, and I have talked about many alternative ways to make money in this article.

    Today, I will be featuring Media.net which is contextual ad network brought to you by Yahoo! and Bing together, and getting great review from around the globe. It will be too early to call it as real AdSense alternative, as media.net is currently invite based ad network, and any one can request an invite. There are many great things about media.net and one of them is, dedicated account manager, to help you get started and to take care of your account. I will be talking about all this in a moment, but first lets see what is media.net and what is it all about.

    Media.net : Features and Program information

    Meida.net is a contextual ad network, that means it serves advertisements based on the context of the page. For example, if you are running media.net ads on your page about dogs, your readers will be seeing advertisements related to dogs/dogs products. Similarly a page about camera will have ads related to cameras and related accessories.

    Contextual advertisement performs better than any other ad types (Direct ads), and this is one reason AdSense is so popular. Media.net is powered by Yahoo! and Bing, and you will be seeing only high quality and high paying ads. Media.net is targeted to small and large publishers, who produce quality content. So even if you have a small blog but with targeted and quality content, your chances of getting approval is high. Here are some of the notable features of Media.net ad network:

    • Contextual advertisements: As mentioned above, ad will be showed based on the context of the page.
    • High revenue: Quality of ads are high, and various optimization techniques will help you to make huge money from your ad serving.
    • Mobile Ads: One of the key feature of Media.net is mobile ads. This feature is currently in beta, but with the growing number of smart phone users, mobile ads is the future of advertising for publishers. Media.net mobile detection technology automatically detects mobile and smart phone browser, and serves mobile ads, which will help you to earn extra.
    • Account manager: There are very few ad networks which offers dedicated account manager, and media.net is one of them. As soon as you get an approved media.net account, you will be assigned an account manager, and he will be helping with setup and getting started. None the less, if you are not one of those bloggers who like to optimize ads (color, text and others), your account manager will do this for you.
    • Neat and clean reporting dashboard: Reporting dashboard is neat and easy to get accustomed with.
    • One account & unlimited websites: If you have one approved account with media.net, you can use the same account to run advertisements on multiple websites. Though, you need to get approval for every website, which is easy with the help of site manager.

    Media.net site Manager Media.Net : Yahoo! Bing Ad Network for Bloggers and Publishers

    • Multiple ad unit size: You can create multiple ad unit size using Media.net ad management panel.

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    If you want to learn more about Media.net features, you can check out these two pages. Link 1, Link2.

    How to get started with Media.net?

    Right now, Yahoo! Bing contextual ad network (Media.net) is an invitation based ad network. You can apply for an invite code here, by adding details about you and your website. If you have multiple blogs/website, you can apply for all of them under one account from the same page.

    Soon one of their representative will evaluate your blog, and once you are approved, you will be assigned an account manager, and you will receive your login details via Email. To ensure the quality of ads, they do have program policies, and before applying for them, it’s a good idea to refer to it once. Once your application is approved, login to media.net dashboard, start creating ad units for your website and place the code. The process is simple, and if you have used any ad network like AdSense, Infolinks or any other, process is almost the same.

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    At the time of writing, they support payment via PayPal or wire-transfer. Minimum payout threshold is $100, and since I started using it couple of days back and have not reached minimum payout threshold, I will update the article with payout and other details after first payment.

    Over all, after reading the reviews about media.net and the way the have evolved in last 1 year, I would suggest you to go ahead and sign up for a publisher account, and try out this new most promising Adsense alternative network. If you are an existing media.net publisher, I would love to hear your feedback and opinion about them.

    If you are looking for more advertising networks for your blog, I recommend you to try Viglink at the same time. If you find this article interesting, consider sharing it on Facebook and Google plus.

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    Inspiring Citizen Sareena

    Hi Harsh,

    Thank you for the informative review on Media.net. Your post would definitely help newbies like us.
    Well, I am gonna give a try on media.net soon.

    Regards,
    Sareena

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    George

    Hay nice article harsh…., but do you think that it can stand in front of Google Adsense, I mean can a blogger generate as good income as one can generate from Google Adsense…

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    Abhay Singh

    Thanks Harsh For giving this valuable info. I have applied this some time ago but not approved. so now we applying again.
    Thanks

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    VISHAL VERMA

    I am using media net ads on my blog.. still not crossed minimum threshold.. one of the advantage of media net over adsense is it we can configure it to match our blog color and ads looks similar to blog categories

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    Aditya Dey

    Hey Harsh,
    You are right, it looks really promising..it also has the back up of Yahoo and Bing (to some extent Microsoft too)..so it should emerge a lot in the days to come..now I have two questions…

    1) Can I use it along with Adsense?

    2) I have launched a new website..it is around 35 days old..should I apply for it with that website? Or should I wait for another 3-4 months or so?

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    Varun

    Media.net is really a good AdSense alternative but its good for only those blogs which have really high traffic and large no. of Page Views. and one more thing which i didn’t liked about this network is that its “RPM” i got around 2,000 pageviews daily but still RPM was so low and the total earnings came out to be ‘$0.00′.
    So in my opinion only setup Media.net ads on your blog when it’s getting Huge traffic and page views.

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    Leon

    Wrong Media.net is a scam and will keep you under the threshold so they don’t have to pay you if you do go over they will say your traffic is low then ban you.

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    Fairuze

    This is interesting. Do you have any idea Bing and Yahoo are going to make this public?

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    sandhubrothers

    hello sir i am also using media.net in my site its interesting and good as compair to google adsense (rules and regulations). ya its a perfect alternative of google adsense.

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    Amrish

    Hi Harsh . I also tried to get invite from media.net . But till now I couldn’t . As I saw that you have got the invitation and created you account on media.net . Will you tell us more about its CPC and CTR . It this same as adsense . if yes then it is good for blogger and website owner . Now we don’t have worry more about google adsense problem for disabling account .

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    romjan

    nice i heard about media.net. can you tell me how much cpc they have paid you for per click

    thank you for sharing it.

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    Badmus Shamsudeen

    Nice Info.
    Media.net is also a good method of monetising your blog but nothing good that doesnt have disadvantage.

    There is a very low chances of getting approved if most of your traffic is not from the usa.

    Which is something i dislike about media.net

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    Mezcalito

    It´s this compatible with adsense ? i mean can i put both adsense and media advertise in my blog, or it has to be one or another

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    PrIyAnGsHu

    The earnings has been significantly low for me. One of my sites were serving over 15k impressions per day and unfortunately the earnings never went over $4. How’s your experience when it comes to the earnings part?

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    ie

    I’m been using media.net for about 9 months. All I can say that it is a real AdSense alternative although the earnings not as high as AdSense. I manage to get about 30% extra on top of AdSense earnings.

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    Vivek Gowda

    Hi harsh,

    Thanks for sharing review about Media.net and looking forward to you revenue report from this source…One problem i seen with media.net is they take lot of time to review applications…(More than AdSense Team).

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    Aqib Shahzad

    Almost 60% plus traffic on my blogging niche site is coming from united states, canada as well as united kingdom. I got my media.net account approved when my first blog was almost 20 days old. By having good traffic from european countries you will be able to make handsome income from yahoo bing contexual network.

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    Prem Pandit

    Hello harsh

    Thanks for writing the blogpost about media.net. It might be a best alternative of adsense. But work only if you have high volume of traffic.

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    shyam

    hi harsh,

    Thanks for info.
    I have applied for media.net 2 months back.but they disapproved my account because
    Media.net is mainly concerned about visitors from US though i have 500+ visitors from India it doesn’t made any sense……
    So, before applying to media.net see that you have enough visitors from US/UK

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    Badmus Shamsudeen

    @vivek i dont think so.

    Media.net also review your website fast as adsense does too

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    Lisa

    Harsh, it is so good to know there is another alternative out there. Thanks for sharing this with us. I may be checking it out. I had adsense in the beginning and now just offer a few affiliates on my blog. I don’t like that crowded sidebar look. This one is quite clean here.

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    Sahil Jain

    hello harsh,
    i want to ask you that after how long it’s good to run ads in your blog.i mean does advertising annoy readers?

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    Azad Mehatkar

    Thanks for sharing about media.net I applied for Adsense and got first step approval waiting for second one.

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    Jaspreet

    I recently got $103 form them. :D

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    Hemant Aggarwal

    I have adsense adds on my blog, wanted to know if using “inviteads.com” adds with Google Adsense is appropriate?

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    Akash

    Hi,

    I have tried Media.Net ad network, and saw that Google AdSense is far better than this, as the earnings from Google AdSense has much higher than its.

    I think it is good for only those who can’t get approval or got their account disabled.

    By the way, thanks for the article. But can you also write on how we can optimize its earnings?


    Akash.

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    Jitendra Shukla

    Thanks Harsha,
    You give me another alternative for making making otherwise I was waiting my Adsense account approval so long.
    Thanks for such a informative post..

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    Vishnu Aniyan

    I am using media net ads on my blog. And the best thing liked about it is It’s flexibility to customize everything related to how the add looks.
    But the important thing i leaned from the association with media met is that the
    system needs around 2,000 impressions per day to fully optimize the site. (otherways it will be hard to stabilize your RPMs ) but you will never be in danger of being removed from network due to a low amount of traffic.
    And I also wanted to remind you that media net have a $100 minimum payout threshold.

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    Sourav

    I just started with Media.net 2 days ago (got approved after around 20 days), and I like their support. I was quite surprised that they would provide a personal assistant who would guide me (even though I did’t need that much).
    So far, it looks good.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Sourav
    I loved the fact of getting an account manager from day one. Do share your report and feedback of media.net, after a while…

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    Harpreet Singh

    Heyy Harsh can you please give an idea about what kind of website are they currently accepting.. I mean do they accept websites with lower alexa rankings??

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Harpreet
    The good thing is Media.net looks for the quality of a website. Even if it’s a new website, and quality is good, you are more likely to get approved ro media.net. I don’t believe the consider Alexa ranking as approval factor.

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    AKLAPOTHIK

    Media.net is the best paying alternative according to me which is next to Google AdSense. Nice post on how to get paid more for bloggers who haven`t got approved by AdSense.

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    Victoria Mudraya

    Thanks for interesting review, the question is if the Media.net can become Google ads alternative in the terms of advertisers, not just publishers. Would need to compare ads prices and ROI

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    Harsh Agrawal

    That’s a very good question Victoria…
    Media.net is powered by Bing and Yahoo ads, and usually quality of ads are great…
    I can’t comment right away in comparison with AdSense, but I will share my findings in coming days.

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    Pranjal

    I know about them since the first day of their launch, heard about media.net in an interview with the founder Bhavin Thurakiya, from Directi at Techcrunch.

    However, now I think I should give them a try, just awaiting for your stats, Harsh!

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    Karan

    Hello harsh, thanks for sharing this with us.
    The interface looks quite nice. But the question that arises is that, whether the CPC is good or not.
    What’s your experience so far ?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Karan
    I’m using only 2 ad spot 468*60 and it’s been almost a week, and it will be too early to share the exact report. Wait for one month atleast, and I will share the complete experience with all details…

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    Satya Srinivas

    Got approved for Media.Net today. Thanks for this post. I applied for Media.Net some time back after reading this post as I got disapproved for Adsense repeatedly.

    I don’t get much traffic from USA either. However, it will be good for me.

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    Karan

    Just wanted to know whether you are allowed to use it with Adsense or not.
    Thanks.

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    Soaleah

    Any tip to get approval from media.net?
    I submitted their form twice since your post, but there is no reply or approval :(

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    sanu francis dutta

    I have applied for this network and got approved !!! but the problem is they allow only traffic from US/Canada/UK, if we’re getting traffic from Asian subcontinent then Bam!! I hope they will work on their strict rules.

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    Mc Dewey

    Hi admin..do you have any updates to this post? i have been approved in media.net at first i was excited to place their ads..but i lost my excitement when i read about their reviews..telling they will give any banned reason before you get the minimum payout now its (250$)..@ first 3days may rate per 1000views is 2$ but then almost two weeks my rate is zero(0)…. it is not that easy to be accepted in media.net..and 250$ is not easy to earn…do you have any updates?

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    Shil

    I have just applied to Media.Net and waiting for approval.

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    cytocine

    SO did you get your final earning report for media…net

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Cytcoine
    I’m using it on one of my Tech blog, and reports look disappointing….
    I will soon edit the article, to add screenshot of earning report…And Media.net is not recommended as an AdSense alternative….

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    Mc Dewey

    I am very disappointed to media.net it is not even consistent on their rates and for almost 2000 views a day the income is zero(0).. i don’t understand why yahoo and bing has been affiliated to this ad network..

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    Forms Arena

    Hi,
    I have just started using media.net with adsense.
    Will there be any kind of problem my adsense account as both of them are contextual ads network.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Forms
    You can use Media.net with AdSense, and there will be no problem. But, after trying Media.net for months, I won’t recommend it…

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    Mc Dewey

    yes i agree with you harsh… you’re just wasting ad space for having media.net ads.

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    Nikola petrovic

    Hello Harsh.
    I’ve just signed up with the media.net and been approved.
    I have to figure out a way not to show them with Adsense in the same page, as they are both contextual and Adsense doesn’t really allow using another on the same page, or am i wrong?
    i am running a WordPress platform site.
    Any suggestions?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Nikola
    There is no problem running Media.net and AdSense on the same page, as it doesn’t violate any AdSense policies. If you are looking for solution, you can use Adrotate plugin, which will rotate your ads.

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    Nikola petrovic

    Thanks i installed it and its great.
    Thanks again for the fast response.

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    Mayank sharma

    Hello Harsh,
    I have signed up for both adsense and media.net both were approved.Media.net is making money for me but not adsense.Can you please help as i got lot of visitors from USA,UK and Canada only.I wanted to make revenue from both the network.
    Thank you

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Mayank
    I would suggest you to read this article: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-to-target-country-specific-website-traffic.html
    As it will help you to understand how you can start targeting any country specific traffic.

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    ahamed anas

    I got an approval from media.net is fine then i got 0.76$ first three days is better but now i got 0.00$ only ! Why ? My Question is Media.net SCAM OR NOT

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Ahamed
    They are not scam, but results from Media.net is not that great so far…

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    dewey

    yes they are like that in the first 3days 1 have RPM of 2usd for 1k views then after that it become zero(0) for almost evryday…

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    Faraz Ahmad

    Media.net is really a great opportunity for bloggers. And thank you harsh for detailed information.

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    Shreya

    Thanks for share. I just got approved with media net & its going nice. This is a great alternative to google adsense.

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    japheth

    Hey i have one question,where should i place the ad codes?should i use widgets on wordpress?Have used widgets but it shows some codes.Pliz help

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    Nishant

    Hey Harsh ! I can see that you are not using media.net now. Is something wrong with it? I am using it but the results are not satisfactory. Sometimes estimated revenue is shown around $2 for 800 impressions and sometime it becomes 0 for 1500 impressions. I have heard that they pay for US traffic only. I am using it currently but i don’t think they are good enough.
    Kindly clear my doubt. I am not able to approve adsense so trying media.net and infolinks. Infolinks pays very very less while this media.net seems kind of phishy.

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    Vishwajeet Kumar

    Thanks! for this article Harsh! Actually When I was struggling for getting approved by adsense. In meanwhile I had also applied for Media.net with the same blog as I used for adsense. after few days My account got approved by media.net and I had placed code in my website. For the first few weeks after the approval My RPM was $2 to $10 per Day. But After that I assumed That My RPM drops down to ZERO, while my ad units get 1000+ Impression per day. This is really ridiculous to me. I had contacted the Media.net representative (My account manager) and never got a reply from them till now. I had removed all the ad units from my site.

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    aolee

    First day $2 for 1k impressions. 2nd day $0.26 for 8k impressions. 3rd day $0.04 for 8.9k impressions. I had enough and removed their tag.

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    Baligyana

    thanks for sharing this. I will try to change my website’s ads to Medianet because I have a very small earnings with adsense. I hope i’ll get approved soon.

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    Zavera

    Hi, thanks for the great details but i want to ask if you know when will they send the payments after you reached the threshold. I mean is in the payment account are there any messages showing you reached the threashold?

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    sunny

    Hey harsh, wanted to know how much rpm does adsence give. Media.net pays me approx $1 rpm.

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    Supratim Debnath

    Does media.net really pay or not? Because my payments are stuck for 1 month :/

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Supratim
    They do and there is no doubt on that. Did you tried contacting your account manager or their support team? Do let us know the reasons for not receiving the payment.

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    Shahnawaz Sadique

    Hello Harsh,

    My sites has been approved by the media.net but I have read some negative feedback and reviews about the media.net could you please help me out to understand their way of working.Some people said that they will give good return for 15 days and then it will just flush off.What should I DO??

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    Carding

    Hi shoutmeload,

    We are now using media.net ads on our website and it is running pretty well. But like most of you here, I still haven’t crossed the threshold yet and it’s still under a month since we joined them. I hope you would share if you’ve received any payments from them, and how much the rates were.

    Thanks.

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