“ Category: Computer / Internet „
I've been writing a blog for almost two years now and starting to get a steady amount of daily page views. Having heard about advertising on sites before (Adsense etc), I've always resisted the idea as I felt it would be too complicated and wasn't sure what was required of me and if I was going to be bound by legal contracts.
Anyway, I plucked up the courage to try advertising with Adbrite, after reading some very good reviews of the site on here no less!
The sign up process is extremely easy and you can be a member within minutes. After supplying the web address of your site or blog, you can then design and customise a series of ads you'd like to place on your site. They have a range of different sizes, mainly the common sizes such as a tall block tower (160x600), a horizontal banner (728x90) and cuboidal boxes (300x250). If these don't fit your blog or aren't at the size you want them, there is an option to have a variable text ad box, which adjusts itself according to the space on your blog.
Placing these ads on your blog isn't at all difficult. All you need to do is insert an HTML box where you'd like to add the advert. On blogger, this is extremely easy and can be completed under "Design" tab.
Once you have placed the ads on your blog, it will take Adbrite up to 48 hours to process before ads show up. For me, ads started showing up within 12 hours, which was good. This time period I think they use to analyse your site to see which ads are most suited and relevant to your site content. The variety of ads available is pretty good, though the majority of them that showed up on my blog were "get rich quick" ads which I really didn't want but thought I'd let them pick the ads for me to make the most revenue.
Speaking of which, you can customise and filter which ads you'd like on your blog- ads available are CPM (per impression) or CPC (per click) and you can sift through them according to how much they would pay out etc. This for me was rather confusing, and after trying to select certain ads, they didn't seem to show up, so I gave up trying to do this.
On average I get about 1500-2500 page views a day, which translated to around 25-50c a day... which is not a lot at all, but I thought it would build up over time. I mean, I won't be doing anything extra and if I check after a few months, this will of course rack up.
The site updates your payment statistics every few hours or so and is displayed on your dashboard. Once you reach the minimum payout thresh-hold (which you can edit- minimum $5) they will automatically send you a cheque. This is their only payment option and as they are an American site, will pay you in dollars. Having checked with my bank, they charge me £28 to cash in each foreign cheque which is absolutely ridiculous. Cheques will also take several weeks to arrive from America.
If I was generating lots of revenue, perhaps this will be worthwhile, but since I am not, it will probably take me several years to actually make worthwhile money. Hence I have given up on Adbrite as it just isn't worthwhile. If only I was living in America...
For those living in America or bank with someone who doesn't rob them for banking a foreign check, this could be for you! I am currently trying out a new advertising site that pays by internet transfer (paypal), so hopefully this will be better for me.
If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask me (by dooyoo mail please) and I'll try to answer it to the best I can!
Adbrite is a great alternative to google adsense. Publishers can find ads to place on their site and get payed for it and advertisers can pay to have their ads displayed on participating websites.
It is massive and is currently serving 308 million impressions a day on 103,348 sites. It is very easy to use and there are many options and different types of ads you can display including banners and text, full page ads and inline ads which are integrated into the text of you website. All the ads are highly customizable allowing you to change the colours and layout, you can even display your own logo at the top of the full page ads. They also do something called britepic which can be used to integrate ads into your images.
To begin with the ads did not seem to be very relevant to my audience however I think it is beginning to improve. Unfortunately they only pay by cheque, but the minimum payout is only $5, and earnings can be slow and low sometimes but I would definitely say this is miles ahead of adsense.
--------Adbrite---------the Internets ad marketplace-------------------
Adbrite is an excellent website for advert marketing, so web publishers can find high paying CPM ads (they pay per thousand impressions) and can control the ads that display.
Adbrite allows advertisers to advertise themselves anywhere they want, at the rate that suits them.
Adbrite is currently serving 620 million impressions a day on 48,974 sites! So its HUGE!
AdBrite was started by Philip Kaplan and Gidon Wise in 2002. They were looking for an easy way to sell advertising on their websites and blogs, and decided to place a small "Your Ad Here" link on each site to connect advertisers to an order form. AdBrite's simplicity spread through word-of-mouth, and within the first two years, more than 1,000 sites were using AdBrite to sell ads.
You can customize your PPC ad formats and with the full page ads you can have a title/background at the top of the page to keep your website looking consistent.
website publishers can display text, banner, full page, in picture, in video ads and earn CPM - per thousand impressions at a competitive rate, - Once you insert the HTML for the ads to your site, advertisers will get the opportunity to bid to place their ad on your site, this way you can have several companies advertising on your website and not have to worry about accepting them/rejecting them as adbrite can sort this for you.
Best thing is you can set a minimum CPM price and have any other ads display when adbrite cannot find a company that wants to pay your minimum charge!
You can choose to review each ad before it appears on your site. (though its recommended that you let adbrite do this) - I noticed why when using adbrite on my website www.mopages.co.cc, I got many more adverts displaying quickly when I let adbrite manage my ads, rather than waiting to review them myself, - I have over 500 companies for just one ad area, its easier to just let adbrite manage them.
The thing I like most about adbrite is its low payout rate, when your account reaches $5.00 you can get your money by cheque.
I have personally used almost all popular publisher networks, from google adsense to MIVA, and I can honestly say that Adbrite is my favorite.
Some ad companies are offering $200 PPC! and $75 CPM! (though these hardly get any views, its usually the cheaper ones that get shown the most!
Adbrite is also great for advertisers, you can choose the type of ad you want to display, CPC- cost per click - so you only get charged when the ad is clicked, CPA - cost per action, and CPM (cost per thousand impressions), you can even choose geographical targeting, demographics, keywords and by content. There are great sites to advertise on such as Facebook (apps), ebaums world and many more!
The website is really easy to use and navigate, you can check stats daily and they're updated really quickly, so you can check which ad zones are doing the best and working well for you.
Adbrite also has a referral program where you earn 50% of AdBrite's profits for the first 3 months and then 10% of AdBrite's profit for the next 9 months.
I recommend adbrite to everyone, both advertisers and publishers, you should join this California based company and maximise your revenue!
- you can see more about adbrite as compared to other CPM/CPC publisher networks, and register on www.bestads.co.cc.
Thanks for reading and rating, feel free to ask me any questions or suggest any improvements!