Have You Been Banned or Not Accepted into the Google Adsense Program?
First off I’m not going to bullshit you… it’s a lot harder to make money with Adbrite than Adsense. It’s harder to make money with Adbrite than Yahoo. But what if you can’t get into Adsense or YPN? Well you should focus on affiliate marketing, but if you still want to go after contextual advertising then you may still want to consider Adbrite. Adbrite is a huge company and there is a ton of money to be made. But you really have to know what you are doing with Adbrite or you simply won’t make much money.
The bottom line is people are making some serious cash month after month year after year with Adsense. I know… I’m one of them. I do not display Adsense here on Internet Marketing IQ because my target audience is very Adsense Savvy and it doesn’t make sense for this site. This is why you seldom see Adsense on any of the other Top Marketing Blogs. But it makes huge Sense (Pun intended) on sites that are marketed to the general public.
You should also know that there is no real Alternative that pays in the contextual marketing space as well as Adsense. The reason is simple… Adsense has the mindshare of the Advertiser. They have a huge volume of Advertisers ready to spend in almost every niche.
However there are “similar” programs which if carefully crafted can yeild some impressive returns.
Adsense Alternative – Adbrite works! (Learn more…)
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If you are unfamiliar with the Adbrite Network you need to know it is NOT as simple or as easy to make money as the Google Adsense program. However with a little “tweaking” you really can make money. To use Adbrite effectively you need to understand your traffic sources.
The Upside to the Adbrite Network
- A variety of Advertisers
- Cut and Paste Code
- Decent Statistical Tracking
- CPM, Full Page, and Inline Ad options
- Text and Banner options
The Downside to the Adbrite Network
- Low Traffic Sites perform poorly
- Niches that are too “tight” may perform poorly
- Not as many ad block size options as Adsense
How to make Adbrite Work for You
The first thing you need to do is get yourself an account. Fortunately its much much easier than applying to Adsense. And yes there are rules, but it’s not a tight as the Adsense rules.
Click the Button Below to go Directly to the PUBLISHER sign up page.
How to Make Money with Adbrite
Adbrite has a lot of low paying JUNKY looking CPM Advertisements. If your site is displaying these ads you’ll make next to nothing because you are paid a set amount per 1,000 Ad Exposures. Most small sites simply do not have the traffic to make money with CPM.
What you need to do is set up your site to make money from the Cost Per Click Ads. And here is where it can get tricky, and you MUST have patience.
The first thing you need to do is set your ads to display everything available, and to create your Adzones with the most appropriate Keywords to your niche. You’ll go back and “fix” your keyword selections in a few days after you have some test data.
Then you let you site “rest” for a couple of days, perhaps even a week. Now you can go in an look to see who is bidding on Advertisements to display on your site (You know this by the Ads that are displaying). Now is the time to uncheck the display all ads, and let advertisers bid on your site. This will take more days of testing, but this is the only way to figure out who is willing to pay and what you can effectively charge.
Unlike Adsense you can choose the ads to display and you can set your minimum price. Set it too low and you get junk, set it too high and you get nothing!
After the “testing period” it’s time to tweak your advertising campaigns. If your keywords are too narrow you need to widen them to make your site more available to additional advertisers on the network. So if your site were specifically about Chevy Corvettes and you picked a tight group of niche keywords that is not performing it’s time to back up and select new keywords.
In this case you would want to consider such broad keywords as “Automotive”, “Car Rental”, “Insurance”, “Loans”. That is how you’ll get the ads that pay on your site.
Adbrite is a little more work to set up, and more work to monitor, but if you are careful and test your Ad Zones you really can make money with Adbrite.
Adbrite is also a great way for you to Test Advertisments BEFORE you jump on Googles Adwords program.
Best of luck with your Adbrite Campaigns.
Yahoo Publisher Network
THIS HAS BEEN REPLACED BY MEDIA.NET WHICH IS AN INVITATION NETWORK. IN SOME NICHES YOU CAN DO VERY WELL (THINK BIG ADVERTISERS) AND IN OTHERS YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME. THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS ADSENSE, BUT SIMILAR. YOU’LL HAVE TO BE INVITED THEN JUST TEST IT ON YOUR OWN. IT WORKS OKAY FOR ME ON SOME SITES.
Honestly it’s nearly impossible to get accepted into unless you have a ton of traffic and can figure out how to communicate directly with a representative. The upside is it works, the downside is the “Beta” is still in “Beta” 4 years after the fact.
You can try, and I’d suggest you do… but don’t get you hopes up.
What About the Other Contextual Advertising Programs for Publishers?
I don’t use any others because I am successful with Adsense and YPN and I’ve tried a few other including Chitika and found that for my marketing methods Affiliate Programs pay much better. Actually Affilaite Programs pay much better on many of my sites than YPN or Adsense as well.