Top Advertising Sites for Money Making
Chitika Premium can be used with Google Adsense. It is a CPC advertising network that targets
US and Canada Search Engine traffic. Ads are customizable and are determined by Search Engine
queries. This means that when a user types in a search query to a major Search Engine, they will be
shown ads specific to their search when they visit your site. Chitika offers the example of a person
searching for a power generator, when they come to your site they are shown ads for power generators.
Additionally, there is a search function within the ads that allows your visitors to search from within
One feature of Chitika Premium is that ads are only shown to Search Engine traffic. This means
that your regular visitors will not be shown Chitika ads and will be able to read your page as normal. For
instance, if you have a group of subscribers that have bookmarked your site, when they return they will
not see the Chitika ads (they will only see your content).
Chitika allows Publishers to add multiple websites to their accounts. This is done by setting up
Channels for each site in your Publisher’s account. A plus with the Chitika network is that there is a WordPress plugin for setting up the ads which can be found on the WordPress site http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/chitika-premium
Chitika site in their Downloads section. You can use the plugin on the WordPress dashboard or create
your ads right within you Chitika account. ( How to Setup Chitika Account )
Visit Site – www.chitika.com
Abrite is another network that allows publishers to use other advertising networks like Adsense
in conjunction with their network. Signing up is quick and easy but the same cannot be said for
understanding their system. In fact, there is a rather large learning curve involved if you plan to use this
network. “Getting Started Guide” written in PDF that you can download here – www.adbrite.com/mb/how-publishers-guide.php
There are six different ad formats for publishers to choose from:
- Text ads – (cost per click). They set up much like you would set up Adsense ads giving you the ability to blend your ads seamlessly into the theme you are using.)
- Banner ads – These are based on CPM (cost per million impressions)
- Rich media ads – These are based on CPM
- Full page ads – These are based on CPV (cost per view)
- Inline ads – These are based on CPC.
- Brite pic ads – These are based on CPC.
Often people confuse the “site hits” with the actual site/page views. To be clear, when referring
to CPM, the count is determined by page views, not “hits”. It’s also important to understand that terms
like CPV do not mean an actual count of the site views—ads like this also have a clearly marked “skip
this ad” button so that your visitors can opt out of viewing those ads. Yes, you can set the number of
clicks and other parameters for when those ads are shown; however, the CPV is calculated solely on the
number of times the ad is actually viewed from start to finish.
Visit Site – http://www.adbrite.com
Unlike many of the ad networks, Ad Marketplace doesn’t offer much information to Publishers before signing up. They require a site specific application. On the application page there is a link to their tutorial http://pub.admarketplace.com/pmp_apply/pub_tutorial.html that you can read before applying, but the tutorial itself is merely vague information. In fact, this tutorial looks more like an advertisement rather than a guide full of specifics.
Some of the basic information that you’ll find from the outside looking in is generally among the norm for advertising networks:
- They claim to have a fast and easy way for publishers of all sizes to earn revenue.
- Publishers can customize text ads and the text ads are relevant to site content.
- Upon acceptance you can go to your account, build ads and get the code.
Those are aspects that you can expect from most if not all advertising networks. However, they do mention a few things that are specific to their site:
- They have over 100,000 pay-per-click advertisers in their network.
- Payments are made in 45 days (they don’t mention the threshold you have to meet).
- Payments are made via PayPal, check or wire transfer (they don’t clarify the requirements for each).
- It appears there are four types of ads available: tag clouds, text, search and text with search.
So, from the outside looking in, Ad Market Place seems like it would be a fairly easy network to use, providing they accept your application.
Visit Site – www.admarketplace.com
When first reviewing the Ad Onion advertising network, it’s hard not to notice several
grammatical errors that do not do this company justice—it has some alluring features and publishers
can find a great deal of information even before signing up. The most unique feature of this network is
that publishers choose the advertisers they wish to use which of course gives publishers much more
control over ads than in many networks. The idea sounds attractive. However, in the end this is not as
good a network as it first sounds…
Beyond the normal ability to accept or reject ad offers shown on their sites, publishers are given
access to a marketplace that gives details of the advertiser’s specifics.
Publishers basically set up zones (areas on their sites) that they are wanting to put ads on and
then search the marketplace for advertisers that look appealing to them. Additionally, once a publisher
decides the zones they wish to “sell” to advertisers, Ad Onion helps the publishers by suggesting or
referring advertisers. When creating the zones, the publisher can also “name their price”, but this
system, though it may sound inviting has several catches to it.
Advertisers all have specific criteria that a publisher must meet before they will agree to
advertise on the publisher’s page. This criterion includes the advertiser’s approval of the site in regards
to the site’s aesthetics, content, traffic, etc… Publishers have to apply to each advertiser separately.
Ad Onion offers –
- CPM (Cost Per Thousand Impressions) your ad will be listed within the ad spot that you choose and for every one thousand views you will be charged
- CPV (Cost Per Visit), your ad will be listed within the ad spot that you choose and for every visit you get you will be charged
- CPI (Cost Per Interstitials), your ad will be listed in front of the publisher’s website for a view seconds, and you will be charged for every visitors that it shows
- CPC (Cost Per Click) only when user click on your ad you will be charged
- CTR (click-through rate), is the number of clicks your ad receives divided by the number of times your ad is shown
- eCPC (Effective Cost Per Click) – the average cost per click delivered
- eCPM (Effective Cost Per Thousand Impressions) – the average cost per thousand impressions delivered.
Notice the number of Daily Impressions just in the specifics For these six sites. The range here is from a low of 500 to a high of 349, 945. Daily clicks range from 0 to 25, 000. So, just using the data From these first six sites, averages can be determined as follows:
Adding all the dail Notice the number of Daily Impressions just in the specifics For these six sites. The range here is from a low of 500 to a high of 349, 945. Daily clicks range from 0 to 25, 000. So, just using the data From these first six sites, averages can be determined as follows: Adding all the daily impressions and dividing by six = 101,740.83 Average daily impressions. Using the same math for the average Number of clicks, the average number of daily clicks is 4,836.67. Clearly this is indication that your site needs to have a substantial Amount of traffic to compete for the better ads. Although these Averages are taken from the first six ads, having scanned several pages of this advertising network, I Found that there were very few sites with under10, 000 daily impressions and far fewer with under a 1,000 daily impressions. Y impressions and dividing by six = 101,740.83 Average daily impressions. Using the same math for the average Number of clicks, the average number of daily clicks is 4,836.67. Clearly this is indication that your site needs to have a substantial Amount of traffic to compete for the better ads. Although these Averages are taken from the first six ads, having scanned several pages of this advertising network, I Found that there were very few sites with under10, 000 daily impressions and far fewer with under a 1,000 daily impressions.
Visit Site – www.adonion.com
Yahoo Publisher Partner Beta Network
Yahoo’s Publisher Partner Beta Network is probably second in line to Google Adsense in terms of
popularity. However, Yahoo has far more rules and stricter policies than Google Adsense. Sign up is
relatively straight forward. You can download a step-by-step “Implementation Guide” here:
http://publisher.yahoo.com/sell/ContentMatch.php?loc=USYPN0005. The guide details registration,
activation and ad setup and placement.
The first step to signing up with Yahoo Publisher Partner Network is to create a Yahoo Business
ID. It is a separate ID than other Yahoo IDs you may already have. The form for signing up includes
general information about you and your website. You choose your preferred ID and password. General
information includes name, address and phone number, email address, etc…; website information
includes the URL and the category of the website. Yahoo uses the information you provide in this form
to verify your email address and your website.
If your application has been approved, the email you receive includes a link that takes you to a login
page. Immediately you are presented a page that requires you to fill in your US tax information. When
you have completed the tax form and submitted it, you are then directed to the payment options page.
Options there are:
- PayPal, which requires $50 minimum to receive payment; delivered same day when due.
- Check, requires $100 Minimum; 7-10 business days to deliver.
- Direct deposit, requires $100 minimum; delivered same day when due.
- Transfer to Yahoo Search Marketing account, requires $100 minimum; delivered same day when due.
Due dates are approximately thirty days from the month the minimums reach the required balance. Yahoo’s Publisher Network offers content match text ads. There are ten different sizes of text ads to choose from. They offer several predesigned color palettes to choose from, but publishers also have the option to customize the ads to colors that will match their themes.
AdSpace Auctions is an auction site much like other auction sites. Here however, the “merchandise” is ad space. Publishers list the ad space they are willing to sell on their sites and Advertisers bid accordingly, specifically to get their ads to target the kind of users they are looking for. When publishers set up their auctions, they have the ability to define the space, a starting bid and the type of ad they want (banner, text, etc…). They can also choose from different kinds of auctions similar to “buy now” and “Dutch” auctions familiar with other auction sites. Publishers also choose whether the ad fees are incrementally based or a fixed price for a certain length of time. Of course, publishers also choose payment terms. Sound like an interesting way to monetize your site? Well, when browsing the marketplace for available spaces, there doesn’t seem to be many publishers participating in this site. That is probably reflected in other observable data: there doesn’t seem to be much bidding going on either. Publishers have to pay to participate in Auctions and the specifics for this is not exactly clear.
This is a basic rundown:
- Home Page Featured Fee 1.5 USD
- Category Featured Fee 1.10 USD
- Highlighted Items Fee 1 USD
- Bold Items Fee .40 USD
This is and advertising opportunity for publishers that doesn’t give you much information prior to creating an account. Since the observable data in the auctions in the “ending soon” section only showed one auction with one bid, I think it’s safe to surmise that this is not an opportunity that would be my first choice.
My Ad Market
At first glance My Ad Market has some appealing features for publishers. However after reading
some of the detailed information and viewing some of the tutorial videos, one quickly finds out that My
Ad Market is more geared towards advertisers and advertising agencies wanting to set up a network of
publishers. They have an extensive range of tools to help advertisers and agencies expand their reach to
publishers by crossover publisher lists. For publishers, (at first glance) it seems they are able to create
one account and reach any of the participating advertisers. As it turns out, this is a company is more of
a referral system.
Without going into lengthy detail, advertisers have the ability to enter keywords, categories, ad
types, etc… that they want publishers for. The videos that My Ad Market refers to as tutorials for
publishers are in fact tutorials for advertisers to set up their publisher database. They can set payment
parameters; types of payments etc… and are able to monitor their network of publishers through the
interface provided. In that interface, they can see the specifics of all publishers on their network. The
information available for them to view includes publisher’s general information as well as more specific
information like a list of the publisher’s sites, performance per site, etc…
For publishers like you, who merely want to advertise content specific ads on our sites, this
advertising network does not offer much. In fact, one soon learns from the one video that pertains to
us, there are very view options. It appears that the only ads available to us are ads to advertise the
advertising networks that are a part of My Ad Market. Sound confusing? Let me see if I can explain a
little more clearly: advertisers join networks and usually when we join the same network we are served
ads from those advertisers. However, when a publisher joins My Ad Market, they are not being served
ads from the advertisers in the network; they are being served ads for the advertising networks. You
could compare it to advertising Google Adsense Advertising Network, verses having the ability to show
content specific ads on your site from a variety of advertisers in the Adsense Network. Page 12
My Ad Market is more of a middle man. They make money on every referral to the various Ad
Networks and publishers like us only make a portion of that. In effect, what they have done is created
an attractive site to lure publishers into advertising companies that pay My Ad Market per referral. It is
somewhat more like a pyramid scheme: people buy from stores, small stores buy from jobbers, jobbers
buy from wholesalers, and wholesalers buy from the manufacturers. In this case you can look at it as
though they get paid by the ad networks and pay a portion of that to you for getting the referrals for
them. It isn’t set up like that on the obvious, but that is basically what happens.
Much of what they have done on their site to attract publishers is deceiving. At first glance, it
seems publishers have the ability to do all this fancy creation and tracking that the advertising networks
do, but they are really talking about what the Ad Networks are able to do with their publishers. What
publishers end up advertising is also deceiving because of terms they use which I discovered by hovering
over some of their links on their site. Remember they are getting a referral each time:
- Ads Market Place takes you adonion.com.
- Contextual Advertising link takes you cliksor.com.
- Search Engine Optimization takes you to yesupseo.com.
- Banner Network takes you to yesadvertising.com
At first I was not going to include a review of this network as a part of this document. However,
because they have such deceiving tactics to attract publishers like ourselves, I thought inclusion would
help you spot this kind of network in the future. There is more than one of these types around making
money off unsuspecting publishers.
Visit Site – http://www.myadmarket.com/
Buy Sell Ads
Buy Sell Ads does exactly that: it is a network for people to buy and sell ad space. This is not typically done with affiliate marketers. The concept of selling ad space is more for large blogs with a sizable following. However, I wanted to mention this site because for sure there is money to be made from this type of advertising–if you have a large site and a great deal of traffic. In an interview with Todd Garland, the creator of Buy Sell Ads (which is here: http://line25.com/articles/selling-ad-space-tips-from-top-design-blog-owners) he makes a few suggestions for people who want to focus on this type of advertising. The main thing he conveys is to build the site and build the traffic before even trying to sell ads. He also mentions that you shouldn’t put any ads on a site that you want to use to sell ads; it will make it more attractive to the advertisers.
In actuality, in the aforementioned article interview, the site owners had these numbers for the average monthly page views:
- 13,000,000 +
As you can see from the average monthly page views in this list, these sites all get a large amount of traffic. The smallest is getting 125,000 page views a month which still beats out many affiliate marketers. Selling ads is more for site owners that are looking for promoters so that they can continue to keep writing content and concentrate on that.
Visit Site – https://www.buysellads.com/