Category Archives: advertising networks

Monetize your wordpress blog

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Web 2.0 announcer just announced the release of the monetizer plugin for wordpress. The plugin can be used to display the top stories from social bookmarks – like Digg, netscape, delicious, etc. – for the tags you are interested in.

In addition to that web 2.0 announcer gives you 50% of the adsense advertisements, which is a good motivation to use the plugin 🙂

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Time to start with affiliate marketing?

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Well if you feel that adsense is not a real money maker, you should start with affiliate marketing. The earnings are much better even that the process is much more difficult than just adding a javascript code in your page. Check this great article about affiliate marketing from paymentBlogger for tips and techniques regarding affiliate marketing.

An alternative way to use Clickbank

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Clickbank is an affiliate network that deals mostly with download products such as software and ebooks. Clickbank gives you the ability to download an XML feed of their marketplace. That means that you can get their whole product database, which contains around 4000 products, and use it the way you like.

Of course parsing all that data in a form that you can use it to make more sales with this company – which is a really time consuming process – can be easily avoided if you use a script like Clickbank contextual script. This great piece of software does all the jobs in 4 simple steps :

  1. Downloads the Clickbank feed and  fill a mySQL database for later use.
  2. Creates a “map” of your web site, and defines the best keywords for each page. (contextual mode)
  3. Gives you a nice interface to get adsense like javascript code to embed in your pages. The ad formats and style is very similar to adsense and YPN advertisements.
  4. Keeps statistics for pageviews and clicks for every clickbank channel you are using with CTRs and everything.

To get more information on this product, or place an order click here.

Yahoo mixes organic results with paid advertisments

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I never thought that being on the first page of a search engine would be so easy, but I am not sure how ethical is this, and how fair is it for the advertisers.

As mentioned at the webdigity webmaster forum, Yahoo has started mixing paid advertisments with organic results. The bad thing on that – and the questionable part – is that the average user wont be able to identify those ads are they look exactly like the organic results.

You can check more in this  subject here.

Webdigity offers advertising packages

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The packages are :

Community donation

This is like a common donation, but in addition we offer a permanent link and a special budge in the forums to those who are donating. You can seek more information or order here .

Forum homepage sponsorship

As the title indicates this is an offer for search engine friendly links. The “product” is a link from the site’s homepage, and the forum homepage. Prices and more information can be found here .

Topic sponsorship ads

This is a new way of advertising, and I think that we are the first forum to offer something like that. The concept is simple : you buy permanent links from forum topics. This way you can get very targeted – in terms of SEO – incoming links to your site, with a fixed one time payment. You can order topic sponsorship ads from here

Some news from Adversal

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Today I got an email from my favorite pop up advertising network, Adversal saying this :

Hello Nick,In an effort to increase the efficiency of our network for both our

advertisers and publishers, we have decided to move away from the

US/non-US structure and instead expand our scale to five

countries/regions as apposed to just two.  In doing so, we are also

moving away from a flat rate model to an individual and customizable scale.

The new custom pay rates assigned to your account are based on the contents of your website(s) as well as the performance, volume, and country origin of your traffic.  To view your new rates, login to your account and click the 'Rates' link on the right hand side of the page. These rates will be effective today.  There are also some new Q&A's that you may be interested in looking at on the FAQ regarding the custom scales.
If you should have any questions, just let me know.

The first thing I noticed is that Adversal has a new Publisher page, which now displays the pageviews from different countries/regions, and the ammount of money earned for them by day. Of course the US traffic is the best, but I think with this adjustment on the program, the rates for the non – us traffic will become better.

Link trading scams

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As pagerank has become the number one target for webmasters – with no real reason, but that’s another story – a big market has been created, and as we can see, now there are hundrends of link services. Some of them offer you automated tools for link exchanges, while others provide marketplaces that both publishers and adertisers can easilly sell or buy links.

My personal opinion is that this thing sucks. I mean that there is no need to have so many link exchanges, and in anyway if you have a good web site that offers usefull information to its visitors, your link popularity can grow alone, without your help.

A good friend of mine, Olaf recently got a membership to linkmarket to promote his brand new directory (directory sites must have a high pagerank to be attractive, so in the beggining you have to raise it no matter what) As Olaf writed to his blog :

A few weeks ago the number of daily new link requests went down to zero. I visited the website to check what’s happened and got the information that my account is suspended and I need to contact the support. I wrote an e-mail to their support department and never got an answer until now. The fee for the premium membership was almost 25 USD, a lot of money for 2 weeks using their service…

 It appears that Olaf just found another scam on the web, so beware this company. They are not serious enough to do business with.