| 7:43 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Directly contacting possible advertisers might be an option.
| 7:45 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|Directly contacting possible advertisers might be an option. |
That would have been my answer as well.
| 8:03 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Any one of you had luck with going this way?
| 8:11 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Oh absolutely. Now that I'm pushing it. I stayed away from it for years even though I had legit, lucrative offers on an almost weekly basis. Too much work, I thought. Too much to keep up with. My idea these days is to try to minimize the time I spend behind this desk because it gets in the way of the fishing.
Circumstances have changed though. Adsense isn't what it was for me. It still pays the bills but I'd like a little more than that.
Your milage will probably vary but hey, what have you got to lose?
| 8:16 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
How did you go on which advertisers to choose? We get most of international traffic with around 10-15% of US traffic.
| 8:34 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|How did you go on which advertisers to choose |
I didn't choose them. They chose me. As for who I went with, generally it was the one with the deepest pockets and willingness to cut long term contracts.
| 9:27 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I have not found a close competitor or revenue source that comes even close to AdSense. I hear direct ad sales works but I don't have the time nor interest to pursue that avenue.
| 10:29 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
True,hmmm I guess you have to have a site that gets let's say 80k UU a day than maybe advertisers would come. As of now we do not have direct offers from them. We have to keep continue testing and see what would work best without AdSense. It's a shame that google it's like a monopoly in this business.
| 11:23 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
depending on your topic, Ebay Affiliate might work.
I had to search for a while to get a definition, so I might as well help others by posting.....
UU = Unique User
UU definition, glossary, acronym, meaning, abbreviation
| 11:36 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Uppps, sory about the UU:) Ebay did not accept the site who knows why.
We run article directory site with around 20k of articles.
| 4:16 pm on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I get about 90k unique visitors a month and massive (Google says 100,000, but my adstats say 400,000) pageviews off those and direct advertisers work well for me. Also, nobody complains that I also have Adsense, plus another network (pay per impression) on the pages.
Your ad rates may be competitive to what G or other networks charge, though I have found that everybody seems to have a different idea as to what is reasonable and what is not. Most advertisers will want direct links, meaning you have to know how to use div tags and create text "boxes", but once you get some advertisers on your site, others in the niche will take notice and contact you directly.
I have found that it's definitely worth the effort, as those extra bucks pay for extra stuff.
| 5:06 pm on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Nothing comes close to AdSense, which is one reason they keep competitors at bay, but direct advertisers do add extra revenue, moreso than Adbrite or Kontera or any of those. A lot of advertisers do not want to deal with Adwords or use Adwords and want another route as well. And if you can develop a good relationship with them, they'll stick around and are a good back up if AdSense tanks. Worth the effort.