This will be interesting to watch. I wish Quigo (and Kanoodle) well, but PPC contextual ads just doesn't cut it for most publishers. For all of Google's technology, the main thing they did was sell the contextual ads over a huge network.
Sure, you webmasters love that income from Google, but what you really love is that it comes soooo easy for you. Google does the selling for you by bringing everyone together to make a market for ads for wiggets.
What we see is about a 1 to 2 percent click-through on most ads in context with the content on medical/health, entertainment, travel and business/financial sites. (The number we actually use is 1.7. on average for medical/health, it's higher on entertainment, lower on business.) Which means one has to sell one heck of a lot of contextual ads to make money.
If you're a financial web site, or a medical web site or a travel web site, then most of your ads are going to be in context already. (Right, EuropeForVisitors?)
I read where Quigo has sold this package to newspapers. How much news in your paper is in context to anything anyone wants to buy? Not much, I can assure you.
Yea I pretty much agree with you weeks, and to be honest I'm getting sick of google and all the lil "games" they are playing. The thing is that people actually trust google, it's one of the most visited sites on the net. Easy to use tool, and easy too SEE, to notice so yea there's nothing you can do about that.
Even though they are much much better contextual advertising services, but they are simply not noticed because of this giant, google. And it's only because they have an ocean full of advertisers.
But yea, it'll be interesting to watch this, anything's interesting if you consider that google is taking over everything. Market is too stale, especially when it comes to contextual advertising.
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So does anyone know if adding the AdSonar ads to your site would be against TOS for AdSense?
Could I run both at the same time, or would I have to alternate them to be within TOS?
Nevermind, I found the answer: [webmasterworld.com...]