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If you aren't happy with AdSense...
europeforvisitors




msg:531442
 10:00 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you aren't happy with AdSense, you'll have another option on May 2, when FastClick will begin offering text ads.

 

ken_b




msg:531443
 10:03 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

You going to try those EFV?

petra




msg:531444
 10:12 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just recived that e-mail from them but I don't think they'll be targeted ads, will they?

Zygoot




msg:531445
 10:32 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I suppose they won't be content-related but instead related to the general category of your website?
And will they be CPC, CPM or a combination of both?

And probably this won't be for everyone because FastClick is pretty picky about the sites they accept.

europeforvisitors




msg:531446
 10:38 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

ken_b:

No, I'm sticking with AdSense and affiliate links. (I tried FastClick a few years ago but got tired of deselecting campaigns that paid poorly and had nothing to do with my topic.)

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:531447
 10:43 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone have any recent, positive experience with Fastclick?

Rodney




msg:531448
 10:52 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone have any recent, positive experience with Fastclick?

This is probably better in the Advertising & Affiliate Programs forum, but yeah, I've been using FastClick for almost 5 years now with no complaints.

They pay on time on the 20th of the month, and the revenue is decent for sites that have a general audience.

incrediBILL




msg:531449
 1:10 am on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've been dabbling with one page only where AdSense refuses to display, something about the word NUDE makes the MediaBot twitch and quiver.

Anyway, it's low paying based on the impressions IMO, the ads are total crap.

I make about 50% more from one direct sponsored link on the same page than FastClick pays so I'm probably gonna toss it.

I tried to login and get you some statistical info but the most they can muster at the moment is
"Internal Server Error"

rapidcars




msg:531450
 5:28 am on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've been using fastclick for over a year and they always pay. Only complaint is the cpm has gradually declined but its a good option for backup impressions

david_uk




msg:531451
 6:08 am on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I use it on a couple of pages where adsense gets lots of views but doesn't generate clicks. I view it as a way of paying the bank charges on cashing Google cheques :) However, I will probably try adsense cpm on these pages to see how it goes.

It's a useful secondary source of income, and they always pay up dead on time. But the ads are not relevant to my site, don't get that many clicks and are no replacement for adsense.

dolcevita




msg:531452
 9:53 am on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is there any good alternative that have and pay at least good as google.
I applied by fastclicks a couple months a go but was rejected without any specially reason:
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<snip>
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I have 40000 unique visitors monthly with 2484234 Hits.
But now what i read about fastcliks i do not need to be regret.
I need advice from someone who is really experienced to tell me what is good tu run together with adsense.

Thanks

[edited by: Woz at 10:51 am (utc) on April 27, 2005]
[edit reason] No email excerpts please, see TOS#9 [/edit]

stuartmcdonald




msg:531453
 10:19 am on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

You got that far with fastclick - congrats! I applied, never heard back, but they did add me to their mailing list. I can't login and can't apply for an account again because my site is already in their database LOL. I contacted them a coule of times trying to find out what was happening, but never heard back -- so I'm in fastclick limbo.... though going on some of the others comments, that's probably not a bad thing!

ncreegan




msg:531454
 12:58 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Fastclick used to be an awesome option with really good ads that matched the concept of the site well, but about a year and a half ago all my sites started being inundated with heinous flash ads and poor paying run of network. Spending time every day blocking the crappy ads didn't do much to keep them at bay, so I tossed them.

Hit the COCKROACH!
Clicking here will squash the
cockroach and win a prize!
Ads by Fastcliiiiick

Roadkill




msg:531455
 1:05 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have never used or applied to fast click for one simple reason. As a user I cannot stand to have to get rid of all the tracking crap fastclick puts on my computer when I surf. Its not something I want to do to my clients to do either.

dolcevita




msg:531456
 1:19 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

What is then good alternative that can be run together with adsense?

DamonHD




msg:531457
 4:59 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I am trying TribalFusion, which *so far* (note: only about a week) seems good in revenue and in not clashing with AdSense Ts&Cs. And their UI is reasonable too.

I also had an especially clued-up and helpful sales person get me started. (Thank you Erin!)

But of course we are both on probabtion with the other... Apart from anything else they claim that I am getting 4x fewer unique visitors per day than my stats suggest, even having filtered most spiders, hotlinks, etc, etc, so I still have to work out why!

Rgds

Damon

Matt Probert




msg:531458
 6:29 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone have any recent, positive experience with Fastclick?

Yes. For professional publishers, like ourselves, they offer a sensible rate for sensible adverts. And they always pay up on time.

Matt

Matt Probert




msg:531459
 6:34 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's [Fastclik] a useful secondary source of income, and they always pay up dead on time. But the ads are not relevant to my site, don't get that many clicks and are no replacement for adsense

Interesting. Adsense earns nothing for us, Fastclick however delivers serious money (enough to live on). I suspect, from hearing the criticisms of Fastclick that the critics are operators of minor sites who are fed up at having been rejected by Fastclick, who *only* deal with larger, quality sites.

Matt

kpaul




msg:531460
 6:36 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

seems i put mine in the wrong forum ;)

[webmasterworld.com...]

ncreegan




msg:531461
 6:58 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Matt, I think that's the result that most people with sites like yours get with adsense, and also your site is the perfect type of site for a network like fastclick...

adamnichols45




msg:531462
 7:02 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

is fast click good for us in the uk?

is there much money to be made compared to adsense?

jomaxx




msg:531463
 7:04 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Maybe it pays OK but you have to admit those ads are not relevant to anything. Typical flashing and shaking "Your computer is too slow", "download IM smileys", Devry Institute junk.

MrAnchovy




msg:531464
 8:16 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

But now what i read about fastcliks i do not need to be regret.
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so I'm in fastclick limbo.... though going on some of the others comments, that's probably not a bad thing!

It all depends on your site topic/audience/traffic.

I don't understand why the two are being compared as apples-to-apples when they are apples & oranges.

AdSense thrives by topic.. primarily serving on-topic CPC ads.
FastClick thrives on traffic... primarily severing general, across-the-board CPM ads.

Run a specific niche site & you will generally find AdSense as the better performer.
Run a general topic site that brings in loads of traffic & you will may find that FastClick is the better performer.

Find a delicate balance between a specific topic that applies to many audiences and you will cherish both AdSense and FastClick.

Fairla




msg:531465
 2:21 am on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

My experience with Fastclick has been very positive. I've never dealt with a better affiliate or advertising program.

(You can set it to not display any ads that you haven't preapproved. That makes it very easy to filter out the junk ads.)

nathanso




msg:531466
 6:46 am on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Has anyone had any luck getting into FastClick's publisher program with a discussion forum site? I run such a site and our forums, while open to the public, are also moderated closely and stay quite clean.

FastClick's agreement is somewhat unclear. Do they exclude all forum sites, or only such sites without "regulation". And what, exactly, is regulation anyway?

Finally, has anyone anywhere made any decent affiliate money on a discussion forum site? Bueller? Bueller?

"(d) Content: Fastclick reserves the absolute right to refuse to affiliate with any Publisher. Fastclick does not accept Websites that produce or provide adult content. Fastclick does not accept Websites that engage in, promote or facilitate illegal or legally questionable activities such as pirating and hacking. Fastclick does not accept Websites that are: under construction, hosted by a free service, personal home pages, or do not own the domain they are under. Fastclick Code shall not be used on Websites that contain forums, discussion boards, chat rooms, or any content area that is open to public updates without regulation. This Agreement is voidable by Fastclick immediately if Publisher fails to disclose, conceals or misrepresents itself in any way. In addition, Fastclick may in its sole discretion refuse to serve any Website that it deems inappropriate. To insure compliance with this Agreement, any Publishers that change their content after approval for membership MUST notify Fastclick of the changes in writing IMMEDIATELY. Notices should be sent to ."

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