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Ammalgam

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Msg#: 4617202 posted 10:04 pm on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

Well after a 10 year run with Adsense it finally makes no sense to continue and I will be switching to another program next week.

I made high 6 figures with this network so I am sad to be leaving but sometimes things come to an end.

The ever changing SERP algorithm changes and the mad experimentation has made Adsense too unstable for a lot of publishers.

Heading to Bing/Yahoo Media.Net.

My trial runs with them have been really excellent so far.

 

varun21

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4617202 posted 10:07 pm on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

Where does most of your traffic come from? Media.net seems to have poor results for me.

Ammalgam

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4617202 posted 11:00 pm on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

Organic for the most part.

It seems to be working well for now...

Edge

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Msg#: 4617202 posted 12:19 am on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

Organic for the most part.


That's your challenge... Sticky-ness/repeat visitors make for stable income...

greatstart

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Msg#: 4617202 posted 4:28 am on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

I've been with Adsense now for 9 years, and this month has been a disaster.

I will hang in there two more months, and if it doesn't improve, I will have to leave and go elsewhere in 2014.

Such a shame, as this was the best of the bunch.

blairsp

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4617202 posted 5:58 pm on Oct 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

Other text based ads haven't done it for me. However, as an experiment I changed all my valueclick ads to cpc rather than cpm. Making 14 times what I am from adsense for 15 days of October, 2 days made twice what I was in adsense revenue and one day made 14c less than what I had been making. Not sure text based ads are necessarily the only "player" here.

frankleeceo



 
Msg#: 4617202 posted 7:23 pm on Oct 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

@blairsp

Did you replace all of your adsense ads? Does valueclick serve mainly image ads? What is your average daily impressions? I would like to see if I can get accepted in that program too.

swa66

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Msg#: 4617202 posted 8:54 pm on Oct 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

Just got approved/invited by media.net (using my biggest website domain).

SO far the experience is
- a personal touch (I also have an account manager there already and they ask to send them email)
- fast approval (only applied after reading this thread)
- Contrary to some other programs it seems they don't care all that much where you live it seems (Europe)

next steps:
- figure out how their stuff works
e.g. I've no clue how they will pay - google's direct deposit is something I like a lot.
- some A/B testing

I'm thinking of starting slow. But it's also starting to be the slow season for my biggest website, so I'd need to do a 50%/50% chance split or something like that - bummer need to read up if G won't get mad at me for doing that.

I'm by far not ready to ditch Adsense. I just like to have an alternative and build up a relation with them too.

Any better thread out here for experiences with media.net ?

blairsp

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4617202 posted 9:22 am on Oct 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

@blairsp

Did you replace all of your adsense ads? Does valueclick serve mainly image ads? What is your average daily impressions? I would like to see if I can get accepted in that program too.


Hi, yes I did. Not saying that it will work for everyone and I don't know if it is just that "something different" effect on my website. They do serve mainly image ads which can be either cpm or cpc. CPM has never been a particularly great return for me but the cpc - boy oh boy. First time I had ever made $100+ on 6000 imps in a day.

the other thing I would say is that you won't find any pointless PIP threads about vc. They always pay on the same date - 20th of month following earnings. In fact, we received the payment today (day early)

ember

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Msg#: 4617202 posted 2:29 pm on Oct 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

Any better thread out here for experiences with media.net ?


If you find one, let me know. What I like about them: they talk to me (and have even called me just to check in). They pay via Paypal (at least in my case). They perform almost as welll as adsense. What I don't like: their reports are poor and only show rpm and impressions, not epc or ctr. They will occasionally change the ads' appearance on my site without telling me ahead of time.

Rosalind

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Msg#: 4617202 posted 1:21 pm on Oct 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

It's interesting that media.net's policies specifically come out against UGC, and also sites that attract traffic from countries other than the US, Canada and the UK. If a lot of advertisers start using this, that's going to affect a lot of forums and directories (which tend to attract low-quality international traffic). I can see why these policies would be very appealing to advertisers.

Kimkia

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4617202 posted 5:45 am on Oct 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Can you Adsense and Media.net on the same site or does that violate TOS?

praveen100

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4617202 posted 7:04 am on Oct 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

You can run both media.net and adsense. I am running them with no issues so far.
My only complaint (if i can say that is), media.net revenues fluctuate a lot.. Adsense is more or less steady but media.net varies almost every day.

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