| 11:07 pm on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|The ads wont appear on the same page - i know you cant do that - they will have the whole page to themselves |
Actually, you can do that if you run them through dfp. I have both on my sites, although adsense takes up the most real estate. Some days media's rpm can match that of adsense. Other days, it is about 20% of adsense. The plus with media.net is the excellent customer support. The negatives are no real time reporting, no ctr stats and little control over ad colors (the powers that be at media.net decide what is best and automatically implement those colors).
| 11:22 pm on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I don't know why you can't have media.net and AdSense on the same page as long as they're styled differently; I have. I just haven't been able to get much out of media.net.
| 12:00 am on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I was just having a nose around the DFP site and saw they've still got askthebuilder as a case study. Didn't he have a big barney with google a couple of years ago after panda give him a kicking? I guess they must be best buddies again
| 12:13 am on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|Didn't he have a big barney with google a couple of years ago after panda give him a kicking? |
Yes. I'd be surprised if he is back.
| 7:49 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I've started split testing between Adsense and Media.net. I was invited by media.net and like you would like to diversify away from Adsense although i don't expect to better them. I am a week into this test now and using a php script to randomise which ads to show on a page, am giving them 33% of the best parts of one site and 25% of another site(I started with 50/50 but cut it down). At the moment media.net is giving me less than half of adsense but will give them more time for the test.
I am not expecting them to be as good as Adsense but may end up giving media.net a smaller percentage to keep my account live in-case it improves.
| 8:31 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
i'd be interested to hear how that test goes.
like you, i don't mind taking a little bit of a hit in money, if it means getting more big advertising programs on my site.
| 9:31 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I replaced one Adsense banner with Media.net for 10 days. It made $8.
The same banner from Adsense usually made around $50 /day.
Like you guys, I didn't mind taking a LITTLE bit of a hit for diversity, but that was a lot more than a little!
| 10:01 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|I just haven't been able to get much out of media.net |
|I was invited by media.net and like you would like to diversify away from Adsense |
Lately I've been receiving invitations from media.net - as well as others. So far I've ignored all.
My reasoning mainly being I'm not confident anyone will beat AdSense in the big overall picture. I have minimalist AdSense on my pages - predominantly 728 X 90 and to run anything else means I have to exchange AdSense for any newcomer.
To put this into perspective for you all, my sites happily existed in the days long before AdSense was invented, even before Google came along. They are educational sites wholly intended for the visitor. They were only monetised initially to cover my ever escalating bandwidth costs [circa 1998-2001].
No, I won't annoy my visitors with a plethora of ads.
Therefore the question for me is, do I give up AdSense real estate for a competitor, in the hope there will be a stunning and very significant improvement in revenue?
Almost every contributor to this thread have confirmed my previous instinctive answer of NO!.
| 10:23 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
My situation is that although Adsense is not doing quite as well as last year, my best affiliates (on pages where they are relavant) have halved their commission. Not wishing to rely too heavily on Adsense, I am willing to do some testing.
| 10:35 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Testing is good, but there is statistical significance that for the majority of advertiser AdSense (to date) cannot be beat.
| 10:53 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
My audience is pretty well targeted to regions (states) and the ads that I seem to be getting from media.net are much more generic in nature; my users seem to respond pretty well to local goods and services, plus *specific* travel and vacation type ads (I mean specific to the areas I cover). Nobody I've seen seems to be able to match AdSense for that kind of inventory.
| 7:44 am on Jun 2, 2014 (gmt 0)|
3 months into this thread, can you give some feedback on how it went with media.net.
Did you see an improvement?
| 12:37 pm on Jun 2, 2014 (gmt 0)|
@guggi2000 Have kept my experiment going as Media.net was looking a little better and wasnt sure Adsense was going.
Looking at the figures now on the site that showed most promise (a slightly technical info site with world wide appeal but most visitors from UK)
Adsense showed virtually identical RPM for April and May.
Media.net RPM was 73% of Adsense in April, and 87% in May. Like Adsense, there is considerable variation from day to day.
| 12:37 pm on Jun 2, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Yea, but mostly only because my traffic is way up. You really need a bunch of traffic to succeed with media.net, I believe.
By default they have some mobile ads that anchor themselves to the bottom of the viewport - if you don't like that kind of thing, you'll want to turn it off.