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Does anyone run Adsense and Media.net on the same site?
londrum




msg:4642839
 10:53 pm on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

I've recently got it into my head that it would be good to diversify, and get some more advertisers on my site.
I've already got 5 or 6 different ones, but adsense is by far the biggest earner. I know that isnt very healthy, so im thinking about swapping out half of their placements for media.net
The ads wont appear on the same page - i know you cant do that - they will have the whole page to themselves

Hopefully i'll get a bigger variety of ads on my site, instead of the same old ones popping up every time.

Im just wondering if anyone has done something similar, and had them both running on the same site. Is it even possible? Im assuming there is no rule against it, as long as they dont appear on the same page

 

ember




msg:4642843
 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).

netmeg




msg:4642845
 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.

londrum




msg:4642853
 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

ember




msg:4642854
 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.

denisl




msg:4643077
 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.

londrum




msg:4643084
 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.

GoNC




msg:4643111
 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!

IanCP




msg:4643121
 10:01 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

@netmeg
I just haven't been able to get much out of media.net

@denisl
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!.

denisl




msg:4643124
 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.

avalon37




msg:4643128
 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.

netmeg




msg:4643131
 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.

guggi2000




msg:4676714
 7:44 am on Jun 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

@denisl

3 months into this thread, can you give some feedback on how it went with media.net.

Did you see an improvement?

denisl




msg:4676803
 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.

netmeg




msg:4676804
 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.

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