alika - 3:22 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Value Click Media for a few months. Their ads are pretty high quality
Really? Their ads were the lowest of the low for us. I had to turn them off and not use them because I don't have the time to go through and uncheck all their incredibly inane blinking ads.
Kontera used to pay us decently - about 15% of what we get from Adsense -- but that has halved considerably after their restructuring
Chitika we used but cut down considerably. They emailed us to say we've been smartpriced, so we remove most of their code on the site. Funny, because our earnings even improved with only about 20% of what we used to give them in terms of pages.
We sell our ads, but last year and this year as well things slowed to a crawl. We're seeing some light as we're getting more ad buyers now, but still not the level before the recession. But direct sale of our ads remain our #2 biggest ad source, compared to other ad networks combined
I had high hopes when the leading print magazine in our niche signed us up to be part of their ad network, but we never got any checks from them after 6 months. I'm just keeping them on the site for "goodwill" purposes