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Adbrite - Increased Sales? Reviews?

     
2:29 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I was thinking of using Adbrite to advertise my website.

Based on people currently using Adbrite, have you seen an increase in sales? What do you think of Adbrite; is it worth using them?

Thank you,

olimits7

2:50 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I used AdBrite for all of two days and a few hundred bucks before pulling the plug.

They generated traffic from mainly garbage sites with a near 100% bounce rate from pages that perform extremely well with other PPC platforms such as Adwords.

I ran campaigns using traffic from only their reviewed sites, so I guess their guidelines aren't as strict as I would have liked.

I found there UI to be restricting and frustrating. For example, declined ads and campaigns are simply deleted leaving and advertiser to recreate a completely new campaign simply to make a minor correction.

Keep in mind that my experience is based on advertising in my niche and my limited experience using AdBrite. Those with a greater knowledge of the system may fair far better than myself.

5:19 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I use Adbrite infrequently. Like was already mentioned, there are a lot of garbage sites and the clicks from them are ..... questionable. So when I would set up a campaign I would closely monitor the sites the clicks were coming from and if I got a 100% bounce rate I would immediately delete those sites from displaying the ads. But the last time I used them, there was a whole lot better class of websites available.

Also, the founder of Adbrite is an internet "hero" and he used to be a member here. He had his 15 minutes of fame back during the tech boom/bust.

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Rugles, when was the last time you used AdBrite when you noticed a better pool of sites to choose from?
8:59 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Within in the last year. I think the last time I had some ads running was 8 or 9 months ago. The sites I am talking about were from large mainstream media companies.

But for sure, there is a lot of lower tier sites with dubious clicks. I will use them again someday, it was not very expensive, you just have to put in the time to delete the sites with the dubious clicks.

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Actually, just hit Adbrites home page and you can see who I am talking about.
10:44 pm on Mar 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've tested it and lost $ on it, unfortunately. Perhaps some have made it work, but count me out.

- Dan