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I've been over at AdBrite and browsed around for a few minutes on several occasions. Each time, I left thinking the ads seemed to be geared more towards "pop culture" (for lack of a better phrase)
Put another way - if I have a site about industrial widgets, I can count on AdSense providing ads from widget manufacturers, widget service companies, etc. From what I have seen at AdBrite, it doesn't appear if they are going to attract that type of "serious" (again, for lack of a better term) advertisers.
Am I wrong? If Yes, I welcome any examples.
Farmboy, I saw this ad system implemented on a website that had good industrial advertisers. The ad system was called Kontera, they provide in content links,
By "this ad system" do you mean AdBrite or Kontera?
Speaking of Kontera, don't they require several hundred thousand impressions per month just to sign-up?
AdBrite is *not* content targetted in the AS sense of examining the page and automatically deciding which are relevant ads to show.
AB runs the the same ads wherever you put the AB slot.
Advertisers may "target" their ads to your site, but that is not the same at all.
Kontera does not place minimum requirements on traffic - just go and sign up.
What's this on the page listing publisher qualification at Kontera:
To qualify for ContentLinkô your website must:
Generate more than 500,000 page impressions per month
joined:Nov 28, 2005
Adbrite usually pays 10 cents per clicks
Adsense usually pays "many times more" (depending on the topic).
Adbrite targeting is poor (you will get bunch of casino ads); Adsense targeting is supreme.
Are you satisfied with the answer?
I don't think that the AB/AS difference is quite as stark as that!
But yes, my guess is that for most people that can run both (eg appropriate content, not banned by G, etc), AS will be much better in terms of revenue and effort.
There are no real advertisers that I am working with at adbrite, it's just those network ads which I myself do not find very interesting as far as the enticement to click on it is concerned. (clarification: I do not click on my own ads, It's just how I see different ads running on my site and the 'enticement factor' in it.)
The reason why I still am with adbrite is because I can't put adsense to appear on pages with search results e.t.c. (against their guidelines) so I am just filling up the ad inventory there. Average CPC at adbrite is less than 0.4 cents no matter what the keyword is.
My site earns roughly $60 a day from Google. I triead Adsense for about 6 months and my daily earnings never exceeded $3. It's a rip off, believe me.
I think the poster meant AdBrite instead of AdSense.
He makes $60/day with AdSense and $3/day with AdBrite.