Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.226.246.160

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL & martinibuster

Message Too Old, No Replies

Know when it's time to leave

publishers should know when it's time to go elsewhere

     

Ammalgam

10:04 pm on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Well after a 10 year run with Adsense it finally makes no sense to continue and I will be switching to another program next week.

I made high 6 figures with this network so I am sad to be leaving but sometimes things come to an end.

The ever changing SERP algorithm changes and the mad experimentation has made Adsense too unstable for a lot of publishers.

Heading to Bing/Yahoo Media.Net.

My trial runs with them have been really excellent so far.

varun21

10:07 pm on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Where does most of your traffic come from? Media.net seems to have poor results for me.

Ammalgam

11:00 pm on Oct 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Organic for the most part.

It seems to be working well for now...

Edge

12:19 am on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Organic for the most part.


That's your challenge... Sticky-ness/repeat visitors make for stable income...

greatstart

4:28 am on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



I've been with Adsense now for 9 years, and this month has been a disaster.

I will hang in there two more months, and if it doesn't improve, I will have to leave and go elsewhere in 2014.

Such a shame, as this was the best of the bunch.

blairsp

5:58 pm on Oct 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Other text based ads haven't done it for me. However, as an experiment I changed all my valueclick ads to cpc rather than cpm. Making 14 times what I am from adsense for 15 days of October, 2 days made twice what I was in adsense revenue and one day made 14c less than what I had been making. Not sure text based ads are necessarily the only "player" here.

frankleeceo

7:23 pm on Oct 18, 2013 (gmt 0)



@blairsp

Did you replace all of your adsense ads? Does valueclick serve mainly image ads? What is your average daily impressions? I would like to see if I can get accepted in that program too.

swa66

8:54 pm on Oct 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member swa66 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Just got approved/invited by media.net (using my biggest website domain).

SO far the experience is
- a personal touch (I also have an account manager there already and they ask to send them email)
- fast approval (only applied after reading this thread)
- Contrary to some other programs it seems they don't care all that much where you live it seems (Europe)

next steps:
- figure out how their stuff works
e.g. I've no clue how they will pay - google's direct deposit is something I like a lot.
- some A/B testing

I'm thinking of starting slow. But it's also starting to be the slow season for my biggest website, so I'd need to do a 50%/50% chance split or something like that - bummer need to read up if G won't get mad at me for doing that.

I'm by far not ready to ditch Adsense. I just like to have an alternative and build up a relation with them too.

Any better thread out here for experiences with media.net ?

blairsp

9:22 am on Oct 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



@blairsp

Did you replace all of your adsense ads? Does valueclick serve mainly image ads? What is your average daily impressions? I would like to see if I can get accepted in that program too.


Hi, yes I did. Not saying that it will work for everyone and I don't know if it is just that "something different" effect on my website. They do serve mainly image ads which can be either cpm or cpc. CPM has never been a particularly great return for me but the cpc - boy oh boy. First time I had ever made $100+ on 6000 imps in a day.

the other thing I would say is that you won't find any pointless PIP threads about vc. They always pay on the same date - 20th of month following earnings. In fact, we received the payment today (day early)

ember

2:29 pm on Oct 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Any better thread out here for experiences with media.net ?


If you find one, let me know. What I like about them: they talk to me (and have even called me just to check in). They pay via Paypal (at least in my case). They perform almost as welll as adsense. What I don't like: their reports are poor and only show rpm and impressions, not epc or ctr. They will occasionally change the ads' appearance on my site without telling me ahead of time.

Rosalind

1:21 pm on Oct 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



It's interesting that media.net's policies specifically come out against UGC, and also sites that attract traffic from countries other than the US, Canada and the UK. If a lot of advertisers start using this, that's going to affect a lot of forums and directories (which tend to attract low-quality international traffic). I can see why these policies would be very appealing to advertisers.

Kimkia

5:45 am on Oct 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Can you Adsense and Media.net on the same site or does that violate TOS?

praveen100

7:04 am on Oct 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



You can run both media.net and adsense. I am running them with no issues so far.
My only complaint (if i can say that is), media.net revenues fluctuate a lot.. Adsense is more or less steady but media.net varies almost every day.
 

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month