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10:09 am on Mar 28, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hi, does anyone of you have any experience with Snigelweb? They approached me and suggested their services as a more profitable alternative to Adsense. They say that Adsense is lagging behind in technology and that replacing Adsense with Snigelweb means I will earn more money. I personally think that Google is still number one when it comes to contextual advertising and it's hard for me to believe that a small company like Snigelweb can offer better rates and services. What is your take on this? Many thanks.
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Snigel Web Services... was founded by exGooglers
source: snigelweb.com

"exGooglers" implies ex Google employees but could also mean anyone who has used Google :)

Sorry, no experience with them.
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No experience myself. Never heard of them.

I've found that EVERY advertising company that approaches me claims they'll be more profitable than Adsense - but ultimately Adsense is still the best in the business after 15+ years and these smaller houses are just fighting to stay alive by getting as many people to open accounts with them as they can. No one place has the attention of advertisers right now like Adsense does. Of the alternatives I use, none even do responsive ads which usually means I end up hiding their ad blocks on mobile - and this equals lost revenue.

Of course you can always try them out and make a judgment call from there. I always make sure they have a location based in the U.S. as a U.S. publisher myself. I feel that adds some legitimacy for me personally. And if that location is in a big city/market, even better.
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After 15 minutes on their website -
Snigleweb – Don’t care for the name – very easy to confuse.
Looks like singleweb misspelled. Or snigelweb.

Location – Dublin, Ireland
Which is strange, since it is clear that the site has not been reviewed by a native English speaker
("every increasing" s/b ever-increasing). MANY missing commas throughout descriptions. Run-on sentences.
Unhyphenated compound adjectives. Use limey spelling (to be expected, I guess, although limey speakers
are a small subset of all English speakers).
“prolonged arm”?

Under Publishing –
“weekly reporting”?
NO INFO about Click reporting, CTR reporting, or EPC stats. Are they like Mediadotnet?
No info about reporting delay. One day? Two days? Or 20 minutes, like Google?
NO INFO about publisher's share of click - 68%? or 22%?

Under Clients – Not too impressive – never heard of 1 of them.

Under “Team” – The 6 faces are icons, not faces (to conceal that they are all Chinese?) – makes one suspicious.
None of the 6 have last names.
Faces are clickable, but nothing happens.
Two have Linkedin links, but their profiles are “unavailable”.
Why are they hiding their employees?
What is the point of having a "Team" link, which shows NOTHING about the team members, but first names?
"Yeah, we have some employees, but we are not going to tell you who they are." WEIRD.
NOT EVEN the top person! Wreaks of DT's "Trust Me" and "Believe me". We all know what that means.

WRONG - "Their copyright date on their website is 2015. Yet they are still not on the wayback machine. Takes 6 months."
I typed it in wrong - this will happen A LOT, no doubt. First wayback archive was Jan. 10, 2016.
Which would mean they went online around June 2015.

Bizarre BLACK Contact Form. Dark energy. Looks weird. Like some kind of "black hat" site.
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Snigelweb – Don’t care for the name
My first thought was: snail* web? That's not really a mental association you want to bring up in any internet-related context.


* I had to look it up. This exact spelling (snigel) is Swedish.
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Lucy, I missed your meaning.
Then, I looked it up, and now I see what you meant.
Snigel is snail in Swedish.

Holy smokes. I agree with you completely.
WHY would someone select that as a URL? Especially, for the Internet?
Certainly makes you wonder.
Does it mean something else in another language? Such as, "fast", or "wonderful, or "yuge"?
I would hope so.
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WHY would someone select that as a URL?
Probably sounds like a tasty treat
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I think they have website in france scargoweb.fr
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Their automotive section has the ES Cargo autonomous truck, world's slowest shipping line.
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If you are investigating a deep further then you will come behind that they are legitimate company in Ierland but new one.You can find out how they looking for tech people behind website/project by other jobs sites in IE, twitter account etc...

[google.com...]

Just look deeper than first 10 position.Good luck in your decision but you can always try it.
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You mean there are actually more than 10 SERP returns? Who'da thunk?
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Strange and ironic conclusion :)...i mean that reading replies i got impression that nobody took a time to look deeper and investigate a bit more to collect different pieces of Snigelweb (except looking to their automotive section)and get much more clear picture about company and the people behind it.
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When I'm approached by "we-are-better-than-so-so" ad serving organization I always tell them I'll try but they have to pay my minimum cpm. The deal I offer is that they try me for 60 days and if I don’t meet their expectations, pay me the minimum, then renegotiate or fire me.

I have tried many ad networks based on the “See what happens” sales pitch and they never live up to expectations. Ultimately, I lose money..

Ad networks know what if likely to happen…
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The only ad networks that have approached me and come close to their claims are ones that I've heard of and already have a good reputation. 90% of ad networks that I've tested have inflated their eCPM rates by at least 10x. I've got a long list of things I check out about a company before I even consider responding to them. If there are any red flags I respond with a "not interested" and don't respond after that.
5:46 pm on Apr 11, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Whenever I test out new agencies, I always only give them a small percentage of my traffic. Probably as my tier 2 or 3 passbacks on top of my existing network, with 1 ad slots as tier 1 in waterfall. I find that this method is a great way of gauging the effectiveness of the network. If things go well, I increase the ante, if not, I drop things.

It really doesn't hurt to test with 5~10% of overall traffic.

If they're approaching you, you will probably get a relationship manager off the bat that are much easier to approach and access if you have issues with implementation or earning. Why not test and report back? ;p.

This is my method of gradually become more diversified with various earnings channels other than adsense. Roughly 20%~30% of my alternative revenue comes from agencies that have approached me this way.

I actually don't trust networks when they say that they'll have guaranteed earning or CPM's, afterall, they're just middleman peddling arbitrage services.
 

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