When it comes to making money from advertisements, direct advertisement plays an important role. For me, direct advertisement pays more than Adsense or any other ads. The toughest job is to finding direct advertisers. Here I’m going to add a review of BuySellAds, which is an advertisement buy-sell marketplace. I’m using BuySellAds from last one and half-year, and it’s always been one of the highest paying Ad networks for me. BuySellads is an advertisement marketplace where publishers can list their sites and advertisers can come and check the stats and directly buy your advertisement spots. Once, the advertisement is sold; you have the option to accept or reject the ad. I will always suggest accepting ads that are relevant to your niche and most important should not be spammy like “free smiley downloads” and similar stuff. The moment, you accept the ads, it will start showing on your site and money will be credited into your BuySelll account. This is a … [Read more...] about direct advertisement ad network for bloggers
Of all the advertising networks currently available, Google AdSense is certainly the best, but it is also one of the most highly criticized, due to their harsh rules. Many bloggers lose their hope of making money with AdSense once their AdSense account is disabled or not approved. I have previously written about many alternative ways to make money in this article. Today I’m featuring Media.net, which is a contextual ad network brought to you by Yahoo! and Bing together. Media.net is an ad network that has been getting great reviews from around the globe. It is an alternative to AdSense. Media.net is currently an invitation based ad network, and anyone can request an invite. But there are many great features of Media.net, one of them being a dedicated account manager to help you get started, and help you to make more money from the blog. I will discuss all of this in greater detail later in this article, but first let’s have a look at what Media.net is all about. Media.net: … [Read more...] about Yahoo! Bing Ad Network for Bloggers and Publishers
Are you one of those budding bloggers who is not monetizing his blog and is skeptical of doing so? If so, I have also walked in your shoes. In the early days of my blogging career, I did not take advantage of AdSense or any other ad platform. Perhaps the reason many of us stay away from monetizing our blogs is that we are protective of our image, and we fear being judged by our readers. Me: Why? BB: Because it’s a new blog, and putting AdSense on it might make my visitors think that I blog for money. Me: Then why did you apply for AdSense when you are not planning to monetize your blog? BB: I will monetize it when I have good traffic. Me: What difference does it make whether you monetize the blog now or later? Will the perception of your readers be different at another point in time? Our conversation went on for a while and came away with a suspicion that many other bloggers share my friend’s feelings about advertising on a new blog. My question remains, why wait to … [Read more...] about Should I Add Google AdSense Ads on My New Blog?
And you are like “what, where is my website”? I have got a bad news for you… Your website has got hacked and all your data is gone. Sound scary? Isn’t it? I did not mean to scare you, but this happens with many bloggers who choose a free theme for blogging instead of a premium one. Let me tell you the truth- free is not always good, even if it is a WordPress theme. In this post, I will show you why choosing a free theme could be dangerous for the blog. Imp note: There are many good looking free themes who offer encrypted free footers (Link free footer) & are of great quality. But, again their are still few donwside of using free WordPress themes over Premium WordPress themes. Why Free WordPress themes are not worth your time? 1. Unwanted URLs in the footer When you choose a free theme, you also accept the user agreement from theme developers. In exchange of the free theme these developers always want you to keep their affiliate URLs on your website’s … [Read more...] about Why Choosing Free WordPress Theme Is Not Safe All The Time
Few years back Blogging was just one of the hobby, but in 2015 we have seen a growth in the terms of bloggers and people who started taking blogging as a career option. With the evolution of entrepreneurship and solopreneurship, people these days are keen to start something of their own, and blogging is something which anyone can start from, and from anywhere. Though one of the biggest dilemma for people like you who are blogging part-time is: Should you quit your job to become a professional blogger? Is blogging the right career choice for you? Let’s try to find the answer to all these in this column. Question: Full time Blogging Career option Hello Harsh,I want to take full-time blogging as my career option. I am an engineering student, and I want to take up blogging full time after completing my engineering. My fear comes about my Job experience and education. What about my future in Blogging. I mean blogging alone can’t help. Should I setup something else? I am … [Read more...] about Professional Blogging Career or Part time Blogging
This post is contributed by Sumit Ghosh .Read our submission guidelines. A founder’s journey includes daydreams of their company becoming colossal. When setting up your startup you may be quite nervous, but once you set your feet on the new field, you’ll eventually start enjoying it. With hardline growth on the boundary, the time will come to make the move from the start-up phase to an established brand. But, you need to ensure that your marketing keeps up properly. All the big & successful companies make use of the Facebook as their marketing campaign to escalate their marketing efforts but, always 7 out of 10 are not able to generate their expected revenue. In fact, marketing without a clear marketing strategy is like sailing a boat without oar: you’re not going to end up where you want to. World’s biggest social media network – Facebook, with over 1.65 billion MAUs (monthly active Facebook users) which is a 15% rise year over year. It means if you … [Read more...] about How to Use Facebook Ads as Part of Inbound Marketing Strategy?
So you’re finally all set to monetize the website you’ve been working on. Or perhaps you’re already signed up with an ad network but are dissatisfied with its performance and want to switch. Or maybe you want to employ the services of more than one network to get better results. There’s just one problem—there are just too many choices. And the jargon flying around in the ad tech industry certainly doesn’t help things. What is programmatic buying? Should you opt for CPC or CPM? Should you go with standard IAB units or the newer, more innovative types? Some of these questions may seem daunting if you haven’t particularly taken the time to dive in and understand how the online ad tech ecosystem works, so it may seem like choosing a network for your website is going to be a tough task, but it doesn’t need to be so. In the end, it boils down to a few things you should consider before signing a contract with that ad network, here are some of … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need to Consider When Choosing an Ad Network
You’re a small fish in a big pond. Being a website owner, whether a business or a blogger, you’ll find that many ad networks simply won’t accept your website. There are several reasons for rejection – from your niche to having too little visitors to your website not meeting the network’s requirements. It’s much harder for small businesses and publishers to get accepted into ad networks. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of networks that would love to display their ads on your website. We’ve been researching which ad networks are best for smaller publishers based on the following criteria: Low entry requirement High inventory utilization Reliable payouts The networks that best fit these criteria are: Google AdSense is still the best ad network for small publishers. A brand that everyone is familiar with, Google offers a near 100% fill rate with high-quality ads and decent overall performance in terms of revenue. AdSense … [Read more...] about 8 Ad Networks Best Suited For Small Publishers
Niche (a.k.a. vertical) ad networks are dedicated to delivering advertising to a specific audience and as a result have a few advantages for both advertisers and publishers compared to the larger, more generalized ad networks such as Google AdSense and Yahoo! Advertising. Advertisers benefit from niche ad networks because they help them reach a more targeted and informed audience, even though the overall impressions may be lower. Publishers on the other hand, typically witness higher click through on the ads, which translates to higher revenue. Here are a few niche ad health and fitness ad networks that may be worth trying out if you publish fitness-related content. With over 1,000 websites in their network, Adprime Health is one of the largest ad networks that target the health market online. Some of the websites in their network include My Health News Daily, MedHelp, Mothering, DailyRX, About.com, The Diabetes Daily, and more. Adprime Health network promises a higher ROI by filling … [Read more...] about 7 Niche Health And Fitness Ad Networks For Publishers
2016 was one eventful year for ad tech industry. Client side Header Bidding went mainstream. Publishers got heavy-handed with anti-ad block measures with varying successes and failures. Fake news registered on the radar of mainstream media and ad tech took the flack for it. Ad viewability adoption increased, creating panic among publishers. Then, the year wrapped up with a bang as WhiteOps uncovered a ubiquitous, million-dollar ad fraud ring called Methbot. That was the abridged version; barely enough information to start a workplace debate. This post gives a more holistic view of the developments in ad tech in 2016, focussed on subjects and perspectives that you, the enterprising publisher, ought to care about, or find interesting. 1. Header Bidding adoption continues to rise despite publisher skepticism about higher latency Header bidding is all the rage these days. A complete chronology of industry developments can even be found in a post on AdExchanger. Here’s a brief … [Read more...] about State of Ad Tech: 2016, Year In Review