Stage 5, Part 2: Choosing Your Ad Network

I talked about banner advertising in the previous posts, so here I’ll provide more depth into the best advertising networks around, and what you can make money with.

Banner Advertising

Google AdSense

Google AdSense is perhaps one of the first few ad networks that will pop up in essentially everyone’s minds when thinking about top ad networks. Realistically, if you get past their long list of terms and conditions, you are in a position to make a decent amount of money with Google AdSense, but realistically, you would want a decent amount of traffic if you wanna put AdSense up.

The reason is because when I had traffic of around 200 a day, I only managed something in the region of US$5 a month. A really small amount. I reckon a better tactic would be to build up more traffic first – as you might chase some away with adverts before adding ads to your website.

Google AdSense provides for most of the usual ad sizes, including the classic 300×250 along with your vertical and horizontal skyscrapers. Reliable and perhaps one of the better paying.

(Note: This isn’t proven, but I recommend having Google analytics for your blog before submission. It increases your chances of getting into the network immensely)

Get Adsense Here: https://www.google.com/adsense/

AdBrite

In AdBrite you get quick admission into the network, although you sacrifice professionalism in the adverts. They usually come in odd colour schemes and they generally look pretty odd. You get quite a bit (perhaps a bit higher if you talk about impressions along than Adsense) of money for running the ads on your website.

It is one of the better few ad networks out there in terms of value, but as I said, you do sacrifice that professionalism in the layout of your blog. You can sell ads directly from your website as well, that being pretty interesting.

Get Adbrite Here: http://adbrite.com

BlogAds

A really competitive advertising company. Provides you everything you really need for the pros of advertising. It is one of the few that allows you to accept and reject the advertisements that you are going to see on your site, and the support on the site is great as well.

Personally, I think that the advertisements yield too little money, but it is indeed a worthy sacrifice to make to get features such has having their great support along with the huge amount of customizable options they have on offer. It is one that you guys should definitely try, as the benefits that come with BlogAds are immense.

Get BlogAds Here: http://blogads.com

In Text Advertising

InfoLinks

Now, here comes a whole bit of explaining on my part. In text advertising means that these adverts will pop up (not exactly like a pop-up, but it will open this kinda mini browser showing an ad related to the keyword) and then you earn money for the impressions and clicks it gets.

I guess it does make sense and it does bring your readers to adverts that are actually really contextual in some cases. InfoLinks provides a good deal for your hard work, and it is one that looks pretty professional as well. If you wanna try one, go for InfoLinks.

http://infolinks.com

Kontera

The reason for me recommending this is because it is also great on mobile, something that will become very big in the very near future. Like InfoLinks, it does look pretty professional, with their pop-ups usually relevant with the wide selection of advertisements the network has.

So, be sure to try Kontera.

http://kontera.com

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