Just a quick side note: The HP Advert program seems to be better for the ones that get a lot of internal traffic and/or non-organic traffic that doesn't relate to search queries via the search engines, due to a higher pay-per-impression situation, but that's just my opinion, of course.
Before anyone thinks anything negative, this post is not in anyway bashing Google's AdSense program, as I still think they are the best option for publishers and advertisers that are abound. However, if you own your own websites with AdSense Ads and you get an e-mail entitled "Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled to your site," you might want to take heed to this message.
To make a long story short, this isn't the first time I have seen this message (I detest moderation), as I have published over 400 "articles" and/or posts during the last few years on multiple sites, but this last one really took the cake, as they say.
I basically got my Google adverts shit-canned on my main website and my main paid domain's blog, due to having a small section that involved glamour/bikini models. Even though there was no nudity involved, I somehow violated the TOS agreement, blah-blah! The image I have post in the upper-left corner of this post, is an example of what is now considered "too adult" for online advertisers... LOL! At any crazed, advertising rate, here is a brief e-mail excerpt that I received:
ADULT/SEXUALLY GRATIFYING: As stated in our program policies, AdSense
publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with adult or
mature content. This includes images or video content containing lewd or
provocative poses, or close-ups of breasts, butts, or crotches. More
information about this policy can be found in our help center:
ADULT/EXPLICIT TEXT: As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers
are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with adult or mature
content, including sexually explicit text. More information about this
policy can be found in our help center:
ACTION TAKEN: We have disabled ad serving to your site.
ACCOUNT STATUS: ACTIVE
Your AdSense account remains active. However, please note that our team
reserves the right to disable your account at any time. As such, we
encourage you to become familiar with our program policies and monitor
your network accordingly.
Well, folks, if you have your own blogs and websites, and you get your ad serving disabled for petty stuff like that, then perhaps you need to seek alternatives, like me.
Here, I will tell you about the couple alternative advertising programs that I have tried thus far, and I will also mention a couple other possibilities within the same genre of freelancing.
I first tried adBrite. They claim the following:
"An efficient, full-service ad exchange for display and video:adBrite is the largest independent ad exchange, reaching 300 million global unique visitors every month, including more than 150 million in the U.S. With site-level transparency and an open platform for data providers and real-time bidders to plug into, we maximize selection and control for advertisers and publishers. Leveraging first- and third-party audience data for advanced targeting is dead simple, and results can be closely monitored through our superior real-time reporting and analysis." Their website, is here: http://www.adbrite.com/
My opinion is that they have potential, especially if you can find the advertisers on their website that pays the higher rates for a spot on your website. However, just starting out and accepting everybody and anybody that pays anything, you may find yourself disappointed at first. The only thing I have noticed right off the bat, is that they pay a bit more for impressions of your adverts, as opposed to the clicks. For example, sometimes I make more on days with less clicks and higher traffic, than I do on days with more clicks and less traffic, as odd as that sounds.
Update: adBrite is no longer available, as they decided to close up shop at the brink of February, 2013. So, as an alternative to that particular ad serving, PPC website, I decided to try a fairly new advertising website called "Dynamic Oxygen." So far, they seem to yield similar profits to what adBrite brought, as well as Chitika. Actually, this month they have made more than Chitika, albeit AdSense still seems to be the best option, but what can a person do when their adverts are disabled?
Anyway, you can sign up or check this advertising option for both publishers and advertisers, here: Dynamic Oxygen
Up next, I tried Chitika. A small excerpt from their website says:
"Chitika is an online ad network and data analytics firm with offices in the U.S. and India. Since its inception in 2003, Chitika has quickly become a leader in the Search, Local and Mobile sectors, catering a staggering 4 billion strategically targeted ads each month to a vast network of over 200,000 sites. Chitika ads are known in the industry for the ability to perform unlike any other by delivering the right ad to the right user at the right time - helping advertisers and publishers achieve the highest possible ROI. A team of passionate and innovative Data Solutions Engineers are constantly mining the massive amounts of data generated within the Chitika network, seeking new and innovative optimization techniques every day." Their website, is here:
My opinion of them is that they have a similar pay-per-click as Google AdSense, depending on what publisher level they place you at. I'm on the second level from the top for my main sites, which isn't bad at all, but their pay-per-impressions seems to be nonexistent at the moment, but I earn a small amount of change on the poor click-through rate that I'm receiving from them at this time. The adverts also seem to be not as appealing as Google AdSense, but only time will tell.
Anyway, I just listed a couple advertising alternatives, although there are loads to pick from. I shy away from contextual (In-Text) ad links, as I really just don't want all that crap mixed in with my content, even though it could make more money. I also stay away from backdoor ads, which adBrite also offers (along with contextual [inside your content via links] Ads), mainly because it reminds me of the old "pop-up ads" in reverse. Instead of getting hit in the face with a flashing advertisement on your way in, the surfer gets kicked in the ass on the way out, after X'ing out your screen; not for me!
Even though I could type a book about the different options one could take when writing online for money, I choose not to. I will give the freelance writing thingy a quick mention, though. Instead of pointing you to a bunch of available freelance boards, lets just cover a quick-and-easy option. Oh, if you're wondering, freelance writing generally consists of a pay-per-job scenario, where you make your money when you write the articles, but there is no chance of residual income, as it is no longer your property, after you finish the assignment.
Anyway, go visit Textbroker.com for a chance to earn thousands of dollars online, if you got the time, the mind, and the writing skills to please the ones who are paying for your junk. Here is their opening lines: "Textbroker is your article writing service for unique and exclusively written content created to your specifications. Our fixed rates make cost planning for projects of all sizes simple. Place multiple orders for website localization and SEO quickly and easily with our unique interface. Whether you need a quick snippet for a website, a well-researched white paper or a sharp press release, our deep database of knowledgeable authors is exactly the right resource to quickly cater to your content needs." Find out more, here: http://www.textbroker.com/
Another quick option is to do other people's homework by way of academic writing. Read more about that, here: "Academic Writing - Work at Home - Is it for You?"
Personally, I've had decent luck with Amazon lately. It is a relatively simple process to sign up as an affiliate and/or an Amazon associate...
Now, go out and make us some money!
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I hated writing it; cheers!
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