Inline Ad Alternatives


I thought I'd tell you about a couple of advertising services that are complimentary to Google AdSense and the other contextual advertising services. Since the relaxation of AdSense's exclusivity requirements back in January it's now quite safe to try and boost your earnings by displaying in line ads alongside AdSense. Two inline ad services you might want to have a look at are Kontera and AdBrite. I shan't dwell too much on Kontera because they have high traffic requirements just to qualify for their program. Reading around it appears you can use Kontera to make about half of what you make on AdSense each month.

The real focus of this post is to tell you about AdBrite's new inline ad service which started back in February. An example from my YouTube Karaoke site (a very good site - if you haven't been visit it at once!) is shown in the image above. The ads are still very new and so far few advertisers are using them, so you only get maybe one in line ad per page. It should be a shrewd investment for the future - especially if you haven't got enough traffic to qualify for Kontera. My preliminary investigations reveal that AdBrite inline ads pay about the same as their conventional ad unit counterparts - usually in the range 5 - 20 cents per click. If you use AdBrite I recommend you head over there, adjust your account settings and give the new inlines a try. You'll certainly be no worse off than you are now - in fact, you'll probably increase your earnings. No adjustment to the ad code is necessary - just change the settings in your AdBrite account. If you aren't using AdBrite and think you could benefit from inline ads, then please sign up and tell them we sent you by using our link below.



8 comments:

shadyz said...

hey. have u writeen about adwords before?
i have a free ebook about it.. very informational. no harm reading it.
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Tom said...

Thanks for your comment shadyz. I haven't written about AdWords yet, but I may well do so in the future. If I do I'm sure I'll check your book out.

PoEt said...

actually you can join kontera now, we run it on BAYB

Tom said...

Thanks for comment PoEt.

I'm aware that Kontera have relaxed (somewhat) their traffic requirements - it used to be something like 50,000 page views per month (may be wrong, that value is from memory). Apparently if you sign up as a 'friend of Joel Conn' they'll accept you no questions asked. From reading around there's still a lot of dissatisfaction about the way Kontera review and approve sites - they aren't very consistent.

Anonymous said...

Neat, but what if your adbrite ad is in the sidebar? how does the inline ads appear on your main content section?

Tom said...

Then you just select to display network ads in a skyscraper ad unit.

Daniel Larsson said...

How do you get your adbrite inline ads to show on ALL blogposts? I have tried but can only manage if i inser the adbrite code in EVERY Post and that really sucks!

Tom said...

Thanks for your question Daniel. I don't think it's too tricky - I just embedded the code in a sidebar widget and it seems to work on all pages.