Started in 2008 by Todd Garland, BuySellAds can be the best alternative for Google AdSense both in terms of revenue and trust. All you need is a blog or a website that impress BuySellAds team with good amount of traffic i.e. more than 10k organic page views per month. But you may not earn a better amount for that reach. In my study I observed that customers of BSA who crossed 200K page views are generating a handful of dollar every month. Okay, let's now discuss how to effectively reach BSA program. BuySellAds basically categorised its publishers into four sections like Small publishers, Medium, Large and Media Companies. Publishers should sell ad spaces on their websites in BSA market place for a price depending upon the monthly reach of your site. BSA program is not just restricted to websites you can even monetize your Apps, Twitter and RSS. Later on you shall have three options to choose i.e. Marketplace, PRO and Managed and these are just similar to grades.
Pricing is simple and straight forward, BSA collects 25% of the income you generate by selling ads and if you are a PRO publisher you'll be charged extra up to $499 based on the CPM. With almost 2149 publishers including Hongkait, The Next web, Evanto, Mobile9, Phonearena etc BuySellAds is being trusted by most of the upcoming publishers and advertisers. No matter what your website niche is about, BSA has 17 different categories to assist you. However, selling ads is not that easy because, advertisers may or may not like your website's appearance, traffic and other factors like targeting particular area that ne needs. For example, if advertiser is from Australia and he wants to target only Australian and some US customers he definitely buys ads on a website that is ranked better in those countries. So, keeping in mind such factors you should need to build your traffic so that it is equally distributed worldwide. So, if you have such website and some empty space to sell ads, why don't you go for BuySellAds.
Another such ad program is 'isocket' and using it, I mean signing up for isocket is as simple as BuySellAds. isocket founded by John Ramey, entered the ad market in 2009 with a leading tech website 'Tech Crunch' as its first customer. isocket doesn't publish itself as an ad network instead it claims itself as a platform integrating i.e. combining publisher catalogue with maintenance engine. When you sign up isocket you will give isocket access to them and you'll set a price and package for ad spaces on your website. If any particular buyer is interested in your website, he sends a request to you through API. You can review their proposals and can either accept or deny their request. Now that's simple and the accepted ones appear on your server and will be monitored by isocket.
This isocket differs from other ad networks with its integration to Google's Double Click that lets publishers to display ads and advertisers to know how often an advertisement is displayed and how long it'll appear. So, this makes the task easier for both buyers and sellers on isocket. They advise new customers to set their CPM to a minimum value i.e. if you are already running AdSense; you can double that eCPM to attract more buyers. However, fixing an eCPM is up to your interest, its better not to follow a specific website to set your CPM. Another advantage you can find in isocket is, you don't have to pay them until you sell your first ad after signing up. This represents their genuineness and also indicates the absence of hidden charges. Also, with outstanding publishers like Wired, Tech Crunch, Forbes, Photobucket etc, isocket is trusted by many advertisers worldwide. In October 2011 isocket launched their new subsidiary 'BuyAds' to help advertisers in having a better and direct platform for buying ads.
So, dear bloggers if you have a website and if it has better traffic and free space left, you really deserve one of these two ad networks. Why don't you make the free space available into dollars when it is free and easier to work? Besides these two networks you'll find similar ones like Developer media, bidvertiser, and clicksor etc. Also, choosing a better and safer network is really important these days where scams have become more popular.
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