Satishmania

When you remove everything impossible, whatever remains however improbable is the truth.

  • Dec 28

    This post is entirly focussed on the pros and cons of Bidvertiser and Adsense.
    Bidvertiser – Ad Templates can be customised, their background colors can be changed. Many template types to choose from. Ad text colors/fonts can be changed.There is a template called “Free Type” where you can even edit the size of template. This is a big bonus as ads can be made to appear like they are part of your site.
    Adsense – Customization is limited or almost NILL. Ads appear very UGLY at times.

    Bidvertiser – You can CHOOSE what ads you want and REJECT the low bid ads.
    Warning: If you reject low bid ads on sites with low traffic and PR you will only get one big ugly ad which says “Your ad here for free”.
    Adsense – N/A

    Bidvertiser – Payout limit is $10 and payment through Paypal.
    Adsense – Payout limit is $100 through cheque.(Time factor is too high).

    Bidvertiser – Ads dont appear according to your site content. Ads appear according to the category you choose from which cannot be changed later without special permission.
    Adsense – Ads appear according to your site content.

    Bidvertiser – Ad clicks are paid according to the bids the ads are worth. This is the most annoying part -> ONLY low bid ads appear on sites/blogs with low PR and traffic hence you can earn only peanuts if your traffic is low and vice-versa.
    Adsense – All ads are worth the same as far as I know.

    Bidvertiser – Not that Strict.
    Adsense – Too damningly strict(I was banned!)

    For a complete tutorial on bidvertiser ads goto http://satishmania.blogspot.com/2008/11/link-back-link-basics-of-linking.html

    Pls respond as to what you prefer….

  • Nov 12

    I started using Bidvertiser for posting ads on my blog site two weeks ago. (For some reason that I cannot guess I was banned by Adsense) Its a good alternative to Adsense. There are both advantages and disadvantages of using Bidvertiser. I have some tips as well as a few unanswered questions about how to post ads with Bidvertiser. There are a few things I read on other sites and some of the tips worked and some didn’t. Also I have added a few tips of my own. Basically these are the points I would like to discuss and please leave your comments so that it would help us…

    • First of all there is no control over what kind of ads appear on your site unlike with Adsense where the ads appear according to content. Here the ads are random.
    • But you have the option to choose the type of ads you like and reject the type of ads which you wouldn’t want to appear on your site. And you are paid according to the amount of bids placed on ads which means you can earn as much as $0.5 and as low as $0.05 for each click.
    • I selected the Vertical Skyscraper template which shows 5 ads vertically. At first five unique ads appeared for a few hours. Then all of a sudden just one ad appeared 5 times one below the other which went by the title “Your ad here for free”. This changed after a few minutes and two to three unique ads started appearing again but the “Your ad here for free” appeared regularly which was very annoying.
    • Now according to Bidvertiser rules if a user clicks on the same ad twice in succession it doesn’t count as a valid click. And with the same ad repeating 5 times with the Skyscraper template we will not be paid if a user clicks more than once on the same ad appearing at two different locations which is annoying again.
    • With that in mind I started experimenting by rejecting all ads with low bids starting from ads that pay $0.05 to $0.18 and by approving only the high paying ads. But i stuck on to the same template and this is what happened. The more ads i rejected the less unique were the ads that appeared. They got more repetitive and eventually only the “Your ad here for free” appeared over and over again.
    • Now I tried different templates at different pages. I found out that if we use the same type of template on two different pages the same ads would appear on both pages using similar templates. And the more you reject low paying ads the less unique the ads become.
    • Its better to avoid the Skyscraper template if don’t want your pages to look ugly with 5 ads of “Your ad here for free”. I also found out some important things relating to site traffic but i may be wrong there. Anyway this is what I think happens…
    • Sites having high traffic get the ads with high bids and therefore those site owners can afford to reject low paying ads. They don’t have to fear about repetitive ads. Now if you’re just starting a new website or a blog you wont have much traffic to play with like in my case. So for people like us its better to NOT reject ads at all till our traffic improves. And its better to use different templates at different pages.
    • Surprisingly there could be a problem for high traffic site owners too. Since two clicks on the same ad in succession doesn’t count as a valid click even if two different users were to click on the same ad at the same time the site owner wouldn’t get paid a dime!
    • With all these disadvantages one good thing is you can modify the appearance of your ads to suit the appearance of your web pages and there is no limit to the number of ads you can post with Bidvertiser. But stick to only a few ads if your site has low traffic else you’ll only see “Your ad here for free”.
    • And there is something new but which hasn’t worked in my case. There is an option for your ads to appear at the foot of your feed posts. I have tried doing that with various codes and settings available. I have also pinged but no ads have ever appeared under my feeds. If it has worked for any of you please let me know….
    • Thats all I have to say. Please post your comments and your experience. I’ll be glad to improve my earnings and I hope that some of my tips were useful and correct….

    Posted by Satish Iyer

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