My recent experiments with selling direct advertisement on my website led me to discover BlogAds.com – a company I came to really like. It’s not a new company. I am not sure how old it is, but it was definitely born before I knew what HTML is 😉 I didn’t bother to check, but it just looks that way!
Perhaps this is exactly the reason why it is so effective. Or perhaps it’s my competitive niche… Or simply a combination of both. I am kicking myself I didn’t work with them before. I lost more than a half of my traffic this summer and no, my website is not a low quality website. Do I have to mention that? It just hurts!
Anyway, despite all I have left on that website is about 600-800 uniques per day, BlogAds customers seem to be interested in my website. I am seriously considering ditching Adsense and just have BlogAds on my sidebar.
BlogAds is a third party service that handles your customers, payments and sales. There are several types and sizes of ads you can choose from, place the code on your website and BlogAds will count the number of impressions. In addition to BlogAds team efforts, if an advertiser comes straight to your website, he will see a link under every advertising slot. He then will be able to purchase advertisement right from that link. He doesn’t even need to send you a line. BlogAds will take 30 percent and the rest is all yours. You have a PayPal option, a check option and a bank transfer option. The only problem is that if you can’t use PayPal your payment threshold is $750.
BlogAds offers you the ability to issue coupon codes up 100% off. This means that you can promote yourself a little by contacting potential advertisers and offering them free advertising for a short period of time. If they find it works for them, they could become your paying customers.
You might be interested in BlogAds if you are selling your own products or operate as an affiliate marketer. In fact, I noticed that most advertisers on my website were affiliates in those tough niches where they pay $4-$7 per click. So if you are operating in same type of niches, you might be able to find a decent website with good ad placement and reasonable price. Be careful though, you won’t be paying on per click or per impression basis. You will be paying for every day you have your ads running (minimum 3 days) , so be careful. I noticed that many of these advertisers just don’t get what works and what doesn’t so they end up wasting their money.
Here is a link once again BlogAds.com. It’s not even an affiliate link. I poked around their website but didn’t find an affiliate program. Perhaps for better, you can be confident it’s a genuine recommendation :D.