Some top ad networks to check out

Publishers should always be on the lookout for new traffic sources.  I recently read a few articles that listed some top ad networks and I spent some time going through them and hand picked out the following.  Soon, I will be updating my traffic sources page in the Affiliate Marketing 101 section with a spreadsheet so you can sort by different variables.  Many times, traffic is cheaper at less-known traffic sources (with less people bidding and competing for ad displays, this just makes intuitive sense), and you may be able to work one-on-one with a rep if its a smaller company.  My first suggestion when you start using a traffic source is to talk to a representative at the company and ask them questions related to the traffic: how are your ads displayed? what are the targeting options?  what types of campaigns have the most success on your advertising network? what affiliate offers work best? do you have any coupons/special pricing?, etc…

Here’s the list:

spotxchange.com

adready.com

sportgenic.com

mobclix.com

centro.com

greystripe.com

audiencescience.com

millennialmedia.com

targetspot.com

bluestreak.com

pulse360.com

jumptap.com

premiumnetwork.com

adbrite.com

bidvertiser.com

burstmedia.com

advertising.com

admob.com

chitika.com

kontera.com

247realmedia.com

vibrantmedia.com

collective.com

marchex.com

buysellads.com

quattrowireless.com

mediamind.com

7search.com

specificmedia.com

zestadz.com

undertone.com

contextweb.com

adify.com

6 Responses

  1. im not sure. ive never really been involved in the gambling space. but im sure at least some of them would be willing to take your money to promote some gambling sites/offers.

  2. Hi Mike,

    This is Jonathan from Kontera. Thanks for including our In-Text network on your list of top ad network. Kontera is the leading In-Text ad network with over 15,000 Publishers and 140 unique users per month.

    One of the reasons Kontera is so effective for some many people is our Contextual Technology, an algorithm that rather than just scanning for keywords can actually read your content for meaning. This added level of targeted relevancy is how we’re able to provide you with the highest CTR and best CPC ads.

    Another advantage of Kontera is our exclusive ad inventory from such big brand names as HP, L’Oreal, National Geographic, Kmart, Microsoft, Domino’s Pizza, Volvo, and more. These premium, often Rich-Media ads are the most attractive to site visitors, offer the best possible CPC, and are only available on the Kontera Network.

    If you’d like of become a part of the Kontera Network, we’re currently offering new publishers a 70% revenue share, which is the best in the business. We’re also offering new publishers a $50 bonus if they reach at least 25,000 U.S. page views during their first 30 days on the network. Additionally we recently lowered our minimum payout threshold from $100 to $50 across all payment methods, so now new publishers are getting paid faster than ever.

    To learn even more about the Kontera Network, please visit our Publishers Page: http://www.kontera.com/publishers

    Thanks,

    – Jonathan Cohen
    Kontera Community Manager
    Jonathanc@kontera.com

  3. There are two notable ad networks missing from this list.
    Both of these works well for my niche;

    Media.net – so far for me BY FAR the best adsense alternative
    Infolinks- also very good

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