Bidvertiser – monetizing a blog?
WARNING:This is a post I might earn money from and contains affiliate links!!!!
I just read a review of Bidvertiser over at Andy beards Blog. If you run a blog and are looking to monetize it then you will no doubt be aware of the confusing array of options and providers out there. Adbrite, Adsense, Chikita are a few you may have heard of all which all help you make money from your blogging endeavours. You place some ads on your blog, a visitor sees an ad that attracts their eye, they click it, you get paid – simple as that.
I’d seen Bidvertiser ads on various sites across the Internet. I hadn’t paid them too much attention cos well, you gotta draw the line somewhere! There’s monetising your blogs and then there’s turning your blog into a big fat bunch of ads all over the shop which…well, doesn’t really work and kinda lowers the standard of whatever it is you are seeking to do with your blog.I’ve decided to give them a try and see how it goes on a blog or two.
Similar to other advertising and website monetisation programs, you have the choice to be either a publisher, an advertiser or both.
They are currently offering $20-00 worth of free clicks for new advertiser sign ups . I don’t want to make this sound like an advert or a review of Bidvertiser, so I’ll skip any elaboration on what makes them different, or why you should choose them. From an advertiser perspective, they could be good, they could be a pile of rubbish. You’ll have to suck it and see I guess, or go research reviews on the net from people who have used them already.
The thing to bear in mind is that they are probably marginally cheaper than other networks out there in terms of CPC, so could be a good bet for any arbitragers amongst you. Buy low sell high and all that 😀 . The great thing though is that they do seem to ge tthe idea that by giving advertisers more placement options and allowing them to bid accordingly that there are as a result some excellent early low cost conversion opportunities available to those who research their niche.
Similar to other programs, they offer a number of options for publishers in terms of ad type configuration, payment options, and optout options. They’ll pay you by cheque or Paypal . Ive opted for paypal for now, simply because cheque cashing is a PITA.
Bidvertiser is pretty simple to use. You sign up, you place their code on your site and they pay you a % of any clicks ads outputted recieved. You can even join their refereal program and receive up to $50 for getting a new referal too, which isn’t bad at all. It works in a way by saying that if a new publisher earns $10 then they’ll pay you the same. When a publisher earns $50, they’ll give you an additional $40. Most low monetised blogs easily achieve that over a year, so there could well be a little incentive there too.
There are other Internet advertising programs out there, with higher referal fees and more lucrative options; however when you balance some of those out against some of the achievement criteria, then they suddenly become a little less attractive, but more on those another day perhaps
Good luck with it.Posted on: 9th May 2007, by : Rob Watts