I’m considering putting ads back on my blog. I’m evaluating options.
I was unfairly banned from AdSense. I was falsel accused of click fraud. AdBrite rejected my new blog, because I put the ads up when I first started it. I decided to evaluate other options, before asking AdBrite to reconsider me.
My eCPM from AdBride was $0.50, so that’s the benchmark for alternatives.
Most of the better options require 10k or 50k or more pageviews per month. According to my raw Apache logs, I get 10k+/month, but according to Pikiw it’s only 4k-5k per month. The latter figure is the one that matters for ads.
I considered Project Wonderful, but that requires a PayPal account. Also, the eCPM for similar sites was much less than $0.50.
I already considered textlinkads. I had their code up for a couple months without selling an ad, and then removed it. They did sell one link after I removed their widget, but it was a spammer.
Based on my analysis, ValueClick and ContextWeb are the finalists. I’m leaning towards ValueClick.
On the other hand, I’d only make a couple dollars per month, so maybe I shouldn’t bother at all until I get more traffic.
What do you think?