Bloggers are always looking for new and creative ways to make money with their sites. Outside of using Google Adsense and affiliate marketing, there are still many ways to monetize your content and audience, while still offering value in the process. One such method is through the use on on-site display advertising.
Display advertising is one of the most effective ways to make money with your site traffic, especially for any entertainment and general content high traffic sites. A good example of this would be sites like ViralNova.com, List25.com or celebrity gossip blogs — each of them have millions of visitors to their sites on a daily basis, but not direct target audience. Another great example of sites that are doing well with this type of advertising, are image / file upload sites.
Adsterra Network is a performance based ad network that serves such optimized advertisement across their network of partner sites. Through smart targeting and technology, Adsterra can show ads that relate best with their audience based on their geographic location, and previous advertising results (what people are clicking on and what’s converting). This display advertising is backed out to a CPM and allows for 100% monetization of their ad inventory.
In addition to having such technology in place, Adsterra is also actively working with all of their site partners to increase revenue, while also bringing in new advertising across the board. To cater to site owners and bloggers of all sizes, Adsterra also offers a wide range of ad formats, including pushups, pop-unders, banners, interstitial ads and big variety of mobile ads.
How to Earn More with Adsterra
There are many advantages to running your existing and unsold ad space inventory through Adsterra, as they are working hard to connect their site partners with their advertising — while making sure both sides see the best results possible.
To effective target their advertising to your exact audience, Adsterra is partnered with GeoEdge, which is the premier verification software for insuring ad security and mobile advertising online. What does this for both site owners and advertisers, is make sure their ads campaigns are up and running at all times. While this is something that should be obvious for every ad network to have in place, unfortunately it is not.
Outside of the mentioned benefits and network summary of Adsterra, you can easily sign up through their site and gain access to their main publisher dashboard (as seen below).
While most ad platforms will show you a dashboard with stats, account information and recent offers added to the network, Adsterra takes a different approach and has the user sent to a clean dashboard with full navigation at the top of the page.
Should you have any questions, you can always take advantage of Adsterra’s 24/7 support, through their site, email, ticket system or through Skype. Something you don’t commonly see with support is a multi-lingual option, however this is something Adsterra once again has in place for all of their publishers.
Grabbing Your Adsterra Ad Code
To start making money with Adsterra, you will need to start serving their advertising on your site. This is as simple as clicking on the “Ad Tags” option from the main menu on top of the dashboard and adding your ‘ad tag’ to your site. All you need to do is plugin the URL of your site and the size of the banner you want to start running.
The majority of advertisements within the system are video streaming, entertainments and gaming based, but new offers are being added all of the time. To see what ads are currently being served on your site, simply ad the tag to your site and view it in your browser of choice.
If you have more than one web site, you will need to add each of them into your dashboard area to have them approved for ad serving. As mentioned earlier, a wide range of advertising options are available, such as pop-unders, banners, interstitial ads and mobile ads. The most common and profitable creative on the network are the “push up” offers, which have seen the highest earnings and conversions across the board.
How Much Can You Make with Adsterra
Just like any ad network or money making method online, your earnings will be depending on the volume and quality of traffic on your site. The Adsterra platform has everything in place to effectively serve high paying CPM banners across your site, it’s the site owners job to make sure these ads are in the right positions and that the quality of traffic is up to par.
To view the performance of your ad campaigns, you can login to your account and click on the “statistics” feature (as seen in the screenshot below).
Adsterra payments are sent out to their publishers when a minimum threshold of $100 has been met, and are sent out on a net 15 basis. Since the eCPM rates range heavily for each site (based on their content, volume and quality), they are not displayed publicly. After running the ads across your site for a bit, you will then have a better idea of how much you can earn on an average eCPM.
Payments are issued biweekly through PayPal, Payoneer, Paxum, WebMoney, Payza, ePayments and wire transfers.
Another key point to note about Adsterra is that while they may not be a well known name (yet), they are pushing some massive traffic through their sites and this can be see through their main landing page Alexa ranking, as it reveals a current ranking of 212 (as of this writing). No matter what your thoughts are on Alexa, that is still quite impressive.
As with any ad network, it’s always nice to see if they are sending out payments to their publishers as well. You can see a screenshot below of their recent top payouts during July-Sept. As the network continues to grow in size, you will see more publisher post information, reviews and payment proof from their network.
As a site owner and blogger, it’s always a priority to monetize your site in many different ways to see what works best. Adsterra is another great solution for any site owner to try out, especially anyone with a high traffic general audience or entertainment based site of their own. Most banner creatives will draw the attraction of the site visitor and entice them to click the ads and hopefully convert them on the backend offer. As with all ad networks, larger sites and publisher can request their own improved terms, payments and ad creatives when volume is available.
Enough reading about what Adsterra is all about! It’s time to put their advertising platform to work, while also making more money for your own network of sites and blogs.
Give the Adsterra Network a try. It’s free, easy to use and their affiliate support team is waiting to help you earn more money with your site than ever before.