Some weeks before I was looking for some advertisement programs to promote my new website project a shopping Cart template website. After starting a campaign with Adsense and some other CPM banner campaigns I re-visited the AdBrite website.
There is a moderate collection of websites where you can place your link for a limited time period. In their publisher list are also big names like Opera or Friendster, but they are too expensive according my budget. I selected for my campaign some websites for only a few USD a month. Currently there are running four link campaigns for the template website and I receive several visits a day, but there are zero conversions until now”¦Conclusion: there are link campaigns from websites with a lot of impressions and that for only a few USD, but I don’t think that these will help you with sales (at least not in my case)
Interstitial Ads (kind of popunders)
I started also a campaign of this ad type, I got a total of 40.000 page views in only a few hours and that for 10USD. It happens while I was driving home from my work with the result that I didn’t noticed this traffic live, but another CPC program has returned a part of my advertising costs.
I started a publishing campaign at finalwebsites.com to show some text ads in a regular banner format (468*60). While you’re waiting for advertiser it’s possible to show network. This campaign was very short because I saw max. three different ads and only one was related to my selected categories . I removed the ads to use my spare advertising space (again) for Adsense. Within these few days it was not possible to start a link campaign with some third party advertisers.
Bad unrelated visits
While running a AdBrite CPC network campaign (webmaster related), I noticed several XXX referrals inside my website statistics. My complain by AdBrite was answered within a few days with some USD rebate to my account (it seems to me that AdBrite thinks that this is not so bad”¦)
I will finish my current link advertising campaigns, but I don’t think that AdBrite is an alternative for Adwords / Adsense or self selected banner CPM/CPC campaigns.