Review of Adblade
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Disclaimer: This review was compiled in June 2012, but this is the
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Adblade Quick Facts:
Adblade supports several different ad types, ranging from typical banners, text ads and mobile advertisements to more "exotic" and unusual creatives. Specifically, the network offers their exclusive "Newsbullet" ad units, which are hybrid banner/text/image thematic ads and their patented AdCast ads which are non-scrollable, time-controlled, TV style online advertisements which convert well (but some users will have them!).
Adblade has a wide variety of campaigns, from typical CPC and CPM to affiliate product CPA and survey-like CPL offers. While admittedly some of their campaigns pay handsomely there are troubling reports about inaccurate conversions as well as some very negative reviews about Adblade and especially the quality of their premium ads and the products they promote. Regardless, Adblade's inventory is sizable and its network includes big names such as Fox news, USA today, U.S. News and more. However, the network does not accept traffic outside US, Canada, UK and Australia.
Support is OK though their support center is virtually empty so publishers who consider joining the network must contact them directly to inquire further as they are not really explaining much through their website.
Adblade seems like a decent choice for news-related websites that target audiences in Canada, UK, US or Australia. They do offer two rather unique ad types, namely their newsbullet and Adcast, and have some focused, well-paying ads in specific niches. Some technical aptitude is required to effectively set up their ads but the network's support is competent enough to help incase publishers encounter problems. Read about other monetizing programs at experienced-people.co.uk/1200-make-money-from-websites/ and you can leave your own comments and feedback about this program at our Adblade forum thread.
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