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Review of Adblade

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Adblade REVIEW

Adblade Quick Facts:

  1. Program name: Adblade
  2. URL: http://www.adblade.com/
  3. Country: US
  4. Ad types: Banners, text ads, mobile ads, copyrighted "Newsbullet" ad units, patented AdCast ads
  5. Ad formats/sizes: Several standard IAB formats supported plus many custom formats, full list of ad specs plus details can be found here, AdCast demo here, official AdCast video here
  6. Commission types / Payment Model: CPC, CPM, CPA, CPL
  7. Rate per click/lead/etc: N/A
  8. Payment methods: PayPal, check
  9. Minimum payout: $100
  10. Payout percentage share with publishers: N/A
  11. Payment frequency: NET 30
  12. Auto-accepts ads / option for manual ad approval: No options to manually approve ads
  13. Setup method: Manual code insertion
  14. Skills and effort required to setup and manage: Moderate skills required
  15. Time until relevant ads appear on website after signup/installation: Typically within 24 hours
  16. Conflict with other programs and/or exclusivity: None specified
  17. Requirements / Restrictions: Minimum of 500,000 page views per month
  18. Coverage and Geographic focus: Canada, UK, US and Australia
  19. Support/troubleshooting: Support center here
  20. Contact info: Contact info page here

Adblade Review

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Founded in 2008, Adblade is a premium-only ad network and is one of over a hundred such programs we review on experienced-people.co.uk.

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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