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Review of AdBull

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Disclaimer: This review was compiled in June 2012, but this is the internet and things change quickly (so this information is provided without warranty).

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AdBull Quick Facts:

  1. Program name: AdBull
  2. URL: http://www.adbull.com/adbull.php
  3. Country: US
  4. Ad types: Cursor ads
  5. Ad formats/sizes: Cursor ad demo can be found here
  6. Commission types / Payment Model: CPC
  7. Rate per click/lead/etc: Variable
  8. Payment methods: PayPal, check
  9. Minimum payout: $100
  10. Payout percentage share with publishers: N/A
  11. Payment frequency: NET 45
  12. Auto-accepts ads / option for manual ad approval: No options for manual ad approval
  13. Setup method: Manual code insertion
  14. Skills and effort required to setup and manage: Average skills required to install, minimal skills to manage
  15. Time until relevant ads appear on website after signup/installation: Almost instantly
  16. Conflict with other programs and/or exclusivity: No conflicts
  17. Requirements / Restrictions: No questionable content of any kind
  18. Coverage and Geographic focus: Global coverage
  19. Support/troubleshooting: Program's FAQs can be found here and here
  20. Contact info: +1 (646) 758-6223, online contact form and additional contact info here

AdBull Review

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AdBull is a US-based ad network that focuses solely on one and only advertisement type and is one of over a hundred such programs we review on experienced-people.co.uk.

The patented AdBull contextual based cursor ad unit is the only type of ad unit AdBull supports. These ads work by changing the nature of the cursor for some seconds and create a floating, clickable ad box that follows the user's cursor. After a while the box becomes attached to the bottom of the page and remains there until clicked away. (You can see a demo of AdBull's cursor ads in this demo page by AdBull; just click the blog's logo)

The ads are contextual and publishers have no control over what is displayed through their websites' cursor ads. AdBull's inventory is somewhat limited and they reassure publishers that their ads are totally safe, as they explain in their "safe" webpage.

The program works with CPC commissions, pays on a NET 45 schedule and has a minimum payout of $100; nothing special here.

Installation is simple enough and the program's control tools are basic but do the job. AdBull's website is good, explaining every aspect of the network through easy-to-digest FAQs (here and here) and user-friendly navigation. Support is equally good and quick to reply.

Even though AdBull claims they have no competitors there are other networks that utilize cursor ads so their ads are not completely unique. Nonetheless, AdBull is the only network solely focused on serving cursor ads only.

Many people find cursor-hunting ads obtrusive and others are worried about their apparent loss of control. Nontheless, AdBull's cursor ads are completely compatible with any other ad type (apart from other cursor ads. we hope!) and are certainly effective at displaying the advertisements (you can't help but notice them!)  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 AdBull forum thread.

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