Review of AdEngage
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Disclaimer: This review was compiled in June 2012, but this is the
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AdEngage Quick Facts:
AdEngage does not offer banner ads; just text ads and "PhotoText" ads. PhotoText ads are image/text hybrid units (that really do look like banners). The network supports 125x125 pixel display button ads which are sold directly from their homepage as well as other ad types, depending on advertiser.
As an ad network, AdEngage offers the aforementioned 125x125 button ads while as an ad exchange publishers are free to list their websites and browse through advertiser offers. Publishers have full control over what's displayed on their websites and they are able to set their own rates for each click (CPC) that is clicked or charge a per-week rate for ads displayed on their websites. These cost-per-week commissions are flat and do not depend on impressions or clicks as long as the site remains online. Some advertising arrangements pay generously and many publishers are satisfied with the overall quality, but opinions are mixed, as others find AdEngage lacking. Since the network is based on an ad exchange, a lot depends on how desirable are the publisher websites for advertisers.
AdEngage pays via PayPal, check, wire transfer and also offers other payment methods. The minimum payout is $50 and payments are sent out on a NET 30 schedule. The network's tech support is good and while the documentation is great, their whole approach is not newbie-friendly.
While AdEngage runs a decent ad exchange, their ads will probably not perform well for every publisher out there. Only, publishers with popular websites will be able to make AdEngage work well and achieve high fill rates while beginners and publishers with specific niche websites will not be able to get much value from AdEngage as their primary ad network. 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 AdEngage forum thread.
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