Review of BLAM Ads
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BLAM Ads REVIEW
BLAM Ads Quick Facts:
BLAM Ads Review
As we said above, BLAM Ads specializes on content lockers. These come in the form of advertisements that must be clicked, offers that must be completed (such as forms capturing emails, zip codes etc) and other unblockable messages that visitors must go through in order to access a website's contents. Content locking ads usually pay well but almost always increase bounce rates as a certain percentage of visitors will simply leave a website immediately after being asked to jump through hoops in order to access content.
Specifically, BLAM ads offers, content locking overlays for multiple uses, flash content locking solutions that can be used to monetize videos, games, presentations and everything flash-powered, link-shortening content lockers that blocks visitors from viewing links unless they fill out a survey as well as other, customized content locking solutions. You can find interactive demos of BLAM ads content locking products in their demo page.
Through their content lockers, BLAM ads sells various different ads and offers from their sister company, affiliate merchant EWA Private Network. There are several different campaigns that run on CPC, CPA or CPL commission models and their ad inventory includes offers from high profile advertisers such as KRAFT foods, Coca-Cola, myspace.com and stamps.com. The network's ad inventory is international but there are more offers for US and EU markets.
BLAM ads pays via PayPal, check, wire and direct deposit, on a NET 30 schedule (weekly schedule available for larger publishers) and a minimum payout of $50. They do pay on time and enjoy good reputation among publishers.
Contact options and support are well above average when compared to competing networks and BLAM ads offers extensive FAQs and many helpful articles to aid publishers in implementing content lockers on their websites. However, their official website is rather hype-laden and many things are not explained objectively enough.
All in all, BLAM ads are one of the best content locking ad networks out there (but not the only ones as their hype would have you believe!). Some of their CPL offers pay quite well and depending on niche is might be quite easy to convert a big chunk of your traffic into leads for such campaigns. 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 BLAM Ads forum thread.
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