Review of Clicksor
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Clicksor Quick Facts:
Clicksor is a Canada-based ad network that is geared towards average-sized publishers with traffic from Canada, UK or the US and offers some interesting twists along the way. We review over a hundred such programs on experienced-people.co.uk.
Publishers signing up with Clicksor are offered several ad options to install on their sites. These include in-text links, text and graphical banners, pop-unders as well as the less common and somewhat controversial interstitial ads.
Interstitial ads are full-page advertisements that can be inserted in-between specific pages and force visitors to go through them in order to continue browsing the site’s normal content. Inter-ads tend to convert well. However, some publishers report that Interstitial ads don’t work on every platform and many people who encounter interstitial ads while surfing find them intrusive and annoying.
Clicksor is a bit more flexible than your average ad network when it comes to content restrictions and site acceptance. Of course, sites with illegal content are not allowed but legal adult sites and other less mainstream sites get easily accepted by Clicksor as long as they have 5,000 page views per day and at least 50% of their traffic comes from Canada, UK or the US.
Typically, publishers receive 60% of all ad revenues, which is good. Moreover, actual rates will usually vary depending on numerous conditions and depending on site performance some publishers can enjoy impressive 85% payouts. Also, payments are processed in a NET 15 schedule, which is most appealing to smaller publishers. However, any payments made by Clicksor that are unclaimed 6 months after their issue date are forfeit.
Technical support is good and their publisher help center is really comprehensive and well-structured. Live support is available Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST) and contact options including live chat, tickets, telephone support as well as email. Publishers are also assigned their own account manager at account creation who can help them maximize their revenue and streamline ad setup.
Setting up your ads with Clicksor as well as managing them is a relatively easy task. Ads can be set up with standard HTML code insertion or by installing the Clicksor plugin on sites that run Blogger, WordPress, Drupal or Joomla platforms.
While many reviews and publishers speak highly of Clicksor, many criticize it’s relatively limited advertising inventory and one other particular complaint about them frequently crops up in reviews, comments and discussions around the web: Numerous publishers report that Clicksor ads are sometimes dramatically slowing down their sites’ loading times. To fix that problem Clicksor urges publishers who might experience slow loading times to install the ad code in iFrame so it loads separately from the rest of the content. However that’s not very beginner-friendly and does put-off publishers with larger sites too.
They may not have a huge inventory size and their ads can sometimes slow your website like it’s the 90ies all over again but overall, Clicksor is an interesting ad network and possibly a viable alternative to the “big boys” of online advertising. 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 Clicksor at our Clicksor forum thread.
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