Review of Linkstorm
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Disclaimer: This review was compiled in June 2012, but this is the
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Linkstorm Quick Facts:
The network focuses on their patented ad format which is also named Linkstorm. Linkstorm ads are interactive banner/text hybrid ads that expand by roll-over and display navigational menus to various advertised products and services. There can be more than one expandable menu in each ad and every ad is designed to lead customers to destinations relevant to their interests.
Confused how it works? Thankfully the network provides dozens of fully functional demos to showcase the technology behind their proprietary advertisement formats. You can find samples and demos in the following webpages (link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7). Linkstorm ads work seamlessly as static, rich media or video ads and can complement most kinds of websites.
Multiple expandable menus mean more targeted traffic since uses must engage the relevant ad location for the menu to expand (Image from this demo page)
Linkstorm support is just fine and their official website is full of comprehensive samples and functional demos about how the Linkstorm ads function. On top of that, the network offers decent analytics and control tools that are as modern and high-tech as the Linkstorm ads they track and control. Moreover, Linkstorm ads can be served via popular third-party ad servers and there is no exclusivity or conflicts with other ads whatsoever.
Linkstorm is certainly an interesting ad network. Their Linkstorm ads are engaging and unusual enough to compete with any mainstream ad type out there. Their limited ad inventory (the network's only noteworthy downside) will lead many publishers to choose Linkstorm as their secondary ad network but regardless of ad network priorities you can expect Linkstorm ads to convert better than your average plain old banner or text link. 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 Linkstorm forum thread.
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