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Linkstorm REVIEW

Linkstorm Quick Facts:

  1. Program name: Linkstorm
  2. URL: http://www.linkstorms.com/
  3. Country: US
  4. Ad types: Linkstorm ads
  5. Ad formats/sizes: Rich media and video ad formats supported, Linkstorm's signature products are banners or text links enhanced with navigational menus triggered by roll-over, samples and demos here: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7
  6. Commission types / Payment Model: Mainly CPM, CPC and CPA also supported
  7. Rate per click/lead/etc: N/A
  8. Payment methods: Check, additional methods possibly supported
  9. Minimum payout: N/A
  10. Payout percentage share with publishers: N/A
  11. Payment frequency: Unspecified
  12. Auto-accepts ads / option for manual ad approval: Limited options
  13. Setup method: Manual code insertion
  14. Skills and effort required to setup and manage: Above average skills required to setup and manage
  15. Time until relevant ads appear on website after signup/installation: N/A
  16. Conflict with other programs and/or exclusivity: None
  17. Requirements / Restrictions: No questionable content
  18. Coverage and Geographic focus: Global coverage
  19. Support/troubleshooting: FAQs here
  20. Contact info: +1 855.836.6743, additional contact info in the footer of their homepage

Linkstorm Review

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Linkstorm is an ad network that serves their own signature Linkstorm ads and is one of over a hundred such programs we review on experienced-people.co.uk.

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.

Linkstorm Ad Sample

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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