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Review of Pulse360

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Pulse360 REVIEW

Pulse360 Quick Facts:

  1. Program name: Pulse360
  2. URL: http://www.pulse360.com/
  3. Country: US
  4. Ad types: Banners, text links, email ads, pop-ups
  5. Ad formats/sizes: 300x250, 728x90, 160x600, additional formats supported
  6. Commission types / Payment Model: CPC, CPA
  7. Rate per click/lead/etc: Dynamic
  8. Payment methods: Check, wire transfer
  9. Minimum payout: $50
  10. Payout percentage share with publishers: N/A
  11. Payment frequency: NET 45
  12. Auto-accepts ads / option for manual ad approval: N/A
  13. Setup method: Manual code insertion
  14. Skills and effort required to setup and manage: Average skills and effort required
  15. Time until relevant ads appear on website after signup/installation: N/A
  16. Conflict with other programs and/or exclusivity: None mentioned
  17. Requirements / Restrictions: No questionable content of any kind, a minimum of 200,000 page views monthly, minimum of 50% US traffic, additional requirements in the publisher FAQs
  18. Coverage and Geographic focus: Global coverage, US focus
  19. Support/troubleshooting: Dedicated account managers available to help, publisher FAQs here
  20. Contact info: 1.877.785.7327, additional contact info here

Pulse360 Review

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Pulse360 is medium-sized ad network that has been around since 1999 and is one of over a hundred such programs we review on experienced-people.co.uk.

Pulse360 supports CPC and CPA campaigns. Their CPC campaigns are run through sponsored text links and banners of various formats and sizes, while the network offers a broad array of solutions for serving their CPA campaigns.

CPA campaigns include pop-ups, email advertisements and various banners and text link ad units. Their performance-based inventory includes several exclusive offers and Pulse360 is partnered with big names such as MSNBC, Weather.com, Comcast.net, Newsweek.com and many more. However, some of Pulse360's advertisements have caused controversy and numerous complaints with disappointed publishers complaining about "shady" and misleading advertisements and disgruntled users trying (without success) to opt-out from the network's most obtrusive pop-ups.

Pulse360 pays via Check or wire on a NET 45 schedule with a minimum payout of $50. The network claims to have flexible payment terms for certain campaigns and tries to accommodate each publisher's needs individually, which is a plus for their already good support. Control tools are basic and reporting is decent, with real-time reporting tools available to all publishers.

All in all, Pulse360 is a flexible CPC and CPA network that has stood the test of time even though their reputation has not been spotless. Many of their exclusives are enticing but certain ads of theirs can be considered "shady" and may displease website visitors and sometimes publishers too. 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 Pulse360 forum thread.

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