Review of Surge Direct
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Surge Direct REVIEW
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Surge Direct Review
Their inventory includes advertisements from many popular online games as Surge Direct represents many video game companies. Their inventory is not exclusive, as the game advertisements are sold through other ad networks too and Surge Direct also offers ads that are not related to online video games.
Surge Direct serves regular banners, pop-unders and overlay footer advertisements in various (unspecified) IAB- complaint sizes and forms including rich media, video and flash. All ad campaigns work with CPC or CPM commissions and their online game ads pay for traffic from all countries as their subject is not restricted to specific countries.
Support is OK but outside their dashboard can only be reached through the network's generic online contact form or general inquiries phone line. For signed-in publishers however, support is quite good and reachable through multiple media including MSN and Skype. Surge Direct's official website is incomplete and features multiple empty and "coming soon" pages that wouldn't even comply with the network's own terms of service as it's a far cry from being "fully usable"! Being a new ad network cannot be used as an excuse for an incomplete official website.
There is no minimum payout with Surge Direct, as publishers can request their money even when their balance is at one dollar. The network pays through PayPal or check on a NET 30 schedule.
Even though Surge Direct is new, there are many webmasters with online gaming websites that speak positively about the network's support and their footer advertisements; this is good news since newfound networks are usually regarded with suspicion.
Surge Direct seems a decent ad network for publishers who own websites in the video game niche. Their support is good and the kind of ads they serve has been tried and tested time and time again through older and less gaming-focused ad networks. 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 Surge Direct forum thread.
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