Top 10 CPC (Cost-per-click) Ad NetworkBy Partho, Gaea News Network
Thursday, March 25, 2010
After having done with the top 10 affiliate ad networks, we decided to provide you another source of making online earning — CPC ad networks. CPC simply stands for Cost per click, is a technique used by advertisers to promote their website. There are a number of CPC ad networks that allows the advertisers to set up their advertising campaign and reach their target audience on the web. These ad networks provides two way benefits. On one end, they enable advertisers to bid for keywords and choose the amount they pay for the cost of having a potential customer to view their site. On the other end the publishers are payed for click on the keywords. Apart from the keyword based CPC ad networks, there are Product CPC ad networks and Services CPC ad networks.
For any webmasters marketing online, its most feasible to purchase traffic on a cost-per-click basis. There are several CPC ad networks out there, but only a few top ones have succeeded in billions of dollars of leads and sales. We sorted out the top 10 CPC Ad Network for your convenience.
1. Value Click media
It represents more than 13,500 quality publishers on both exclusive and non-exclusive basis. ValueClick Media displays advertising platform that allows publishers to earn from the standard banner format, pop-unders, rich media and video. It offers a mix of CPM and CPC banners. The CPC Ad Network also allows incremental revenue from in-stream (pre and post roll) and in-banner video advertising. However, it requires minimum of 3,000 impressions per month and a click-through rate of 0.25%.
Payments are made on 20th of each month for the previous month, by check or PayPal.
2. Google AdSense
The is one of most popular CPC ad network on the internet. It scans the publishers site for content and places blocks of text ads on similar topic. Using Google Adsense, you can purchase CPC ads next to their search results and on participating websites.
It pays on Net 30 basis, minimum payment is $100.
3. Yahoo! Publishers Network
It’s a beta network currently accepting only the US-based publishers. It is similar to Google Adsense — scan pages, and insert content-related text ads. Apart from cost per click contextual advertising Yahoo also offers various tools and services for assisting publishers in building and improving their websites. YPN offers advanced ad targeting and displaying capabilities for improved results. It’s filter competitive listings protects your business.
It makes quick payments and offers four ways to collect revenue including PayPal.
This CPC Ad Network allows Contextual Technology, advertisers can publish their text or rich media advertisements on relevant affiliated websites that are most well-matched with pre-selected targeted keywords or channels. The publishers can display the most relevant ads on their site using their unique keyword based technology. They allow unlimited keyword inputs and selection from over 150 channels. Clicksor has variety of ads formats that include inline text links, text banners, graphic and rich media banners, and pop-under ads.
The minimum payout is $15 and is offered on a net-15 basis.
It is a popular CPC ad network that pays you for every click on an ad. They strive to optimize your ad space by letting advertisers bid on your ad space. They offer simple point-and-click tools to help you customize the layout of the ads to fit your sites look and feel. This helps to retain the quality of your site and block the unwanted ads. Their ads might be similar to Google AdSense, so it will flout Google’s Terms And Conditions, if you wanna have them both on the same page.
Payments are monthly, with minimum $10, by check or Paypal.
This ad network is recommended for those with reasonable traffic. AdBrite has a completely transparent and effective advertising exchange focused on maximizing revenue for publishers. The Ad network allows auction-driven pricing, real-time bidding and API functionality in addition to self-service account management interface, for full control. AdBrite collects stats about publishers website, like Alexa Rank, page views per day, unique users per day, repurchase rate, and some estimated click through data. The service reveals some data about publishers site. They make this information available to the potential advertising customers and others interested in the site stats.
All the payments are made through checks only. They pay Net 60. The lowest payment offered by the site is $20.
It’s a relatively new entry in the CPC ad network market. They are distinct from the rest of the networks for their innovative pricing approach. Etology allows the publishers specify their own price for advertising inventory on their websites.They serve text ads and banner ads in various types of standard ad units that includes banners, skyscrapers, and inline ads. Etology deals with a wide range of ad categories that include art and entertainment, automotive, business, dating, gaming, health and fitness, news and reference, pictures and videos, shopping and travel, sports and recreation, and technology. The publishers interface is a bit hard to navigate. However, they offer real time and allow you to earn and share.
The minimum payout is set at $30. The US publishers are paid only in check via US postal service. The international customers can receive payments through check, PayPal, Epassporte, or by bank wire (USD$500 dollar minimum for bank wire). They pay on Net 25 basis.
8. Pulse 360
This is a unit of Seevast Corp, which operates marketing services companies that drive sales build brands, and leverage core assets. It offers text-only CPC sponsored links, sponsored links with graphics for display inventory as well as an array of CPA solutions. The CPC Ads match your site based on contextual and audience targeting. They provide solutions for fixed and banner ad placements.
One of the exclusive feature in Pulse360 is that they allow advertisers multiple options for targeting their sponsored links campaigns, by context, behavior, geographic, local and demographic targeting. Pulse 360 makes it easy to manage your listing. The reports options are clear, concise and simple to use.
Monthly payment, minimum $60
It is one of the largest search-targeted ad networks thrives on contextual advertising. It drives millions of search driven impressions per month. It provides a keyword-targeted search marketing program that is proven to extend the visibility of SEM campaigns beyond the search engine results page, and into content websites in the Chitika Network. They provide eMiniMalls for the webmasters. The eMiniMalls is a snippet of code placed on a site that can target ads to the content and pay each time the ad is clicked by a visitor. The Chitika eMiniMalls ads can be displayed on the same page with Google AdSense ads.
Payments are made on monthly to the publisher’s PayPal account after the balance reaches the amount $50.
It is a contextual CPC network with banner and text ads. This is yet another AdSense alternative that pays 60% of keyword bid clicks.
Monthly payment by PayPal, with minimum payment of $10
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