The services of some of the following ad providers are used in the Chipdir.
They sell ad's from a group of publishers in a cry-out auction,
which I think is an exciting but a bit primitive idea.
They require that you have your hosting pages rated via the
www.rsac.com/ system, which I already checked out and could
technically probably been done, even while keeping the mirror
sites in the USA identical.
In the first auction about one third of the ad's were sold at about $0.005
per ad and they bought the rest themselves (probably not to loose face),
but have probably managed to sell most of them later to clients because
a lot of the clients were new to the system and hadn't followed the proper
I think they will get rid of the auction soon and start selling the ad's directly.
You may only have one ad per site and they can only fill a small percentage
of them and you only get 25% or so with small numbers of ad-views.
Comments from Mark Welch: Ad-Up Promises web sites only 25% of ad revenues
(after 60 days, % is based on traffic level: 25% for small sites, plus 5%
increase at 1K, 10K, 50K, 500K, 1MM, 5MM, max rate of 60% promised
for traffic over 10 million hits/month).
It is unclear what percentage of available ad inventory is sold;
the company claims it has sold ads at rates ranging
from $10 to $25 CPM.
Be wary. [ad size varies, up to 468x60]
Earlier known as TeknoSurf and later as Adserve?
I have carried their ad's from early 2000 at the bottom of about 50% of the
They have unrealistic conditions, like that they can change them at any time
without notifying you and that the publishers are obliged to adhere to them
within 10 working days.
They also changed their HTML code suddenly around 200006 and were not going
to pay out the revenues earned using the old HTML code.
And they wanted host clients to add a privacy statement to their sites
I have removed their ad's again in the 200006 version. Dealing with these
guys isn't worth the trouble.
They seemed promising, but I couldn't fulfill/agree with four of the points
in their contract so I changed them in the email and haven't heard from them
since sending it back.
They require about 1 million ad-views per month,
which is about double what I could maximally provide.
They seem to be more focussed on advertisers than on (small) hosts.
This seems to be the biggest ad provider at the moment.
First time they contacted me back and urged me to sign
up as an advertiser (as a host wasn't possible yet)
and I indeed got paper documentation send later and email
before that from someone who seemed a bit annoyed...
email@example.com - Leo
firstname.lastname@example.org - Hendrik Schalekamp
You need to subscribe to certain ad's and put the ad's on your own site.
You're generally paid per click-through or even sale and not per ad view.
They changed their format once upon a time and asked me to update my pages
within a month or so. I couldn't and they kicked me out. Companies like
these should know what compatibility is. When LinkExchange changed to the
industry-standard 468*60 banners instead of the 400*40 ones that they
used before, they set-up a new system beside the existing one so people
could convert at their own pace. That's the way to do it!
Welcome to the ValueClick Banner Advertising Network, the
on-line service dedicated to bringing together advertisers in need
of cost-effective traffic and websites in need of sponsors.
ValueClick is a service provided by Web-Ignite Corporation, a
world-wide leader in website promotions and advertising. This
revolutionary program allows our clients to advertise with no risk,
paying only for actual visitors generated to their website.
I have carried their ad's since late 1998.
Not really an ad provider but an organization that organizes 'rings' of sites
with similar subjects, it seems.
This company was bought by Softbank Media, killed slowly and finished off...
They made me $160 (or $80) though and are therefore still the record holder
among the ad providers. :-(
They had great potential at a certain point if they could have grown as they
did for a while...