A-Z List of Ad Networks and Affiliate Programs

A-Z List of Ad Networks and Affiliate Programs
By Gregory Go, About.com

Profiles of 60+ advertising networks and affiliate programs that you can use to make money with your website.

Common acronyms of online advertising:

* CPM - cost is calculated by impression. You are paid when an ad is shown.
* CPC - cost of ads are calculated based on number of clicks. You are paid when someone clicks on an ad.
* CPA - cost per action. You are paid when the visitor does something -- for example, filling out a form or buying a product.

24/7 Real Media
24/7 Real Media offers standard graphic ad units with CPM and CPC campaigns. The account managers are really responsive, but their interface is horrible. Going through the advertisers and checking your earnings is a really convoluted and slow process.

ad pepper
Ad pepper can provide exclusive or non-exclusive representation for your ad inventory. They offer many types of CPM ads including graphic, contextual, and integrated text links.
AdBrite offers CPC, CPA, and CPM in a variety of formats including text ads, inline ads, banners, video, full page ads, ads in photos. You can set your own price and run ads from another ad network if AdBrite can't supply an advertiser at your asking price.

AdDynamyx offers CPM and CPC graphic ads featuring Fortune 500 Advertisers. They serve standard ad units as well as various types of pop unders and floating ads.

AdEngage shows targeted text ads (they now have PhoText Ads which includes a small image with the text). They sell ads as a weekly sponsorship package with your ad space priced by week. You set your own rate, but advertisers can see your stats, so they can evaluate your cost per click anyway. If your inventory isn't purchased, CPC ads are displayed.

Adfish is a small affiliate network and only offers CPA ads. They don't have an overwhelming number of advertisers, so it's a good place for a beginner to learn the ropes of affiliate marketing.

adknowledge offers targeted CPC graphic and text ads, as well as email and search campaigns. They use behavioral targeting to serve the most relevant ads, and boast having over 50,000 advertisers vying for your ad space.

AdOn Network
AdOn Network offers CPM (they call it CPV--cost per view--for some reason) text and graphic ads. You can't sign up online--you will need to shoot them an email and a representative will contact you.

ADSDAQ runs text and graphical CPM ads and allows you to set your CPM rate. They also use performance stats to serve the highest performing ads first, which benefits both the advertiser and publisher.

Adsmart serves the U.S. and U.K. extensively, requiring a minimum of either 70% USA traffic or 70% UK traffic, and 100,000 monthly page views. They offer CPM and CPC campaigns and pays out 55% of net sales revenue.

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