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  • BURST! Media

    4 4.44%
  • Casale Media

    13 14.44%
  • Fastclick

    9 10.00%
  • Google AdSense

    49 54.44%
  • Tribal Fusion

    15 16.67%
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    Favorite ad network out of the "Big 5"?

    Vote for your favorite and feel free to comment on why you voted for them.

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    I voted for AdSense only because they seem to have the highest click through rate.

    I also like ValueClick (although I currently don't serve their ads) because they're system works better. You should probably add them, if you can. ValueClick just doesn't have as good of a payout as AdSense, yet at least.

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    Casale. Better CPMs that fastclick and a more reliable interface. I know tribal fusion has better CPMs, but from what I've heard the interface isn't the best.
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    Adsense is the most profitable for my site. Burst and Fastclick are good, but I can't use then on non-english pages. I don't use casale too much and Tribal Fusion allways refuse my site.

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    I was interested to give Fastclick a shoot as they sounded like something worth my time, but they wanted my SSN at registration. So I decided that it probably wasn't worth the trouble, I don't want some random company that I may not even be accepted at having my SSN.

    How are Burst payout rate and ad quality? I was interested in trying them when I saw their ads on SP, but I wasn't sure exactly much about them besides what their website gave.

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    I was interested to give Fastclick a shoot as they sounded like something worth my time, but they wanted my SSN at registration. So I decided that it probably wasn't worth the trouble, I don't want some random company that I may not even be accepted at having my SSN.
    I've never seen a single Us or even Canadian Company that doesn't require a SSN or Tax ID. A lot won't even pay you till you send in your W-9 form

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    I don't mind giving them my SSN, but not when I have to register. Especially when I've never had experience with the company. Google asked for it after I registered, which I was fine with. But when I register is just something that I'm not comfortable with doing, except with a reliable bank.

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    I had to go for Tribal Fusion. True, their interface isn't all too great, but their rates are killer and the staff working there is fantastic. That's something not many people talk about but is something that I've found is fairly crucial: the staff. I've had good experiences with FastClick's, Casale's, and Burst!'s staffs (not so much with Google), but Tribal Fusion seems to beat the rest of them out. Everyone I've talked to there has been quite helpful.
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    Google's staff is just blant. They aren't all that friendly, and I don't think offer anything worth really joining AdSense over.

    ValueClick has a nice staff. Recently I was directly contacted by a representative about running campaigns and such, she needed some stats. I was shocked (previously only dealing with AdSense) that they actually directly contacted me, with direct address! They seem to much friendlier.

    Now I also want to try Tribal Fusion!

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    I have to say Casale, as I never used Tribal Fusion before. Love Casale's CPMS
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    Quote Originally Posted by charmedlover
    Google's staff is just blant. They aren't all that friendly, and I don't think offer anything worth really joining AdSense over.
    Meh, I think they're just extremely overworked more than anything. But I'm with you; AdSense (to me) is overrated. I know some people praise it as the Holy Grail (and they should since it's so profitable to them), but to me and my site it's nothing spectacular.
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    I like AdBrite.

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    i voted for adsense but i really liked them all

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    I run them all and like them all.

    TF is my "favorite" though, I guess.

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    I voted for Adsense. They have always given me an excellent CPC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireklown
    I've never seen a single Us or even Canadian Company that doesn't require a SSN or Tax ID. A lot won't even pay you till you send in your W-9 form
    that's for US or canadian publishers

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    Adsense. Its the only ad service that has advertizers for my websites topics. Everyone else has only advertizers for general topics.

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    Adsense:

    Excellent Targeting
    Higher eCPMs
    Easier Acceptability

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    for really big sites adsense sucks compared to TF and casale

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    AdSense - Simply because it's what makes the most money for me.

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    Adsense, simply because it's the only one I have currently.
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    I went for casale. Problem I think is that you are comparing apples with oranges slightly. adsense is firmly cpc (which traditionally hasn't done well on my site) whereas the others do well for me because they are cpm
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    Adsense, because its the most profitable for me(although this may change).

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotlandforvisit
    I went for casale. Problem I think is that you are comparing apples with oranges slightly.
    Agreed. Just trying to stimulate some conversation...

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    Adsense, because it makes me the most money so far. It was also the easiest one to get into and it offers more or less relevant ads to my site content where the others only offer general ads.

    Most importantly, Google is a very respected company and aside from the "click-fraud ban scare" you might have to face, they are the best IMHO.


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