I currently run www.gamegurus.net. We're expanding the site into a network of websites. GameGurus will be our network "center" while other sites such as ffgurus.net and tesgurus.net (and perhaps rtsgurus.net in the near future) and any other website that wishes to come into our network.
We were going to go with one host which he was going to give ads on our sites. $3-$4 per 1,000 impressions. But, we have taken our network into another direction and will be out on our own server. I'm currently looking for an ad company that would suit this type of network. What kinds of rates (per impression) are we talking here? What is the best ad company to go with?
Hits are not a problem. Gamegurus.net (the main site) is currently viewed by more than 120,000 per month while the rest of the hosted sites get the total viewership of up to over 200,000.
Seems like something similar to what I want to do as well with Anime2001.com site of mine.... a network of anime related sites with hosting being paid through CPM ads from the whole network of sites.....
What ad companies allow this ? Teknosurf, Valueclick, Flycast, Burstnet, Doubleclick ?
Click on their affiliates page. And you'll be given an email to inquire for more information. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM!!!!
Not only is the minimum contract for 2 years, they average your stats for every three months and pay you that average for the next three months. This includes the fact that your site may grow much greater than what the average shows!
Also, they stop paying at 4 million pageviews so sites like mine with 5-7 million are loosing valuable cash.
Also note, they pay in brackets. So unless you reach the next level of pay, you won't get anything more than the rounded numbers they have made.