cpmonly.com contacted me to buy adspace from my site. Their offer was good but i couldnt find any information about them. no adress, no phone number etc. Their domain information is hidded. Seems like a scam to me but just wanted to ask. Anyone?
Hi all, I am replying to this thread b/c I am hearing that this is the only forum post (when Google searching CPMonly) that is causing us to lose new business.
The publisher that was in violation to our network T&Cs, did not need to clarify which URL he was identifying, as it was the only publisher in the last year in which CPMonly has had to withhold payment from. The publisher was contacted to deactivate the tags and did not in a timely manner.
I would like to put this idea to rest regarding the legitimacy of our network. We recently have moved into a new ad serving/reporting solution in which advertisers have access to buy from our publisher base in revolutionary RTB (real time buying) methods. This overall has increased our ad quality and cleanliness, fill rates, and overall back line CPMs.
If you need reference contacts please email me directly robert[a]CPMonly.com as we would love to sign on any potential new business.
Also I should point out that if we have skeptical first time sign ups, we are always willing to do a 3 day test period in which payment is made at the end of the 3 days. On top of this we offer net 5 payment terms, in which publisher payments are made by the 5th of the next month (and usually sooner).
Hello all - my name is Robert, the original contact from CPMonly.com who contacted Nart - It is correct we are a new ad network, and are currently looking for new publishers and new business.
Boxologist, I appreciate your thought, I agree, you have to start somewhere.
I understand that people need to be skeptical when making business decisions which is why we try different trial period ideas for paying for all ad impressions served after 3 or 7 days your choice. Sometimes people need to see that we pay in order to feel comfortable with this. I completely understand.
Currently our quick payment terms of payments immediately after the months end is one of the many factors that has led to a 99% publisher retention rate.
If any of you have any questions I would be glad to answer them,
personally i don’t have a problem with no phone contact as lots of businesses find it more cost-effective to only provide email support except to larger players
but i also know that your “domains by proxy” status will prevent some publishers from trying you unless someone they know and trust will vouch for you - so you might want to rethink that one
i know that some upstarts are seen as having a conflict of interest with other projects you may be involved in, but there are solutions - domains by proxy are generally looked upon as being used by someone who has something to hide - in your case you probably aren’t seeking to hide from publishers but some will take it that way
i sent you a email yesterday via your web form - I’ll be glad to post a postive review here at a later time if i am able to work with you, and if we aren’t a good fit I’ll have the common courtesy to post a neutral review and at least let thread participants know that we had meaningful dialogue
Like boxologist I thought I would give this company a chance. Being a Sunday (and late UK time) I wasn’t expecting much but I awoke to a reply this morning. Unfortunately I don’t produce enough US traffic. However, the e-mail was polite, clear, professional and certainly quickly dealt with.
Good luck Robert, if circumstances change I’ll be back in touch.
Quick reply, polite… it’ll have to more than that. J/K
Had my share of them. But it never fails to try, but never take down ads that you’re generating revenue from and you’re expecting checks from, just incorporate the additional ad into your content or add them as a default ad that way you really don’t lose much.
Plus, I see it this way… if no one tries, no one knows. That’s the whole thing about trying to make a successful business online… it involves risks. If you don’t take them you’ll never know what could have came of it.
And you’re correct about the hidden information kenmore… it makes you cautious as to whether you want to do business. And as for numbers and addresses, it gives publishers a safety feeling, but sometimes that doesn’t even matter because I have used a few that had numbers and addresses and they turned out to be terrible.
Although I definitely agree that testing out new networks is needed, having no physical contact address is a major issue for me. Domains by proxy makes me think the company is trying to hide something.
To do business with a company I always check for a physical address. Without one, a company/person can dodge their responsibilities a lot more easily. I like a phone number, but I agree that doing support online can save costs and I would give a new network the benefit of the doubt.
Good luck with your network, but I would recommend adding some contact information, and also maybe some information about the people involved in the company.
I wanted to report back my surface findings on cpmOnly
I spoke with Robert and while we were not able to solidify any deals. He was extra helpful / informative in clarifying a few missing pieces of the puzzle I’m working on.
My overall impression is that he is a good man to know and I’m keeping him in mind for the future.
I think we have to keep in mind that not every publisher is a good fit for every media network. Probably 66% to 75% of the deals i get far enough to implement never last long, meaning both parties are not happy and they fall apart. That’s just the nature of the beast.