WidgetBucks.com is a new advertising service I am trying out to increase our site income. Though Chitika Eminimalls earned limited income on our site; after using WidgetBucks, it seems that visitors might actually click on and find these new contextual ad widgets engaging.
The major advantages I see with these units is that the images are clean, large and of high quality. The content is crisp, shows 10 items on the list with best price and star rating, then quickly refreshes the image to another item on the list. Now that is engaging content. The content can be preselected depending on your niche like Computers, Electronics etc or use the MerchSense, Mpire’s patent-pending contextual algorithm engine, that detects and analyzes the content of your website or blog to determine what product offers are most relevant to your audience.
The major limitations are the ad format sizes are currently limited to leaderboard 768×90, banner 468×60, Rectangle 300×250, Skyscraper 160×600 and a custom 660×330. It would be great to see a few smaller sizes. Also though the widget color options are large, yet a custom hex code based option will help in better blending to the content. The reporting is also slow (a few days earlier), but all new popular services face starting troubles. I also wish the ad units would load faster.
How do they pay – They pay-per-click (PPC), just like Google Adsense! They are claiming an amazing $3-$6 CPM on widgets, about three times that of traditional ad networks. You can also earn money by referring people to WidgetBucks. Affiliates can earn a 10 percent referral fee based on the commissions earned by the people they refer for the full 12 months after the new member joins. Both check and Paypal are supported.
Widgetbucks has created some smart ad units, if they pay high, target correctly, and work it right, they may easily replace AuctionAds and Chitka Eminimalls on websites. Sign up for WidgetBucks today.