QOT now supports a new advertising option for 125x125px ads via a new advertising service called BuySellAds. These square ads will be displayed on all pages of the site above the fold and will fetch around 450,000 pageviews per month. This should meet the requests and requirements of several advertisers – Buy ads now.
Current advertising options on QOT were limited to Adwords placement targeting, and Forbes Network via Adify. Since 125×125 ads have become a blogging ads standard, I was looking for an efficient service to manage advertiser ads automatically, when I found BuySellAds.
I checked that many sites have joined them and the marketplace is growing. They let you customise the type of ads you want on your site – any size, number of ads to display, maximum number of ads (the rest rotate), a waiting list if your ad spaces are sold out and a buy ads page with your PR, Alexa, Compete, Technorati† and Pageviews data to help advertisers buy ads on your site.
BuySellAds keeps 25% of the earnings (much less than other such services!), but takes the hassle out of managing these ads. As they say “Think of it this way, for 25% of your banner price, we take care of all the annoying parts to selling ads. We help you get advertisers, we process their credit cards for you, we put their ads on your site for you, and we send you a check (promptly) whenever you want.”
Since BuySellAds is in Private Beta (unless you are buying an ad!), and webmasters can apply for an invite in case they want to sell advertising on their site. I applied yesterday and got an invite within a few hours. Advertisers can buy ads anytime.