Where there is code, there is usually some sort of monetization along with it. For many of us on the web that means digital advertising, which has gotten a bad reputation from pretty much it’s inception. As you can see, I use ads on this site to help me make a side paycheck now and then.
In the beginning I used AdSense, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I did it for years, and the return was decent. I, like many, get a lot of companies trying to places ads on my site, but why not just stick with AdSense? It’s easy, and you can access to the largest ad marketplace.
Recently, through a mutual friend, I was introduced to a company called Newor Media that basically manages all your ads for you. Not really a network, but people who are experts in networks and getting good rates. They guaranteed me that they would beat AdSense, and would provide up to 6 banner ads along with other recommendations to help monetize the site. The only confusing part is that they seem to be private, but if you contact them on the site, they are usually open to new sites. I was also a little bit hesitant as I was running AdSense for years, so I didn’t want to waste my time trying someone new.
But here is my honest unbiased feedback about working with them. I have been using them for 5-6 months now, so it’s possible something could change later on. But, I want to fully recommend them to anyone reading this. Seriously, it is one of the best decisions I’ve made when it comes to this site. Their online reporting is a bit simple, but shows daily revenue and impressions which is all I really need. I also get the impression that they are actively working on the ads, as they occasionally update me with new partners or suggestions, which is pretty unlike other networks.
I’m making significantly more than AdSense right now, and the quality of the ads is still high in my opinion. They also have some of the best customer service I’ve ever seen, and if I have a question or need to make a change, they respond back in 10 minutes (usually). And payments are automatic.
So far I’m very happy. I was never super comfortable with AdSense, only because I know I was probably under monetized a bit. But the ease of set-up is about the same with Newor Media, and they actually seem to care about improving performance and helping me. Give them a shot and let me know what your experience is.