12 February 2010

Monetize review: Google Adsense, Entrecard, Adgitize blogger, or CMF ads

 or Adgitize your web site. or CMF Ads

This post is for bloggers who wish to increase their site traffic, earn more money, or looking for more information about Entrecard, Adgitize blogger, and CMF. However, if be aware, they might against Google Adsense TOS and policy.

According to my knowledge that all of them should not against Google Adsense Term and Conditions for publishers. If somebody here has updated information, it will be very nice to share here via comment box below. Some comparison between these services are shown below.

Adgitize Me
Monetize- No- Yes- Yes
What you need to do- Need to visit members's site to earn drop credits- concentrate to post new things in your blog
- visit community ads
- Set your price to suit advertisers' budget
Traffic increasing- High
- Because members need to drop other members' site to earn credits
- High- Depend on where you advertise and the design of your banner
- using spikes program to bring 50 unique traffic via $0.20
Advantage- Not need any cost
- Immediately traffic for active members
- User friendly environment
- Automatically bring advertisement to blog
- Good reputation so far in internal
$10 for PayPal transactions(can be considered low)
many features which are provided
- no need to take care, just concentrate on your blog development
- You are rewarded points:
   - every time you write an article on your blog
   - when you click on ads for other members within the community.
   - for any visits to your web site or blog. 
   - any time someone clicks a member ad on your blog.
- No fault click 
- Can set your own price
- You can earn as many as you can with one or more slots
$1 minimum cashout
- forum is available for members to share experiences
- User friendly environment
Disadvatage- No earning
- only one slot can put in your sites
- increase site bounce rate
- Not very user friendly environment(due to many features which are provided)
$50 for payment by check transactions
- You many
- Only can play all slots in one place
- Need to adjust your price from time to time if necessary

After a brief comparison as above, now, let's talk about Google Adsense. Due to the policy of Google Adsense which I have gone through it again this morning...

Therefore, I have decided to cancel my entrecard because:
1. Entrecard is considered as traffic exchange program and against Google Adsense policy.
2. Entrecard make me so hard to determine my visitors in the long run. The traffic, of course, is increasing. But if you really treat your blog seriously, you should think about future.
3. Entrecard make my website slow down.

Next, both Adgitize Me and CMF Ads are quite similar, so far. Personally, I believe they still comply Google Adsense policy, if and only if, you do not participate what they call pay-per-click program, which is definitely violate Google Adsense TOS. Again, time is needed for me to do more investigation about those providers. I will update it in xaivierchia.blogspot.com soon.

To recap, be aware to what you have been participated and what you want to participate to avoid any unhappy thing happens.

Good luck and have a nice day^^

Written by: Xaivier Chia
All right reserved.

Source: https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=48182



Turnip said...

At CMF Ads we never pay publishers to click ads on a blog.
That should comply with any rules set by Adsense.
Other networks do encourage clicking ads.
When asked, their response usually is
"I have the widget on my blog and haven't been banned yet".
Hardly a convincing argument.

Xaivier Chia said...

Indeed, that's why I am still supporting CMF Ads in http://xaivierchia.blogspot.com^^

Thanks again here for highlighting about some other networks' response, "I have the widget on my blog and haven't been banned yet", that is absolutely no convincing for me.

Hoping that CMP will keep its reputation here. Cheer!!!

Xaivier Chia said...

Thanks for your recommendation about be a "middle point between simple and professional".

In short, the website should be user-friendly with a very fast loading time.

Lisa said...

My Google Adsense was disabled because of Invalid click activities. Someone else have done invalid clicks on adsense ads itself or done a Click bomb.

It made me depressed but then it was also a lesson.

Still, some people asked me to click their ads after clicking mine. Although, I did not replace google except Entrecard and Adgitize. Some people are asking me to click their ads after clicking mine. I replied in a rude way like this: "Which one? They are traffic generators. If you are not a member, your click is invalid." :)

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi, Lisa,

Thanks for your sharing about your experience. I think you should try to appeal your Google Adsense since you are innocence.

Normally, I will just ignore those so-called "traffic generators".

I think it is better to treat blogging as a hobby and revenue just a bonus after that.

Good luck. I hope your Google Adsense will be re-activated soon

Rocky Jane said...

I learnt that on facebook there are so many people having their intitials as Adsense and they are all "clickers", they termed themselves as clicking one of your site instead of their ads. This is ridiculous. I mean people are really looking for black hat method to get easy money.

Xaivier Chia said...

Hi Jane,

You are right. There are so many people tend to be "clickers" to earn "easy money".

"Easy money" easy come and easy go.

The consequence of doing such "easy thing" is be black listed in internet eventually.

Slow and steady win the race.

The only short-cut to achieve success is through constant and never ending give up toward a right direction. No matter what you want to achieve, such as success in academical, sport, art, career, investment, Adsense etc.

Fake is still fake in the long run.
Truth will be real eventually.

Lastly, blogging is a hobby. A hobby about sharing. A sharing about recording. A record summarizes personal experiences, skills, point of views etc.

Remember, money will automatically go into your pocket when you are enjoying contributing to other people. Example, couching, teaching, blogging, writing, servicing, singing, dancing and so much more.

Have a nice day.

Adsense Publisher said...

I am quite interesting in google adsense topic, I hope you will elaborate more on it in future posts.
I am new to adsense and blogger.
Thanks for sharing..

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