Contextual Advertising

Made for “Text Link Ads” vs. Made for AdSense

Mubin Ahmed has an interesting post with his opinion on the usage of Text Link Ads, Text Link Brokers, and similar link advertising services on niche websites, and how such services can pull in much more than AdSense does for web publishers.

Ahmed’s views on Google AdSense :

Made for Adsense is dead because if you have a site that is specifically made for adsense ads sooner than later you will get smartpriced. The reason being is that :

  • The people that click through on MFA sites are usually doing it as a act of desperation to get off of your site.
  • When they end up on the advertisers page they usually leave it without paying/buying anything.
  • This will lead to your account getting smartpriced or even worse you getting your account banned because of the inevitable “invalid clicks” email.

Ahmed says that since Text Link Ads and similar offerings have multiple benefits to their advertisers such as exposure, targeted clicks and search ranking implications, that site owners can bring in much more revenue.

Ahmed gives these 8 simple steps:

  1. Choosing Your Niche
  2. Buying Domains
  3. Hosting
  4. Sites
  5. Content
  6. Buying Links
  7. Waiting For Page Rank
  8. Selling Links $$$

Sure, it may not be that easy, but the point is that a lot of publishers depend soley on one or two monetization offerings when there are actually many out there on the table waiting to be taken advantage of (some of which are SEJ advertisers, hint hint).

Ahmed’s entire post is at Made For Adsense Sites = Dead. Made For TextLinks = IN

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Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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6 thoughts on “Made for “Text Link Ads” vs. Made for AdSense

  1. Getting a good pagerank is the major problem. And jst like MFA sites hav an uncertain future, PR has an uncertain future too. The PR can drop any moment bringing your revenues to zero. And it is way too much effort to get links via link building.

    Jst like arbitrage sites for PPC ads, we wud need to buy links from text ad networks, get a PR and then sell links and try to make a top off profit. Seems like a time consuming activity. In case of MFA sites all tis happens in a matter of minutes.

    If only google updated PR on a weekly basis. But the good old days are gone..

  2. Hi Mubin, I tink waiting for three long months is not fun, but torture; especially when you find out tat your efforts did not pay off well cause of a google glitch.

    The whole PR system is outdated and sounds rather silly in the present context. I think it is high time google starts showing us the real PR: with real figures/numbers than jst a flat ‘guess it yourself’ stuff which is being presented to webmasters currently. Google also needs to be more responsible towards showing correct PR values, as there is a major industry running out here based on it’s PR system. (Look at wat I hav created!)

    I am not sure if showing accurate PR will increase the link spam rate, but atleast the webmaster’s money is going to be well spent.

  3. Its interesting to note that Google doesn’t endorse the PR system very publicly. A regular internet user probably doesn’t even know what PR is. Its just a trap for us webmasters. We buy links to increase our PR so that we can sell links to people that want to increase their PR so that they can sell links to people that want to increase their PR.

    It’s Made for Text Link Arbitrage…