Microsoft’s AdSense-Like PubCenter Goes into Public Beta

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Microsoft is finally making its PubCenter ad publishing tool available to the public after some months of being under close private beta mode. Public beta meaning U.S. public only.

Just like other contextual advertising program, Microsoft PubCenter will be offering websites an opportunity to display ads coming from Microsoft’s online advertising networks.

Specifically, Microsoft PubCenter will allows publishers to :

  • Display targeted ads on their web sites
  • Customize adds based on the design of their websites
  • Deliver high-quality ads from Microsoft advertising networks
  • Track ad performance using Analytics tools

Of course, there’s no promise that you’ll earn millions from displaying PubCenter’s ads but it could be a good alternative to Google AdSense and other advertising program that may not be earning that much for your sites.

To sign up for Microsoft PubCenter beta, check out the details here. You may also want to read the PubCenter Blog for some enlightening articles on contextual advertising related to Microsoft PubCenter.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building... Read Full Bio
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  • i hope later not just for U.S. public only and i think Microsoft PubCenter will be the best adsense alternative if support publisher international.


    I learn a great deal from the articles here at SEJ but this one brought tears to my eyes. Finally, some competition. Compete for my web real estate! Clicks go to the highest payer.

  • Thnx for the info

  • Thanks for sharing this.
    This is going to be a good competitor to google

  • The more options we have the better.

  • It’s right thing to complete with Google. Because of this most website owners love Google. If MS implements world wide then it will be a better competing product for Google.

  • I dont get it, why does microsoft want to setup something to compete with google, but they fail in capturing the international market.

    All that closed to U.S. residents only is a slap in the face to the people living in other countries, and i personally think its one step closer to just being another failure out there.

    They can never compete with google if they dont wake up and take on the whole world. The Internet is not U.S. only by far, and taking the route they usually go, i cant see this becommign any major success.