I've been selectively running AdSense ads on my blog for quite some time now, but am starting to wonder if I shouldn't tinker with some of the other services out there. And since I can't use the Yahoo offering yet, I'm looking at Kanoodle's BrightAds.

I just applied to the program and the approval is pending. The sign up was trivial and I'm looking forward to the implementation details.

In the mean time, I haven't found any good comparisons of revenue from Google AdSense vs. Kanoodle BrightAds. Anyone run a month-long comparison on a blog with more than 100,000 page views per month?

I'm curious.

Posted by jzawodn at June 10, 2005 01:16 PM

Reader Comments
# Mike said:

AdBrite (formerly MarketBanker) appears to be another similar service:

on June 10, 2005 01:41 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yeah, it's on my list to test too.

on June 10, 2005 01:48 PM
# Joe Beaulaurier said:

> And since I can't use the Yahoo offering yet,

Yahoo! offering?!? What Yahoo! offering (asked in all seriousness)?

on June 10, 2005 03:40 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yahoo has been testing an AdSense competior for a few months now on a very small number of sites. It made news a couple months back when bloggers first noticed it.

on June 10, 2005 03:45 PM
# Guillaume said:

How come Russell beattie is allowed to test those Yahoo ads ? ok he works for yahoo but then should n't you be able to test them as well ??

I've been to the site but am still waiting for the Yahoo ads to be released, meanwhile I'm on Google adsense...

on June 10, 2005 05:12 PM
# Rick F said:

Do these sorts of services actually make you money enough to make them worth the use of them (hassle factor)?

on June 10, 2005 06:05 PM
# Rick F said:

Hmm.. Apparently they aren't what I thought.. Can someone please explain why you use them?

on June 10, 2005 06:07 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

The hassle factor is a one-time problem.

As for being "worth it", I guess each of us has to make that decision. I sort of enjoy playing with these new systems.

on June 10, 2005 06:10 PM
# Alex Moskalyuk said:

I've been running Kanoodle BrightAds on some of my sites. The bigest disadvantage about the BrightAds is their ads are mostly static. So for a site with wide audience that's more or less stable they're not really working, since the same ads are all there all the time, and readers are hardly going to be interested.

Nevertheless, on the pages with good search engine traffic (so mostly changing audience) it performs quite well, yielding better payout. And they're not secretive about their revenue sharing either - you get 50% of what the advertiser pays for start, if you're someone like MSNBC, you get better deal.

on June 10, 2005 09:06 PM
# Mike said:

> Yeah, it's on my list to test too.

What else is on your list?

on June 12, 2005 11:20 AM
# Jason Benway said:

I've been using www.linkworth.com
It's been great to me. They've paid me each month. but know they are requiring a W9 IRS tax form. I don't know about giving my SSN to a company on the web.
What do you think about giving your SSN to sites on the web?

on June 12, 2005 01:01 PM
# Deane said:

I've used LinkWorth too, but they're not the same as AdSense (which I also use). LinkWorth sells simple text ads that don't rotate, and you're responsible for putting on your site and maintaining them (they have a spider that checks to make sure the ad is there).

That said, they're a good company. They've always paid on time, and it's good money for minimal hassle. I have some advertisers that have been with me for almost a year -- I added their links and have messed with them since.

on June 13, 2005 01:52 PM
# Scott said:

I'm about 99,500 page view short of what you're asking for, but I'm running both Kanoodle and Google ads on my blog. I'm going to continue posting results at 30 day intervals.


on July 13, 2005 11:05 AM
# Sam said:

Does anybody know how to join Yahoo's Ads program? I saw it on some Websites, but couldn't find it from Yahoo.com.



on August 12, 2005 10:12 PM
# Freeman Legacy LLC said:

I was running Google Adsense on but for an unexplained policy violation they pulled my ads and kept all of my earned revenue. So I am currently running AdBrite, I am not impressed with this program because it only generates a few pennies a day and the adds are not targeted to my audience as tightly as Google. I have applied to Kanoodle BrightAds, in hopes to regain my pay per click revenue. Needless to say I am very disappointed with Google, and I hope no one else falls pray to their scam of pulling your revenue without explanation. They refuse to respond to my request for an explanation.

on April 20, 2006 12:56 PM
# David D said:

Great article, but I wished you talked about your text links that you have running as well - I have personally been trying to find a good source of text link advertising and yours seems to be the most pro. What company is that and is it working for you?

on July 12, 2006 06:33 PM
# matt said:

Kanoodle sucks! after a few months they ban you and collect the earnings. Google adsense is proffesional, STAY AWAY FROM KANOODLE!

on August 25, 2006 03:02 PM
# Ajay said:

Kanoodle sucks... Never ever go for Kanoodle... They will never pay you or they will never respond to your mails.. Once you have enough money, they will just ignore you.. I have $1200 pending from Kanoodle.. for last 6 months.. Never get paid, send many mails suckers wont even reply...

on October 18, 2006 09:59 AM
# said:

I used Google Adsense... I was doing pretty well, but I never collected my earnings, and let them roll over $100.. I was at about $158 dollars when google closed my account, no reason given, and no response to my E-Mails...

I wouldn't recommend google, because this is exactly what happens to countless people.. Google got sued recently by advertisers because of their policy of closing publishers accounts, and not refunding that money to the advertisers.

on January 23, 2007 11:53 AM
# Vikram Sen said:

I have been running google adsense for over 3 months. My first month was $26 and then the subsequent months I worked very hard with adverstising etc and it got upto $340 when they first paid me. Since then me and my wife have been constantly in front of laptop and almost day and night worked on the site and it really did very well, it reached 1900 the third month, and yesterday they cancelled my account saying there is invalid clicks. I swear to God, I have never clicked on any of ads personally and always told my family never to click on it, because that was not the point. I cant believe all the google downloads they had from my site is gone, I have spend my sweat over it, day and night and they are not responding to my emails...I am so depressed, I dont know what to do? I will never recommend adsense as they are cheats, as soon as they find out that you are making good money they just disable your account. I am yet to try adbrite and was reading all the forums, but I am not sure, I am so disappointed with all the advertising I did for google free.

on June 12, 2007 05:22 PM
# Harry said:

Try the customer service it's bad people don't care so as far as brightads i think because of the bad customer service
they provide i see them going no where fast

on August 7, 2007 09:30 AM
# Tony said:

Google did the same thing to me, I was at $225.00 in three weeks. My board gets 2 million page views a month. I didn't do any thing illegal??? Money and hard work .... gone?

on November 19, 2007 08:09 AM
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