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Part IV: Appendix > Text Advertising

Text Advertising

Text advertising grew out of the blog community as a way to generate a little revenue and spread the word about blogs. Who makes the money and who spends the money depends on who is hosting ads and who is buying ad space. Table A.12 points you toward both text ad hosting services and sites selling text ads. Most of these services use online payment processing, such as that provided by Paypal.com, to make things easier.

Table A.12. Text Advertising
Title URL Description
Ad Farm http://adfarm.org/ Advertise your site or blog in a dozen different places for $10. You can also monitor your ad’s progress to see which locations are generating the best response, and make adjustments.
BlogSnob http://blogsnob.idya.net/ An experimental service for members of the blogging community. It enables you to tell everyone Out There about your blog, through simple text-based ads (it’s free, too).
Daypop http://www.daypop.com/adcenter Place an ad on this blog search engine: $2 for 1,000 impressions.
Flazoom.com http://www.flazoom.com/textads.shtml Text ads are priced at $2 per 1,000 impressions, with a minimum of 5,000 impressions.
Google AdWords https://adwords.google.com/AdWords/Welcome.html Current rates are $15, $12, $10 per 1,000 ads shown.
AdWords Select https://adwords.google.com/select/ Google’s “cost-per-click” program based on AdWords.
idya Adsystem http://adsystem.idya.net/ Implement your own text ad system.
kuro5hin http://www.kuro5hin.org/ Minimum purchase price: $12.
Linbo.com http://www.linbo.com/refer.cgi?id=912 Free text link exchange network for bloggers.
Mcsweetie.com http://www.mcsweetie.com/ Free text ads for blogs. No reciprocal link required.
MetaFilter TextAds http://www.metafilter.com/textads.mefi Non-invasive, non-annoying, low-cost way to get your site in front of thousands of people, to announce new projects, or boost traffic to your sites.
OliverWillis.Com http://chaosn.com/advertise/ Ads start at $2 per 1,000 ads.
pyRads http://www.pyrads.com/ A service for purchasing, managing, and serving microadvertising on web sites from the makers of Blogger.
Rini.org http://www.rini.org/ $10.00 for a minimum of 2,500 impressions.
skip ads http://w.skipintro.org/ads/ Text advertising per le masse (in Italian).
Textad Exchange http://www.kalsey.com/textad/ Exchange micro ads with other sites. Ads use simple cut and paste HTML and Java-script code. Customizations are done with CSS.
TextAds http://textads.sourceforge.net/ Open-source program that allows webmasters to offer self-serve text-based advertising to their web site users.
TextAds http://www.textads.nl/ Self-service text advertising network in Dutch.
textads.biz http://www.textads.biz/ A flat 10% of revenue generated from the ads is taken by the host.
TextAds.de http://www.textads.de/ German text ad site.



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