A Closer Look at PepperjamADS

Pepperjam Network launched on January 15 to a lot of fanfare. Pepperjam network is a next generation affiliate marketing network that includes a number of advanced tools that allow Web site owners to monetize their Web traffic. One of those tools is the PepperjamADS and Kris Jones (Pepperjam founder and CEO) ordered this review to show it off.

What Is PepperjamADS?

PepperjamADS is an affiliate marketing widget from Pepperjam Network that you can use to serve customized contextual ads from one or multiple Pepperjam Network advertisers at the same time. The ad units come in various shapes and sizes. Here’s a sample of the 468×60 unit.

The really nice thing about PepperjamADS is you can mix and mash ads from any of the Pepperjam Network merchant partners. For instance, you can create a make money widget by selecting various ads from multiple webmaster merchants, like SEOmoz or Text Link Ads. At the other end, you can create a specific widget with ads from just one merchant.

The thing that really separates pepperjamADS technology from anything else is that you get to choose the ads you want in the widget. All the other affiliate network allow you to select a specific banner or specific text link for only one merchant. Unless you have banner ad software running, you are limited to promoting one specific merchant per banner. To see how easy it is to install and run PepperjamADS on your site, Pepperjam Network created this video.

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56 thoughts on “A Closer Look at PepperjamADS”

  1. Good post. I joined PJ last week and I’m finding the results to be pretty good so far.

    1. Pretty good as in CTR or conversions ? i have seen their ads on several other blogs, but was never really bothered to dig into that deeper (said this I didn’t knew even that it was affiliate)

      1. CTR. More so than others I’ve noticed. I wonder how long it’ll last though?

        1. That sounds like a good endorsement.

          Of course, if it is good enough for John Chow it is good enough for Not John Chow!

        2. RacerX says:

          2x 3x vs Adsense? How is Bidvertiser?

          1. Don’t know bout others, but I used bidvertiser for a friend of mine and can tell that it was a waste of time for him, while others state bidvertiser is good (maybe I did something wrong, who knows).

          2. Alan Johnson says:

            When it comes to website monetization methods, speaking in general terms is simply impossible, since each website is different and what works for you will not necessarily work for another person. In the end, it all boils down to playing the trial&error game.

            Alan Johnson

          3. TyCo says:

            Papperjam is a fine network – easy to work with, nice control panel, rotate-able/customizable ads, I recommend them. In my opinion, they’re a little short of available programs to promote right now, but I’m sure that will change moving forward (especially if folks like us use and promote them)

            If you’re interested in a complete list and review of several affiliate programs, along with some good ad networks and a easy way to sell you own ad space (cut out the middle man, and make 100% of the profit) there’s a complete list and review posted at: http://www.tysblog.com/2008/02/21/a-complete-guide-to-revenue-sources-monetize-your-blog/

            In my opinion, the Kontera network is one of the best ad networks, they’re SUPER easy to use, pay well, and generate LOTS of click-throughs.

            Keep up the great work John – I learn something new from you everyday!

    2. ViralKing says:

      Looks interesting, nice review.

      I wrote a post on my blog about a new ppc ad network we are looking at making. Feedback would be great.

      1. Will check it out and let you know as soon as possible.

  2. Looks great! Any other way to monetize my blog :mrgreen:

    1. David Chew says:

      Looks pretty interesting.

  3. EarnBlogger says:

    Looks good. So Pepperjam gonna rock? Does AdSense have any problems with these ad formats? :mrgreen:

    1. People still use AdSense? 😈

      1. Most publishers still either go for Adsense if not that then its AdBrite.

      2. Umm, Yeah Lol (i still use it)

      3. Frank C says:

        Yeah, works great as long as you aren’t doing a “make money online” or “blogging about blogging” blog.

        1. EarnBlogger says:

          Yes, AdSense works if you have right niche and it doesn’t if you have a “make money online” blog (like this blog of mine). I’m happy with AdSense on some other blogs. They earns $10-20/day from AdSense. 😈

      4. David Chew says:

        I think many people still use adsense to make some money.

        1. Pete says:

          Yup. I still do fine with AdSense. Actually now better than ever πŸ™‚

  4. MyEggNoodles says:

    The review is very short John, and you used your affiliate link… hmmmm, smells fishy

    1. Matthew says:

      It’s over the 200 word minimum limit and what’s the problem with Aff links?

      1. Kalle says:

        Well if it is a payed review it would be really bad of him to use a affiliate link since they already payed for the review, the members they gain from this review should be theirs for free then, shouldn’t they? If John uses a affiliate link atop of that they have to pay even more for it!

        1. Matthew says:

          You don’t know if he has that agreement with Pepperjam though so there is no point speculating about it.

          1. Alan Johnson says:

            I don’t think that it’s a paid review through ReviewMe since they are usually written by Michael, not John, so that using affiliate links is fine in this case.

            Alan Johnson

  5. look good, but actually you don’t need the mess of affiliate program to make money, few good things are enough.

  6. pencil says:

    This gonna be the new source to try out.Let see what its gonna give us something or not.

  7. Hehe, another cool way of earning a living online!

  8. Haroon says:

    another nice post John
    between i signed up for PJ πŸ˜‰

    1. LOL, now that I think about it, I signed up for PPJ as well.

  9. Duckeldanny says:

    I dont know, but pepperjam donΒ΄t works at my site

    1. Kris Jones says:

      Duckeldanny – can you e-mail robyn @ pepperjammanagement.com and explain the problem you are having with displaying pepperjamADS on your Web site – she will expedite your problem to our tech team.

      It’s just a guess, but I’m thinking you might be using an old version of WordPress.

      Everyone else – thanks for your very positive comments and thanks to John Chow for his review.

      Thanks!

      Kris

      1. wow, didnt know the PPJ network guys were so keen on follow up that they even comment on JC’s blog! Now thats what I call marketing and customer care! Going out of your way to help a blogger/publisher. Cant wait to start my income with this one!

  10. Katie says:

    Great Post John πŸ™‚ Pepperjam looks really great. πŸ˜›

    ~Katie

  11. David Chew says:

    Looks very interesting, thanks for the post john.

  12. I already signed up with pepperJam, but I’m not running any contextual ads. I’ll have to check it out

  13. Haroon says:

    I just figured out there are many offers which are really paying high comparing with other programs. It looks nice and the design is awesome tooo

  14. gasmoney says:

    I gave them a go as well and everything is looking good so far. I put the widget under all of my posts. Hey John , Will you be using it on the blog?

  15. PepperJamNetwork is pretty good, it has some nice lead offers too such as ones at $30 per lead and some a little lower. However it seems like a great network and one that can gradually improve as it gets more experience under its belt as an affiliate marketing company.

  16. I’m going to look into this!

  17. Pete says:

    I don’t know man, I’m still using Adsense and it’s still paying out a decent amount for me at http://ww2db.com ; and it’s growing, too.

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      Maximizing results is the name of the game and trying different website monetization methods on for size every once in a while never hurts, since you never know what will end up working best for you.

      Alan Johnson

  18. Epiphany says:

    I’ve already signed up for PepperJam and so far I like it a lot. Your review on them is shorter than your usual, John πŸ˜•

    1. John Chow says:

      Pepperjam asked me to highlight their PepperjamADS on this review. I already review them in a previous post: http://www.johnchow.com/pepperjam-launch-next-generation-affiliate-network/

      1. Mary Ann says:

        Okey. We will blog surf…
        Mary Ann πŸ™‚

      2. Epiphany says:

        Oh wow, it’s official then… my new “day job” (that has me waking up at 4:00am every morning) has officially fried my brain! I don’t know how I missed that 😳 my bad, John.

  19. Mary Ann says:

    John:
    I was wondering if you can write about the different advertising and marketing tools you are using. My friends and I are somehow dip in the business world, and we are starting out in our blog. We are starters.

    We have friends from the University who are still learning the blog world. Most of them are in the business courses too.

    So my blog will be focusing on business and investments. The things here the blog is quite new to our group. Hopefully you don’t think we are living under the rocks, but I think with this innovation you are a way way ahead of our time.

    Mary Ann πŸ™‚

  20. Miley Cyrus says:

    I don’t see much special about this – wouldn’t AdSense be better?

    1. Depends on your viewpoint. If you see short term small gains then ofcourse ppj is better but if you want to see long term gains then ofcourse adsense is better! I mean you can prolly earn 3x the normal amount with PPJ anyways in comparison to adsense. Thing is people know its adsense and that stops em from clikcing your advertisements. While if its new people will click then. Besides not as many rules with PPJ in comparison to adsense.

  21. Pepperjam definitely has a great user interface and is easy to work with. I recommend checking it out if you haven’t already!

  22. David Chew says:

    Nice post john really helps a lot.

  23. Feed Flare says:

    I signed up through your link John, now send me some of your traffic and we can both make some money. πŸ™‚

  24. Rekzai says:

    I use pepperjam and I think it’s great so far.

  25. Sean says:

    It’s taking me forever to get in touch with one of the vendors on pepperjam that i’m trying to promote. I got 200+ clicks within a day on a minimal budget, and I KNOW somebody out of the 200+ bought the product…trust me, I KNOW…and nothing. The number of clicks showed up, but 0.00 commissions. The customer service there is kinda bad if you ask me, seems like they really don’t care as long as you market their products…don’t know about anybody else’s experiences, but its not been so good for me and i’ve only been apart of the network for 2 days.

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