Make Money Online with BLAM Ads 3.0 Gateways

Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, there is definitely more than one way to make money from a website. You can run all sorts of banner ads on your blog, for example, or you could be promoting offers through your mailing list. Another way to make money is to lock your premium content behind a gateway.

One ad network that specializes in this kind of monetization is BLAM Ads. The focus of today’s review is on the content locking gateway and some of the upgrades that have been introduced in recent weeks.

What Is BLAM Ads?

Also dubbed Blam! Ads or BLAM! Ads (confusing, I know), this “content locking and incentivized ad network” is actually a property of Eagle Web Assets, Inc. EWA has been in the online marketing game for some time, so it’s not like BLAM is coming into the picture without a wealth of experience.

For the purposes of this review, we’ll be taking a closer look at the new BLAM Ads 3.0 Excedo Gateway System. It’s a system designed for incentivized traffic and, as you can tell from the 3.0 part of its name, it represents the third-generation gateway from BLAM.

Using the Automatic Settings

After you signed up for a BLAM Ads affiliate account, you can gain access to the gateway system to create your first content locking gateway.

Make Money Online with BLAM Ads 3.0 Gateways

The easiest way to use this system is to use the automatic settings. After logging in, you are immediately directed to the gateway editor. From there, you can name your new gateway and choose the automatic gateway offers selection.

In doing so, your gateway “automatically displays the top offers” based on the click-thru rate and EPC across the network. Even though it is automatic, you can still geo-target your gateway offers based on three possible options, as shown above.

Unleashing the Manual Controls

Even if you choose to manually select your offers, the process for setting up your content locking gateway can be accomplished in three easy steps. From there, you grab the code, enter it between the <body> tags on your site, and you’re done.

Make Money Online with BLAM Ads 3.0 Gateways

For the manual settings, you have the opportunity to choose from a range of different categories. These include automotive, dating, financial, free trials, gambling, international, name branded, surveys, and social currency. You can also select the specific countries you’d like to target, including everywhere from the US Virgin Islands to Zimbabwe.

After choosing those two settings, your filtered offers are shown below and you select multiple offers by holding the CTRL key on your computer, as usual. After being added to the gateway, you can see their respective CPA, as well as a preview of each landing page.

The Talking Locked Gateway

After installing the code, the only way that visitors to your site can access the content is by completing one of the offers shown in the gateway you have created. The gateway would look like this:

Make Money Online with BLAM Ads 3.0 Gateways

As you can see, the site visitor is not able to scroll through your site (the dimly-lit background). The gateway is that window (I chose the “game” default template, but you can create your own) with the offers in it.

One major change that came with BLAM Ads 3.0 Excedo is the inclusion of the talking woman in the lower-right corner. She is a part of a brief video, telling the site visitor that he or she needs to fulfill one of the displayed offers in order to access the premium content on your website.

Improving on the Older BLAM Ads

I’m not sure how I feel about the talking woman, though, especially since there is no apparent option to remove that element from the locked gateway. You can remove it from the mobile version, but not the desktop version.

The BLAM Ads locking gateway system will not be appropriate for all applications, but it can prove quite lucrative when implemented strategically. It’s good that you can now see the CPA from within the gateway editor, rather than having to go back to the main BLAM Ads dashboard.

If you’re looking for an effective way to lock your premium content and make some affiliate income along the way, BLAM Ads is worth a look.

CLICK HERE TO LOCK YOUR CONTENT WITH BLAM ADS


48 thoughts on “Make Money Online with BLAM Ads 3.0 Gateways”

  1. I am going to test it out

    thanks john

    1. Abhik says:

      This is not John. It’s Michael Kwan who writes the reviews for JohnChow.com

    2. I also thinks to test it now, and hopes it will be another reason behind our success online …..

  2. d3so says:

    I’m with blamads but I’ve never used the content gateway before. I should give it a shot.

    1. dotCOMreport says:

      Blamads seems to be getting a lot of good reviews from marketers. It would be interesting to try them out.

      1. Manspaugh says:

        I’d have to second that.

    2. Well, its beating everyone and i really like them.

  3. Brad says:

    i’ve signed up; waiting for approval.

    1. I’m also in the same stage !!

  4. Fairooz says:

    Sounds good!

    Let me test it.. i have just signed up on Blamads!

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      I have also signed up.Now waiting for the result.

  5. Dino Vedo says:

    I would assume the woman would give higher conversions. I cant believe people will not to do the survey if they see the woman.. haha

    1. The ladies always draw conversions. Human nature.

    2. Haha, imagine if it was a 84 year ols man in diapers, wouldn’t that provide higher profits? I know that I would have done the survey instantly! 😛

      //Alexander.

  6. Bash Bosh says:

    I have to admit this affiliate network looks promising. I would try to apply and see how it works on some sites i own. Thanks for sharing anyway.

    1. You gotta have a lot of traffic to make this work I would suppose and content worth reading. But it sounds like a great system and huge conversions.

  7. I never have completed an offer, and never will. Give me your good content and I’ll come back for more, make me jump through hoops for your ‘average’ content, and you’ve lost me. It lessons the quality of any serious blog if you initiate this type of gimmick.

  8. I totally agree with hovercraft. What drives visitors from coming back to your blog is your content.

    Giving away free content and resources on your site is a great way to attract your target market and get repeat visitors to your site. It’s the bait in your site.

    1. Roger says:

      I too agree as content is what draws readers in, but what about sites that don’t offer much content? Free download sites generally have little content, but rather offer goods people want such as software, ebooks, and other guides. Those sort of sites may be a great solution for using Blam ads.

  9. ikki says:

    another great way to make money online

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Yeah, there’s definitely not a shortage of ways to make money online. Blam Ads seems like a great way to do so.

  10. This is really nice.
    Blamads has many top incentive offers.
    They also have good strategy of guiding you how to get good amount of traffic.
    My advice is get connected with Blamads Affiliate Manager.
    Highly recommends!

  11. PPC Ian says:

    I really like the Blam Ads logo. They have a done a great job marketing themselves, I see them advertising on almost every “make money online” blog on the Internet.

  12. Lakhyajyoti says:

    I have already signed up.Another great way to make money online.

    1. You have already said that above, it increasingly is obvious that you are a spammer Lakhyajyoti.

      Give some value if you can, otherwise don’t waste space here.

  13. Abhik says:

    Does it add any popup?

  14. fas says:

    Surely worth a look but how is the performance and payout like?

  15. Ari says:

    I think I will try this one. Thank you!

  16. It’s the service will change the stats of our income by pay per click options and the affiliate marketing from the same banner giving company.

  17. It seems like an interesting product, but at this point I wouldn’t have a use for it. But I am sure if anyone has a website in which they could utilize a program like this, it could be beneficial.

    Right now, I just stick to Adsense only for most of my sites.

    1. nintendo 3ds says:

      As I pointed out earlier, if you have a site which shows tv shows etc, you can do it cause the visitors want to enter the site at any cost

  18. GTA 5 says:

    Thanks a lot Michael for this great review, i’m gonna check it out!

  19. WTF News says:

    Thanks for the post Michael, will have to have a look into this.

  20. Hot girl equals hot profits. Basic math

  21. Picxx says:

    Is there any difference between blamads and t.ex. cpaleads?

    1. Well, apart from that they are not run by the same people I would say that there’s verry little difference. Of course they offer different ads and has different layouts. But they both offer incetive CPA ads as content blocks on your website. Also a lot of people joined BLAM! ads when CPALead decided to ban a lot of its users for disrespecting the T.O.S.

      Hope it helped! =)
      //Alexander.

  22. i will apply for BLAM Ads. hope they approve my blog…

  23. nintendo 3ds says:

    dude this is way better if you have a watch series website or something like that or I think if the bounce rate of the visitors on your site is less than 20% one can try this but it’s cool. I wish I could do it on my Nintendo site.

  24. will it increase my bounce rate ?
    if so then it would not be profitable

    1. Only put it on sites/pages with exclusiv content. Haveing content blockers is a big turnoff by most users and will increase your bounce rate by a lot. To profit from this you should put these ads on sites with uniques content such as craced software downloads etc. However it’s quite a dangerous business.

  25. Looks something good to check out for. Does this ad platform have a good base of advertisers?

    1. Yes, this platform has many advertisers. Mainly because it’s so well known. However I think that CPALead has more, but I might be mistaking. =)

      //Alexander.

  26. Neon SRT4 says:

    Is it a cpa type? But will i earn money if i lock the content? Normally, how much chance we have to loose visitors, because normally if visitors do not find content, they will close the website.

    1. You will lose almost all of your visitors if you put a content block on your whole site. Try to only put it on exclusive content such as ebooks or similar. Then you can also give your visitors a choise, either they can but the ebook or complete a free survey to get it.

      And yes, this is CPA, with incentives allowed.

  27. Even though I hate content blocking ads I have to say that they do work. It’s all about targeted traffic and good exclusive content. I’ve tried CPALead which is a similar larget company with limited success before. And I will probably not use it again. The thing is that the top performing things with ads like this are either illegal (such as uploading videos, software and music), and that’s not something that attracts my interests.

    Have a great day!
    //Alexander.

  28. Not bad, I know I usually listen to a talking ad, particularly with an attractive narrator.

  29. anitha says:

    sometimes its affect our site right? if we don’t follow the method properly

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