PublisherSpot’s Official Launch

After being in incubation for the past few months, fellow BC resident, Tyler Cruz, has finally and officially launched Publisher Spot. There’s even an official Yahoo! news piece on it.

The Concept

Publisher Spot started of as an idea to create a better advertising list. Way back in October of 2006, I created a list of 130 advertising networks other than Google AdSense. The list was just that – one big list. It wasn’t searchable and didn’t offer any information on the networks in question. Readers loved the list but they wanted to know how those networks perform, how they pay, when they pay, etc.

Improved Searches

The last time I looked at Publisher Spot, it didn’t have anywhere near the features it has now. Web publishers can now browse ad networks based on rating, category, minimum payment, payment frequency, payment method, types of creatives and features. There is also the top overall network, top ad network and top affiliate network list on the sidebar. The ratings are based on reader votes. It’s interesting to note that Google is at 10th place in the overall networks and isn’t on the top ad network list.

More Reviews Coming

Publisher Spot’s weakness is still the amount of reviews – only 19 ad network has been reviewed so far. Tyler promises more reviews are on the way. It would have been easy to review a hundred networks by writing quick-and-dirty summaries without much thought, but Tyler wants professional level reviews. All reviews on Publisher Spot are either written by Tyler or by paid writers.

On the good news side, Tyler has wisely chosen to review the more popular networks first. Eventually, Tyler’s goal is to have reviews of ever single network in my original list. When that is achieved, Publisher Spot will become an extremely valuable resource for web publishers looking to monetize their sites. It’s actually pretty valuable right now.

I believe Tyler is looking for more publishers to review more ad networks. If you’re using an ad network that hasn’t been reviewed yet, give Tyler shout. He may ask you to review it and if he does, he’ll pay you for it.

*Update – Tyler just told me he is no longer looking for writers.


45 thoughts on “PublisherSpot’s Official Launch”

  1. Steven says:

    Nice, might have to check it out.

    1. Steven says:

      BTW, sorry for the double post but can I ask the JC community to help me digg the following post if they feel its worthwhile. Thanks.

      http://www.steventruong.com/google-yahoo-merger/

      1. Cash Quests says:

        For those wondering, it’s a search engine that returns results from both google and yahoo.

        Not worth a digg purely because it’s blatant comment spam.

        1. Steven says:

          Sorry, I apologize to anyone who thought it was comment spam. I really wasn’t trying to comment spam if it came out that way.

      2. Michael Kwan says:

        Comment spam is bad.

        1. Geedos says:

          Especially blatant comment spam. 🙄

        2. More than bad it sucks big time..

          1. Simon says:

            What a joke, blatant indeed. :mrgreen:

    2. The database of reviews seems to be filling up.

  2. rich says:

    hey john this doesn’t pertain to this particular post, but on my adsense ads (the large rectangle), i’ve noticed that a new link on the left hand side(opposite of ‘the ads by google’ logo) appeared once. Have you seen this before or this just google testing out something new. It looks like it will function similar to ad links (click that and then proceed to more ads). If I see it appear again, I’ll try to get a screen shot and email you a copy.

  3. Nabloid.com says:

    The major weakness of it is the number of reviews like you suggested… I think Tyler should get cracking, OR pay writers to get cracking on some seriously indepth quality content and then the site will do well…

    1. Yeah, the site needs more content…more ad networks 🙂

  4. Alex says:

    Oooh, useful tool. I’ll have to bookmark it for later research.

  5. ms danielle says:

    you don’t even know how many times i referenced that list last year in my bookmarks 😀 i should’ve just printed it out! gonna check out publisherspot as well.

  6. blogcrowds says:

    Looks great, but I don’t how PayPerPost is at the top, is it because that’s where ‘most’ people earn?

    By the way, how much did the pr web on yahoo! news cost?

    1. Tyler Cruz says:

      Even though our voting system is quite secure, letting only certain IP blocks vote once every 15 days (done because of some shared networks, ISP’s, etc.), some companies helped their rating by sending out newletters to their readers about us or getting their employees to vote.

      One of our new features that is upcoming (along as screenshots/images for the reviews) will be a much more secure voting method where only registered users at the site can vote.

      I paid $200 for the press release, but much more for the John-release 😉

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        And much less for a review on my blog. 🙂

      2. blogcrowds says:

        I see about the voting

        Really did you eh? I was going to comment that you probably get more publicity from John without spending a dime…guess that’s not gonna happen 😈

      3. ThomasUkm says:

        But i guess the John Chow effect is definitely worth the try…good luck Tyler!

  7. Great list for those publisher who want to make money online.

  8. ben says:

    Great list for the bloggers !

  9. PlatinumGirl says:

    Ahh. I could use s site that lists all advertising networks. Money come to mama 👿

  10. Jack says:

    Over rated!

  11. Jason Pogue says:

    Nice site, that will be very helpful. Hopefully it will be updated often and be successful.

    PPP is the highest rated? Maybe I should get to posting their offers.

  12. Click Input says:

    A free mini review from John Chow – you guys must be tight!

    Great site thought, someone needed to have a decent crack at reviewing all the networks.

    1. Geedos says:

      Or well connected! 😈

      1. Simon says:

        Where’s this free review?

  13. A very usefull list. Great with the reviews. Take your time to write them, no need to hurry to much.

  14. Geedos says:

    Good idea – user friendly and something that most web publishers will find really useful.

    Good job and hopefully the list of ad networks reviewed keeps growing without sacrificing the quality of the reviews themselves.

  15. That is a good one John and thanks for sharing.

    I just browsed some of the categories and it was very detailed with lots of useful informations. Finally i won’t need to signup, see the features and recommend the ones that might work for my clients. There is a spot now called PublisherSpot where i will redirect them and let them read (sheesh, another resource of saving time, now that i am back from the 3 days trip-vocation I see this, if i just saw it earlier i could make 2 more days of vocation :P).

  16. sandossu says:

    Nice website, will check it out more in detail.

  17. Hardest thing with these type of review sites is keeping your information up to date. I’m sure Tyler has the resources to get the job done though.

  18. He may be falling behind with reviews, but a great effort so far. I am interested in keeping an eye on this…

  19. Alan says:

    The site looks good. I had been there a month or so back, I guess while it was still “under construction”

  20. Netboy85 says:

    I am sure this would be another huge success for Tyler Cruz but I also think It could be more attractive and prettier designed.

  21. John Bennett says:

    I’m not crazy about the layout but the content seems useful.

  22. KingJacob says:

    Pretty good site, they stand to make quite a bit with referals though payperpost should definently not rank at the top.

  23. Simon says:

    I’ve been following this site for a little while now, will keep checking it out, seems useful.

  24. Cam says:

    An excellent resource for web publishers definatley 😀

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