Back before this blog became famous, I published a list of 130 advertising networks other than Google AdSense. The list was the work of a fellow tech site owner. The list was to be part of a new webmaster resource site that would feature discussions and ratings on the listed advertising companies. However, the site never came about because my friend never got around to doing it. I promise I would plug the site if he ever made it but since he didn’t, Tyler Cruz stepped in.
Publisher Spot – Professional Reviews Of Ad Networks
Being an Internet entrepreneur, and a fellow British Columbian, Tyler can recognize an opportunity when he sees one. A big list of ad networks is great, but a place to rate and discuss these networks is even better. So Tyler launched Publisher Spot, a site that offers professional reviews of ad networks. I know this concept will work because I am asked all the time what networks I run or recommend. This is why I created my make money page.
Publisher Spot is like a ResellerRating for ad networks. The site is publisher supported in the sense that publishers submit all reviews. After a review is posted, readers and other publishers can vote on it. The top 10 highest rated ad network are listed on the right sidebar. Reviews can be browsed by rating and date. You can also search for an ad network based on rating, category, ad creative, and features (like a referral program or PayPal payment).
Make Money With Publisher Spot
At the moment, Publisher Spot has a grand total of 10 reviews. Not a lot in light of the 130 ad network list. This is where you come in. Tyler needs webmasters to help him reviews all those remaining ad networks. And, he’ll pay you to do it.
I’m paying $50 if the review doesn’t need any editing, and $40 if it does. Write me 10 reviews, and that’s already $500. Adds up quick, doesn’t it? However, I’m only looking for top quality reviews; read some of the current ones on the site to see what I’m looking for.
Michael Kwan just wrote a post on making money online with someone else’s blog. Well, here’s a way to make money online with someone else’s site. If you belong to an ad network that hasn’t been reviewed yet, then why not ask Tyler if you can review it? If he accepts your offer, you’ll make money and help out a lot of fellow webmasters.
What does Tyler get out of this? Money of course. Most ad networks offer an affiliate program where they will pay you if you refer a new publisher to them. All the links on Publisher spot will carry Tyler’s affiliate link. Other than the affiliate links, Tyler tells me he will keep the site ad free (but you might see a “Featured Network” area in the future).
Publisher Spot is pretty much what I had in mind with my friend who made the list of ad networks. However, since he has fallen off the face of the earth, Tyler now has my support. I wish him the best of luck with it. I may even submit a few reviews.
Tyler would love to hear from you on how he can make Publisher Spot a better site. My first recommendation would be to make a review submission form. A comment system so other webmasters can comment on the network/review would also be nice. What do you think?