In the spirit of not being the spawn of satan, and as I’ve done in the past, I’m making sure to document any advertisement and sponsorship tests I do with this blog. I’m learning along the way, so I figured I should (1) let my lovely friends (a.k.a. “readers” by people who have no heart) know what I’m testing out and whether or not it’s any good (both monetarily and ethically) and (2) teach others from my mistakes.
Yesterday I found Oxado (aff), an Adsense competitor/alternative. As you might see in the sidebar today, I’ve installed the advertisement rotator thingy. It rotates, which I thought was interesting.
Here’s what I know about Oxado so far:
- They’re a French company, which is interesting. I’m wondering if getting paid in Euro will help make a small bit more than getting paid in dollars.
- Their advertising engine comes from Yahoo and a few others. I’m not sure how relevant it will be, or what the difference in payment will be, but it’s worth a shot.
- They have some weird ad formats. I’m cool with that. I have never liked rotating, distracting things, but hey, I gave UserCash a try and that’s pretty much my ethical limit. This one is more like a UI no-no that I’m crossing. Remember, this is just a test.
I think I might be breaking the Adsense TOS, but I don’t really care right now. It’s just a test. I also don’t know for sure and I’m not reading their long-ass TOS to find out. Ah, happy ignorance. (Update: Google and these ads don’t play nicely on the same page. I have to remove Adsense from the sidebar to get it to work at all. Bummer.)
As always, I’m interested in your feedback. What do you think about this type of advertisement?
[tags]oxado, yahoo, contextual ads, adsense[/tags]