This is a paid review for Bidvertiser, which is something highly relevant to my blog and my audience. Bidvertiser have however asked to have any links to them with a nofollow, even though I would be quite happy to give them an editorial link. They are paying for my time, not the links. I actually respect them for requesting this, although it is a shame they felt the need with the current climate.
Bidvertiser have recently revamped their website and now have a blog where you can find out fresh information about their service.
Now for some reason they also have “noindex, nofollow” on all their individual permalink pages which I can’t understand. That means only the front page of the blog will get indexed.
It does however have some useful information, such as their reduced requirements to earn money with their referral program.
Honestly I have never tried Bidvertiser as a publisher or advertiser which at the end of the day is what is most important.
I generally don’t take anyone else’s word as proof positive, and always like to test things, plus situations change, and bugs get ironed out. I have seen some negative feedback, which just encourages me to test it more.
Bidvertiser is a PPC service, and they also offer PPC for ebay items. Whilst this blog isn’t ideal for maximum earnings, the make money, internet marketing and blogging niche are in particular advertising blind, I am willing to give it a go.
One good point I have noticed is that Bidvertiser is authorised on a per blog basis. I doubt I would be allowed to run adverts on anything that wasn’t a quality blog.
Also with the growing trend of bloggers advertising on other blogs, it could still be quite reasonable income.
Bidvertiser have created their own WordPress plugin, though it is only suitable for those using Widgets.
Here is what I am going to do
This is going to be a continual review of Bidvertiser and after a month, if it is working out, I am going to include affiliate links on the page for the referral program.
During the trial period I am going to include Bidvertiser advertising on this site and see how much I generate with unobtrusive advertising in the sidebar area.
Yes I know that I could optimise CTR by using blending and including stuff with the content, and I do that on lots of site, but many bloggers don’t like that kind of advertising, including B5Media.
At the same time I am going to invest my earnings from Bidvertiser in advertising this Bidvertiser Review.
I charge $200 for a review currently, of which I receive $130
$65 of my earnings are already allocated to WordPress Plugin Developers as donations, so $65 will be my “grub stake” for advertising with Bidvertiser.
I will periodically report results as best as I am able on this page for at least the next month. It might prove hard to confirm which traffic creates new subscribers.
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Results Using Bidvertiser
TBD – coming soon
I have a few sites I might adjust the monetisation on soon, maybe Bidvertiser is an option. I do like to vary my sources of income, and it might also be a good source of cheap traffic that isn’t being heavily exploited.
If clicks turn out to be cheap, maybe there is some suitability for Adsense Arbitrage.
I doubt the income will compare to that which is possible with affiliate programs, paid linking and private advertising deals, but this is almost set and forget, with some added control of who can advertise on your site, not always possible with Adsense.