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Adbrite Blackballing TV/Movie Sites

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by ghostshell, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. ghostshell

    ghostshell Newbie

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    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting adBrite!

    I?m sorry but we are no longer approving this type of site.  We are in the process of changing our site approval requirements and will update the Publisher Acceptable Use Policy soon.  We require sites to consist primarily of original contentYour site is not allowed under this policy.  If you would like to place ads on sites like this please use a different provider, as we can't approve it.


    Regards,



    xxx.
    I thought I would let the community know of this rubbish that is being done at Adbrite. I never really liked them in the first place but I think others who use them should know what seems like they are waiting to do to their partners. I run a TV/Movie streaming site that is doing okay considering it is new and I was using adbrite at times. I noticed that after awhile my banners CPM and everything else's payouts was garbage. So I went to go through months of rubbish ads to clean them up, I realized quickly that it was too tedious. So I deleted the Ad Zones. I made new ones after getting the approval from the admins themselves again because I exceeded the ad zone limit. So they approved my site twice before they pulled this crap. I then made the new ad zones and placed the banners/inlines/interstitial ads. I then waited for Adbrite to crawl my site, after 24 hours it was displaying their default "Your Ad here" and "Powered By Adbrite". I thought everything was cool, but after 7 days I knew something was up for sure. By this point even the "Your Ad Here" banner disappeared. So I contacted them, keep in mind I had already been approved twice and contacted support and they gave the green light again. But to my surprise I get this ridiculous response.

    This wouldn't have pissed me off so much if I hadn't contacted them right before they "changed their policy" and they approved my site again. So just giving everybody a heads up that uses them. I am pretty sure they are waiting to "spring" this surprise on publishers.
     
  2. Autumn

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    It's only going to become more and more common. No one wants to face the legal might of the MPAA.
     
  3. flaktrak

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    adbrite suck anyway. worst cpm I have ever had!
     
  4. ghostshell

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    flaktrak, Yes I agree they suck. However who else should I use for this kind of niche?

    At the moment I am using AdSense with a little blackhat magic to keep traffic on my approved site and not the TV/Movie one. I know of all the other companies but since I just started I don't know which one doesn't suck really.

    Autumn, Yes. It is becoming more common however as far as adbrite goes I think it was pressure coming from the advertisers. They probably want to ask for higher rates to advertise with them and I think the only way to do that would to change their policy and clean up all the "bad" sites. Whether that be sites without a top-level domain or movie/tv sites.
     
  5. synfig

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    Blacklableads is owned by adbrite and i guess they'll allow your site on that branch ? but ads are likely to be adult if you use that ad network with low cpm as usual.
     
  6. Affiliate-Bot

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    Hey Ghostshell,

    Im manager at affiliate-robot*c*m. Are affiliate program is tailored specifically for the tv/movie niche. We pay $12.00 for every north american sign up you send us and $6.00 for every international sign up. I work with all my affiliates very closely to help implement strategies that maximize conversions.

    We would be happy to have you on board.

    best.
    Jason Allen aka MINI