Since late last year, I’ve been quite seeing a small buzz around a startup advertising network that simplifies the process of buying and selling ads which is called Advertise Space. I’ve seen them advertising on big blogs around the blogosphere and was quite intrigued about them.
Ultimately I signed up on their service because it’s free and there’s nothing to lose. Now as I was navigating their whole site I wondered “does this site have anything unique to offer?” I mean since blogging has emerged there are sure tons of third party networks that present themselves to “automate” the process of selling ad spaces on our blogs and obviously most of them have just died in the process.
Unfortunately I really haven’t seen anything new about their platform. You sign up with them and get approved (or not) and you can start displaying the script and their ads. Obviously, there’s nothing in their system that I find appealing. When you click on a blank ad space you are redirected to page like this:
And when you click on the buy now button you are redirected to a paypal payment page. So frankly speaking, I find it absurd. I mean sure they’d find the advertisers for you and in exchange get like 60% of the revenue but these days that isn’t anything that can make us get excited. BuySellAds does have the same program BUT they have better features like showing site metrics and also takes small percentages. Obviously OIO Publisher has been still one of the leaders and gets NO cut at all (and you’d be crazy not to take advantage of their $15 off promo for this month seriously!)
To end this one, should you still give AdvertiseSpace.com a look? Definitely! It’s free, there’s nothing to lose, and you get to blame no one when you don’t make money. 😉 Again that was just my sheer opinion in it and you should not base your decision on it. How about you guys, what do you think of this new startup platform?
P.S. This is not a sponsored review or whatever