If you are a follower of my income reports that I publish on my blog every month, then you’ll know that I am always trying out new things.
One of the areas that I always want to improve on is the advertising networks. Google Adsense is great but it is hardly full time living kind of money!
I need more advertising networks, more ebook places to sell my ebooks, more private advertisers and so on.
Who is Media.net?
Media.net is paid on a CPM (cost per mile) advertising network. They are part of the Bing & Yahoo business model. And with Adsense been Google it would make sense to then have Media.net as your alternative to Google.
We left Media.net after a poor few months with them in December of last year after being with them for six months.
But they emailed us recently and asked us to give them another go.
We did and the results were just as bad as previous times and this time around we didn’t give them as long, as we had quit them before with good reason, so we gave them a month to show us what they could do.
And it worked out at:
- $4.34 for 16 days in April – 45,195 impressions
- $2.20 for 12 days in May – 32,988 impressions
This worked out at $6.54 for 30 days for 78,183 or otherwise known as $0.08 CPM. Now this is absolutely terrible and I am sure you can see why we didn’t see it out until the end of May!
Then here is a recap of how it went originally with them last year:
- June 2014 – 54,528 impressions – $19.34
- July 2014 – 55,390 impressions – $11.62
- August 2014 – 63,638 impressions – $28.56
- September 2014 – 78,649 impressions – $38.67
- October 2014 – 73,632 impressions – $16.29
- November 2014 – 46,912 impressions – $7.37
- December 2014 – 39,499 impressions – $8.31
This worked out at 412,248 impressions and just $130.16 and when you consider that most sites with quality content earn $1 per 1000 impressions then this is terrible.
This works out at $0.31 CPM and when you think that Google Adsense will often give you 10 times this if you have your positions right, then it really makes you realise why we gave it up originally. (I wrote about it here in January)
If I had got the $1 that one would expect as a minimum (many pay $1.50) then I should have received $412.24 so I would love to know where my missing 68.5% is?????
Maybe, we should have been grateful when we did just over $0.30 compared to what we got recently, though I don’t feel very grateful.
I am glad I gave it another go, but at the same time it just shows that they have not improved and are really not worth the effort!