For people running popular websites that have had enough with poor Google Adsense results you might want to consider giving AdBrite.com a go to generate some revenue. Or for those webmasters looking to increase their PageRank for better search engine results you can use AdBrite to purchase a text link on a popular, high PageRanked site.
AdBrite brings together website owners and individuals or companies wanting to buy advertising. What makes AdBrite a bit different is that advertisers can pick and choose which websites to run a campaign on. You can view what the average click through and cost per click rates are for each site and select sites based on specific target markets. The large popular sites such as Fark.com and LinkedIn.com cost as much as $2000+ per month, but you can buy cheaper daily or weekly campaigns. If those prices are too high you might consider targeting a popular blog or niche site for as low as $0.01 per click. If you do some hunting around you may find some PageRank 5 or 6 sites for as low as $5-$10 per month for a link.
For website owners AdBrite makes the process of selling advertising very easy, with simple cut and paste code to add to your site. Of course you lose a chunk (25%) of your revenue absorbed by the AdBrite middle man, but you gain extra exposure from being listed in the AdBrite website and use of their technology to automate the selling process.
I like this technology because it gives advertisers more power to choose where their advertising is placed. It offers Google Adwords style features by allowing even the smallest business to advertise on the largest sites, but unfortunately it doesn’t have quite the selection of advertiser tools that Google offers for advertisers to manipulate the system to increase targeted click through rates and lower costs. However AdBrite doesn’t position itself as a replacement for Adwords, it’s describes itself as another advertising strategy you can test and track in addition to Adwords and other methods. It’s also great for those technically deficient website owners out there that want a simple way to directly sell advertising space without installing any software or handling billing.
Kudos to AdBrite for the branding style too – I love the laundry detergent theme!