If you run a blog or any other content-based website for profit, you’re likely always on the lookout for new and lucrative ways to monetize your traffic. With so many ad networks out there, it can be difficult to decide what path you should take to extract as much money as possible while retaining a positive reader experience.
For publishers who want a platform where they can “let the revenue do the talking,” RevenueHits could be an option worth considering. With multiple ad formats and a 100% fill rate on all geographic locations, this network ensures that you don’t leave any money on the table whatsoever.
The Basics of RevenueHits
One of the prominent aspects of RevenueHits that is being put forward is that this is a “self service” network for publishers who don’t want to be bothered with troublesome bottlenecks and other sources of needless frustration.
As of this writing, RevenueHits is currently serving more than two billion impressions per day, all across the world. This kind of reach means that advertisers are enthusiastic about getting in front of your audience and consequently this means that RevenueHits can much more easily display the most profitable ad at the right time in front of the right visitor on your site. That’s how they’re able to promise the 100% fill rate.
As a result of this “robust optimization,” it means not only that every ad will be filled, but you’ll generate the maximum amount of revenue from every ad that you place. At the heart of the network is state of the art contextual and geo-targeted ad serving technology. And it’s not just for websites and blogs either. RevenueHits can work with toolbars, search, widgets, instant messenger applications and more.
A common source of frustration among many webmasters and content creators is the friction associated with signing up and getting started with a new network. RevenueHits is much more straightforward than that.
The initial sign-up form requires little more than your name, email address and website URL, along with the type of online publication you might have (like a blog). After that, all you have to do is verify your email address and you’ll gain immediate access to the publisher dashboard shown above.
You can go through your account settings later, filling out your payment details at your leisure. RevenueHits pays on a net-30 basis through your choice of PayPal, Payoneer or wire with a remarkably low payment threshold of just $20. This means that even smaller publishers can get paid more often, which is great for your cash flow.
Of course, you’ll need to create your first ad placement before you can start making any money. Thankfully, that process is utterly easy and seamless too.
Creating Ad Placements
Clicking on the prominent green button on the main dashboard, you are then offered the opportunity to create your first placement. RevenueHits offers a number of different ad formats, including rich media banners and popunders.
The regular banners and buttons are easy enough to implement on just about any content-focused web property, but you’ll also notice additional options like the two sizes of footers. These don’t appear on a static location on your webpage. Instead, they remain “docked” at the bottom of the screen, improving visibility and click-thru rates.
RevenueHits goes further with interstitials, popunders, shadow boxes, sliders, and top bars. This allows for some very creative monetization opportunities, several of which won’t interfere with the existing advertising you may already have on your site. In addition to these desktop-based ads, you can also create a range of mobile ad placements too.
Once you have selected the ad format that you would like to utilize, the next page doesn’t ask for too much to finalize your ad placement. Give the placement a name, indicate where the ad will be placed, and put in a short description. That’s it.
The ad placement is then added to your account and all you have to do is grab the associated code to copy and paste onto your website. You can literally start making money in a matter of minutes.
Tracking Your Performance
I cannot say with any real level of certainty how much you can expect to earn from RevenueHits on a CPC or eCPM basis. However, that data will start filing in every day that you work with the network, giving you a much better indication of the kind of revenue you can expect based on the traffic that you can deliver.
Right on the main dashboard of your account, you will be provided with an overview of yesterday’s performance across all of your sites and placements, including total impressions, clicks, CTR, eCPM and total revenue. There is also a simple line graph depicting performance across the last eight days.
Below this is a list of your top placements across all of your sites for the last eight days, showing you where you may want to focus more of your attention or which placements could benefit from further optimization. More detailed reports are equally easy to access through the dashboard, filtering down by site or placement across your choice of time frame.
Beyond the main network where you’ll be serving up ads to your visitors and users, RevenueHits also offers a lucrative referral program.
When you refer a publisher who brings in up to $1,500 in monthly revenue, you receive a 5% commission for the first year. Refer a publisher with monthly revenues exceeding $1,500 and that commission rate jumps to a 10% share.
Just as with the main network, you’re also treated to an impressive range of creatives for promoting the referral program. Buttons and banners, several of which are animated, come in a huge variety of sizes and shapes. You can also promote via social media or email using the basic referral link.
If you talk the language of money, you’ll be comforted to know that the people at RevenueHits also “speak revenue.” It literally takes a few seconds to sign up for an account and you could be raking in the revenue in no time.