Media.net Review for Publishers
Media.net are currently offering mycooltech readers 10% extra earnings for their first 3 months .
Introduction to Media.net
Media.net combines the advertiser network of the Yahoo! Bing Network with privately-backed Media.net’s Web publisher relations and platform. It is wholly separate from the previously failed Yahoo! Publisher Network (YPN). Here’s our Media.net review:
Overall Rating: 4.50 out of1 5.
- What We Like: Low traffic minimum; personal support; intuitive dashboard with real-time reporting.
- What We Don’t Like: They’re still relatively new to the scene; often does not monetize as well as AdSense.
Media.net Company Stats
- Homepage: Media.net
- Program Founded In: 2012
- Employee Count: “Over 450” as of April 30, 2014, according toMedia.net
- Ownership: Private
Media.net Support & Contact Information
- Address: 8140 N Mopac Expy Bldg 2 Ste 260, Austin TX 78759
- Phone Number: 415-358-0886
- Support Email: [email protected]
- Publisher Terms: http://www.media.net/legal/tos
- Traffic Minimum: None.
- Publisher Language Requirement: Must be primarily English.
- Prohibited Publisher Content: Adult, Tobacco, Alcohol, Ammunition, Hazardous Substances, Illegal Drugs, Gore, Violence, Gambling, Racism, Hate, Racial Intolerance, Prescription Drugs, Counterfeit Products, Stolen Items.
Advertisers & Offers
- Advertising Types: Display.
- Offer Types: CPC.
- Verticals: All.
- Network Size: Unknown.
- Sampling of Publishers: Unknown.
Media.net Tech Implementation Rating: 4 out of 5.
- Display Ad Unit Sizes Available: 336×280, 300×250, 728×90, 600×250, 160×600, 728×20, 600×120, 468×60, 200×200, 250×250, 120×600, 120×300, 300×600, 160×90, 180×150.
- Compatible with Google AdSense: Yes, as long as ad units are not styled to look like AdSense units.
- Mobile Ad Units Available: Yes.
- WordPress Plugin Available: No.
Publisher Reporting & Admin Control Panel
Media.net Publisher Reporting & Admin Control Panel Rating: 5 out of 5.
- Control Panel: The publisher admin control panel is easy to navigate, with different pages for reports, ad units, and site management. The main dashboard defaults to displaying a graph of revenues and impressions from the last seven days. Below the graph are revenue estimates for YTD, last month, this month, and last processed day.
- Reporting: Creating reports is a very intuitive process. While the default is to display revenues and impressions from the last seven days, you can select today, yesterday, this week, last week, this month, last 30 days, or last month in the dropdown, or enter a custom date range. In the table below, you can sort by impressions, RPM, or estimated revenue. You are able to segment your reports by site or by individual ad unit.
- Control Panel URL: https://control.media.net/home
Media.net Payment Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
- Publisher’s Share of Revenue: Unknown.
- Payment Methods Available: wire transfer or PayPal.
- Payment Terms: Net-30.
- Minimum Payout Threshold: $100.
Media.net Account Help Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
- Knowledge Base URL: None available.
- Personal Account Manager: Yes.
- Easy to Contact Support: Yes.
Editor’s Media.net Review
Media.net is one of the biggest alternatives to AdSense. This network features primarily contextual ads that work in a slightly different manner than standard display ad units. Though included within traditional sizes (e.g., 728×90 and 300×250), these ads often feature multiple linked keywords. Clicking on a keyword does NOT generate revenue for the publisher, but brings up a second screen displaying relevant ads. Revenue is generated when visitors click on one of these ads. In other words, Media.net ads function in the same way as AdSense link units.
Because Media.net features primarily contextual ads, there are a few items that you’ll need to be aware of. First, it may take a while for the ads to optimize to your site. The ads will analyze the content shown on your site, and display keywords that are deemed to be relevant to the surrounding content (i.e., contextual). As the sample size grows, an algorithm will determine which keywords generate the highest number of clicks and revenue for the particular audience. So if you’re going to test Media.net, you should commit to a fairly large sample size in order to accurately gauge the earnings potential of this network.
Second, Media.net ads will often work best when there are one or at most two ad units per page. If used in multiple positions, there will be considerable overlap among keywords, and users will experience diminishing returns in eRPMs. As such, start with using a single Media.net ad unit, and evaluate the incremental revenue generated on a unit-by-unit basis (i.e., with no other ad units running Media.net ads). You may also want to consider implementing frequency capping of Media.net ad impressions. For example, you may wish to limit impressions of Media.net units to two per user per day, and allow AdSense to kick in after that (this would make for a good experiment to run). In other words, Media.net is generally best used as a complement to AdSense, instead of as a complete replacement.
One of the biggest advantages (and ways in which this network differentiates itself from Google AdSense) is access to a dedicated account rep. Whereas AdSense is a bit of a “black hole” when it comes to questions or requests for help, Media.net gives publishers access to an actual human being who answers questions and even makes suggestions for opportunities to improve earnings. For anyone who has ever been frustrated by an inability to get questions answered by AdSense, this can be a valuable benefit.