Just stumbled upon another Advertising program that has been designed specifically for RSS and Blogs called CrispAds. They promote it to bloggers as follows:
– Place ads in your blog articles when you want
– Ads also appear in your RSS or ATOM feed!
– 95% of advertiser click-thru revenues flow to you
– Get paid via Paypal at the end of every month
– Just generate code and place into blog article!
– Automated tracking system to track earnings
I haven’t talked to too many people using CrispAds yet but they seem to have most of the features that a blogger wanting to ad an income stream to their blog would want. One of the main advantages that this system has over an ad network like Adsense is the ability to run ads in RSS. I’m sure Adsense is working on this feature – but it could be a while.
On the down side I suspect that it will take a while for them to find a good stock of advertisers – but its a program worth trying. Following is a sample ad to give you an idea of what they look like.
update:Coincidentally Jen at Jensense has just posted a little review on Crisp Ads also. She writes:
‘But how well their ads would do when targeting non-blog keywords remain to be seen. Because unlike AdSense which contextually targets based on the page contents, CrispAds targets based on catagories submitted by advertisers, and matched up to the catagories a publisher submits for each blog. They do seem to be having difficulty attracting advertisers into the program.’