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RSS and Blog Advertising Network – CrispAds

Posted By Darren Rowse 19th of December 2004 Advertising 0 Comments

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.’

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  • I just signed up for CrispAds. Whatever be the downside, I’m sure their attitude will be much healthier than Google’s.

    Google’s AS may be a pioneering factor, but such a great revenue earner gets shadowed by tha pathetic customer service tnat Google is famous for. I just discovered through Google search that I’m not alone in my opinon.

    Pls check the latest posts on Google in myblog from htpp://

  • They are harvesting emails from blogs (I just got one from a paypal link I have up) and sending spam. They’re seriously bad news.

  • I have had a couple of good payouts from Crispads, but since they have changed format for the way they advertised, I am nolonger get the click through I used to.

  • fanta

    i used to have crispads on my blog, but it was very disappointing. i’d heard a mix of positive and negative feedback, but i thought i’d give it a go before i judged them – and the results were disappointing to say the least.

    for one, they say they will pay a flat rate of $25 (or something similiar to this) per click. however, it’s not that straight forward and so you don’t get as good an income as expected.
    they also have a really small selection of ads, and there is no convenient way to find these.. you have to type random keywords into a box and hope you find something that will appeal to your readers.

    their customer service is also very very poor. i’ve emailed them a few times asking queries etc. and i still haven’t recieved a reply!

    also, i still have not recieved payment for my month with crispads. though maybe it will take longer than i had calculated, so i’m not sure about that yet.
    but i also emailed them regarding this, and guess what? NO REPLY.
    it’s ridiculous.

    my advice to you? it’s a waste of time. when i first tried it out, i thought there’s nothing to lose. but surely the whole point of this is to gain something (ie. profit from your blog)?
    seriously, leave it out. it’s not worth the time and patience!

  • BS

    i actually have about $200 generated thru my blog using crispads… however.. they’ve never paid me a dime. I’ve called about 8 times over the last month. Finally got the accounting person on the phone and all she had to say was that they had 2 people doing payments and “it will be paid by the end of the week”. Guess what? No payment yet and it’s been about 10 days.

  • I am testing the service in my new website. i don’t know yes if i am gone keep it. but i think it will generate good money as i read it in some reviews