Adbeans – an alternative to Google AdSense

Just recently we’ve started adding some ads (in addition to AdSense) to a couple of our sites through AdBeans. They approached us with a particular site in mind – we were hitting an audience they wanted.

It’s a nice little system for generating a bit of extra income from your website.

As opposed to AdSense, Adbeans the monthly value of the ads for your website based on a number of criteria, and then sell the space on your behalf. All you need to do is add a bit of code – or if you are using blog software it can usually be added with a download. We had a few problems on one of our sites – but their support was fantastic! The ads are easily made to fit your site content – if you look to the bottom of the left column you can see the ads that appear on this site.

You decide how many ads to show and on what pages – and you can also veto any specific ads if you feel they are not right for your site. Not that we have needed to – the ads assigned to our account appear to have been well selected.

Let´s be honest the AdBeans website isn’t great – it sort of looks a bit unfinished – but the emphasis is on functinality rather than promotion. But take our word for it – their system works fine once you are registered and is bringing us a nice little side income.

Your not going to make a fortune using them – but it is guaranteed income rather than pay per click. The big difference is AdBeans is not their just, or maybe in some cases not at all for the click through. It is their to support the SEO activities of their clients – it’s about creating quality inbound links.

It is certainly worth signing up to AdBeans to see what it can do for you.

Interested in finding out about other affiliate programs? Take a look at the affiliate marketing category.

3 Responses to Adbeans – an alternative to Google AdSense

  • I recently got an e-mail from AdBeans, but the content is a little bit confusing… they’re saying that they either have clients from feedage and engadget wanting to serve their ads on my site, or they want to promote their clients on engadget and feedage. I googled to see whether they’re a real deal, and stumbled on your site. I’m still finding a comparison between it and AdBrite. If you have any feedback on that would be great.

  • I found that pretty confusing too Lorna? Sounds a bit odd… I’ve been using adbeans for a while now and they have been fine, though recently they have stopped accepting new site for some reason and I haven’t had my question as to why answered yet…

  • Adbeans are now accepting new sites again…