View Full Version : fastclick has removed the code after two years

03-06-2004, 01:27 AM
fastclick has been advertising on our site http://www.aimtopsites.com for last two years.Now they have taken off the ads stating that the site is targeting age-group 13-21 years old generation which is not acceptable to their advertisers.
Has this happen to anybody else also?Till date we used to think that this is most sought after audiance as 90% traffic orginates from USA only.
Can anybody has any suggestions to make?

03-06-2004, 02:18 AM
I have a suggestion... You're gonna love it, I bet you can make more than with FastClick...

Go to www.azoogleads.com and sign up (please use my referral: 1924). They pay $0.52 for a download of smiley central or cursor mania. My friends site, MSN Emotions, is having a 3% CTR with the banners, and one in five is downloading. That equates to $3.12 CPM. And of course you should try other things too, how about NetPalNow if you don't mind adware programs advertising on your site.

03-06-2004, 03:10 AM
I do not want netpal as I have been refused by google for my other site www.coolbuddy.com inspite of me having 30000 visitors per day over there.They said that I have too many popups ,hotbar and some of the stuff is not suitable for kids.Isnt it strange?So no pop ups please.
Regarding azoogleads.com---Can you rely on their payments.Because of my past experience,I dont trust anybody except fastclick.

03-06-2004, 04:10 AM
You'll be safe with azoogle.

Also what do you mean you got refused from google because of too many pop ups etc?

03-06-2004, 04:40 AM
Google don't want to advertise on sites with too many popups, it looks unprofessional.

03-06-2004, 05:01 AM
Really? I've honestly never heard of it before...

you learn something new each day... heh

03-06-2004, 05:37 AM
And they find my site www.coolbuddy.com semi adult and hotbar content objectionable because it ask people to download a toolbar whereas google itself provides a toolbar.
I was shocked when I heard no from google.I thought having 30000 visitors is itself a very respectable thing.

03-06-2004, 06:29 AM
Dave M, how long did it take you to get the accept email from azoogle? I know it was about a week before incka got his.

03-06-2004, 07:38 AM
strange,but nobody has advised me that why fastclick has stopped advertising on www.aimtopsites.com?Its hard to believe that because its catering to crowd between 13-21 age group thats why they have removed us from their network.To my mind every other site is catering to this age group only.

03-06-2004, 08:52 AM
ITs probably just the reason they gave you. Perhaps it was a combination of many things.

03-06-2004, 09:25 AM
Fastclick have no shortage of adverisers... 95%+ of my banners and skyscrapers are filled, about 30% of the rectangles and this month 100% of the popunders...

03-06-2004, 10:17 AM
may be Incka you have small sites.I have 20 million pagviews in www.coolbuddy.com and only 50% of may banner space is taken by fastclick and rest of the space is lying empty with me.This means there is more to fastclick then we all people know about it.
Maybe I made one mistake and i.e. I had put banner ,skyscrapers,rectangle,popup and invue on the main page on www.aimtopsites.com and I took permission for the same.

03-06-2004, 10:28 AM
Nothing wrong with having them all on the same page...

03-06-2004, 10:57 AM
Now i am trying budsinc .Any comments about it.What is their reputation.And do they pay on time?

03-06-2004, 11:19 AM
Just use azoogle, budsinc dont pay much...

03-06-2004, 11:36 AM
wht is average revenue for 1 million pageviews.I know I am sounding very worried but serving 20 million pageviews and 10 guys working for you can give you sleepless nights if suddenly revenue stream dries up.

03-06-2004, 12:10 PM
If you try taking your ads down, then apply for adsense you will probably get it.

It is weird that fastclick dropped you because I notice they run a lot of emoticon ads on my site.

03-06-2004, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by leeway
wht is average revenue for 1 million pageviewsIt really depends on several factors. Type of site, visitors, ad size, etc. Just as an example, if you had one million pageviews, and your CPM was $1.00 and never changed, you would make $1000.

03-06-2004, 12:27 PM
Use azoogle, it's a dream for smiley sites...

03-06-2004, 09:13 PM
I have been studing fastclick stats on www.coolbuddy.com and www.aimtopsites.com seen that their percentage of throwing defaults is increasing by every passing month.In November they were throwing 17% defaults and now they r throwing 50% defaults for my skyscraper space.And in the meanwhile my traffic has also increased by 30%.That means they dont have enough ads for a big site like ours.I would like to know if any big site webmaster is there in this forum.
And they have given us a warning on march 4 that they might stop advertising on us in future.So that has caused panic in my buttocks.

03-08-2004, 04:56 AM
fastclick is no longer throwing google and smiley central ads on my site.Is my site being singled out or they r running out their inventory.Has anybody come across a site where fastclick is no throwing google ads.

03-08-2004, 07:37 AM
Adnetworks frequently optimize member sites out of campaigns.

03-08-2004, 09:36 AM
I think smiley central would work well on your site. Prove to fastclick it would - Use azoogle - Take Dave M & my advice!

03-08-2004, 11:02 AM
Smileycentral must have been getting good traffic from my site. My clicks have significantly dropped in the last couple of days.

03-08-2004, 12:29 PM
Yeah. You will earn far more when your in azoogle than with adsense smiley ads, about 3 times as much.

03-08-2004, 12:37 PM
I'm hoping azoogle will get back to me pretty soon. They say 24 hours, but at the moment it looks more like a week.

Not to worry...

03-08-2004, 02:52 PM
Email them, it took about a week for them to email me, but why not get the ball rolling yourself, they might be impressed by that and give you tips on how to make the most money with it... I emailed one program and I've had loads of personalised post cards from them... I hope to make some sites to promote them soon...