I think I have enough of working experience and earnings with Contextweb (ADSDAQ) to write a post about them. Here is the Contextweb review in my experience. It’s a best and reliable CPM network you can try. I have earned several hundreds dollars from them and they sent the payment check on time.
It is a CPM ( Cost Per Mile) network where you get pay for every impressions. Normally, joining with CPM networks is slightly tough job for bloggers with low traffic. Some CPM networks rejected my site when I met their requirements. Then I tried Contextweb CPM network and they approved my blog quickly.
The Best part from Contextweb is, Ask price and backup tags. More information about these two unique features and how its working are mentioned in this post.
Do you want a payment prove? check this post.
When considering this post as Contextweb review, I have to mention good and bad points too.
Contextweb Review – What’s Good?
1) Ask Price
2) Backup tags
More information about these two options available here.
3) Good Support
Their support is good. I had to change my check delivery address, their system allows it, but still I wanted to make sure it will not create any issues. So, I contacted them through live chat, the person gave me full information and support, even he checked up with Finance department immediately and confirmed that address change will not create any issues. He sent the chat history and confirmation to my email after chatting.
4) Reasonable Paying CPM Network
Because of you can set your ask price for CPM, its a good way to earn good income. They fill the ad slots with backup tags when they can’t meet your ask price. Ask price should be reasonable to balance the Contextweb and backup tag ad fill rates.
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5) Payment on Time
I received two payments via check so far. 30 day payment circle. So, they sent the September earnings on before November 5th. Not bad. PayPal should be faster.
If you search on internet, you will not find much cases on payments issues with Contextweb.
6) Good Reporting System
Impressions and calculations are almost real time in reporting systems. Recently they have upgraded their dashboard with more informative graphs.
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7) Ad control and Block them
You have control on ads which should appear. You can block non relevant ads to your blog to make a better user experience.
8.) Connect with other ad networks
This is another cool feature in Contextweb. It allows you to connect other 450 CPM,CPA, CPC advertisers such as Tribal fusion, CPX etc. You can select advertisers depends on better ad quality and payout option.
Contextweb Review – What’s Bad?
1) Most of the time they fill ads for US and Europe traffic only.
If your major traffic source country is not US, then this is not suitable for you. They fill ads with ask price for US and Europe traffic only.
2) Slow Loading
Yes, it makes the page loading slow. I’m sure they do not have the world’s fasted ad serving server. Each ad slot goes to their server, then verified the traffic source and ask price, if it can’t be filled, then goes to backup ad server such as adsense or technorati media CPM. This long process takes time and make your page loading slow.
Contextweb claims that this process takes place in milliseconds. 😉
Recently I have removed one ad slot due to slowness and low fill rate.
3) Several DNS Lookups
This point goes with above slowness issue. Each ads are loading after several DNS lookups.
4) Could be better Ad creating platform
If you are new to Contextweb and wants to create your first ad slot without checking their demos, then you would be in slight trouble. It could have been better with one sheet and view like adsense.
5) Is it 100% Revenue Sharing?
I doubt. If you get 100% what you asked, and other impressions transferred to backup tags, then how Contextweb making money and running their company?. There should be some catch, what you say?
This is the Contextweb review from my experience. Before I enter into CPM monetizing method, I have listed out few CPM networks that I wanted to join, Contextweb (ADSDAQ) is one of them.
I highly recommend to try Contextweb CPM network on your blog.
Share your good or bad working experience with Contextweb.