The past few years I have tried out Adbrite on some of my fanfiction community sites. Why? Because their rates on paying were a little more attractive and getting payout was a little faster than Google Adsense. Sometimes it still is depending on placement of the ad, or if a site own is using a full page ad. However no matter if it is a text link, banner or full page, Adbrite has not been monitoring their advertisers as closely as they should.
Case in point – Fanfiction.net, the largest collection of fanfiction online uses Adbrite. They are infamous for using an occasional full page loading advertisement. For those who are a little confused on what a full page advertisement is, it is where you click to go on a page, and instead of it going there, the advertisement loads. You have the option of clicking to go back to the original page.
The problem is that more often than not the page loads to a site that alerts you that you may be visiting and untrusted or harmful site. Sometimes it is malware. This is also possible in some of the text links as I had this issue with my own fanfiction community. Some of the regular members were kind enough to send me word that the text link they clicked on put malware.
This is not a most recent development. This has happened for the past few years and has not been corrected. Is Adbrite not monitoring their advertisers as closely as they should?
While the site owner can set their settings to manually approve advertisements, I would think Adbrite would at least be a little more pro-active about making sure malware sites are not in their system.
Though the pay is good, I am hesitant to even put Adbrite on Blondish.net. This would not look good if someone clicks on an ad and it goes to a malware site. I am sure Adbrite has been informed many times throughout the years about this issue. Why is it not being caught?
Have you used Adbrite? How has that worked for you?