What Do You Use For Your AlternateURL?

I’ve been using www.alternateurl.com as my alternateURL for Google adsense for about a week or so and I want to bin them. I’ve spotted some of the ads and frankly they look awful, which probably explains why despite serving 12K ad impressions I haven’t had one click yet, giving me a zero CTR.
I have two options I think:

  1. Sign-up for another advertising scheme
  2. Producing my own house ads made up to drive traffic to key areas of my site

If I go for option 1, what service do you think I should use? I’d like to use something like Text Link Ad affiliate banners, but I can’t work out how to convert the sample code below into an url:

<a xhref=”http://www.text-link-ads.com/starter_kit.php?ref=36562″><img xsrc=” http://www.connectedinternet.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/text-link-ads.com/images/text_link_ads_F_468x60.gif ” border=”0″ alt=”Text Link Ads”></a>

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20 Responses to What Do You Use For Your AlternateURL?

  1. Everton January 6, 2007 at 3:31 pm #

    thanks for the tips guys. I’ve added a combination of chitika and text link ads as my alternate urls. Hopefully I’ll get something back now from previously wasted impressions.

    I wasn’t able to find a replacement for my adsense 468×15 link unit – any suggestions?

  2. Ajay January 6, 2007 at 3:38 pm #

    For that, you can put up a number of affiliate text links in the HTML file.

  3. Everton January 6, 2007 at 4:11 pm #

    Thanks Ajay – I’ve replaced all of my alternate urls. I’m quite hopeful about how they’ll do and it’s better than wasting roughly 12K ad imps per week with alternateurl.com.

    Even if I get a lower CPM than I do with adsense (not allowed to say what I get) I could still be looking at an extra $50 a week. Not a lot, but it’s cash I wouldn’t see otherwise, so I’m not going to turn my nose up at it.

  4. Ajay January 6, 2007 at 4:15 pm #

    All the best with that. I’m going to work on it as well.

  5. Craig Rowe March 13, 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    DefaultAds is a free service for managing alternative ads when AdSense is unable to serve impressions.

  6. Craig Rowe March 13, 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    DefaultAds is a free service for managing alternative ads when AdSense is unable to serve impressions.

  7. Craig Rowe March 13, 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    DefaultAds is a free service for managing alternative ads when AdSense is unable to serve impressions.

  8. Craig Rowe March 13, 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    DefaultAds is a free service for managing alternative ads when AdSense is unable to serve impressions.

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