Weblogs Compendium
Text Ad Sites


News articles:

when small is better - how Google's AdWords system is changing online advertising - Michael Hurwicz, May 2002
Thinking small reaps big rewards - article about text ads - Guardian Unlimited
Will Microads Save Online Content? (Part One) - Mathew Honan - OJR
Micro Advertising - Web Ad.vantage
Designing Web Ads Using Click-Through Data - Jakob Nielsen
An Experiment in Micro-Advertising - Danny Yee
Blogonomics: making a living from blogging - Henry Copeland, Pressflex
The debate on Slashdot

These sites offer the ability of running text advertising:

Blogads - classified ads that appear in blogs and other independent web sites. Each "strip" of Blogads is managed by an independent publisher who sets prices and decides which ads appear

Flazoom.com - Text Ads are priced at $2 per thousand impressions, with a minimum of 5,000 impressions. So for as low as $10, you can announce new projects, articles, companies, and services to thousands of Flash developers who read Flazoom.com
Google AdWords - There is a $5.00 activation fee for Google AdWords. After that, you tell them how much you are willing to pay per click and per day. You can choose a maximum cost-per-click (CPC) from $0.05 - $50 and set a daily budget as low as 5 cents or as high as you want
idya Adystem - a text ad management solution for websites. Text ads have become the most effective method of revenue generation. They are simple, unobtrusive and blend easily into the design and layout of the site. AdSystem enables you to implement a text ad system for your website in a few minutes
Link Auction offers webmasters the ability to buy text link ads, sell text link ads and exchange links with link partners via an online auction
LinkAdage Auctions - Offers blog owners the chance to sell text links on their site at market value via a private on-line auction environment
OneMonkey.com - provides co-branded cost-per-click (CPC) and cost-per-impression (CPM) text ad hosting to website administrators allowing them the ability to sell advertising space on their websites. Works with static sites, search engines and dating/singles sites. Advanced algorithms use clickthrough rate and CPC together to determine where each ad is shown. Pay the minimum price for any keyword. Or pay more to get more exposure. No 3 day posting delay, all ads go live as soon as the host approves them
Pheedo - makes it easy to get your message into thousands of blogs and RSS/Atom feeds from micro-publishers and large media outlets alike. With pinpoint accuracy, target the right audience spanning sports to politics, music to technology, and everything in between
phpAdsNew - an open-source ad server, with an integrated banner management interface and tracking system for gathering statistics. With phpAdsNew you can easily rotate paid banners and your own in-house advertisements. You can even integrate banners from third party advertising companies
Popk.net is a textual ad exchange system. You show a small text ad on your site, and in return your ad is shown on other sites
TAGword.com - a revolutionary text-based advertising system that has you making money from your website directly from your visitors. TAGword lets you personalize everything, from ad colors and fonts to placement, price, and size. You can even set up your own default ads and choose the words you don't want in your ads. You can choose to review questionable ads with the advertiser or even ban them completely from advertising on your website. Best of all, it eliminates the middle man, so you can keep more of your own money
TextAds - self-service text advertising network in Dutch
textads.biz - a flat 10% of revenue generated from the ads is taken by the host and all financial transactions are done using PayPal
TextAds.de - German site
TextBoxTraffic - is an impressive new method to drive traffic to your website. The effectiveness of text links has been combined with the best features of a banner exchange to create an easy way to earn free traffic to your website, without the need of large banner images or popup ads
Textvertise - For as little as $10 your site can be placed in front of tens of thousands of potential customers! hijinks design's text-based advertising system provides a non-invasive low-cost way to get your site in front of online customers today