The big ad network of the day is Chitika. Their new mini-malls format has been getting rave reviews from just about everyone.
The concensus is that the eMiniMalls provide a lower click through rate, but a higher rate per click. I have recently signed up to have the ads on my site, but don’t take my word for it as many big names have said some good and bad things about the ads.
Darren has a great overview on how the Chitika ads are doing for him saying:
As you can see from the numbers – I have reason to be pretty excited about eMiniMalls. If these numbers continue they have more than doubled my daily earnings and taken them to a level that is over $1000 per day. This is less than some of the bigger blog networks out there but for an ordinary guy like me who has only been at this blogging thing for under 3 years – I have to say that I’m quite stunned.
Jensense also has an opinion on the new advertisements, with many samples of how they look.
Stats are a bit behind the times, but I have been assured they will be improved. Right now, they are updated at the end of the day. There unfortunately is not any channel data or URL tracking, making it hard to guage what pages or sites are performing the best. The reports currently give publishers date, impressions, clicks, and revenue data. All stats are unaudited at this time, they audit for any fraudulent activity at the end of the month.
Here is what an advertisement looks like: