Adbrite Closing Down - End of an Era

41 replies
  • SEO
  • |
Sad to see one of the bigger advertising networks crumble


Dear adBrite Publisher,


Over the last few weeks, adBrite and its management have been evaluating the go-forward plan for the business. Given market conditions and certain financial liabilities, in working with our lenders, we have decided to cease operations on Feb 1, 2013.

This is a difficult decision for all of us at adBrite. However, after much deliberation this seems to be the best course of action despite the impact it will have on all the employees, clients and partners who helped build this business. There will be a team in place as needed to assist with winding down.
Thank you for being part of the adBrite community.

The adBrite Team
#adbrite #closing #end #era
  • Profile picture of the author Cyberstorm
    I was considering testing Adbrite traffic for a handful of CPA offers just last week. Boy am I glad I didn't pull the trigger there!!

    This is a shock though! I used to be an Adbrite publisher way back in 2007. Their payouts were always efficient and I never had any issues with - well - except for the low CPC.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7665755].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    A lot of people have code to remove now!
    Signature
    Free Special Report on Mindset - Level Up with Positive Thinking
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7665773].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author zpoll92
    Yeah, its quite unexpected. However if you are using them, start to remove their codes and change to another ad network.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7665821].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    RIP Adbrite.

    Perhaps as they diminish the few surviving ones might be able to pull more clients together and perform better.
    Signature
    Grow your social media account, Spotify Streams, YT Views & IG Followers & More
    Software & Mobile APP Developer
    Buy Spotify, Facebook Bot & IG M/S Method
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7665831].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Sounds like they were borrowing to stay afloat and finally lenders said no more.
    Signature
    New Private Mastermind Group Discussing SEO, Local SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and more -
    Open for A Limited Time!

    Request to Join
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7665859].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Free Classified
    Any good alternative to Adbrite and google?
    Signature
    http://firstads.biz
    Free UK Classified
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7666137].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Banned
    Lol, where's all the guys suggesting Adbrite as an Adsense alternative?
    Signature
    Hi
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7666723].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Lol, where's all the guys suggesting Adbrite as an Adsense alternative?
      Or the "adbrite is so unfair! They just closed my business down...."

      However, to call it the end of an era would be quite a stretch.

      Paul
      Signature

      If you were disappointed in your results today, lower your standards tomorrow.

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7666895].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author yukon
        Banned
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Or the "adbrite is so unfair! They just closed my business down...."

        However, to call it the end of an era would be quite a stretch.

        Paul

        Have a look at the Adbrite sites footer links, the Press page hasn't been updated since Nov. 2011, probably a tip off where the business was headed.

        Check this page out: adBrite - Advertise on Adsense Alternatives

        I noticed when searching G that a few blogs mention Adbrite has been looking for a buyer, apparently that didn't work out.
        Signature
        Hi
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7667072].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Wow, that's shame, I used to get a bit of money from my InfoBarrels.

    There are plenty of alternatives out there though, if you have good traffic then you'll have eager advertisers. I've had a record month since ditching AdSense on most of my sites.
    Signature
    ÖŽ FindABlog: Find blogs to comment on, guest posting opportunities and more ÖŽ




    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7668364].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jaisonjohn
    Adbrite was a definite alternate for guys who lost Adsense and sad that its closing
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7668406].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Qadabra
    We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw the news this morning!
    We can imagine this will definitely create a wave in the industry and are already seeing publishers who are quickly looking for alternatives. Which platforms are you guys considering?
    Signature

    Qadabra
    Ad revenue. Magically simple.
    www.qadabra.com
    Like us on Facebook!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7668516].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author allonline
    Got this email this morning, they owe me $800 as well. Nothing on the website about it closing or what happens to the money owed. I was using them as first advertiser, with Lijit as the alternative code and Adsense as the Lijit alternative code to mop up any international traffic on my most trafficked site. Got banned by Google on it recently as i accidentally updated the code on one section with videos to include Adsense and a bad video from Youtube got auto-included on a page and they picked up on it and banned the site. No good arguing youtube shouldn't have stuck it there for the tag that was fetched (Nazi video on a board game video tag) they dont care.

    Made $300 to $400 a on there as well with the site, had Adbrite as first Ads as it paid more slightly than Google (low value ads). Now stuck with just Lijit until i find something else.
    Signature

    Affiliate marketing Web hosting
    http://www.a-web-host.com
    FREE now - Killer Sales Letters - Learn how to put together a great performing sales letter
    http://www.facebook.com/WebCopywriting

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7670346].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author whland
    I heard about this on webhostingtalk.com I have an account with them but never made anything. I was unaware of the closure as I had used an email that I hardly use to sign up with them. I checked it just a bit ago and I got the same email.

    For alternatives you might try adclickmedia.

    Chad
    Signature
    WebMasterBabble.com Webmaster Forum
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7671599].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Qadabra
      Originally Posted by whland View Post

      I heard about this on webhostingtalk.com I have an account with them but never made anything. I was unaware of the closure as I had used an email that I hardly use to sign up with them. I checked it just a bit ago and I got the same email.

      For alternatives you might try adclickmedia.

      Chad
      Hows adclickmedia working out?
      Signature

      Qadabra
      Ad revenue. Magically simple.
      www.qadabra.com
      Like us on Facebook!

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7698757].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Lovelogic
    Tried Clicksor once unlikely to ever again.
    An alternative is Responsive Ads and has some interesting features.

    PS: Anybody know if Adbrite's sleazy sister Black Label Ads is going down as well?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7673529].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author andra33
      Are they going to pay any pending earnings that publishers may have? They haven't said anything about that.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7674775].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Qadabra
      Originally Posted by Lovelogic View Post

      Tried Clicksor once unlikely to ever again.
      An alternative is Responsive Ads and has some interesting features.

      PS: Anybody know if Adbrite's sleazy sister Black Label Ads is going down as well?
      I assume they're shutting down as well.
      Signature

      Qadabra
      Ad revenue. Magically simple.
      www.qadabra.com
      Like us on Facebook!

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7698776].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author n3o
        are they going to settle the pending amount with the publisher and advertiser ?
        Signature
        India Casino Affiliate - Best Casino Affiliate Programs in India
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7786868].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author yukon
          Banned
          Originally Posted by n3o View Post

          are they going to settle the pending amount with the publisher and advertiser ?
          Their website doesn't even exist. Looks like they skipped town.
          Signature
          Hi
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7786918].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author multimastery
    Well they sure need to post an official message on their website that's for sure.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7683441].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author lior199
    We dont lose anything,when i used them i didnt earn much money to compare adsense.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7683464].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MoneyClick
    RIP Adbrite, hello Ayha I guess
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7684064].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
    Their ads were terrible anyway, I'm not really surprised.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7684306].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MoneyClick
    I've had experience with both AdClickMedia and Clicksor, to be honest Ayha and Adbrite seemed to be the only decent ones out there, unless you wanna go down the Google route.


    Dave
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7684402].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    Adbrite was great for sites of mine that didn't fall under Adsense TOS. How unfortunate!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7684547].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Coe
    Wow, adbrite was my adsnese alternate. But I wasn't making much.

    Hey they ow me like 4 buck! (lol)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7684573].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author asiriusthoth
    I remember putting them on my Pink Floyd fanclub site many years back. The results were much less than Adsense, but did deliver on payments.
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7685466].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author kentooz
    I have account in adbrite and blacklabelads. Yes i see in my account. Maybe someday adbrite open with new format. Now #1 alternative adsense is media.net from yahoo and bing.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7685793].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Obs3rver
    On the advertiser side,there was a lot of bad traffic to sift through....
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7686082].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author georgescifo
    I also tried Adbrite few years back, but didn't find it useful when compared with other ad services such as Google Adsense.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7686205].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sukasarkar
    Banned
    [DELETED]
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7688362].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author kcube
      I didn't get any mail. I have 80$ to get. will they pay?? how to get it?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7689872].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jpboxersox
    AdBrite made me pennies and Adsense makes me x,xxx. Another alternative that I had somewhat success but not as good as Adsense is Casale Media.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7689899].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Loopydupe
    I am surprised that adbrite is going down, but i am sure that the owner of adbrite is Rich LOL.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7690101].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaReen
    this is a sad news for those why were using as adsense alternative. but now its gone. I think, no one can stay alive in the presence of adsense. adsense is the giant.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7690268].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Qadabra
      Hi guys, I really hope that you all get your pending payments! For all of you looking for a straightforward, profitable and simple alternative, you should check us out at www.qadabra.com. We're a year-old self-serve ad platform called Qadabra, we're all about simplicity, user support and high results.
      Cheers and good luck !
      Signature

      Qadabra
      Ad revenue. Magically simple.
      www.qadabra.com
      Like us on Facebook!

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7698680].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tansks
    Why not they just sell off their business instead of shutting down?
    Signature

    Coming soon

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7787376].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Banned
      Originally Posted by tansks View Post

      Why not they just sell off their business instead of shutting down?
      Looks like they tried to sell the business, nobody wanted it (lol).

      [source]
      On January 28, 2013, AdBrite sent an email to all of its publishers and advertisers stating that it would cease operations as of February 1, 2013 after a deal to sell the company fell through.
      Signature
      Hi
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7787728].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TheAdsenseGuy
    Adbright was a garbage network. It paid like $.02 per click. LOL That is not an alternative to adsense. Glad it's gone.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7788104].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mrizos
    This is one of those good ends of an era...
    Signature
    Can't Rank? Find out why!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7788900].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    adbrite fails in tracking invalid clicks.....so closed.
    Signature

    Get Content Targeted Super Real Traffic to Boost your Adsense Revenue!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7789102].message }}

Trending Topics