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Making Money With AdToll

January 31st, 2008 · 24 Comments

I’m always on the lookout for ways to make a bit of extra money so when I saw The Shoemeister had posted about an Australian ad network called AdToll I thought I’d have a peek.

How Do You Make Money?

You register your sites on the AdToll network, chose the size ads you want to display, set a rate and then let AdToll do the rest. There are no minimum site requirements (i.e. traffic or some outdated toolbar ranking system ;)), you can run as many ads as you like and it also offers a referral system.

AdToll takes a 25% commission for providing the service. The rest is money in your pocket.

Why Do I Like It?

  • Firstly, it’s not AdSense 😀
  • It offers payment by PayPal which is vital for non-US publishers
  • Low payout threshold ($20 with PayPal)
  • It’s easy to implement
  • Oh and did I mention it’s not AdSense?

You can decide the style of ads you display, block specific market sectors (i.e. pills, poker, etc.) and you also get the option to approve all ads displayed on your site. Obviously if you’ve been blackballed by AdSense in the past because of the..ermm..questionable content of your site, perhaps the pills and poker ads will be right up your street.

How Much Money Can You Make?

As with all of these things, a number of factors come in to play. Market size, traffic, niche, demand. What I like about AdToll is that you can either set your own price for ads or make use of their Autopricing. You can change these options at any time but what floated my boat is that I’ve never had any idea what rate to price ads out at so, if nothing else, this will help me guage prices should I decide to go down the direct route at any point in the future.

Is It Going To Get Me Bitch Slapped?

Absolutely not. AdToll uses javascript so there’s no need to worry about that silly nofollow business and Google can’t give you a slap for using it. Huzzah!

Not Just For Publishers

You can also sign up to be an advertiser so if you’ve got a product your promoting or you’re looking to get some traffic to your website, you can place ads on other sites in your niche. This is something I’m looking to do with a couple of my sites as it looks like it will be much more cost effective than an AdWords campaign.

Let’s say that you run a site in the affiliate marketing or search sphere then you could buy an outlandishly cheap ad on Twenty Steps :)

Initial Thoughts

I like the look of AdToll which is why I’m happy to recommend the service. Regular readers will know that I never promote a service unless I’m comfortable with it and would use it myself. AdToll looks like a really good program with some nice features, an intuitive backend and potential to make a few dollars.

Sign up for AdToll and give it a try yourself.

Tags: Making Money Online

24 responses so far ↓

  • Daniel McGonagle // Feb 1, 2008 at 1:30 am

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  • Mike // Feb 1, 2008 at 2:39 am

    Daniel whilst I appreciate people taking the time out to leave a comment, blatant promotion of their own site isn’t encouraged so I took out the link you dropped. However, I’m going to leave in the one linked via your name because the anchor text isn’t quite as juicy.

  • JBiggs // Feb 7, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    I ‘m very enjoy reading your content.
    Thank for your good information :)
    I will come back to read more.

  • Mike // Feb 15, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Big thanks to for being the first company to buy a link on Twenty Steps. There are still plenty left 😉

    Spaces are currently $1 per week. Advertise on Twenty Steps today!

  • seo // May 18, 2008 at 7:21 am

    I am trying to use Adsense and it doesn’t really work for me maybe I should try this one out

  • acne // May 28, 2008 at 8:17 am

    You can use AdToll for sites that normally you could not use competitors for. Like poker/gambling/porn/adult. Both as a advertiser and publisher. If you do not want those ads on your sites you just do not approve them.

  • FreewareBox // Jun 1, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Thanks for the good advice. I just subscribed, and will give them a try. Hopefully they will do better than the company I’m running ads on now.

  • Mike // Jun 3, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Sadly you didn’t subscribe via my referral link. Ho hum…

  • Solteros // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I ‘m very enjoy reading your content.Thank for your good information

  • Moneyzeal // Sep 15, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I never heard of it. How’s their rate of payment(Per click)?

  • Mike // Sep 15, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    It’s display advertising so you set a rate per week to advertise on your site. It’s up to you how much you charge.

    I’m not actively using AdToll at the moment as there seemed to be more publishers than advertisers. That may well have changed in the last few months and I might give them another go.

  • Credit Cards // Sep 30, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I haven’t had the best experiences with AdToll, but maybe I’ll try them again.

  • zune // Oct 4, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Amazon only gives me 4% commission so this looks interesting

  • Niyazi Unugur // Oct 10, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I think the best alternative for both adsense and adwords is AdToll . You will see dramatic increase in your earnings.

    other great news is today AdToll is acquired by US company.

  • Plus Size Dresses // Oct 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Has anyone tried AdCenter, the MSN ‘version’ of Adsense – heard it was no good but havent met anyone who has used it!

  • Sanjeev // Nov 24, 2008 at 8:22 am

    google adsense baned my account. now i try this its better than adsense thanks dear

  • Maria // Nov 27, 2008 at 10:10 am

    I have 10 blogs. Can i use that thing on my blogs. I haven’t tried any money making tool or service for my blogs. This is really better and i hope you will help me to earn money.

  • Mike // Nov 28, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    It’s worth giving it a go if AdSense isn’t working out for you although I’m now using Performancing Ads more than AdToll as it performs better for me.

  • Jonathan@Friends&Money // Feb 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks for the review I’ve not heard of adtoll before. I still use adsense, which I know has lots of fors and aganists but I am thinking about switiching to a different program. I’ve used Adbrite in the past which quite frankly was poor, so this is interesting…

  • Mike // Feb 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    As I said in the comment above, Jonathan, I’ve pretty much given up on them and use Performancing for the 125×125 ads. Probably a better option if you are looking to try something new.

  • Jack // Feb 10, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Hopefully this will be better than adsense. I’m going to try it out tomorrow. Thank you.

  • Free Games to Play // Apr 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Looks like you’re no longer using adtoll from what I can see. Any chance you can update a page with why? I’m recently using it on my blog and like it so far, so I was just curious what changed your mind. Thanks!

  • Mike // Apr 13, 2009 at 12:28 am

    It wasn’t working for me. I was making more money using other methods so all it was doing was taking up valuable screen space.


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