• http://twitter.com/Kontera Kontera

    Hi Mona, 

     

    This is Jonathan from Kontera. I
    looked up the Chris Guthrie blog
    post you were referring to and if you look closely at the end of that
    post, Chris actually gave an update that he was contacted by a Kontera rep and
    that we wasn’t receiving premium ads due to a technical glitch. Once that
    was resolved, Chris reported experiencing much better results with Kontera.

    You can read the
    full post here: http://www.makemoneyontheinternet.com/kontera-review/

    Additionally, Chris’ post is from 2010 and since
    then Kontera has actually cemented a reputation as the most relevant in-content
    provider. This is thanks to our Synapse platform, a relevance engine that
    identifies phrases that most accurately represent page context and user
    interest, allowing advertisers to reach interested consumers at scale across
    the web. This proprietary technology allows Kontera to place ads where users
    are the most engaged and receptive, and has attracted such big brand advertisers
    as P&G, Microsoft, L’Oreal, ABC,  AT&T,
    McDonald’s, and more.

     

    If you’d like
    to talk about this issue at greater length, please feel free to contact me at
    jonathanc@kontera.com  J

     

    Thanks,

     

    -         
    Jonathan Cohen

    Kontera
    Community Manager 

  • http://twitter.com/jmill919 Justin Miller

    Mona,

    Thanks for the Alternatives for PPC, but I am a bit surprised that Microsoft adCenter did not make your list.

  • ScottSalwolke

    Mona I agree with you about LinkedIn. I’ve had some success with their ads, but don’t like the lack of information on when the ads are running or where displayed. One platform I’ve been considering is advertise.com. Have you had much experience with them?

  • http://www.thelostagency.com/ David Iwanow

    I’ve had some success and fun with StumbleUpon ads, but what about Reddit Ads?

  • http://davidawilson.co.uk/ David Wilson

    Stumble Upon paid discovery is great for marketing your content. If you have something that you truly believe is link worthy and will create a buzz then paid submission could be the way forward. 
    Just don’t expect anything in terms of direct financial gain. 
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5U4FU7IXHHQZ243NBFYGQHLMZQ Pamela

    Hi Mona, this is Pamela from Infolinks. This is definitely a great start to a list of AdSense alternatives, but I have to say that it’s not comprehensive. Infolinks is a front runner in the competition against AdSense as we generate high quality, relevant ads served in real-time. Not only are we a great AdSense alternative, but we’re also a great compliment to AdSense for those looking to boost their revenues even higher.

    Take care!
    Pamela :)

  • http://twitter.com/MaryKayLofurno Mary Kay Lofurno

    Yes, I am also surprised, that microsoft ad center did not make your list.  Also, there are a few different say vertical ppc players.

    For example, at my previous job, I did alot of ppc with capterra.com [specialize in the software/technology vertical] .  They had a terrific ROI and low cost per lead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/federico.riva Federico Riva

    Sister, you cited services that eventually you do not suggest. Not very smart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/federico.riva Federico Riva

    Maybe too banal, and useful :) 

  • http://twitter.com/daveole Dave Olesczuk

    I agree with Frederico, this article is a bit baffling.  The title does not match the content.  The article is titled “4 Alternatives You Need to Consider Beyond AdWords” but most of the narrative around your “alternatives” is negative.  You don’t endorse any of these.

  • Mike Vallano

    Kontera is among the most pathetic forms of advertising I’ve ever seen. That bullshit doesn’t even deserve to be in the conversation of actual internet marketing.