Post Author : Paul Crowe
In this post we will look at BuySellAds.Com (BSA), a site that makes selling direct advertising on your blog quick and easy while leaving you in control.I also have a short interview with Founder and CEO Todd Garland, Todd took the time to answer a few questions i thought would relate directly to Spice Up Your Blog readers.
BSA was created with the intention of taking the pain out of buying and selling ads, a process that otherwise is time consuming and frustrating.They also display your blog to potential advertisers you otherwise would not be able to attract, advertisers can find your blog in the BSA directory when searching for suitable publishers.
So lets first take a run through the process.
Quick Overview Of BuySellAds.Com
1. Submit your blog – BSA review all blogs before they can join the programme.Your blog must be established, have unique content and a healthy number of monthly impressions.
2. Create Your Ad Zones – Once accepted you can log in and create some zones for ads, Popular zones are the header and sidebar.The main script must be added first then you are provided with code for the actual area the ads appear – Create An Ad Zone Tutorial.
3. Advertise Here – Once you have the ad code in the zones the grey “Advertise Here” banner will appear.Visitors to your blog can click on the banner to view your directory page and purchase ads.
4. Ad Sold – As soon as an advertiser buys an ad the Advertise Here banner will automatically be replaced with their ad.
5. Cash Out – You can request a cash out via Paypal, Cheque or wire transfer once you have $50 Now $20 in your account.
6. Our Fancy Colorful Effects On Banners – You may have noticed the cool effect we use on the BuySellAds banners.Find out how to create it on your blog here : Buysellads.com banner ad effect tutorial.
Remember you are in control of the ad spots you make available, the price you charge and you can change your settings so you have to pre-approve any ads before they are displayed.You can get a full list of help articles from installing the ad zones to getting paid here – BuySellAds Help
Interview With BSA Founder Todd Garland
I asked the BSA Founder and CEO a few questions, here is what he had to say.
Spice Up Your Blog – I notice most of the sites selling ads on BuySellAds are in the Technology And Web Design Niche.First, do you accept sites from all niches and have you advertisers looking to advertise on other niches ?
Todd Garland – Yes, we accept sites form all niches, from cupcakes, to weddings, to motorcycle blogs and more. We are much stronger in the tech than other verticals, but we’re always working to increase activity for both advertisers and publishers across many verticals outside of tech.
SUYB – As most of my readers are Blogger users have you a policy when it comes to accepting blogs using the Blogger Sub Domain (Blogspot) ? I hear blogs using the sub domain are less likely to be accepted.
TG – That is correct. In our experience, .blogger sites tend to have lower traffic than is required to sell ads directly to advertisers with a system like BSA. Sure, there are edge cases and this does not apply to all .blogger sites.
SUYB – Are the links in the Ads Do-Follow ?
SUYB – Apart from Impressions what do you think is a sites main selling point (Alexa Rank, Page Rank, Followers, Fans etc..) ?
TG – I think it’s the quality of content on their site and the number of existing advertisers they have.
SUYB – What tips if any would you give to users to help sell more ads ?
TG – Write the best content you can write, hustle, and grow your community.
At the time of writing BuySellAds.Com have just launched a new feature called Sponsored Tweets.As the name suggests advertisers can “Buy A Tweet” on your Twitter account.For more information check out the BSA Blog Post On Sponsored Tweets.
You can view the Spice Up Your Blog listing on BuySellAds.Com or Submit Your Blog to BuySellAds.Com and start selling ads today.