Many of you know all about Technorati, and probably fewer of you know about Ad Engage. But even still, I’m willing to bet a very small number of you don’t know that Technorati bought Ad Engage and has now launched Technorati Engage. An affiliate network that looks like it might be worth some time and effort for bloggers.
Just like with any other affiliate network, Technorati Engage offers something for both publishers and advertisers.
Simply create an account and begin your journey together.
Technorati Engage currently offers 125×125 ads for you blog. You can create as many as 4 or as little as 1 ad in a number of different layouts to fit easily within your existing blog design. Technorati is planning on adding other ad formats shortly.
How You Get Paid
There are currently two different ways to get paid with Technorati Engage.
- You set your price per week for private advertisers to put place their banners on your blog.
- When no advertisers have bought ad space, default CPC (Cost Per Click) ads are placed on your blog.
It’s great that they offer default ads when you have no ad space offers. This helps alot of newer bloggers get ads on their blog so they can begin making money immediately.
And not many affiliate networks offer pay per click options anymore. I love having a few pay per click ads on my blog, because not everyone has the money to buy something.
How To Get Started
Here is how to get started, straight from Technorati’s Blog:
You simply enter into the exchange, are reviewed to ensure your site meet Technorati’s content quality standards, and your inventory is made available. We’re reviewing and evaluating the applying blog and social media sites before they are accepted, as well as only giving access to qualified advertisers, to ensure a safe place for brand and engagement marketing. Advertisers are then able to directly target, buy, create, and see the performance of their ads. You can sign up now and come back and grab the ad code next month.
Technorati Engage is currently in its beta phase, so they are only accepting a small number of users, at least until they launch for everyone. But don’t let that stop you. Register to be a publisher, and you might find yourself to be one of the lucky ones to get accepted.
You’ll never get anything if you don’t try.
If you’re using Technorati Engage, let me know how it’s working for you.