NetAdlk is a Sri Lankan company which provided a service pretty similar to Google Adsense. It is a relatively new company, so it doesn’t have advanced functionalities like keyword matching, Advertiser bidding , channels etc like with Google, but with Sri Lankans who are struggling to get accepted to the Google Adsense program this could be a great alternative. In one of my previous posts I talked about Adsense alternatives and NetAdlk could be a really good alternative, especially for Sri Lankans. At the moment the publishers are given a fixed price for a click and there is a promotion going on now so you can get Rs.1 per click. The minimum payout is Rs. 1000 so in order to make some decent money you need a blog with relatively high traffic. Below are some of the features they offer
Features for Publishers
- Rs.1 per click
- Rs. 150 sign up bonus
- Rs. 1000 minimum payout ( can get a bank transfer to your account or a reload )
- Ad spaces are easy to create and you don’t have to bother about text color, background color etc because these will be banner ads. A java script will be generated for you and you can add it to any website or blog that supports java script.
- You can monitor your earnings via the ad control center
- Publish more than one ad script and you are eligible for a free offshore web hosting package
- Some free publicity be getting displayed in there publisher network
Verdict for publishers
- If you are unable to join the Adsense program then this might be a good solution, because mostly Sri Lankan ads are showed your click through rate should be higher than most other ad networks. ( eg – you are more likely to click on an ad that has a Sri Lanka phone no or address )
- You have no way of controlling what is displayed, so you might not get the best ads that matches your website. It would be nice to give the publisher the ability to choose which ads to display or at least the opportunity to limit some advertisements
- Free web hosting would be a nice bonus for someone who wants to try there hand at own hosting, working with websites etc
- The low payout level and quick money transfer methods makes it easier to see a return for your work in a reasonable time
Features for Advertisers
- Ads are easy to create, if you already have a banner ready you can create an ad in about two minutes. If you want a banner created contact me.
- Some control over ads ( which days to display, time between ads to appear for the same IP, etc )
- The most important feature is the cost effective advertising, you are only paying Rs. 2 per click, there is no bidding process so you have an equal chance as everybody else.
Verdict for Advertisers
- Considering the low amount you have to pay for the advertisement this is a great opportunity to get some cost effective advertising specifically targeting the Sri Lankan Internet crowd
For Sri Lankans who have blogspot blogs with decent traffic but who are having trouble getting accepted to the Google Adsense program then this might be a great service to try out. For advertisers this is a great opportunity to do some very cheap advertising. They have packages starting as low as Rs. 500 so you can test there service without spending a fortune.