Adf.ly: Earn more than $4 CPM for Interstitial Ads, Links on Twitter and FaceBook.


I recently signed up with a service called Adf.ly who were promising over $4 CPM to show interstitial ads on your site, or by using them as a url shortener which shows an interstitial ad before redirecting a user to the intended link. I started using them on a few of my sites and with excellent results! It ain’t easy making money online, but occasionally a rare gem such as Adf.ly comes along and makes all the effort seem worthwhile.

Adf.ly has a number of options for monetization of either text links you can use on social networks such as Twitter or FaceBook (though in the case of FaceBook, you might want to run them through bit.ly or another link shortener to avoid having them removed), and for the monetization of regular websites. You can shorten links one-by-one, or use their Mass Shrinker Tool to convert up to 20 links at a time. Plus if you have a website, you can use their Full Page Script to convert 100s or even 1000s of onsite links automatically!

For more traditional website monetization, try Adf.ly’s Website Entry Script. It’s the tool I’ve personally been using. You simply copy and paste a small javascript snippet into the head section of your site and choose whether you want to display a single 728×90 banner at the top of your pages, or an interstitial ad which displays automatically after a delay period of your choosing (from 1 second to infinity). I highly recommend the interstitial option as it pays more! The user will see a full page overlay that they must view for 5 seconds, then they can press a big button at the top right of the screen to return to your site. This works particularly well if you have valuable content or offer a free service and is much less intrusive than using a content locker.

The company behind Adf.ly is called x19 Limited, which is based in Central London. They pay regularly and automatically to your PayPal account on the first few days of every month, with a minimum pay out amount of just $5.00. Not bad, huh? I’ve personally received two payments of around $10 each so far.

If you have a product or service you’d like to advertise for surprisingly decent rates, you can also use Adf.ly’s Advertising page to quickly order a burst of traffic to profit from affiliate offers, or product sales. Plus, unlike most advertising companies, you can get started with just $5, which is brilliant when you want to test the waters first. Plus with worldwide traffic starting at just $1 CPM for 24 hour unique visitors, all with JavaScript, Cookies and Flash enabled on their browsers and with their eyeballs guaranteed to be looking at your page for at least 5 seconds, advertising with Adf.ly could be very lucrative indeed! (US targeted and UK targeted traffic is currently priced at $4 CPM).

So…what are YOU waiting for? Give Adf.ly a try today! Sign up is quick and instantaneous, and you’ll be up and running in literally minutes. Copy and paste their javascript snippet into your site, leave it for a day or two and see how it performs vs your current ads. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

UPDATE:
Here’s a little tip to maximize your earnings with Adf.ly’s interstitial ads…
When you insert their Website Entry Script, change the int_delay value to “1″…

var adfly_advert = ‘int’;
var frequency_cap = 5;
var frequency_delay = 5;
var init_delay = 1;

I’ve been doing this on my own sites, and it really helps increase ad views as the interstitial loads only 1 second after a visitor moves their mouse on your page. You can experiment with the frequency_cap and frequency_delay numbers also to find a good balance between revenue/not annoying your readers.


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9 Responses to “Adf.ly: Earn more than $4 CPM for Interstitial Ads, Links on Twitter and FaceBook.”

  1. Hey, thanks for the tip angel. I might give adfly a look.

  2. does adfly give good rate on china traffic?

  3. @ steve…
    No worries. I hope you do well with them too!

    @ yamen…

    As you’d expect, Adf.ly pay the most on US traffic (which is currently as high as $5.40 CPM on unique views for interstitials).

    But yes, they do pay for traffic from China also…currently it’s $1.04 CPM for unique views on interstitials). Much less than US, but still a VERY good rate for Chinese traffic that’s notoriously difficult to monetize.

  4. I use them for my sites and they pay good. Need more traffic tho.

  5. Hi thanks for this. I’m gonna give adfly a try now. Heard about them before but wasn’t sure they were legit.

  6. Hi Joel, good decision! Adf.ly certainly are legit…perhaps I’ll post some payment proofs of the two PayPal payments I’ve received in case other people have any doubts.

  7. how do i set adfly to use banner on my site?

  8. Hi Wozzy, just change “int” to “banner” in your javascript snippet and you’ll be all set.

  9. Hey Angel.. sounds interesting about adfly. Someone new for me to try out. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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