Tested Clicksor Contextual Ad Network

By Ian Fernando

Busy as I am, I managed to test a new traffic source I keep seeing around at Affiliate Summit and adTech. Clicksor is an ad network which support multiple formats of advertising. I decided to play around with their traffic since they are having this CPV Summer Promotion. The cost for CPV is reduced to .0025 per view. Even though they have other forms of advertising, I just went with CPV. Below is a screenshot and their price point of their other ad formats.

They also have their own datacenter, meaning all the data are hosted by them and they can easily analyze the traffic and campaigns. This way it helps them target their ads much faster. The backend interface is fairly easy to use and very straight forward, you ca easily create a campaign pretty fast.

Clicksor's pop traffic is all pop-under traffic. They also display full page pop under traffic. So anyways, I am using CPVLabs to track my stats and rotate 3 different types of offers. The offers I was pushing was a first page submit, ranged from 1-3 fields. I figured it would be an easy way to determine Clicksor's traffic by rotating 3 offers.

Here are my results for 3 days, according to Clicksor:

I received 2,585 views to my landing page and spent less than $40 for the 3 days. After 3 days of not noticing any LP to Offer clicks or any type of conversions. I decided to look at my tracking and here are my results from CPVLab. Don't think it is matching up the way it should be.

Nothing really matched up except for the 1 view on site visitors. I contacted Clicksor and they are going to respond back to me about the issue. Even though this cost less than $40, the traffic doesn't seem to match up. I would imagine a slight discrepancy as with any traffic but again this is too big. It can also be that I advertised both on Clicksors publisher network and partnered sites, maybe I should have done each separate. But I wanted to get a good overview of the traffic a as a whole.

Kinda sucks, but I am going to wait their response and see what they can do for me. There are some features I definitely want to use such as the re-targeting for popups as I have not seen that before. There are a ton of ways to advertise within Clicksor from banners to contextual, but I didn't get o test everything just yet until I get my traffic discussed.

So far their support has been great and they have been great to me so far, especially when asking them about the traffic quality and the current issue I am currently having. I am pretty sure it might be an advertiser on their side because it definitely can't be me as I am pretty sure my reporting is on point.

I also want to test out their display network, as their interface is pretty much straight forward. You navigate your way through everything on the right hand side, nothing really to complicated. I dove in and got my campaign up. The only thing it it took 2 days to get t approved - that is because I emailed them about the wait and they approved it pretty fast after that.

Right now they are the cheapest CPV network out there because of their Summer promo they are doing. Make sure you separate your campaigns and don't do a full network like I did. Just treat it as an individual.

Also, I will update everyone on the results of the traffic.

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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