Sunday, May 25, 2008

Netaudio Ads...Real or Scam?

Several months ago, I wrote a blog entry on this site about having joined the Net Audio Ads craze that was hitting. While it all seemed like it would be the latest and greatest way to add monetization to my web sites, it has panned out to be anything but.

Over several weeks, the idea went from a few people signing up to viral and then to Net Audio Ads being on the blink to them back tracking on the fees, to them not starting the service to the people who signed up thinking that there was a large advertising machine behind the group being asked to sell advertising.

Now the only thing that ever plays on my blog is an ad for Net Audio Ads. In April, when I looked, I had made a whole penny off my ads. That's right folks, 1 red cent!!! Now when I look, they don't even give me credit for that one. The funny thing about that is, I get more in one click through on Google Ads than I have ever gotten from Net Audio Ads.

My feeling is that the way they hyped the site and the service far too much and basically the only thing they are left with now is no ads. And while this seems to be the way it is, I haven't removed their ad module from the blog because I want to see this story to the end.

I don't know if anyone else has been following this or had experience with this group but I would definitely be interested in hearing how other have made out with it.

1 comment:

Russ said...

I was tempted back at the beginning of 2008 when they were spamming web sites with their too-good-to-be-true offers. It was clearly a pyramid scheme from the start. I'm not at all surprised they are selling "SEO optimized" websites for $70; surely, after that, the pennies will come pouring in, a veritable two-bit torrent! And now there's another promising scam...excuse me, offer to web site owners, which you have no doubt heard about (only twice so far, for me, but it's just starting as of August 11). This one promises $1400/month...but you have to buy their $50 software! Hey, and you can get rich buying real estate for no money down, if you attend my seminar for $250...