Alternative to admob

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sandeep410

Market Level 1Community Level 3
175 posts

I have noticed a sharp decline in admob revenue in some of my games.

Can any1 tell me a good alternative to admob that generates good revenue

posted 2014-12-16T09:26:16-08:00
GameOp

Market Level 3Community Level 3
206 posts

Have you tried using leadbolt? I heard some people have made decent revenue with it on mobile devices but I'm not to sure myself. Some also use admob + leadbolt, kinda like having an ad banner at the top with admob and also a button that says "show more apps" on the bottom, where a leadbolt AppWall opens up when its touched. 

posted 2014-12-18T03:46:29-08:00
sandeep410

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175 posts

Leadbolt sucks worst ad provider ever.

posted 2014-12-18T05:07:19-08:00
GameDev408

Market Level 0Community Level 3
266 posts

iAd seems to be quite popular. Why not give that a try?

posted 2014-12-21T03:52:30-08:00
sandeep410

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175 posts

GameDev408 said:

iAd seems to be quite popular. Why not give that a try?

iAD doesnt work in all countries also its only for IOS games

posted 2014-12-21T04:51:16-08:00
GameDev408

Market Level 0Community Level 3
266 posts

Vungle and chartboost are also very promising!

posted 2014-12-21T05:13:48-08:00
ozdy

Market Level 6Community Level 13
1482 posts

I'd like to know more about Vungle, specifically their video ads :), I've heard good stuff about HeyZap but for me it's performing worse than Chartboost (<$1 ecpm).

posted 2014-12-22T08:09:09-08:00
sandeep410

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175 posts

I heard heyzap is only good for cross promoting your app.

I havent tried chartboost but ppl say its not better than admob.

posted 2014-12-22T14:37:04-08:00
shajby

Market Level 7Community Level 8
1424 posts

Last few days I m getting eCPM $10-$20 with Chartboost

posted 2014-12-22T14:40:48-08:00
ozdy

Market Level 6Community Level 13
1482 posts

sandeep410 said:

I heard heyzap is only good for cross promoting your app.

I havent tried chartboost but ppl say its not better than admob.

You mean AdMob Interstitials, right?

posted 2014-12-22T15:15:22-08:00
sandeep410

Market Level 1Community Level 3
175 posts

yes

posted 2014-12-22T17:23:26-08:00
FGL_Adam

FGL AdminCommunity Level 6
782 posts

We saw a significant drop in Admob rates about the same time as you reported it sandeep.  It was unexpected since normally CPMs climb a lot in December.  We were able to re-route most of the inventory in the mobile platform to other networks which were performing well.  Applovin got the majority but some games did better on Heyzap, Adbudiz, Chartboost and a few other networks that are standard in our mediation layer.

From talking with our contacts at Google Admob made a chance in how they record clicks.  If a tap happens in the first second of an ad view it is now ignored.  That lead to a big drop in CTR and thus the overall effective rate they paid.  I'm hoping the rates will bounce back but its quite possible this change will have a long term effect.

posted 2015-01-01T15:51:01-08:00
sandeep410

Market Level 1Community Level 3
175 posts

Yes i noticed this too. Whenever i accidentally clicked on a interstitial popup nothing happened. I had to click it again to go to advertised app. I think i will have to try chartboost and see how it goes.

posted 2015-01-02T06:42:01-08:00
GameDev408

Market Level 0Community Level 3
266 posts

On Jan 01, 2015, sandeep410 said:

Yes i noticed this too. Whenever i accidentally clicked on a interstitial popup nothing happened. I had to click it again to go to advertised app. I think i will have to try chartboost and see how it goes.

Chartboost and Vungle are very well performing. Best of luck to you and your revenue earnings!

posted 2015-01-03T00:47:04-08:00
ozdy

Market Level 6Community Level 13
1482 posts

I just tried Vungle IOS:

* Ad shown is borderline annoying - 15 seconds video

* Ad shown is for SoundCloud ... on Google Play 

posted 2015-01-11T18:18:36-08:00
Archbob

Market Level 7Community Level 10
1164 posts

Earnings way down this month. Wonder how much of it is due to Admob and how much due to being January.

posted 2015-01-23T22:13:00-08:00
ozdy

Market Level 6Community Level 13
1482 posts

On Jan 11, 2015, ozdy said:

I just tried Vungle IOS:

* Ad shown is borderline annoying - 15 seconds video

* Ad shown is for SoundCloud ... on Google Play 

BUT, I made $5 from 500 impressions :)

posted 2015-01-26T10:51:19-08:00
shajby

Market Level 7Community Level 8
1424 posts

On Jan 23, 2015, Archbob said:

Earnings way down this month. Wonder how much of it is due to Admob and how much due to being January.

It seems that more ad networks have pretty bad eCPM this month..mainly last 2 weeks :/

posted 2015-01-27T18:35:32-08:00 | edited 2015-01-27T18:41:08-08:00
LongAnimals

Market Level 9Community Level 14
983 posts

Pretty normal for January, I'd think.

posted 2015-01-27T18:46:42-08:00
FGL_Adam

FGL AdminCommunity Level 6
782 posts

Yes, most networks are down in January.  Strangely one of our reward providers with $60 CPM inventory (US only) is going strong and we will have our best month ever.  January is on track to end over $70,000 just from that one vendor. 

These are trickier to add within a game but if you have an in-game currency there are several ways it can be done.  Even something simple where the currency is used to unlock levels could work.

We are close to deploying a huge update to Adsorb which will give us even more control over maximizing the inventory value.  Should be a very good year!

posted 2015-01-27T22:31:23-08:00