In Part 1 of the series, I covered only the blog adding blog as the introduction to the series itself was already pretty lengthy.
In this series…
For Part 2, I’ll be covering
- Ad Dimension Variety
- Calling The Ad
- Ad Statistics
I won’t be covering the site interface though, simply because I think both are equally user friendly and preference towards the interface is really subjective.
Let’s have a look at the comparisons…..
Comparison #2 : Ad Dimension Variety
Nuffnang has only 3 (160×300, 728×90, 336×280). The lack of 468×60 is a disappointment to me, especially since it is probably the most common ad size and also one that fits practically anywhere!
Advertlets has 7. 5 (165×240, 468×60, , 728×90, 336×280, 180×150) of which are the types that come without POLL.
Summary for Comparison #2 : Ad Dimension Variety
Advertlets has the upper hand when it comes to variety, having variety meant that you have more choice on getting ad types that FIT your blog design. For example, you can see that I have areas for 468×60 ads but it’s just too bad Nuffnang doesn’t have an ad size of that type for me to use. 🙁
I’m not into comparing the polling part but if you need to know, Nuffnang has a MUCH better POLLING system for you to use if ever you need to poll for something. 🙂
Comparison #3 : Calling The Ad
Not that people really care though but I just didn’t like that my username is revealed just like that.
Summary for Comparison #3 : Calling The Ad
There’s a reason why even Google doesn’t reveal your username, Nuffnang doesn’t either. So why does Advertlets do it this way? I certainly think that it’s NEVER a good thing to reveal your users’ username. While security is a concern, it’s more about the matter of respecting the users. Nuffnang is clearly the better one here.
Comparison #4 : Ad Statistics
After placing the ad on your site, I’m sure you would like to know the statistics. Right?
Nuffnang provides all users with a beautifully done statistic display, and it’s not just beautiful but it also works well too! It gives an hour-to-hour information on how many unique visitors you have and how many impressions were made. 🙂
The hour-to-hour details is only for the current day stats thought but I do appreciate that they kept the weekly details around. It certainly is useful. It even tells you which of your ad is more successful with by rating it based on click-through rates.
It’s disappointing, after so long and all I the stats I could have was – NOTHING!
OK fine, if I make my way to view my earnings, the most I could know is the # of impressions. Nothing useful in particular.
Summary for Comparison #4 : Ad Statistics
It’s evident who’s the winner here, Advertlets pales in comparison to Nuffnang. We’re looking at one that provided details that could be said to rival or even surpass Google’s Adsense stats while the other couldn’t even provide decent statistic.
Coming Up Next
There should be at least 2 more articles coming up, with topics such as community, monetization and even how is the company being run!
As for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Do share your thoughts on the matter I’ve highlighted, I’m sure both Nuffnang and Advertlets (whether you support or are against them) will both appreciate your feedback and improve. If you haven’t read the earlier article, please remember to do so!
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