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willrobertson
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎06-13-2011
My Device: Bold 9900, PlayBook 64GB, Dev Alpha

InMobi generating insanely low revenue

On BBAS we are generating a lot of clicks on the InMobi ad network, but getting back trivial amounts of revenue. 

 

Example: 10,307 clicks = $1.60.

 

We are thinking there must be a problem either on BBAS or InMobi's tracking system. Is anyone else experiencing this problem with InMobi?

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QuiteSimple
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

My data seems OK with inMobi

 

November
424 clicks
$5.59

December
332 clicks
$2.89

January
311 clicks
$1.91

 

On the side note - I noticed that "Sympatico" (ad network) has insane high eCPM (between $5 and $6), could we get more Sympatico ads please?



"When you become a level 3 developer, you learn to communicate over the ether. I'm told that level 5 developers are ascend into a higher level of existence beyond the physical realm." gord888 @ crackberry
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AppVendors_org
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎10-08-2010
My Device: Tour Curve Storm Bold Torch

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

What is the eCPM on BBAS? You guys still work for this kind of income?

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QuiteSimple
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

The average eCPM was about $0.15, but the last month it dropped to $0.05

 

You can check this topic for details

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-Advertising-Service/Unusually-low-revenue/td-p/124...

 

Given the income using ads it is more a hobby than a real work :No:



"When you become a level 3 developer, you learn to communicate over the ether. I'm told that level 5 developers are ascend into a higher level of existence beyond the physical realm." gord888 @ crackberry
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smiley
Posts: 1,474
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Z10

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

wow! $5 a month? is that enough for a latte?

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willrobertson
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎06-13-2011
My Device: Bold 9900, PlayBook 64GB, Dev Alpha

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

InMobi is only 1 of a number of different ad networks (Millennial, Mojiva, etc) that serve ads through BBAS. It is by far the least profitable network (at least for me), so unprofitable I think there must be something wrong with it.
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smiley
Posts: 1,474
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Z10

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

that is the reason why i'm staying away from ads.  I did one app in the early beta sdk and gave up.  I would have wasted too much time with ads

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QuiteSimple
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

It wasn't that bad before. January - May 2011 I was making $400-$500 per month with so-so apps. The revenue this January is ...  $60, lol. Definitely not worth investing time now.



"When you become a level 3 developer, you learn to communicate over the ether. I'm told that level 5 developers are ascend into a higher level of existence beyond the physical realm." gord888 @ crackberry
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damacon
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎08-28-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

you can use MillenialMedia, Jumptap and inner-active directly. Cost Per Million (CPM) fluctuates very much, but you can make at least $100-$300 per day on app which is in Top Free 100

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QuiteSimple
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810

Re: InMobi generating insanely low revenue

@damacon, sorry for bothering you with questions, I'm just trying to find a way to optimize the ads.

 

MillenialMedia is about 90% of the BBAS inventory, but they have low fill rate lately (about 20%). If I use MM directly will I get better fillrate?

 

Btw how do the pay, I mean the payment method - bank transfer, PayPal, checks?



"When you become a level 3 developer, you learn to communicate over the ether. I'm told that level 5 developers are ascend into a higher level of existence beyond the physical realm." gord888 @ crackberry
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