In 2016, AdsOptimal rose as one of the best AdSense alternatives. Many publishers made tons of money using AdsOptimal ads. However, things seem to be different in 2017 as they have suspended their service & all payments are on hold from the past one month.
If you are a publisher with AdsOptimal, this is an alert post for you to remove their ads right away. You are most likely not going to get paid.
And you are not alone in this. Even my $600+ is awaiting payment, and I’m doubtful they will pay.
Such scams are nothing new in the online world & we have seen many such cases in the past where advertising networks shut down and publishers never get their money.
Current AdsOptimal Situation: Unknown
Update: 2nd February 2017
This is the recent message I got from AdsOptimal team & this looks assuring that they might be coming back.
Dear AdsOptimal Publisher,
We have heard from many of you over the past couple weeks about your frustration about whether or not you will be receiving payment this month. We wanted to provide an update on the latest information and assure you that we are truly doing everything possible to get payment to all publishers that have followed our terms of service.
To provide more context, our network payment is currently delayed because of suspicious traffic from several publishers in our network. This suspicious activity includes bot traffic and invalid placements and activities. Due to the amount of suspicious traffic this month, our advertisers are currently withholding payment. This unfortunately is impacting our payment schedule for the whole network. Without receiving money from our advertisers, we do not have money to pay out our publishers.
We are working with our advertisers to finalize and process payments, removing this suspicious traffic from their accounts. We are half way through the process and will give you an update once we have it. We are working hard to ensure the problem is solved and AdsOptimal can return to providing you amazing ads. Thanks for your patience.
I have reached out to their team including their advisory board & will update this post as soon as I hear something from them. Publishers can still log in to their dashboard & see the stats and unpaid earnings.
For now this is what their website says:
“All advertiser payments are currently delayed. We apologize for this. Once we receive payment from our advertisers, we’ll process your payment as soon as we can.”
I tried reaching out to their support & got this reply:
Hi Harsh,Thanks so much for reaching out. As indicated in your revenue dashboard, we have not yet received payment from our advertiser partners due to a system issue. Please note this issue is not specific to your website. We are experiencing this issue across all publishers in our network. At this time, we are unable to process payment to you. As soon as we receive payment from our advertiser partners we will remit payment to you. Apologies for this inconvenience.Best,Emily
I hope they get their issues resolved and they pay all those bloggers & publishers who are still waiting for payment. However, my suggestion for you right now is to remove their ads & look for an alternative.
Alternatives to AdsOptimal:
Here are two good alternatives that I can recommend right now. I will update as our community suggests better AdsOptimal alternatives:
Do let me know if you also have pending payments with AdsOptimal. How much money are you waiting on? Which ad network are you using right now to make money from your blog? Feel free to recommend good alternatives to AdsOptimal for other bloggers.
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