First of all, I have been a member of “The Online Ad Network” (TOAN) a number of times over the years. This last time, I joined in November 2016. In addition to TOAN, I am a member of several other banner and text advertising programs such as Banner Ad Blaster and Banner Ads That Pay. I have also purchased banner advertising over the years from The Banner Monkey.
I admit it. I joined The Online Ad Network again because of the money making opportunity associated with TOAN. But more about that later.
The Online Ad Network delivers banner and text advertising services through their network to home based business owners and network marketing professionals. As a paid ad service, TOAN members currently pay $19.95 monthly for unlimited advertising services.
Member banner and text ads are run throughout a variety of sites in the TOAN network as well as other third-party or affiliated sites.
Members can use either or both 125 x 125 and 468 x 60 banners. Text ads consist of ad title and 240 characters of text ad with a website URL linked to the ad title. The ads run for 30 days at which time they may be renewed (at no cost).
The Online Ad Network is owned and operated by Brian Rooney. Brian also owns the TrafficWave email marketing system.
The Good, Bad, and Ugly about The Online Ad Network
The following summarizes the TOAN pros and cons.
- Unlimited advertising. There is no limit to the number of ad impressions a member may receive.
- Text ads can be categorized. TOAN has 29 categories in which to place text ads. Categories include beverages, cosmetics, food, health, social media, real estate, miscellaneous, and others.
- Commission structure. Members are automatically entered into the TOAN 3×10 pay matrix.
- Recruiting not required. Members are not required to refer new members to share in profits. However, I saw little to no “spillover” from upline members.
- Results. Text ads have better results than banner ads. Of the total of 18 banner ads and 5 text ads which had 520,301 impressions and 478 clicks, text ads had 917 impressions and 74 clicks. Text ads represented .17% of the total impressions and 15.5% of the clicks.
- New member turnover. Anecdotal evidence shows that new members do not stay long due to lack of spillover and monthly cost.
The following chart reflects the results of my banner and text ads using TOAN from mid-November 2016 to May 2, 2017. The chart speaks for itself.
The Online Ad Network Review Summary
I do not recommend The Online Ad Network unless you are looking for another income producing business opportunity based on a matrix compensation plan. Should you decide to try TOAN, then my recommendation is to focus on text ads.
Hopefully, this review shows that my results using TOAN were not very good. While some readers may say that my poor results are the result of poor ads, that is not true. I use the same banners and text ads with other ad services. And I receive better results.
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