Recently on my blog post declaring BannersBroker a scam someone posted a comment giving a second-hand response from BB UK rep, Jamie Waters. Being the good netizen, I went over to Jamie’s blog and commented on his posting (and video) called Explaining Banners Broker Slightly Differently.
I have heard that you have commented on my blog posts about BB (see http://philsmy.com/tag/bannersbroker/ ) by saying that I do not know how BB makes money (which of course I do… by a ponzi scheme!) and that somehow I managed to sign up for the ‘wrong kind’ of publisher arrangement with BB.
When I contacted BB to become a publisher I was never told of the two types. Why on earth would I want to advertise BB only? I am running a large website with lots of traffic… I want to make money, not get people into your pyramid.
If you can tell me how to change to a ‘proper’ BB publishing option – where I actually show ads from this supposed massive pool of advertisers you have – then I will do it today and gladly update my articles.
I sent BB over 1 million (yes, million) impressions in the course of a month. For that I made… $0. I sent the same amount of impressions to our other, real, ad network that we use and made $8000. So, tell me what the problem is?
I would love to make money from BB. Show me how!
Jamie promptly got back to me (echoing exactly what this third party had claimed Jamie had said):
I’m afraid I have never heard of you or your blog Phil, but judging by the tone of your post I will not be following your link either. If you would care to educate yourself on how the business works and the current status of the publishing platform I suggest that you contact support, or the Independent Contractor for the country in which you are from. But by coming on my website and claiming that I am involved with a Ponzi scheme you have lost all credibility in my opinion. I wish you all the best in the future. Jamie
So, sadly, I won’t be seeing Jamie’s comments on my site here any time soon. But, I decided to fire back. What the hell.
Jamie Waters your name (and your opinion) was placed on my blog by someone claiming to have spoken to you directly. Funnily enough, what they said you said is exactly what you have replied here! Go figure!
FWIW I do know how the online advertising business works… very well. It is one of the ways I make my income.
I am currently a BB ‘publisher’ – for several months now. I send over 1 million impressions a month to BB and have yet to see a penny (whereas our other ad spots are paying out significant 4 digit amounts per month). That seems odd to me.
No one from BB ever responds to repeated emails or even phone calls (mysteriously the ‘right people’ are never in). The ‘independent contractor’ (ie the person who signed me into the MLM pyramid) knows quite literally nothing about computers or advertising and no one up the chainseems to either. They (and BB) are simply interested in getting someone to buy more ad blocks – and surprisingly not interest in someone who could put those ad blocks before a lot of eyeballs.
Doesn’t that strike you as strange?
Similarly, BB is the only ad network that refuses to provide traffic or conversion stats.
All in all, BB seems to be a revolutionary ad network alright – one that doesn’t need a place to show its ads!
You may not care to view my blog, but, hundreds of people a DAY are coming there and reading what I have chronicled about my BB experiences over time.
Now… on to your video (which, by the way, is nicely done!) In your example I/my company is the landowner. BB have never paid us anything. And, I have been watching my ‘billboard’ and no ads have ever appeared. So… there is no ‘Starbucks’. All the is happening is that the bag of money is going from the stick man to BB. The buck stops, quite literally, there.
Please, bring me an independent website owner that will claim otherwise.
So… as for my claims, in fairness, I am not the one who’s credibility is in question!