BLAM! Ads Targets Incent-Only Affiliate Offers

October 20, 2010 Posted by Michael Kwan
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When it comes to affiliate marketing, there is no shortage of options for the networks you choose to use. They all claim to be the best at what they do, but that clearly cannot be the case.

One of the newer players in the arena is BLAM! Ads. The focus is very much on lead generation, particularly when it comes to incentivized advertising. They claim to be a complete solution, paving the road for you toward Internet-sourced riches. Let’s see what they offer and whether they deliver on their promises.

A Little Company Background

It’s not completely fair to say that BLAM! Ads is new to the game, because it carries a pedigree of at least six years in the business. Parent company Eagle Web Assets was founded in 2004 and it has “evolved to a successful privately held conglomerate.”

EWA Private Network is the sister company to BLAM! Ads and it serves as a mainstream network. The same business philosophy has been extended to this newer, more focused network. BLAM! Ads was started in June 2010 to address the “massive lack of innovation within the incentive markets.”

The goal, then, is to make use of new technologies to make it easier for you to profit from your visitors. The focus is very much on incentivized traffic, so you need to be coming from that kind of affiliate mindset.

Three Parallel Structures

BLAM! Ads actually consists of three separate but inter-related infrastructures that you can use to monetize your traffic. When you sign up for an account with them, you effectively gain access to all three.

First, there is the webmaster content locking gateway. This is where you insert code on your website that “locks” the content from the visitor until he or she fills out the offer that is displayed as a pop-up. I’ll discuss this in further detail in just a moment.

Second, there is the exclusive incentivized affiliate network. This is a little closer to what you would normally expect from a conventional affiliate network, granting you access to a number of different offers spanning 65 countries around the world.

Third, there is the superior virtual currency platform. This isn’t so much for regular webmasters as it is for app developers. The idea is that you can monetize your applications with a virtual currency platform, getting users to spend real money to get virtual products. This platform allows you to target users based on demographic, geographic location, and other pertinent criteria.

Available Incentivized Offers

After submitting my application to BLAM! Ads, an email message showed up the next day asking for more information, like where I heard about the network and how I plan on using it. After replying to that email, the approval came through within the next 24 hours. So, from beginning to end, you can expect the approval process to take about two days.

Logging in the main affiliate dashboard, I immediately went to the “offers” section to see what was available and whether these offers would be relevant to my kind of traffic and whether the offers were lucrative. The offers span a number of categories, from automotive and dating to financial and games. They are all incentivized.

You can search the list of offers by keyword or sort them by a number of criteria. You cannot, however, sort based on the country. This can be troublesome for people who want to specifically target one area or another. Payouts range from as much as $36 for a UK-based catalog card to just $0.20 for the iWon Games toolbar. Your mileage, then, will clearly vary.

The Pre-Pop Content Locking Gateway

Perhaps one of the more interesting utilities in BLAM! Ads is the one that allows you to generate a content locking gateway.

You have to log into a separate sub-site to access this area, but the offers appear to be the same as the ones you find through the main affiliate network. The trouble is that the details of each offer are not shown on this side of the equation, so you’ll end up bouncing between the two sites to get the info you want.

There are a number of different options you can define for your content locking gateway. You choose the offers to display, you upload a banner image, you upload a background image, you provide the title text, and you define the width and height of the popup. There are also a number of color options too.

To implement the popup, you simply copy and paste two lines of code somewhere between the <body> tags on your site. The scroll bar effectively gets disabled and visitors can really see anything on your site until they fill out an offer. This can be annoying to some, but it can be lucrative for you if you have the right kind of content hiding behind there.

Payment Details

In terms of payment details, BLAM! Ads works on a monthly net-30 payment schedule. Most affiliates are encouraged to use ACH (automatic clearing house) for their payments rather than receiving a check in the mail. You can go with direct deposit or, if you prefer, bank wires are available.

If you earn more than $1000, the fee is $15 for a domestic bank wire. If you earn less than that, they’ll charge you a $50 fee. International wires have a minimum threshold of $500. Depending on how much you earn, PayPal might be a simpler solution, but remember that those PayPal fees can get pretty expensive if you start earning more than a few dollars at a time.

Final Thoughts

BLAM! Ads is a little unlike some of the other affiliate networks that you may encounter during your Internet marketing journeys. The focus on incentive-only offers speaks to a certain demographic and there are over 750 such offers for you to consider.

The user interface is relatively standard, providing you with real-time stats for things like click tracking and commissions generated. The database of offers could use a better filtering system for finding the offers you desire, but it still gets the job done. The content locking gateway solution is quite valuable as well.

If you’re into incentivized traffic and are tired of wading through non-incent offers, BLAM! Ads could be right up your alley.

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Posted: October 20th, 2010 under Paid Reviews  

27 Responses to “BLAM! Ads Targets Incent-Only Affiliate Offers”

  1. Looks like an interesting site, will give it a whirl!

    Thanks for letting me know..

    Dino Vedo

  2. The only problem is that they work for Incentivizes traffic but for those who run such websites its golden opportunity for them to make their way to a network like this.

  3. Woow… Good stuff! Thanks for such an impressive review. BLAM Ads is everywhere these days! :)

  4. Paul says:

    That wasn’t a spam comment at all.

    :)

  5. Becky Paul says:

    I’m tempted to look into it, but I REALLY REALLY REALLY hate Net 30.

  6. Ryan Eagle says:

    We offer payout term changes for affiliates that can drive revenue!

  7. tlar says:

    didn’t like the name but i’ll definetely check it out.

  8. Jam Jam says:

    @Tyler

    Any updates on your affiliate campaigns with peerfly?

  9. LukePeerFly says:

    I am happy to see the industry splitting between incent and non-incent. We work hard at PeerFly to keep our advertisers happy an one of the issues we run into is publishers sending incent traffic to our offers (which are all non-incent).

    The BLAM! mascot is a little scary though :)

  10. One of my friend told me about BLAM Ads in depth. Really its very handy way to make huge profit..

  11. Jasmine says:

    Nice review, will take a closer look at Blam ads. Saw a few blogs talking about them recently.

  12. I’ll definitely have to look in to BLAM. I’ve been using CPAlead for a while but am pretty fed up with them. It will be good to check out someone that can hopefully offer a better alternative.

  13. I’m interesting in this quite a bit, I’ve been doing some research and it all looks a little too good to be true but may well give it a blam bash for times sake, thanks for posting.

  14. p90x reviews says:

    Sounds like its worth checking out. BLAM Ads may be exactly what I am looking for to make some extra on my sites.

    – Robert

  15. Chris M says:

    Looks like an interesting website, thanks for doing the write-up Tyler :)

  16. I like their name :) catchy

  17. I’m in this network, and I can say only the best.

    They have great offers, supprot is really great, my affiliate manager contacting me every day to see how it goes, do I need help.

    Also they are NET-15 not anymore NET-30.

  18. SEO Miami says:

    I would imaging alot of people would be jumping on board for this.

  19. If rank tracking is a manual process for you, the scenario probably goes a bit like this. Open up a spreadsheet, create a new file.

  20. Cheat Codes Central says:

    I’m using them for more than month and I’m really satisfied. Best incent network I ever worked with.

  21. Hm, you might be right. I’ll probably put up some contextual ads too.

  22. I’m working with them.

    My AM Jes is very frendly and helpful. I’m always in contact with him.

  23. Thank you for your post. It sounds so well. i like it very much.

  24. Alvin says:

    Is blam!ads against the google adsense TOS? I guess that will be the main concern

  25. David Robinson says:

    I got an email from Andre Ramsey is a member of the BLAM Ads. They invited us to work for them and they promised to consider my application within 4 business days. 7 days passed and I must say that these are only promises and they do not comply their promises. I do not know how this network, but all my email sent to them that is not answered.
    These guys doing?
    Why support services they have delay?
    Are they just asked us to register with them and they just want to test their new system?

  26. It is just like you study my mind! You appear to know lots about it, just like you authored the actual e-book inside it or something like that. I’m sure that you might utilize a number of Pct to push what it’s all about property a small amount, nevertheless other than that, this is great weblog. An excellent understand. I am going to unquestionably come back.

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