TrafficShop is an advertising network that publishers can use to make money from their traffic. The platform features good rates of CPM for sites running campaigns on desktop, but mobile formats are also available to publishers that would prefer this method of monetization. These are supported by features like offer back URLs making sure that each site on the TrafficShop network can monetize a good amount of their traffic.
- Text ads
- Rich media
- Text ads
- Rich media
CPM (Cost per Mile)
Desktop and mobile
Payments are available to any publisher that earns a minimum of $50 through the TrafficShop network. These are available on the publisher’s “request” and processed within 72 hours of this being made. Unfortunately, TrafficShop does not promise that all payments will be made within this timeframe and there are no payments processed on non-business days (weekends, holidays).
All payouts are subject to a 1-3% surcharge by TrafficsShop and each method attracts a different fee. Publishers should also research the individual charges required by their chosen method of withdrawing money, as platforms such as PayPal will request a fee for amounts loaded onto their accounts.
TrafficShop has a live chat function which is available from 08:00 – 16:00 CET on business days. Other options include a ticket system (often used for problems that require a lot of describing) as well as email support, both of which are available for 24 hours on business days. Also you can find Skype and ISQ contacts on the site.
Terms, Conditions, and Other Notes:
Each publisher on TrafficShop is required to agree to its terms of service. These include basic rules, like the banning of any activity that defrauds or misleads TrafficShop, down to more specific conditions, such as:
- Websites must not contain content which is illegal, defamatory, libelous, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive. These are just a few examples of what is banned and the full list is available on TrafficShop’s site.
- Users may not serve ads on sites which contain viruses or other codes or programs designed to monitor or interrupt the functionality of a computer – ie belonging to a site visitor.
- Sites must not contain unsupported ad formats like pop-ups, consoles or floating windows. The exception is instant messenger ‘floater ads’, which are allowed.
- Each site must have what TrafficShop calls ‘real content’ – not containing only blind links.
- Sites cannot be hosted on a free platform, with the exception of blogging services.
Beyond the banned practices, publishers should be aware of what happens to their account if they do not reach the minimum earning of $50 within a given six-month period. TrafficShop reserves the right to apply a “maintenance fee” to any accounts which do not meet this criteria, which will come out of any commission they might have earned.
At the time of writing, TrafficShop does not have an active referral program.
- Desktop traffic benefits from strong rates of CPM
- Offer back URLs make use of any unsold traffic
- Minimum earning of $50 is available on request
- Fill rates below 80%
- Support is available through lots of methods, but the quality is poor
- Users must add all their domains as traffic is counted by referrer
- No referral program is offered
TrafficShop is a good place for publishers to go if they have a decent amount of desktop traffic coming into their sites. The network offers good rates of CPM for this category, with a number of features making the platform even better.