Testing BuySellAds Spot, No Need to Worry!


I am now using BeaconAds.com as my advertising platform instead of BuySellAds. It’s pretty much the “same difference” at this point, but thought you should know!

This is a “Public Service Announcement.”

In an effort to keep everything as completely transparent as possible, I am currently testing the BuySellAds platform on TentBlogger‘s sidebar with a very small (300 x 25 pixels) banner advertisement.

***Update: I’m testing BeaconAds.com instead of BSA.

As I’ve mentioned previously, I will not be directly advertising on TentBlogger for some time (read my thoughts on when you should start advertising here) and as a result this spot is not for sale unless you want to give me $9,999.00 dollars for nothing (which I wouldn’t be upset if you did!).

BuySellAds (and BeaconAds) is one type of advertising network that I’ve discussed here in the Making Money Blogging series and is a somewhat closed network where you have to apply to get accepted based on a number of metrics including site traffic or previous successful blogs.

TentBlogger was instantly accepted as a result of my long-standing experience with their platform (and other properties) as well as the traffic already present.

My reason for putting up a “test” ad is to start sending data to the BSA just in case I use them long-term as a monetization strategy, which is very likely.

This ends the “Public Service Announcement.”

  • Joshua Chase

    I also use and have a couple properties approved from buy sell ads. They are a great service for both both publishers and advertisers. I don’t see anything wrong with selling ads. Consider your blog as a magazine full of tutorials, knowledge, advice, experiences. The ads are just paying for the printing! :)

    • John Saddington

      oh, i will definitely advertise at some point, just wanted to be transparent about it!

  • Codrut Turcanu

    Perception is reality and if people (visitors, subscribers and followers) perceive us integrity-driven, then we can use this in our “advantage”.

    John, I admire you for your transparent attitude and the blog content you release her on your blog

    P.S. Just sent you a short email, maybe you have the opportunity to open up :)

    • John Saddington

      sure thing codrut!

  • http://www.churchandwebdesign.com Matt Haff

    I’ve noticed that BSA has a very similar layout to BeaconAds, are they run by the same company?

    • http://john.do John Saddington


      beacon is a white-label of BSA.

  • David Shaw

    Hey John,

    We can offer you a better rate over at Puxee if you are interested.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      like what kind of rate….?