Epic List Of Traffic Sources

December 27th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »

Awhile ago I found a big list of traffic sources, so I went through and categorized them, removed dead sites, and added some of my own. I will be keeping this list as up-to-date as possible, so make sure to hit CTRL+D to bookmark it.

Green = top traffic source



  1. Google Adwords – Search and Content network
  2. Bing/Yahoo – Search and Content Text/Contextual ads
  3. Miva – 2nd-tier Search PPC network
  4. 7Search – 2nd-tier Search PPC network
  5. LookSmart – self serve search/contextual text ads
  6. AdKnowledge – one stop shop for lots of types of ads. interesting.
  7. Affinity – search, parked pages, text ads – good 2nd tier inventory
  8. Marchex – PPC text ads on mainly tech related sites
  9. AdMarketplace – self serve text ads
  10. FindItQuick – text ads

Self-Serve Social

  1. Facebook Ads – Self Serve Ads on Facebook
  2. My Ads – Self Serve banners on Myspace & a host of Fox network sites
  3. POF Ads – Self Serve Ads on PlentyOfFish
  4. Reddit Ads – self serve direct ads on reddit.com
  5. LinkedIn Ads – good for B2B


  1. Traffic Vance – Great PPV network. Their only downside is that they don’t have alot of international inventory. Best interface in the business. $1k deposit
  2. Lead Impact – Another great PPV network. Formerly Zango. Has lots of international inventory. $200 deposit.
  3. AdOnNetwork – banners, contextual, search – self serve
  4. MediaTraffic – ppv ads
  5. Direct CPV – cpv, self serve popups
  6. Clicksor – banners/text ads/pop unders
  7. Adoori – ppv popups – self serve
  8. Findology – ppc/cpv

Self-Serve Media Buys & Ad Networks

  1. AdBlade – self serve display ads, very good service
  2. Advertising.com AdDesk from AOL – Self serve banners on AOL :)
  3. AdSonar – text ads on AOL. the text ad version of AOL AdDesk
  4. Pulse360 – ads on good high traffic inventory
  5. Sitescout.com – banners on high traffic sites
  6. AdReady – display ads/self serve banners on yahoo sites
  7. Yabuka – ads on good high traffic inventory. $1k deposit. similar to Pulse360
  8. AdToll.com – now owned by Clickbooth – banners/display/text ads.
  9. CBS Interactive – media buys on very high traffic CBS site inventory
  10. AdBuyer – media buying search/display exchange. great place to do retargeting campaigns
  11. Advertise.com – self serve text, search and display ads
  12. Traffiq.com – self serve banners, able to negotiate with tons of sites through an interface
  13. XA.net – Display/retargeting/facebook ad exchange
  14. OpenX Ad Marketplace – banner exchange on open x ad network
  15. Contextweb – banners/media buying exchange
  16. AdSide – self serve ppc contextual text ads
  17. Adbrite – self serve banners. Cheap place to test banners for CTR
  18. AdEngage – banners/text, similar to adbrite, allow weekly buys
  19. ZedoAdNetwork.com – Zedo self serve. No targeting options unless you talk to them
  20. TrafficTaxi.net – self serve banners/display/popunders – global
  21. AdPerium – torrent site traffic. display banners, self serve, similar to adbrite
  22. BuyAds.com – self-serve banners on many quality sites
  23. BuySellAds – self serve banners on a range of design blogs.
  24. BlogAds – banners/text ads on high traffic blog network.
  25. RealTechNetwork – Variety of formats, self serve platform
  26. Chitika – search related contextual display ads. $50k monthly minimum (lol)
  27. Adroll – self serve banners/site targeting. Does not allow affiliates

Media Buy Networks (non-self serve)

  1. Doubleclick – Media Buys with Google
  2. Advertising.com (also check this link) – display/banners, media buys on AOL
  3. Microsoft Ad Network – microsoft banner display/media buys
  4. Tribal Fusion – media buy banner network
  5. EngageBDR – media buys on high traffic inventory. $25k to start
  6. Rubicon Project – media buys, nice interface/inventory
  7. FOX Networks – banners on FOX properties
  8. Casale Media – self serve banners
  9. Right media (Yahoo) – self serve banner exchange
  10. CPXinteractive – banners/display, media buys
  11. ValueClick – banners, display/media buys
  12. Interclick – banners, high volume media buys
  13. Burst Media – banners/display/media buys
  14. Matomy Media – cpm banners on good inventory of sites
  15. AdJuggler – display/media buys
  16. AdFunky – Display/rich media, some high traffic inventory
  17. PremiumAccess.com – dashboard ads, the ones that pop up at the bottom of a webpage
  18. Xtend Media – banner/display media buys
  19. ReduxMedia – Display, media buys, some good blog inventory
  20. BannerConnect – media buys/banners, good european reach
  21. Glam Media – media buys, display, very good inventory for female demo
  22. Vibrant Media – inline contextual/rich ads, media buys
  23. Tremor Media – media buys, good range of new formats
  24. Traffic Marketplace – display/email ads, media buys
  25. Specific Media – banners/video display, media buys
  26. Undertone.com – premium banners/display/media buys
  27. Tatto Media – banners/display/media buys
  28. MediaWhiz – banners/display, media buys
  29. Z5x.net – display banners, media buys, large inventory
  30. Dsnrmg.com – display, media buys, unknown quantity/quality
  31. Collective.com – media buys, banners/display
  32. Adconian – video/banner ads, media buys
  33. Pubmatic – ad network. looks like only exchanges can sign up to them.
  34. Technorati Media – banners

In-Text Advertising

  1. Infolinks – self serve text inline contextual ads
  2. 50onRed – self serve text inline contextual ads
  3. InLinks – monthly fee inline contextual ads
  4. Admanage – Contextual, inline & display, pops, parking, decent volume
  5. Kontera – inline contextual text ads. Not self-serve
  6. AdMedia – self serve inline contextual text ads like kontera, also display ads
  7. Snap LinkAds– text/inline type ads
  8. Linkworth – Banners, inline, contextual, plenty of cheap inventory

Mobile Phone Ad Networks

  1. Admob – mobile ads, now owned by google
  2. MobClix – mobile ad exchange
  3. Jumptap – mobile ad network
  4. Admoda – mobile ad network
  5. Millenial Media – not self-serve
  6. GreyStripe – mobile ad network. not self-serve
  7. Inmobi – mobile ad network
  8. Mobclix – mobile ad exchange
  9. BuzzCity – mobile ad network
  10. Adfonic – mobile advertising
  11. Mobixell – mobile advertising


  1. AdBuyer – media buying search/display exchange. best place to start with retargeting. taps into Right Media and Doubleclick
  2. Retargeter – Retarget the ones who didn’t sign up first time
  3. FetchBack – Retarget the ones who didn’t sign up first time
  4. MyThings – Retarget the ones who didn’t sign up first time
  5. Criteo.com – Retargeting

Category (Gaming)

  1. Mochi Media – self serve in-game ads
  2. CPMStar – banners display aimed at gaming sites only
  3. Intergi – banners and static/video in-game adverts
  4. NeoEdge.com – static/video in game adverts
  5. Ad4Game – banners on gaming sites
  6. Ad2Games – online advertising for games
  7. Axifer – banners on Gamezer
  8. Game Advertising Online – large scale performance-focused advertising solution for online games

Category (Adult)

  1. Black Label Ads – Text & banners on adult inventory – adult version of adbrite
  2. AdExpansion – Display/banners on adult inventory
  3. EroAdvertising – Web & mobile display/banners on adult inventory
  4. TrafficJunky.net – adult self serve display/banners, good volume inventory
  5. JuicyAds – Display on adult inventory, flat rate buys per week/month
  6. Adult Ad World – CPM ads, text ads, pop-under, clicked traffic

Social Apps

  1. Appvert – Facebook apps ads, display
  2. TrianAds – failbook app ads, display
  3. TappJoy – socialmedia app ads and distribution
  4. Userplane – social media advertising for media buyers
  5. Cubics – social media ads
  6. Rock You Media – social media display ads


  1. Reseau Select – banner and offline targetted at quebec
  2. Canoe Klix – text ads on the canoe.ca network
  3. Adconian – display/media buys, good for Europe
  4. Hola Networks – media buys targeting hispanic demo only in USA
  5. Hi Media – display/media buys, mainly European traffic
  6. Ad2OneGroup – media buys on premium UK, Irish & Aus. sites + Ebay UK
  7. Pamoja Media – Adify powered, banners for African traffic
  8. SHE Network – Adify powered, target Swedish women
  9. Smowtion – display banners, most South American inventory
  10. Traffic Synergy AdRands – banners, South African traffic
  11. Adbid.se – premium network for online newspapers in Sweden. CPM, CPC and CPA/CPO. Does retargeting and has both banners and text ads.
  12. UTarget.co – UK display/rich media/video, owned by Fox
  13. Unanimis – display/video media buys, UK traffic
  14. Mirago – UK/French/German contextual/search ads
  15. HarrenMedia – Media buys, South American/Hispanic traffic
  16. Filiado – Media buys for Brazilian inventory
  17. ExoClick – Text/display on various inventory. Similar model to adbrite
  18. Aim4Media – Display media buys, European traffic
  19. Adverline – Media buys, good quality French/Euro inventory
  20. Accelerator Media – UK banners/media buys
  21. Specific Media – Media buys/display on UK/Euro premium inventory
  22. Global Interactive – Smaller scale banner/pop media buys
  23. Adtegrity – Media buys/display, high volume


  1. Sitepoint Marketplace – small direct banner buys
  2. AdOptim – in-video, text and banner ads
  3. YuMe – in-video ads, media buys
  4. BrightRoll – Video Media Buying
  5. AdClickMedia.com – looks kind of like Bidvertiser
  6. Ezanga – cheap search/contextual/cpv/display
  7. AditAll – produce and run video ad campaigns
  8. Elephant Traffic – mispelled domain traffic auction
  9. Sponsored Tweets – sponsored twitter posts
  10. Izea – self serve sponsored tweets/blog posts
  11. Ad.ly – more twitter ads

List Brokers

  1. Arcamax – Amazing source for solo mailings to quality optin lists
  2. The SRDS – rent mailing lists. mainly for direct mail I think.
  3. NextMark – rent mailing lists. also mainly for direct mail I think.

Looking for a solid course on paid traffic? I really enjoyed Traffic Blackbook by Chad Hamzeh. It’s great for beginners, and even better for intermediate folks. Not much stuff out there for the truly advanced people, unfortunately.

Traffic Blackbook


  1. Tommy says:

    holy fucking shit. FIELD DAY

  2. geraldine says:

    thanks for the list. i’m looking for ways to monetize my blog: http://redpenredtemper.info/ . the list contains all the things i need 😀

  3. Ram Gunjal says:

    Huge List!!!
    Joining few networks today,


  4. Larrymac says:

    hey! made my day….pretty cool dude…

    thanks for the info….
    larrymac ucandonline

  5. Hi,

    Great list!

    Can you add AdBid?


    AdBid is a premium network for the online news papers in Sweden. CPM, CPC and CPA/CPO. We do retaergeting and we have both banners and text ads.



  6. Raphael says:


  7. Santos says:

    This list is awesome. I haven’t seen it before the way you have segregated it. :) Thanks

  8. Dom says:

    Could you please add Mobicow.com

    The premier mobile full-screen pop network!

    High CPM, global traffic.


  9. Subin says:

    Thanks for the list.

  10. adult popups says:

    this is a nice list, but you forgot about indemandads.com they are good too for adult sites! just saying :)

  11. I never seen such a huge list. Thanks for the share. All at one place.

  12. Sofia says:

    Adtomatik is also an ad network. I’ve been using it for a year and the result couldn’t be better. The best service. I totally recommend it.

  13. Yan says:


    Could you please add CPMoz ( http://cpmoz.com ) on PPV/CPV section.

    Thanks and Good Luck

  14. Hi,

    I never saw such great list. You have done great job. I was wondering if you would be able to add Bidable.com, the self-serve RTB advertising platform for small to mid-sized brands and agencies?


  15. LarimarMedia says:

    Check out https://zeropark.com – lot of converting traffic, huge source of search, popup and direct navigation traffic.


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