TTZ Media is a relatively new ad network that was launched last year. It is the brainchild of John Chow, the millionaire blogger. Though I was among the first few to sign up with the same, I didn’t quite use it until recently. But after my first few days into TTZ Media, I thought of writing a complete review on the same.
TTZ Media is a non-contextual ad serving program targeting ‘publishers alone’. This means that they don’t have an end-to-end solution involving multiple advertisers or in other words one cannot sign up as an advertiser and start selling his stuff using TTZ Media. The ads that they serve are from Shopzilla and hence it basically provides comparative price view of multiple products and the links to the same. The ads you see are based on the keywords you enter while setting up the ad script. Further, it is a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) program and hence the publisher gets paid for each click – no need of sale or lead to get paid. Since the focus is only on publishers, it is a great product for the publisher community worldwide.
The sign-up process
The sign up process is extremely simple and mostly you get approved on the same business day. To get approved one needs to have a domain registered under their name (Not a program for you if you write your blogs on blogspot, typepad, myspace etc and also host it there itself). Currently TTZ Media is accepting sites with English content alone.
Payment and Compensation method
As I mentioned earlier, TTZ pays for clicks and they have a flat rate. That way you know exactly how much you get paid if you get a particular number of clicks. This is one of the things I liked about TTZ where as many other networks have a lot of variable detailing that affects your pay. At the moment, click payout rates are as follows.
Up to 1000 clicks – $0.15 / click
1000 to 2000 clicks – $0.18 / click
2000 to 4000 clicks – $0.22 / click
4000 and more clicks – $0.25 / click
So there is a minimum of 15 cents per click in any case, which is pretty good. Other interesting fact is that if you click the little branding piece (Powered by TTZ Media), even that is counted as one click. Not only that, anybody who is signing up after clicking there will be counted as your referral. It is that simple and effective!
Payment is done via check, PayPal or wire transfer (within the US alone). For check payments, $100 is the minimum earnings required where as for PayPal it is only $25. For the same day wire transfer, they charge a nominal amount. Payments are done on a Net30 basis monthly, which means that earnings until March 31st will be paid on May 01st.
Ad customizing and display
Again, TTZ simplifies the process a lot. They seem to have learned a lot from the nagging issues of customizing the ads with other networks. Creating your ad is an extremely simple process and it is done in one single page where you create, preview and get code! Also I found that ad rendering is pretty fast (you may be already seeing the TTZ Media ad on this page). Ads have some non-conventional sizes (such as 500×200, 500×265 etc) as well which is probably targeted at the wordpress platform users. Another good thing is that you can customize the ads completely which include changing the colors and even font face to match the theme of your site.
I am attaching a screenshot of the ad design panel here (click to enlarge)
What I liked about TTZ?
Simplicity is what makes you feel good and that’s TTZ. Sign up, design of ads, payment method – all are simple processes. I also liked the customer support so far – couple of my queries, if not all, got answered in less than half an hour. Now that’s really fast!
What is not so good?
TTZ Media seems to have made things really simple with their ad publisher program. Though it still in its initial phase of getting established, the potential is already promising. Simple payment calculation process means less room for complaints. If you like what you read just now, you may sign up with TTZ media here.
And to compare TTZ Media with other leading ad-network products please click here