Redirect.com is unlike any other ad network that I’ve ever used. In most of my reviews, I talk about how specific companies have more or better features than their competitors – which Redirect does – but I want to start off by talking about why I love this ad network so much.
I’ve used over 100 ad networks for both buying and selling traffic over the years. Their honesty and integrity is so far ahead of most of their competitors, it’s almost impossible to even compare. I’ll explain this from both a publisher standpoint and an advertiser standpoint below.
Publisher Standpoint – When their Publisher dashboard shows that you’ve earned a certain amount, you’ve earned that amount. Period. End of story. They do all of their filtering in real-time. You never have to worry about them contacting your a few hours before you’re supposed to get paid and telling you that your account has been suspended or that they’ve adjusted your commission.
Advertiser Standpoint – In the Advertiser dashboard, they make it very clear during the campaign creation process that you can buy Standard traffic or RON High Volume traffic. RON stands for Run-Of-Network and means lower quality, unfiltered traffic. That traffic is much cheaper ($0.01 CPM), which I’ll explain below – but they’re 100% honest about why it’s cheaper.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s move on to talking about the features they offer to publishers and advertisers. But if you don’t want to waste time reading all of this, just click the button below to try them for yourself.
Unlimited Traffic – You can send an unlimited amount of traffic to redirect. If you have traffic that you can’t sell, Redirect is the place to start sending it too. They’ll only purchase what they can, but it’s not uncommon for ad network to dump all of their unsold traffic into Redirect’s network.
Domain System – Redirect’s system will generate a unique domain name for you to send all of your traffic to. Any and all traffic that reaches that domain name is counting towards your stats. You can also add your own domain names for branding if you want to.
Fallback URLs – In my opinion, this is Redirect’s single most important feature. A fallback URL is where you want Redirect to send any traffic their unable to purchase. By using a fallback URL, you can attempt to sell that traffic to another network instead of just losing it. If your domain was example.com and you wanted to send unsold traffic to google.com, you’d send all your traffic to this URL: http://example.com/?fb=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com
Detailed Statistics – Publisher’s can see a wide range of reports such as which domains received what traffic, the browsers that visitors were using, and the countries the traffic came from. You can also track which SubIDs generated traffic, but I’ll cover that in more detail below.
Native Ads – As a publisher, you can also use Redirect’s native ad system. This is the one feature I’ve never used, but if you run a really high quality website, they may accept you as a publisher for their native ads. They do regulate the quality of traffic for their native ad platform.
SubID Reporting – You can track traffic that you send by assigning it SubIDs. For example, if your domain was example.com and the ID you wanted to assign specific traffic was “12345”, you’d send traffic to example.com/?subid=12345. People doing traffic arbitrage use this to know how much they’re earning from each place they purchase traffic from. Ad networks use this to know how much each of their publishers have earned them on Redirect.
API System – Redirect does have a great system for publishers to check their stats through an API. However, I highly recommend using the Lead Pixel URL instead. This allows you to enter a URL that Redirect will ping anytime they purchase traffic from you. You can have it send the SubID and the revenue earned from that traffic. This gives you the ability to automatically track your earnings and credit them to specific sources. They are one of the only ad networks that offer this features.
High Quality Traffic – With the correct targeting and filtering, you can get some extremely high quality traffic from Redirect. Some advertisers have CPM rates in the Standard traffic feed set to $500 or more for specific types of traffic from specific publishers.
Unlimited Cheap Traffic – When setting up a campaign, you can choose the High Volume RON traffic type instead of Standard to get extremely cheap traffic. Remember, this is unfiltered traffic, but you can buy tens of millions of hits per day at a $0.01 CPM rate. It’s recommended to bid at least $0.10, but the minimum is actually set to $0.01 – and even at that rate, you’ll want to set a daily cap because there’s so much traffic it’ll burn straight through all of your funds.
Detailed Statistics – Similar to the reports they give publishers, the advertiser reports are awesome. You can breakdown reports by campaign, country, source, subsource, browser, city, state, etc. You can also break them down even further by using the options in the left menu. For example, if you go to Sources and then choose in the left menu to Sub Grouping > Countries it would show which countries that Source has sent you traffic from.
Extreme Targeting Options – You can target traffic on Redirect by adult or non-adult, country, browser type, connection type, mobile, desktop, etc. You can choose to only buy traffic from specific sources or categories. You can also schedule your campaign to only run at certain times of the day, decrease/increase your bids at other times, and setup caps on an hourly or daily basis.
Automated CPA System – They have a CPA system that will allow you to add a tracking pixel to track conversions. It’ll automatically adjust your bids on a subsource basis and block bad sources that aren’t profitable to you. Or you can just use their tracking pixel and handle all of the targeting yourself based off the conversion data in their Reports section.
Great Filtering Options – You can choose to exclude specific sources for each campaign or even go to the Sources page in the top menu to block specific sources from all of your campaigns. So, if a specific source is ruining your conversion rates, just get rid of them.
Useful API System – You can also request access to Redirect’s Advertiser API which will allow you to track and monitor all of your campaigns along with creating new ones and editing existing ones. If you need to do everything programmatically, they’ll literally provide everything you need.
It doesn’t matter if you’re planning on signing up as a publisher or as an advertiser – you should be using Redirect. They want all of your traffic, there’s a ton of traffic you can purchase, it just doesn’t get any better than that. Plus, they offer some pretty unique features.
It’ll only take a couple of minutes to create an account in their system and you can immediately get started. Just click the button below to experience how awesome they are!