Ads4Dough Review – Is This Affiliate Network On the Money?

April 8, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

Ads4Dough is an affiliate marketing network based out of New York that prides itself on offering top payouts with lightning fast commission payments. Do they really deliver on these claims? In this review, we’ll explore in-depth into what Ads4Dough has to offer.

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First of all, the Ads4Dough site could use a bit of design work. Other than the logo and the top banner, the site is bland and unfocused. The colors are a bit dull and the fonts are all different sizes. An affiliate network definitely needs to make a good first impression and a quality design can definitely help to give off a more professional feel. I think Ads4Dough would do much better if they invested in a custom design that was consistent throughout the site. The back-end looks like it was taken from the default software.

I also recommend utilizing social proof on the homepage. How many affiliates does Ads4Dough have? How many advertisers? How much money has the network generated thus far? All of these numbers show that the network is active and will give reason for new members to sign on.

In terms of SEO, Ads4Dough is missing out a huge opportunity. For example, the title of the homepage is “www.Ads4dough.com”. Utilizing keywords in the title tags as well as other on-page attributes will significantly improve potential for organic traffic that will bring on new leads.

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Other than some of those issues, I like what I see. Ads4Dough seems to be taking a humorous and carefree position on their business and marketing. For example, there are numerous references to Homer Simpson and the About page has pictures of cartoons from King of the Hill, The Simpsons, and Family Guy. I’m not sure if that’s the most professional thing to do, but it’s definitely unique and that’s necessary in a competitive space like affiliate marketing.

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Honestly I think the homepage can be worked on to improve conversions and to sell potential users on the network. I’m not sold just by looking at the site. How would I benefit from joining the Ads4Dough network? Show me more.

Moving on the back-end, it looks like Ads4Dough is using the DirectTrack affiliate management system. It’s a good system but not much customization has been done. Again, I highly recommend a custom redesign of all of the website components. Nothing is worse than a default theme.

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In terms of offers, Ads4Dough has over 300 offers from high quality companies like NetFlix and Stamps.com. Just going through the list I see some of the offers that I have personally promoted on some of the bigger networks. If you are an affiliate looking for the highest payouts, I recommend you sign up with Ads4Dough and compare the offers to what you are currently running. You may find some good ones in there.

Ads4Dough also has a rewards program based on performance and a referral system where you can earn 4% from all of the affiliates you refer to the system.

All in all, Ads4Dough needs a lot of work before it becomes a powerhouse affiliate network. I definitely think it has potential but a site redesign is crucial before it can make bigger strides in the industry. Check out Ads4Dough and see for yourself.

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14 Responses to “Ads4Dough Review – Is This Affiliate Network On the Money?”

The Little League Coach on April 8th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Doesn’t look so great.

 
Best Travel Tips on April 8th, 2008

I would never register with a network that asks me to send a mail for registration.

 
Gerri on April 8th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

I’m not 100% sure about the network. I took a look around their site and there isn’t a lot to get me excited about signing up and making a bit of money. I will give it a miss.

 
Flimjo on April 8th, 2008

Agreed. This doesn’t look great. It needs a lot of work.

 
Michael Heindel on April 8th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Unless they have an outstanding merchant list that I can’t get elsewhere I see no need to join another merchant network.

Michael

 
SiteHoppers on April 8th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Yeah, I wish they had an “About” page without registering first…

 
Ryan on April 8th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you guys know that we are working on rebuilding the homepage and it should be done within the following weeks. I appreciate all of your honesty and if you have any suggestions on how you think we can improve the site, I would appreciate if you would e-mail them to me, so we can look them over and try to fix up the network. We would really like you guys to join. I think you will be surprised when you see our list of over 400 offers, high payouts and customer service.

 
Ryan on April 8th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you guys know that we are working on rebuilding the homepage and it should be done within the following weeks. I appreciate all of your honesty and if you have any suggestions on how you think we can improve the site, I would appreciate if you would e-mail them to me, so we can look them over and try to fix up the network. We would really like you guys to join. I think you will be surprised when you see our list of over 400 offers, high payouts and customer service. Any suggestions can be emailed to me at ryan@ads4dough.com.

 
Tom Beaton on April 8th, 2008

Not overly convincing, but if they have some unique offers and not many affiliates signed up there is a great opportunity for someone to get in there early and make some good money.

Personally I feel there are too many different networks being promoted with very little setting them apart. Not a week goes by we are not told to sign up for yet another one. It is hard to find the time to dedicate to them.

 
Meethere on April 12th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

I am working with them since few weeks and it definitely works. 🙂

 
Ryan on April 13th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

Thanks Meethere. It has been a pleasure working with you the past few weeks as well.

 
Ads4Dough on August 7th, 2008 Subscribed to comments via email

The network has been revamped and under new management now, you should check it out!

 
Franck Silvestre on January 12th, 2009

I’ve just signed up today, I’m waiting.

I’m a “traditional” affiliate marketer, and I must say that signing up with CPA networks is a pain in the neck!

Franck

 
Mike Davis on July 1st, 2010 Subscribed to comments via email

I’ve never had a higher percentage of leads shaved. These guys are thieves.

 
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