Leadbolt - A Review!
There are a gazzilion of ad provider options you have out there. From the simple banner ad providers like Admob, to Offerwall providers like AppBrain and Everbadge. And then there is Leadbolt.
Note: the Fairy tale below has ended.. read here.
A league of winners.
Back to the story, Leadbolt is truly in a league of its own. They rule in so many ways, that if you are not using them already, what are you waiting for? Oh! Right, you were waiting for this review!
Why would you choose Leadbolt? Whats so great about them over other ad networks? There are numerous reasons, I'll go through what I believe are very positive reasons for using them.
Leadbolt is different. They are contact-able. They have people who respond to you with real answers, and not just some generic answers. So go on, user their ads in your app, don't worry. If something goes wrong, contact your AM (remember, they are humans too, so chat them up nicely!).
Options, the number of ad types available from Leadbolt is simply astounding! Banner, unlockers, full screen ads, app walls, notifications and icon ads. And coming soon are their sign up ads. The options are so many, that you really can find one which would suit your app.
Are you looking for banner ad types?
Or do you have no screen real estate for banners? Then use one of the interstitials!
Want to make some unlockable contents and game levels? Use their unlockers!
Its really awesome, explore it!
Now, I am a huge lover of notification ads. And Leadbolt's notification ads give you so much more control, that it is such a pleasure to add those extra coding lines to implement them! (It is only 4 lines of code to implement in B4A, and 1 line in the manifest file for notification ads!)
I can have a notification ad on-demand, recurring after X hours or during device boot up! And they almost always have ads to show! Thats really important, for you to get a good fill rate which in turn becomes a good revenue rate too! Airpush for example, does not always send out an ad.
Support for B4A
Leadbolt is perhaps the only ad network that has made their own libraries for B4A. And for that reason alone, you should already know their dedication towards developers.
There have been a few issues with the libraries (mainly missing files), and working with their support people, the issues were resolved in no time. This commitment from Leadbolt towards their developers is something that we can appreciate, so get the ads in!
I love it that every month, by the 16th or 17th, I feel RICH! Yes, the money from Leadbolt arrives in my bank account wire transferred with NEVER once an issue. Ive received constant payments from Leadbolt since November when I got my October revenue.
Performance proven - Developer's share
If all the above have not made you to sign up for Leadbolt.. then this should!
When Leadbolt say they give a high payout for developers, THEY MEAN IT! I've just crossed the $100 mark from Leadbolt in 1 day ( on Valentine's day! A love message from Leadbolt perhaps? :D ), it was $100.02 to be exact. And today, I have broken the high again, and it is at $100.22 as of this writing (with about 20 minutes to go before the day ends). Update: Day ends at $101.45!
In comparison, it is less than $40 with Airpush (Leadbolt is almost 100% from notifications).
It is proven, their payout is super excellent, my revenue month over month has been growing with Leadbolt. Their ads work, they give you a good share of the revenue too.
Wait No More
If you havent, sign up now! You will make some really good money ( some countries have no ads I'm afraid, but that is a very rare case ). Give it a go, and let me know how it goes.
Ask me here or in the B4A forum any queries you have, and I will try my best to help!
PS - Check out my tips on best implementation strategy of Leadbolt's notification ads here!