There are a few options available for advertising on WP7, our George Ponder ran through a shortlist not so long ago. According to Microsoft in a recent blog post on the Microsoft advertising website, using the Microsoft Ad SDK with Windows Phone applications, developers are likely to earn more revenue from usage compared to Google AdMob. When making such a bold statement such as this, one would need to provide evidence of findings, correct?
Herm Mogilevskiy, developer of the Paper Toss app, and Jeff Weber, the developer of the Krashlander app both took part in a test to demonstrate the effectiveness of Microsoft Advertising. Using both ad networks (Google and Microsoft) on a 50/50 rotation between June 2nd-20th, both apps accumulated almost 2.33 million impressions (or ad requests) covering both networks.
As you can see in the chart above, Microsoft Advertising brought in more revenue through a higher fill rate and eCPM (estimated Cost-Per-[1,000]Impressions). Jamie Wells continued with:
Herm Mogilevskiy had this to say about the SDK:
Jeff Erber added his $0.2:
Exciting stuff indeed. What do you make of these findings and what are your experiences (as a developer) with both of these advertising networks?
Source: Microsoft Advertising
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