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Likelihood to Recommend

AdMob

As for technology and implementation... I think they are superb. But in today's world you can't go around doing whatever you want to stroke your own ego. You have to care for your clients & communicate with them. AdMob loses all respect there. I understand banning those illegal click farm guys in Asia/Africa, but banning a developer in Europe who has nothing to do with click farms, and then refraining to verify their own data collection is absolutely nauseating.
Yohan Wadia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iAd

I think iAd works best when it's possible to create a fresh immersive experience. If you're only using the platform to repurpose content a user could easily find elsewhere, it may not be worth their time or yours. If the product or message supports development of content that provides value, entertainment or otherwise, for a user, the platform offers ample opportunity
Justin Mularski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AdMob

  • It has a good fill rate, for our applications we got around 99.9% to 100%.
  • Better targetted ads, so it increases CTR.
sanjeev pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iAd

  • Animations with great performance
  • Better integration with Apple ads platform
  • The workflow is really straightforward and the learning curve is basic
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AdMob

  • Theyre customer service is by far the worst ever.
  • They have to stop banning user accounts for no reason. They have been wrong on so many counts, it just will make you wonder which primary school student is giving them info to make such horrendous decisions.
  • Their high handedness is handling cases, they keep giving copy paste client servicing replies, won't own up to it being their fault, and leave you in a lurch absolutely unbothered. This is a black spot on Google.
  • They keep sending you emails with warnings about stuff you haven't even dreamed of doing. Saying absolutely shady stuff like "asking your family to click on ads for you is an invalid activity" What will I earn out of that, 25cents after a 1000clicks? Do you think my 80yr old granny has the energy to keep clicking something for 1000times?
  • They never have the courage to accept they've made a mistake and they may have collected some invalid data without considering all of the circumstances. And if you try to draw their attention to that, they give you a deaf ear. It is really sad, for such an amazing product. The attitude sucks big time.
Yohan Wadia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iAd

  • There were certain features of the mobile devices we weren't able to access, such as vibration, which could've enhanced the overall user experience.
  • The development process could've been more streamlined for creatives and marketers not intimately familiar with the platform.
  • More functionality in the initial banners could've resulted in increased engagement.
Justin Mularski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AdMob

We have used a few other ad networks, but they are not suited to our requirements. Admob has the best fill rate for Indian apps, that others lack. For our few apps that target USA and European customers, we use Mobclix. Admob has also fewer configurable thresholds for payments. For payment and taxation, they provide options which are as per the state laws.
sanjeev pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iAd

In some instances, we developed an experience for AdMob simultaneously with our iAd experience, working with both teams on a daily basis. While the Google team was skilled, receptive and helpful, Apple device functionality was broader and thus allowed for a little more imagination in bringing intuitive relevance to the creative content we developed
Justin Mularski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AdMob

  • Before I got into it my other friends told me there are way better Ad providers. But being a Google fan I still signed up.
  • Now I remember writing to AdMob, requesting them to give me earning rates... But they never replied. So zero return on investment. They just keep you guessing.
Yohan Wadia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iAd

  • We could deliver more, so it helped improve the business
  • Clients got more with better results, since it's a Apple solution so it prevents possible bugs
  • Since it's easy to learn, every developer and designer could help us in the process
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AdMob

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Apple iAd

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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