Ezoic review | Why I Had to Quit After a Week

Ezoic is an AdSense certified company based in north America Carlsbad California.

I was approached by a member of ezoic’s team with a pleasant mail asking to register an account at their platform. I was a bit excited as they promised a rise in income by 150% at-least.

I went up to their site ezoic.com and felt it to be a legitimate one as there was Google AdSense partner badge. I was asked for my analytics and Adsense account access as they wanted it to help me better.

Ezoic review based on my experience

1. I signed up for my account at ezoic shortly after the first mail.

2. I was asked to change the name servers such that I could point to ezoic’s servers.

3. They sent me some designs of my sites which they intend to go with.ezoic review

4. After 24 hours my site was live with their designs.

5. In the interface, it was easy for me to off and on the platform.

6. One could set a number of ads and extra adds etc.

7. Payment is by Paypal or pioneer and check. The minimum payout by Paypal is $20.

My opinion of enhanced revenue generation:

They say it is due to the proper placement of ads. It may be true but there are also other revenue options that make the income higher.

Ezoic promises enhanced revenue to its publishers. I think it is because of the following reasons.

1. More than 3 Adsense ads i.e. they use more ad-sense ads or partner ads on every page. So more ads, more chances to click and revenue.

2. They use ad exchange ads. i.e. besides Adsense, they use other partner ads in place of Adsense to see that we get the highest price per click. So the ads on your site will fetch more money for a click than a normal Adsense account.

3. Ad rotation, the ad placement is managed by their system. So ads keep varying from place to place inside the content for different visitors. This way they try to overcome ad blindness.

Problems I faced:

I faced problems over the years of exposure to their platform. But, they have been improving drastically.

My experiences: In three exposures to ezoic

1st Exposure: in the year 2014.

I first opted ezoic platform only for mobile. Really the mobile site looked splendid. They built a mobile version of the site. My revenue from mobile alone was increased by 200% as promised. I did not try both mobile and desktop versions for long. I felt if one is not interested in handling the site design and monetization aspect, it is better to leave it to ezoic.

They will help with all the issues you face very fast as they have a good support system.

To generate additional revenue, you could also try valueimpression, newormedia, exmarketplace, and revenuehits.

I used it for a week or so. Though everything went well, I was annoyed when my site did not open on my own computer and even on my mobile device. The IPs of ezoic were blocked by the host. So I was asked to unblock them from my host side. The hosting provider was not ready to unblock so many IPs.

I was not able to open my email even. Moreover, I wanted to have control over my revenue and ad placement. So I thought I take off from their platform.

So for anyone willing to try, I would advise going ahead with them. But if you want more control over ads and site design then stay with yourself.

2nd Exposure: in the year 2017.

After three years I again ran ezoic ads in the year 2017. The ads are excellent because of header bidding competition from different publishers. I made almost thrice the revenue compared to Adsense alone.

I again wanted to see their platform for higher earnings as none could satisfy the revenue requirement.

Currently, they had updated their program for the better. They have both Ezoic ‘Layout Tester’ and Ezoic ‘Ad Tester”. The first is it checks for better layout so as to improve readership experience and also the revenue. The “Ad Tester” does not change the layout but changes the ad position and color combination for more revenue.

You can choose your own options and you are not forced to change your layout like before.

Also, you can integrate your site with Cloudflare instead of changing the name servers at your host. This is a sigh of relief as many related problems are removed.

And the revenue-wise, I can say I got at least 200% more than Adsense and other methods. I ran their ads for 3 months and again site lost traffic from 8k visits per day to 3k visits per day.

At about the same time, Google came up with a mobile-first indexing algorithm. I feel this is one of the reasons for the hit as site speed was too slow on mobile due to ezoic.

I could clearly see my competitors have better speed insights than me with ezoic on. So, I removed the ezoic and worked for some time. But I could recover the traffic only after 4 months of effort.

The ads are excellent because of header bidding competition from different publishers.

I made almost thrice the revenue compared to Adsense alone.

But somehow I noticed a drop in page speed and got doubts if it was the reason for fall in my top keyword rankings.

Also, I was using the sucuri firewall as our website security. For this, we need to whitelist IPs of ezoic in their dashboard.

3rd exposure to ezoic

I again tried them around the last quarter of 2019.

The revenue was so good like before and everything was smooth unlike before. But, I could sense a bit drop in site speed. For two months, I kept on ezoic at the same time updating the site content on a regular basis to avoid being hit by Google for site slowness.

I even got invited for their ezoic proemium and I opted for their $110 per month. The revenue was good for the premium plan too. But Instead of a rise in traffic month by month, I was getting hit for speed.

They have also come out with a site speed app which is said to increase the site speed. I installed the app and their dashboard showed my speed went up from 50 to 95 after activation. But, that is said to be offered at an additional price of $19 per month. I could have no issue with that price, but I could not really believe if the site speed increase with ezoic.

Because they put the ads at varying places and other same time they go for header bidding. So it must be quite impossible to maintain good speed.

So, to recover my traffic loss, again I had to discontinue. I would like to return after the site improves in terms of traffic. But I assume, for the WordPress sites, the ezoic addition would keep the site definitely slow.

Support:

Their support staff has a prompt response to any of the quires. They have an account manager for you. Besides, you could contact the general support if the account manager is offline. You would get help typically in a few hours by mail. One can also call them over the phone for faster resolution.

Regarding payment: If you have been opting for payment by PayPal before and now by Payoneer, I think you must shift to the Payoneer form of payment. They have fewer charges and higher currency rates than Paypal.

Ezoic offers payments through both Paypal and Payoneer. Opting for Payoneer will save you lots of money while receiving the payment. :-)

Ezoic scam:

If you are wondering if ezoic is a scam. No! they are a trustworthy company. I gave up and again I came back frequently.

During the periods of application of the Ezoic program on my sites, I made good revenue. And they transferred it to my Paypal even after I discontinued their use for more than 3 weeks before payment.

I can say it is a genuine company that pays on time. Their ads are ethical and methods are professional.

But the only thing is you have to manage the site speed when you use their ads.

Here is proof of the income I got through Paypal.

ezoic payment

They pay timely and as per their terms, they follow net 30. But I have seen that they pay anywhere between 26 of the following month and at the most by 4th of the adjacent month.

Ezoic premium review

They have a premium plan which is only an invite based offer. This premium plan promises higher revenue like $50 CPM. I did use this plan at a rate of $110 per month. It is really great with regard to revenue generation. In most cases at least you will recover your investment even if you have less traffic. However, you must keep your site regularly updated.

What is multivariate testing:

Ezoic layout tester application makes different designs of your pages.

This includes a change in the design of the page and also changes in the location of ads. This experiment is considered to enhance income.

13 thoughts on “Ezoic review | Why I Had to Quit After a Week”

    • I ran the experiment for a short time. So i had some revenue which they paid by paypal. The results were different on mobile version as their ads were quite pretty for the viewers.Perhaps they could use custom add sizes which i was not accessible to.

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  1. So this review is based on only a week? Yet in that short time you saw mobile revenue increase 200%? Did it drop back to your normal as soon as you disabled Ezoic?

    Did you approach them with your problems with accessing email and the site, etc?

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    • @ Raj! I did not wish to continue as i wanted take care of the monetisation and other aspects my self. There was a problem with hosting company being unable to exclude some ip address of ezoic. So i did not want to continue as there were problems which i could not resolve from the hosting side.

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  2. I had same problem. My site was totally down after some days and they refused to agree that’s due to their platform . I changed their name server and everything goes fine.

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  3. I should have read your review first… I only added one site to Ezoic and the moment i went to see the mobile version, the whole screen was pitch black… I removed the integrations immediately. I wish their team would have been more forthcoming with their answers. I asked so many times but their answer did not satisfy my question. And they stopped replying. Definitely I don’t feel comfortable leaving a site with an unresponsive team.
    I agree with you that it must be the competition that drives up the revenue (not the multivariate testing – maybe it helps a bit). I may start doing some of that via DFP.
    Thanks again for your article!

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  4. Ezoic is a big scam :) If you don’t believe me just try it for a 2 weeks.

    What will happen?

    – If you accept to be “adsense partner program” with Ezoic, your revenues will down nearly %40-60
    – Your website’s layout, widgets , functions will change. ( You may say “it will turn to normal when i change my nameservers back” That’s exactly incredible what happens at this point. because i changed my nameservers back and my hosted files has changed. I know it sounds stupid, but it happened to me.
    – Your website speed will decrease
    – Your “spent on site” will decrease nearly %50-60

    Don’t believe me? Let’s have some experience -> https://www.ezoic.com

    All good reviews are “guest posts” :))

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  5. came across this article trying to figure when ezoic makes payments..

    i tried ezoic too, and am kinda quitting after 1 month. first of all, my site generates 3%CTR which with adsense is amazing. ezoic asked for 60% of traffic to start, generated about 3 times less income from the 60% than adsense did with only 40%… so after a month i am giving it up.. just trying to figure out when do i get paid… is it in the end of the month for the previous month, same as adsense? it doesn’t say anywhere…

    ps. i also thought it was scam from the start.. but no, they are legit.. only their setup puts like a dozen ads on my site, which i do not like, i like the 2 ads from adsense.. they said system was trying combinations.. why start with the highest number of ads on the page?

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  6. Many well-known websites wrote articles ezoic, but they all paid to write, I don’t think, they will increase revenue, and it depends on countries.

    Adsense launched Auto Ads, Matched content, native ads and more options, I think Adsense itself can optimize your websites.

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  7. please i have been using them for two weeks running and i want to know if earnings per month includes the EPMV figures or just the earning? that is to say if my site generate $5 as EPMV per day, will ezoic pay me the total sum of my EPMV at the month end? please i need answers in other to make my projections

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  8. I fully agree with your analysis; I am in process of removing the Ezoic from my site. It’s giving a good revenue but at the cost of loosing my ranking and traffic.Even after my efforts, I am still losing the traffic and it’s related to overall slowness caused by Ezoic scripts

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    • Does it really affect traffic?? I have been using it for 3 months and I also noticed a decrease in my traffic. How else do you monetize? Amazon affiliates commissions have also reduced.

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