I received this email today:
Hi my name is <…> and I’m part of a start-up mobile game company. I noticed the ads in your game were of far better quality than even those of top free games. Do you use something other than Admob?
If we put ads in our next game it would be much nicer not to have sketchy dating ads.
Overall, I would agree. Even recently, I’ve played games with AdMob ads in them, and marveled at how poor some of the ads were. In contrast, the ads that show up in my game are usually decent. Also, I think I get better ad rotation / variety with Mobclix than I’ve seen with AdMob, which makes sense since they’re serving ads from multiple companies.
Of course, the ‘sketchy dating ads’ issue exists with Mobclix too. I have my apps set to no adult content, but I guess “Chat with sexy singles” doesn’t count as adult content since there’s no overt sexuality in the text or image. But still, that’s not appropriate for a game like Drippy, that I’m trying to position as being suitable for kids, and I wish there was a way to turn that off. The only thing I’ve thought of is to find out which ad agency those ads are coming from, and disable it.
But other than that, I’ve been pretty happy with Mobclix overall.