ICYMI: adBrite ad exchange network officially shut down Feb. 1, 2013

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In case you missed it (like I did), the adBrite ad exchange network ceased operations Feb. 1, 2013 and screwed a lot of publishers (like me) out of online advertising revenue they should have had coming to them.

I received this email from adBrite on Jan. 28 but initially overlooked it:

Dear adBrite Publisher,

Over the last few weeks, adBrite and its management have been evaluating the go-forward plan for the business. Given market conditions and certain financial liabilities, in working with our lenders, we have decided to cease operations on Feb 1, 2013.

This is a difficult decision for all of us at adBrite. However, after much deliberation this seems to be the best course of action despite the impact it will have on all the employees, clients and partners who helped build this business. There will be a team in place as needed to assist with winding down.
Thank you for being part of the adBrite community.

The adBrite Team

This email was sent by: AdBrite
731 Market St Ste 500 San Francisco, California 94103 United States

I never made very much with adBrite, but it did perform better for me than any of the other Google AdSense alternatives I’ve tried. I was also planning to expand my deployment of adBrite ads throughout the various content networks I manage, so I’m embarrassed to admit this one really caught me off guard.

I’m exploring other AdSense alternatives to take the place of adBrite. What do you like? Let me know in the comments section below.

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