Last updated July 21, 2015. Created on July 9, 2009.
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This article attempts to do a comparison between ads / banners advertising modules to allow you to choose which one best suits your needs.

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Overview

Module Versions Documentation Demo
Site
Compared
on
  5.x 6.x 7.x 8.x      
AdSense Yes Yes Yes ? read demo 2012-May-02
Ad Manager NO No NO No read ? ?
Advertisement Yes Yes ? ? read demo 2012-May-02
Openads Yes Yes ? ? ?   2012-May-02
OpenX No Yes Yes ? ?   2012-May-02
OpenX Manager No Yes ? ? ?   2012-May-02
Rotor Banner Yes Yes ? ? read demo 2012-May-02
Simple Ad Block No Yes ? ? ?   2012-May-02
SimpleAds No No Yes ? read   2012-May-02
?            

Notes:

  • The symbole ? means not compared yet. Feel free to compare and add your results.
  1. Openads, OpenX & OpenX Manager works together. Think of it as a package.

 


Cost

Module Cost $US to post your ads
AdSense cost2
Advertisement free
Openads free1
OpenX free1
OpenX Manager free1
Rotor Banner free
Simple Ad Block free
SimpleAds free
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Notes:

  • The symbole ? means not compared yet. Feel free to compare and add your results.
  1. Up to 100 million montlhy ad impressions for free. Read more.
  2. Cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-impression (CPM). Read more.

 


Feature Overview part 1
For Drupal 6.x modules

Module Publish ads
to external
sites
Random
rotation
Statistic Clickable
ad
Flash
banners
support
Display
ads
in block
   ?  
AdSense ? ? ? ? ? ?  
Advertisement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Openads ? ? ? ? ? ?  
OpenX ? ? ? ? ? ?  
OpenX Manager ? ? ? ? ? ?  
Rotor Banner 2.2
No Yes ? read more Yes Yesread more Yes  
Simple Ad Block free ? ? ? ? ?  
?              

Notes:
The symbole ? means not compared yet. Feel free to compare and add your results.

 


Feature Overview part 2
For Drupal 6.x modules

Module Transition
effects
Pause
on hover
Display
image
(banner) ads
Display
text
ads
Display
raw html
ads
   ?      ?  
AdSense ? ? ? ? ?    
Advertisement No No1 Yes Yes Yes    
Openads ? ? ? ? ?    
OpenX ? ? ? ? ?    
OpenX Manager ? ? ? ? ?    
Rotor Banner 2.2 Yes25 effects Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Simple Ad Block ? ? ? ? ?    
?              

Notes:
The symbole ? means not compared yet. Feel free to compare and add your results.

  1. 'Advertisement' module isn't able to pause on hover. But this is done by design. In other words it's this module is more like a standard ads engine compare to a slideshow engine. Pause on over can be done within any flash banner though.

 


Integration with other modules
For Drupal 6.x modules

Module Views 1.x    Views 2.x     ImageCache     Nodequeue      ?  
AdSense ? ? ? ?  
Advertisement ? ? ? ?  
Openads ? ? ? ?  
OpenX ? ? ? ?  
OpenX Manager ? ? ? ?  
Rotor Banner 2.2
? Yes Yes Yes  
Simple Ad Block ? ? ? ?  
?          

Notes:
The symbole ? means not compared yet. Feel free to compare and add your results.

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