BuySellAds is a popular banner ads platform that many publishers could just dream to be part of. With only 5% acceptance rate into their marketplace, BuySellAds makes sure that they have the best of the publishers and their associated audience to serve the advertisers in the very best way possible.
The reason I could literally relate to BSA's growth as a platform over the period is that these folkes where publishers them selves before starting of this amazing platform.
As they jot down that on their About section on the website:
BuySellAds was born out of frustration with monetizing our own websites. We experienced the same problems and frustrations that likely brought you here, and we built this company to solve these frustrations.
BloggingeHow has been part of BuySellAds marketplace of over 1500 publishers since 2012 and have since the platform grow so much in these last 3 years!
BSA is not just banner advertisement platform, its far more than that. It's a motivation for every single blogger and webmaster out there.
I was and am truly inspired by their story and this is what brought me to compile this very post. I decided to compile all the previous UI improvements the platform has gone through over the course of last 8 years since it's birth in 2007.
Grab your pop corns. Lets gets started!
The above shot you're seeing is from 2007 when BSA was your regular ad posting site that you often see now days too. Though back then, web design wasn't really matured as a whole.
Later in 2012, they switched up few things and promoted the stats of the platform on the home page as the platform was growing. This was the time they built their authority in the niche and their stats really showcased them well.
Next up in 2013 and 2014, they promoted the publishers on the home page so that it would be an easier navigation for the advertisers to choose from.
This very update was very significant as it brought tons of other changes with in the platform too, specially on the Dashboard and other pages.
It was overall a bigger improvement in how the users (both the publishers and advertisers) could engage with the platform's tools.
Finally now, in 2015 they're back to their old strategy of displaying a straight forward call to action on the home page with most popular advertisers showcased below the fold. The current layout seems more mature and is inline with the modern trends to show featured websites.
The Take Away
The very reason for me to highlight these improvements in BSA is because today, tons of publishers admire BuySellAds and they dream of getting accepted there. As the platform is pretty lucrative with quality advertisers, who wouldn't want to be part of it!
When you look up to a company as are already impressed by it's growth, you get to learn and absorb more from their success stories.
Even though these were just the UI improvements, the work and effort that these folks had put in the background can't be put into few words.
That goes to show, that the biggest key to success is to 'remain consistent' in what you're doing! Even if you're moving one step a head, you'll find your self in a much alleviated position after few months!
It's all about staying laser focused towards your goals every single day. There is a need to have a life set where you look forward to every next day and feel pumped about it!
When I come back from gym, I start planing for the next day's working and I'm loving the Spencerian Alhumdulillah!
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I hope this time lapse of BSA would motivate you to keep pushing forward towards your goals. EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Till next time brothers and sisters, I'll leave you with this quote:
Adversity is your ally! He’s the one who will make you push boundaries and recreate yourself every single time. Don’t be too comfortable.
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