Adscend Media Review – Legit or Scam?

For empty nesters looking to make extra money with their blog, signing up with CPA networks can be a great way to make extra money. All you need do is fill out an application, sign up with a few advertisers, and place ads on your site. Adscend Media is one such network. You may have come across a few Adscend Media reviews. If you haven’t, that’s ok. In this Adscend Media review, we’ll outline what’s a little different here. You may be surprised by what was found.

What is Adscend Media?

Adscend Media is a CPA (cost per action) network that was founded in 2009 by Fehzan Ali and Jeremy Bash. Their headquarters are in Austin, TX. They currently have over 35,000 publishers in over 250 countries and have been recognized by Inc. Magazine and Forbes.


How Does Adscend Media Work?

As a CPA network, publishers connect with advertisers to promote banner ads to watching videos. They also work with developers. Each advertiser has their own terms and conditions that publishers must accept and the commission rates will vary. To learn how to get started in affiliate marketing, click here.


What We Like About Adscend Media 

Here are a few features of Adscend Media:

  • Free to join
  • Available worldwide
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Referral Program: you will earn 5% commission for referrals and are calculated around the 30th of the month. Referral commissions do not count toward your minimum monthly commission.
  • Adscend Media Offer Wall: allows publishers to earn money from visitors who play games, watch videos, and download apps.

How Do You Make Money with Adscend Media?

Publishers earn income through many different ad formats such as leads, clicks, registrations, click-throughs, sales, surveys, and apps on Android, iOS or desktop and watching videos. The amount of money you can make will vary depending on the advertiser’s terms.

Your income potential will also depend on how much traffic you have going to your site. The more traffic you have, the better chance for clicks on ads. Traffic is a huge component of any website income strategy. If you’d like to learn more about how to get lots of FREE Google traffic, click here.


When Do Adscend Media Affiliates Receive Payments?

Publishers are paid 30 days after the end of the previous month. The amount paid will depend on the payment method you choose and the minimum payout for that payment method.

Payment Method Minimum Payout
PayPal $50
ACH or checks within the U.S. $100
Payoneer $50
Wire Transfers* $500

*Wire transfers under $,1000 will also incur a $15 processing fee


How To Get Started With Adscend Media 

In order to be a publisher with Adscend Media, you’ll need to fill out the application form. All publishers must be approved by the company and can be refused approval for any reason. Other requirements include:

  • Fully functional website
  • You cannot knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13
  • Your website cannot target anyone under the age of 18
  • No false testimonials, pornographic material, racial, political, ethnic or hate material
  • Money making opportunities are not permitted
  • No violence, profanity or illegal content

If for some reason you should be rejected because of low traffic volumes, you can always apply to other networks. If you would like to learn more about how to succeed at affiliate marketing, click here.


How To Login To Adscend Media

To log into Adscend Media, click this link here.


Adscend Media Support

Should you have any problems or questions, you can contact Adscend Media by filling in a form on their Contact page. You can also email

Adscend Media Complaints

We’ve looked at how Adscend Media works and some of the features. Now let’s check out a few reasons why you might want to be careful with this one:

Stick To The Rules

Adscend Media are very strict when it comes to their terms and conditions. According to my research, if you break the rules you can be banned with no explanation.

No BBB Rating

Adscend Media are not listed with BBB (Better Business Bureau) at all. For those of you that rely on the BBB to find out if a company is legitimate or not, this could be a deal breaker for you. In fact, if you read the comments below, you will read about one member of Adscend Media who was dropped from the program without cause and has not been able to make contact with anyone at Adscend Media to find out why he was dropped. 

Signing Up With Individual Advertisers

Becoming a member of Adscend Media doesn’t guarantee that you will be accepted by individual advertisers. You must apply to each one separately so there’s still a chance you’ll be rejected.

These aren’t really deal breakers as long as you are aware going in. But if any of these complaints are a problem for you, try joining other networks.


Is Adscend Media A Reputable Company?

Adscend Media is one of many reputable and legitimate CPA networks out there. And if you can get through the approval process, you can make some money. You could also be dropped from the program without cause so this one could be a bit of a crap shoot.


At any rate, part of your income strategy should be to join a few different networks so you have multiple streams of income in case you do get dropped from a program. So don’t be shy about that. Check out other networks such as AdWork Media and Above All Offers.

If you’d like to know more about Adscend Media, click on their Publisher page here. If you are a member of Adscend Media, I’d love to hear about your experience so be sure to leave a comment below. Likewise, if you have any questions, leave a comment.

To your success!

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18 thoughts on “Adscend Media Review – Legit or Scam?”

  1. Has AdSendMedia crashed, or what? when GrabPoints tried to pay my $5 reward to PayPal, suddenly Adsend rescinded a whole bunch of my points, causing PP to refuse to accept the payment; and when my Grab pts were re-instated in my Grab acct, some 2500+ points were missing… Now, when i try to access the videos on AdSend (either through GrabPoints or SwagBucks) i get an “Error 3835” code message… Does anyone know what’s happening?

    • Hi Marie. So sorry to hear you are having trouble with your awards from Grabpoints and Adsend. There could be a number of reasons why this happened to you. The best course of action is to try to contact Grabpoints and AdSend since that’s where your awards are coming from. I hope you’ll come back and let us know if you got it sorted out. As for the error, I would try to clear your cache and try again. Hopefully this a temporary glitch for you. All the best, Alanna

  2. Hi Marie – First and foremost, apologies for the issues you experienced on GrabPoints. Adscend has been retracting payments from various accounts due to fraudulent activity. Unfortunately, we don’t receive more information than this. I would suggest reaching out directly to Adscend support to get more information. Sometimes, it could also be an error on their end.

    • Big shout out to GrabPoints Support for stopping by and helping Marie Hubbs out. I hope Marie will stop by again and let us know if her points were reinstated and if she was paid. Thank you, GrabPoints Support for helping us out here. Alanna

    • I was a publisher with adscedmedia for over 4 years and have always used them as my main network I was even upgraded to net15 payments from my good account standing. the other day I try to login and am unable to access my account and when i checked my email i got a email saying my account was suspended no reason as to why. I’ve tried replying to that email also emailing their support and my account manager aswell as messaging them on Skype and facebook and have received zero response back from them. I’m not sure what’s going on. wish I could get a reply from anyone at the company.

      • Hi Brandon. I’m very sorry to hear this. They are not registered with the BBB so you can’t even file a complaint. I would suggest trying to contact them through their other social media accounts such as LinkedIn or Twitter.

        I found this information in their Terms and Conditions: Termination notice will be provided via e-mail and will be effective immediately. Upon termination, Publisher and any Sub-Publisher must immediately cease all advertising activities. All monies then due to Publisher will be paid during the next billing cycle. The representations, warranties and obligations contained in Paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14 and 17 of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect after termination of this Agreement. In addition, all payment obligations accruing prior to the termination date shall survive until fully performed.

        You may want to check out the Terms with the link above to see if you can detect where the problem may be. I really hope you can make contact, get your account reinstated and get your back pay. Please let us know if you get your issue resolved. Best of luck, Brandon. Alanna

        • Thanks Alanna,

          I really appreciate you responding back so quick and with good information. Unfortunately I’ve tried contacting them every way possible even messaging and emailing the owner of the network aswell as trying to call any customer service number available and still just left ignored. As far as the back pay they tell me in the email saying I was suspended I wont be paid any further compensation for my leads as well as the huge referral I brought them. One of the top Gpt and #1 PTC sites was my my referral and is a top 100 ranked Alexa site in the world. I’ve even contacted other network owners and they are giving me similar situations that they have dealt with or have decided to leave adscend all together from their deceptive business practices and these are no small networks. From what I’ve gathered from speaking with most of them is that adscendmedia must be hard up for cash and looking to cut any corner they can i.e me losing my good paying referral. It’s so sad to see a top network dissolved into nothing more than a money hungry platform that gives no regard to their publishers. honestly I use to love adscendmedia and give them so much free publicity to be ignored like this is very discouraging. I’m hoping someone will see this from adscendmedia and see how their long term pubs are being screwed. Thanks, for letting me vent from frustration with the network.

          Brandon : )

          • It saddens me that you probably won’t get a decent resolution here, Brandon. I’m really sorry and hope that others who read my review also read the comments and specifically, your experience. All I can say is that I hope in future any company you work with is at least registered with the BBB so you can at least file a complaint if it ever becomes necessary. I would caution you that you should check for any company you are considering joining. Check the complaints and if the company has addressed those complaints. The more legit companies will address and resolve complaints filed with the BBB. If there’s any network you want me to check out for you, please let me know and I’ll do a review on them, no problem. Sorry, Brandon. Alanna

  3. hi alanna i have also I big problem with adscendmedia from much time when i contact support adscendmedia
    send me always this same message before not (maybe last year) and i can’t send neither the proofs that i have complete good that offert

    example i have completed offert many times on offerwall adscendmedia
    but i’m not receive my coins/points i contact support for send proofs and says always :

    “Thank you for contacting us.

    There might be different reasons why your action was not credited and/or why your action did not convert yet. If you can check again, your action might have credited since the time you last looked or it might still credit. Otherwise, the offer might not have credited due to one of (or a combination of) the following factors:

    If you used a virtual machine to download a desktop offer.
    The offer might still credit, and/or simply requires additional steps which you have not completed as of yet.
    The website where you are registered might delay crediting on higher value offers like shopping/purchase offers.
    You attempted to complete the offer more than once.
    Your IP address has already completed this offer.
    You submitted invalid information on the offer path.
    You are not located in the country the offer is targeting.
    You are not located in the city the offer is targeting.
    You were using a proxy at the time of completion.
    You left the offer landing page, and visited it later from a different IP address; or otherwise took an action which diverted you from the required tracking link to properly credit the action.
    Your IP address changed since the time you first clicked on the offer.
    The machine you were using or operating system you were using at the time you visited the offer landing page is not acceptable as per the offer terms.
    You do not meet the required targeted demographic as per the offer terms (some offers only accept certain target users per the offer terms).

    Please keep these factors in mind when you are completing offers in the future, so that there are no conflicts with receiving credits where valid.

    Best Regards,
    Adscend Media”

    always when i contact for support the offerts
    and almost at all the offertwall on

    at example some offerts are disabled also and not check(for this I also have other testimonies of other people that use ADSCENDMEDIA)


    let me know u please ty
    okok byebye

    • I’m very sorry to hear that yet another person is having trouble being paid by Adscend Media. I did a little digging and found an email address for Michael Thompson, who’s the Publisher and User Support Director. The email address I found for him is: Perhaps he can help or forward to someone who can. If you get any response, please update us here so others can be on the lookout! Best of luck! Alanna

        yes because the support always same message and not rewards the offerts manually and i can’t send neither the proofs that i have completed offert good(support was good only until 2018 now not), also some offerts example kobo and nielsen and other are also disabled because not check and remove the links that not working,
        and it’ problem of all offertwall of adscendmedia on sites timebucks,neobux,contiply,GG2U
        the company it’s good yet (was better it’s past few year) but now the SUPPORT IT’S FAKE/SCAM now working/not help me (as see also many reviews on the internet on adscend)
        OK BYE

        • Hi Simone. Have a read through the comments here. Brandon responded to you and I did manage to find an email you could try. Hope you get it worked out. Please let us know. Alanna

      • GOOD NEWS!!
        I’ve got in contact with the owner Fehzan and was able to get my account unsuspended. What they did tell me was they do not typically speak with suspended publishers. Happy to be back with adscendmedia and really appreciate Fehzan helping me out. Thanks, for helping me alanna! Do you yourself do any CPA marketing?

        • Hey Brandon! Great news! So happy to hear that you got back in and that the owner helped you! And thanks for helping Simone out with your experience! Glad I could be of help! Alanna

    • Hey Simone,

      Sorry to hear about your experience with adscendmedia’s offer crediting. What I can tell you being an advertiser and a publisher on many networks is the networks don’t have much control over the offers and them crediting mainly that would be the advertiser which will credit your account once the pixel is fired. The advertisers are getting pretty strict about traffic quality so it could be any one of the things listed about. Always stick to a chrome browser and clear your cookies it won’t make everything credit but it will help ( not clearing your cookies regularly cant also make offers not credit ). Have any other questions let me know.

        • ok yes ty brandon
          one things:
          there is a problem with this offert NIELSEN(that i see i am in italy not know if also in USA) it’s disabled because not check and remove the links that not working and it’ problem of all offertwall of adscendmedia on all sites redirect in this link: [link removed] the site it’s expired from august not working ( not redirect good this offert as another offerwall )
          i have says at support but not understand me

          • Hi Simone. I think you’ll have to get help from Adscend Media with this. Hope you can get this resolved. Alanna

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