Google is in. Facebook is in. So are Chartboost, Flurry, and InMobi. HasOffers, Tapjoy, Millenial, and SponsorPay all also made the cut.

VB Mobile Ad indexThe VB Index for the top 10 mobile advertising companies was born last year. Finally, in January 2014, after multiple revisions and thousands of responses from hundreds of VentureBeat readers, the final report is ready.

That report, and VentureBeat readers, tell us many things …

  • Easiest mobile ad network to install and deploy?
    That would be SponsorPay, a new entrant to the top 10, along with Tapjoy and Chartboost.
  • Highest-rated mobile ad network?
    Tapjoy takes the honors.
  • Most-used mobile ad network by companies with more than 100 employees?
    Chartboost and Facebook take the lead.
  • Least clear support model?
    Chartboost or Flurry.

The surveys you submitted also provided a clear view into where advertisers send their ad click, or tap. Many who use SponsorPay are funneling clicks into an app store — more than on any other platform. Almost all Facebook advertisers, conversely, are funneling visitors to a landing page, as are almost all Tapjoy advertisers.

Interestingly, Google AdMob advertisers show the greatest diversity in just what they do with the attention they purchase:

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If you participated in the surveying process, the report will shortly be in your in-box. If not, however, and you’d like to purchase it, please let us know here.

There’s plenty more in the report, of course.

And although we’ve called it the final report above, there really is no such thing. The report will see regular updates and will be re-issued from time to time. Look for them in your in-box if you purchase or if you have contributed to the report.

More information:

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1.39 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 we... read more »

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major glob... read more »

Chartboost is the largest revenue platform powering the business of mobile games. Chartboost empowers developers to find new players and monetize their games, by providing them with the tools and analytics to make smarter decisions. Th... read more »

InMobi enables the world’s leading brands, developers, and publishers to engage global consumers through mobile advertising. InMobi platforms leverage advances in big data, user behavior, and cloud-based architectures to simplify mob... read more »

As the mobile industry’s leading app-tech company, Tapjoy’s mission is to maximize value for app developers through ad-based monetization and industry leading analytic solutions. Tapjoy drives revenue for mobile app developers thro... read more »

AdMob, Inc. is a mobile advertising marketplace. It offers ads across various mobile content channels, including contextual search, downloads, entertainment, and portals, as well as, sports, news, and information. The company allows ad... read more »

Founded and initially bootstrapped by twin brothers Lucas and Lee Brown, TUNE is the Seattle-based attribution analytics company behind the products MobileAppTracking (MAT) and HasOffers. With a mission to make mobile marketing better ... read more »

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