If you take a moment to look beyond the AppNexus juggernauts and 800 lb. Google gorillas of the online ad business you will find thousands of sleepy little ad networks quietly churning out fistfuls of RTB dollars. CPMile is one such network that blatantly illustrates the sad state of the ad tech union. CPMile describes itself as a free-to-join international CPM ad network that will “accept almost every website” with the altruistic goal “to help publisher who own websites can make money with their traffic”. If you can make it past the gratuitous grammatical errors and confusion of clip-art to their online FAQ section (http://cpmile.com/faq.php) you will get a pretty good idea of the business that these quiet little ad networks–who live by flying under the fraud radar–are into these days. Check out FAQ #5 which asks an innocent enough question. Do you accept BOT traffic? No, right? Check out the answer. I was flabbergasted to find the answer was a cagey form of yes. CPMile says they have “some traffic service that they only want BOT traffic”. Really? They have advertisers who only want to spend their hard earned brand dollars on non-human page views and machine generated clicks? I wonder who those advertisers may be.