Whenever someone talks about monetization, invariably, first thing that pops up into the mind is AdSense. And while there’s nothing particularly wrong with that it is, after all, world’s largest ad network, but to sit on an assumption that AdSense can’t be outdone by anyone else isn’t wise.
The ad tech industry is highly disruptive and it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Google has competitors who give them a good run for their money.
It may take a lot of hit and trial to figure out which ad network, or even combination of ad networks, generate the highest revenue for you, but when you finally do figure it out it would have been well worth the effort.
Here are a few networks that you must check out.
I recently discovered Revenue Hits and it looks like a great contender. I signed up and was quickly contacted by a manager to see how their ad platform for publishers work and they have a ton of features to earn money. Revenue hits is a Performance Ad network, which means they pay you for results, however, they have CPC and CPM models too. Revenue hits has an interesting platform that learns from your Ads so if you give them a try make sure to keep their ads running for 2-4 days to get best results. Another great thing is that they have different monetization channels available. You can create sliders, banner ads, buttons, pop-unders and more. Revenue Hits pays on a NET 30 basis and they issue payments via Paypal, wire transfer and Payoneer.
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Bidvertiser does have some benefits especially if you have been banned from AdSense for some reason. If you have a site/blog and you want to join, there are usual conditions, you can’t join if your site is under construction, or if your website already has too much advertising to begin with. However, many have commented that approval process is quick and easy because there seems to be no requirement regarding traffic volume and language used. There’s an easy installation with an HTML code to be added to your webpages and you can easily change appearance of ads. The payout may not be as high per click, but you earn money not just on clicks but on conversions as well. Conversions are when clicking visitor goes to advertiser’s site and actually makes a purchase. There are still problems, though. If you are focused on a small niche, then ads that appear may not be all that relevant to your website. And reporting is not quite as detailed as they ought to be; you don’t get a lot of info regarding impressions or click through rates.
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Infolinks PPC ad network is one of more popular supplementary income sources for those who already use one of major PPC ad networks. That is because ads here are comparatively unobtrusive they don’t have standard banner space. Instead, ads (intext, insearch, intag, inframe) appear minimized or in hyperlinks and visitors need only to hover their mouse pointers over the links for ads to appear. Approval time is quite short and that is because it is based mainly on content and not on amount of traffic you generate. Installation is easy with java script added to body of your website. You can even use a plugin that does work for you if you use Blogger, Joomla, WordPress or Drupal. You have a lot of control over ads as to location and number and support system is very quick to respond. To maximize your earnings, however, you will need a lot of traffic from the UK or US. Infolinks also only offer ads in Spanish and English.
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This is another haven of AdSense exiles and thing about Clicksor ads is that it doesn’t look quite like ads in AdSense. There are numerous sizes available to make your ads look different, and there are unique types of ads as well. It is also very easy to install and like Infolinks there is a plugin if you use Blogger, WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. Approval process is quite quick and you can have ads from other networks on same page as long as you only have 3 ad units from Clicksor at the most.
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#5. Yllix Media
Yllix is a network I have heard a lot in last years that has a decent CPM and many monetization options. Their homepage might look simple but their dashboard is great and it’s easy to get started. Yllix has mobile redirects, Pop under ads, layer ads, sliders and full page ads so you can get a good CTR and make money with them. Definitely a good option for starters and their approval is fast.
#6. Propeller Ads Media
Propeller Ads is one of biggest pop-under networks available. They started working on 2011 and quickly developed into one of biggest networks with great CPMs. They specialize in monetizing sites for following niches: videos/movies, dating, entertainment, software, finances, games and more. If you have got one of this websites, you could make more money with Propeller than with Adsense. They also have banners but the pop unders work better overall. Also, if you have got mobile traffic, they are a great Adsense alternative as they work closely with ad networks that monetize apps and mobile services leading to huge ROIs and great CPMs too.
Propeller pays on a NET 30 basis and they have a great fill rate for tier 2-3 countries. So if you are struggling to monetize traffic from countries like India, South Africa, Singapore, Turkey, etc. Propeller has a big inventory for them too.
While AdSense-deprived site owners may be flocking to alternatives, thing about Chitika is that you can use it alongside other ad networks. It is also considered one of best ad networks for adsense banned websites. Approval can take a while (it may take up to a week), but then you only need to have one of your sites approved. After you obtain approval for that one site, you can then use Chitika for any of your other sites. You can also resize mobile ads to make it easier for you to generate income from mobile traffic. Pay per click rates will of course depend on keywords and niche and PPC rates may be considered lower than other ad networks in general. But, there is a low pay out limit before you get your money. You will need to generate $50 if you want your money by check but if taking payment through PayPal limit is only $10. Main difference between Chitika and other ad networks is that ads aren’t contextual at all. Instead, ads depend on keywords that visitor typed in search engine to get to your website. This can result in somewhat more relevant ads too.
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PopAds is a performance network specialized in Pop Unders. They have good rates and they can monetize all countries. Something great about PopAds is that they can pay daily as long as you earn $5 or more per day. Their quality is good, and they also have pop ups and other monetization methods.
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Popcash is another very good network that has been out for a long time and usually gives me similar results as PopAds (see number 4). PopCash has PopUnder ads with a great CPM and good inventory for all countries both for mobile and desktop traffic. You can request your payments inside the dashboard and they pay via Paypal, Payza and Paxum. Money transfers usually take 24-48 hours which isn’t bad at all. Sign up here and get started with Popcash.
This is Yahoo-Bing ad network and this PPC ad network pretty much gives you an idea of just how dominant google’s PPC ad network is. Internet giants like Yahoo and Microsoft actually had to combine their efforts and resources in order to offer a viable ad network alternative to AdSense. Media Net gives you relevant ads and you also have tools to track your performance in real time. You can control how ads look so that they fit right in with your color palette and you can filter advertisers and block ad topics. While the number of advertisers can actually compare to Google’s, conditions for being approved may actually be more difficult for many international bloggers. Aside from usual conditions such as having high quality traffic and content, your website is visitors should mostly come from the Canada, US, or UK. You are also required to use English as your website’s primary language.
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