It’s not new anymore that Google AdSense is the most popular CPC ad network for making money online through your website or blog through adverts, but it’s not the only ad network out there. There are alot of CPM networks and adsense alternatives you can try.
Before we move further, What is CPC and CPM.
CPC stands for Cost per Click, and CPM stand for Cost Per Thousand Impressions or Cost per Mille.
If you’ve not yet set up an AdSense account, or you had trouble getting it approved, or you probably love to diversify your income, there are many different alternative advertising programs that offer great features and allow you to make additional income from your website
List of Ad network
Media.Net is an ad network that provides exclusive access to the Yahoo! Bing Network. They are one of the world’s largest contextual ad networks that boast so many top publishers like Forbes, ELLE, Reuters, and Good Housekeeping.
Media.Net gives publishers several ad styles. however they only allow one of each ad type to appear on a page.The main ad style available is the content ad. These are contextual ad blocks that are available in different sizes to suit your needs. The next ad type available is the search targeting ad. These appear the same way as contextual ads but are only displayed to search engine traffic. Media.Net also provides web bar and mobile ads to its publishers.
I feel that this is the closest AdSense alternative currently available. But, be aware that they are known for suspending accounts and not stating the reason. So, if you use them, read all the rules and be careful to follow them.
Possible roadblock: Media.Net needs to approve each site you want to place ads on. And they’re a little strict on what sites they approve.
Infolinks ad network currently serves targeted ads on over 125,000 websites. They work best on sites that contain large amounts text-based content.
Infolinks indexes your pages to determine the best ads to display. Several types of ads are available to publishers for use on their sites.
The main ad type Infolinks provides is their in-text ad links. Selected words on your page are selected and either double underlined or dotted underlined. When a visitor scrolls over one of the words, a pops up containing an ad relevant to the word appears.
These ads can appear a little spammy and get a little annoying when you accidentally move your cursor over a link. They do allow you to limit the number on a page, though.
They also have an ad block called related tags. These are very similar in look to AdSense horizontal link blocks. A tag cloud ad block is available for your use if you feel it would be suitable for your site’s layout.
Infolinks has a search widget that sits at the bottom of the screen and when a visitor moves their cursor over its bar, it slides up to display its contents.
Infolinks will not approve a site if they feel it is thin on content.
RevenueHits is a fairly new ad network and looks very promising. They offer a nice variety of ad types including banner, pop-under, sliders, top and footer style banners, buttons, and interstitials.
They offer both contextual and geo-targeted ads. They are a performance-based network (CPA), not a CPC or CPM network. So make sure you understand that you are paid when a visitor to your site takes specific actions instead of being paid when they click on an ad.
RevenueHits offers payment via wire, PayPal and Payoneer. The current minimum payout is $50.
They do not allow ads to be placed on pages that do not contain content.
Chitika is an online advertising network with over 350,000 publishers. They serve over four billion targeted ads per month. Chitika has several top-tier advertising partners like Yahoo!, SuperMedia and HomeAdvisor.
Since the Chitika ads are search targeted, they work best with websites that get most of their traffic from search engines. Visitors that arrive at your site by other channels are displayed generic ads loosely based on your site’s title and keywords. If the majority of your traffic is from links or type-ins you may want to look at other AdSense alternatives.
They do allow you to use alternative ads that you can display to your non-organic visitors to better make use of your site’s ad space.
Publisher payments are available by PayPal starting with a $10 minimum.
Chitika is one of the few ad networks that has an affiliate program. This could bring in an additional income for you.
Adversal is an excellent alternative to AdSense if your site gets over 50,000 page views per month. They have fast approvals but make sure your site meets their requirements before you apply to be a publisher. They offer various banner sizes and types to publishers. Pop-unders and ministitial type ads are also available for publisher use.
Currently, their minimum payout is $20. A PayPal option is available. Adversal is also one of the few ad networks that have an affiliate program.
Please be aware that Adversal will reject any site that does not receive at least 50,000 page views per month.
Clicksor offers publishers multiple ad formats including clickable text and targeted contextual banner ads for use on their sites.
All ads displayed to your site’s visitors are context sensitive. This way your site visitors see ads that they will be more likely to click. They offer weekly payouts via PayPal or check. The minimum payout threshold is currently $50. Clicksor also offers an affiliate program that pays a 10% commission.
Caveat: They’re getting more picky on which sites they accept and are rejecting many sites that are not based in the US, Canada or the UK.
BidVertiser pays you on both clicks and conversions. This could help you make more money from your sites.
Text ads, banner ads, mobile ads and slider ads are available. They offer publishers a point-and-click ad builder tool that helps you to customize the ads to fit the look and feel of your site. They pay monthly by check, wire or PayPal. The current minimum payout is only $10 if you choose to receive payments through PayPal.
One downside to BidVertiser is that they use an advertiser bidding system. Each advertiser bids ad placement and what sites their ads appear on. So, it may take some time for advertisers to find your site in the BidVertiser network and start bidding on your ad spots.
Intellilinks lets you sell simple text links on your sites to advertisers for a set monthly fee. The more traffic you have and the better your search engine rankings, the higher you can set your monthly charge.
If you have a site that is ranked well and receives a good amount of traffic, you will want to take a close look at Intellilinks. For integration, they provide a WordPress plugin or script that is easy to install. This plugin or script automates the process of adding text links to your site. Sold links can be placed inside of content and on the sidebar as related links. Your site visitors do not have to click these links for you to be paid. Payments are made through PayPal on a monthly basis.
One negative thing about Intellilinks is that it may take time for advertisers to purchase links on your site.
PopAds specializes in pop-under ad delivery.
They claim that their average earnings for a site that receives 1000 unique visitors a day is $4.00 a day. You can select the minimum bid you will accept from advertisers as well as setting the frequency with which the pop-under ads display to site visitors. One of the great features of PopAds is that you can request payment of your PopAds revenue anytime you want.
If you are earning at least $5 a day, you can even make payment requests on a daily basis. Getting an account and site approvals is easy with PopAds. All in all, this makes it a good AdSense alternative.
PopMyAds is a pop-under ad network that accepts publishers and traffic from all countries.
They provide quick site approval; many times in under one hour. This is one of the few ad networks that accepts legal adult sites. Please check their TOS for more details on the sites they accept.
Their minimum payout is just $5.00 and can be paid through PayPal or Payza. You can contact them if you need to be paid through wire transfer. All payments are processed in 1 to 7 business days. PayPal and Payza payments are usually processed within 1 business day of the payment request.