How many times have you applied for AdSense account and got rejected?It could be several times or more. Maybe, you are still struggling to get approved by AdSense. (Source Roadtoblogging.com)
Most of the new bloggers apply for AdSense many times and become disappointed after getting rejected by AdSense. But AdSense is not the only advertising network for publishers. There are a lot of ad networks that share a decent amount of revenue to their publisher.
To be honest, though there are a lot of ad networks but there is no real alternative to AdSense. AdSense is still the best Advertising Network. But I believe ‘Something is better than nothing’. That’s why I am going to share some AdSense alternatives.
If you are one of them who didn’t get approved by AdSense or got banned by AdSense, then you can try the following networks. You can also use these networks along with AdSense to increase your revenue. Here is the list of AdSense Alternatives (2016) that are similar to Google AdSense.
High Paying AdSense Alternatives
|Alternatives||Ad Types||Min. Payment||Sign Up|
Apps & Widgets
|$50 (PayPal, Wire, eCheck, WU)|
|Amazon Associates||Recommend. Ads
|$10 (Gift Certificate)
|$20 (PayPal, ACH, Check, or Wire)|
|BuySellAds||Banner Ads||$20 (Paypal)
$500 (Wire Transfer)
|Propeller Ads||PopUnder Ads
$500 (Wire Transfer)
|Skimlinks||Skimlink Links||$10 (Paypal)|
|Kontera||Inline Text Links
Media.net is one of the best alternatives for AdSense. It is a contextual ad network, powered by Yahoo and Bing. It enables publishers to earn money from advertising revenue.
It offers customized ad units that fit with your site look. It also shows ads to the mobile phone and tablet users.
Currently, this network is not opened for public sign up. But you can request for an invitation.
Revenuehits admits that they are not as good as AdSense, but they believe they are better than other alternatives. It’s a Performance base Ad Network that helps publishers to generate more revenue.
If you are going to use this network, I would suggest you to keep your ads running for 5-6 days to get best results. Revenuehits offers Banner ads, Sliders, Pop-unders, button etc. Minimum payout is $20.
Bidvertiser is a pay per click advertising site that could be a great AdSense alternative if you didn’t get Adsense approval or got banned. The way it works is a little bit different from Adsense. While Adsense shows ads based on context or visitor’s interest, it creates a bidding system that allows the highest bidder to advertise on your blog. Initially, you won’t be able to earn much revenue as it takes some time to get your site found by Highest bidders. So stay longer.
Bidvertiser offers Text ads, Banner ads, Mobile Ads, Slider ads etc. You can also make money by promoting your customized toolbar. Minimum payment amount is $10 for PayPal/Payza and $50 for check. Read: How to Make Money With Bidvertiser
Infolinks is a bit different from other advertising networks. It’s a in-text advertising program. It doesn’t take too many spaces of your site to show ads. It shows in text ads or pop-up ads. You can use it with AdSense safely.
Infolinks offer 4 types of ads – InFold, InText, InTag, and InFrame. All of them are designed to overcome banner blindness. Minimum payment threshold of $50 for Paypal or $100 for Bank wire.
Amazon Native Ads
Amazon has the world’s largest affiliate program. But do you know that it also has an advertising program?
Yes, it is called Amazon Native Shopping Ads. It can be a potential AdSense alternative if you are getting US traffic on your blog. It has three types of Ads – Recommendation Ads, Search Ads and Custom Ads. It provides highly relevant product ads in a responsive ad unit that can be placed anywhere in your blog/site. It shows ads based on your selected categories and your blog contents.
If you write about products on your blog, you can try Amazon Native Ads.
Adversal is the best Adsense alternative in terms of serving ads. It has a great CTR and works with several languages. You need to have monthly page views of 50,000 to apply this network.
Minimum payout is $20 and payment modes are PayPal, ACH, Check, or Wire. It has an affiliate program too.
VigLink is totally different from other Ad networks. It converts normal links into affiliate links. If someone makes a purchase by using your link, you’ll earn commission out of it. For example, if you have a post about iPhone or you mentioned iPhone on a post, VigLink will automatically add new affiliate links or convert existing links to affiliate links.
Viglink works great on e-commerce based site. If you write about products on your blog, you can try this.
BuySellAds is an advertisement marketplace that connects publishers with advertisers. It is slightly different from other Ad networks I mentioned here. While other Ad networks pay based on CPC or CPM, BuySellAds pays for direct advertisement. It works as a middleman between advertiser and publisher. And it charges 25% of the transaction.
However, it’s tough to get approved by BuySellAds. You need to have a good amount of traffic to get approval. So if you are still struggling with AdSense approval, don’t try BuySellAds. Getting BuySellAds approval is tougher than AdSense. But it’s a good compliment for AdSense.
I’ve added Propeller Ads to this AdSense alternatives list mainly because a lot of people suggested Propeller Ads on the comment.
Propeller Ads is a UK based Ad network. It’s a CPM ad network which pays for every 1000 impressions. If you have traffic from U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, it will work great for you.
It has different types of ad products like OnClick PopUnder Ads, Mobile Ads, Banner Ads, Layer Ads, Slider Ads, Video Ads etc. It pays through Wire Transfer, Payoneer, Webmoney and Prepaid Cards.
Next Google AdSense alternative is Chitika. If you are tired of not getting AdSense approval, then sign up for Chitika. You need not get approval for using Chitika ads on your site. That means you can monetize your low traffic site with Chitika. Just create an account and put ads on your site.
It offers 3 types of ads – Search Targeted Ads, Local Ads, and Mobile Ads. It’s PPC rates aren’t as good as AdSense.
Skimlinks is similar to Viglinks. It’s a hub of affiliate programs. It is integrated with thousands of affiliate programs so you don’t need to join them individually. All you have to do is, join Skimlinks.
It will automatically turn your product links into affiliate links. If you are running an e-commerce based site, it will work great for you. However, it also works for bloggers who write about products.
Adsterra is a premium ad network for publishers and advertisers. It offers highest CPM rates with global coverage. It has display banners, Popunders, direct links, sliders, push up ads etc. Publishers can receive their payments on time via Paypal, Bitcoin, Payoneer, WebMoney, Wire Transfer, Paxum, and Payza.
If you are getting a good amount of traffic on your blog, you can try Adsterra to maximize your revenue.
Qadabra is a self-serve ad platform that offers performance-based advertising. It was formerly known as AdsGadget. It requires only 15 seconds to start showing ads on your site with Qadabra.
It offers banner ads including slider ads. You need not have much content to get approved by Qadabra.
It offers banner ads including slider ads. You need not have much content to get approved by Qadabra. Read: Qadabra Ad Network: Get Paid As Soon As You Make $1
Kontera is similar to Infolinks. Kontera Ads appear on hyperlinked text when you hover the mouse on the linked text. It also offers image and video ads. All ads are based on pay per click payment.
Whenever you add in text ads on your site, make sure that you are not annoying your readers with too many ads.
My advice is not to try the networks at a time. You can do A/B testing to check which one works better for you. However, you can use 2-3 networks at a time.
Now I’d like to hear from you. Vote on this poll and let us know what is the best AdSense alternative according to you?