When it comes to making money from a blog, Adsense is one of the best blog monetization programs available. I have already shared my AdSense earnings for five years, which will give you an idea of how much you can earn from Adsense.
The only solution is to start looking for some of the best Google Adsense alternatives.
The Adsense alternative ad networks mentioned below are not better than Google Adsense, but depending on your blog niche and site traffic, a few AdSense alternative programs like Viglink, Chitika and BuySellAds might give better earnings and results than AdSense.
You should be aware that Google Adsense is a contextual ad networking program while all the Adsense alternatives mentioned below are not contextual ad programs. For example, BuySellAds offers a direct advertisement platform, Infolinks is an in-text link program, and Viglink turns your outbound links into affiliate links.
We have already talked about why Adsense is the best advertisement program for bloggers, and we followed up with a post on Google Adsense in the budding blogger’s blog.
Getting Google Adsense approval is a dream for bloggers. But if you fail to get approval or get rejected for some reason, don’t despair because this article will make you aware of many Google Adsense alternatives for earning money online.
Before choosing an alternative to Google Adsense, however, check out what kind of traffic you are generating on your blog.
Best Alternative to Adsense: 2016 Edition
Note: I am continually updating the list with all the new monetization methods that I use as an Adsense alternative. So bookmark this page and keep coming back to learn about new blog monetization programs.
Amazon Display ads:
Seeing Amazon advertisement program listed as an AdSense alternative might be little surprising for many, but in 2016 they are one of the popular choice among blogger for monetization. Unlike recent years, it was only Amazon Affiliate program but with Amazon native ads & CPM based ads, they are an idle choice for users who is looking for something other than AdSense. In my opinion Amazon display program is idle for those who have US & EU traffic. Especially native ads is like affiliate marketing on steroids & you can learn all about it here.
Infolinks is an in-text link ad network that has been a profitable blog monetization network for many publishers. Infolinks offers various types of advertisements that you can place on your blog. The most popular one is an in-text ads unit, followed by an in-frame ads unit.
It does not offer contextual ads like Google AdSense, but as an alternative to AdSense, Infolinks is highly recommended. You can use other ad networks with it to increase your blog’s revenue. Signing up for Infolinks is easy, and they have a low minimum payment threshold.
2016 is the age of native advertising, and if you are looking for an alternate way to earn money, you should start using native advertising. This type of ad can be placed anywhere around the content. The most popular placement is after a related post or in the blog’s sidebar. AyBoll offers native advertising, and it is easy to get started with AyBoll.
Ayboll displays native ads, and it is a premium CPA network. You will get paid for any action on the site, and the payout is huge. Their revenue split is high at 50/50, but considering the fact that they pay premium $ per sale, it’s worth trying out. Ayboll minimum payout threshold is $100, and the payment method is bank transfer or via Skrill. To place the Ayboll ad widget, you can use the Ad inserter plugin.
Adversal offers features similar to Superlinks, and you need to have monthly page-views of 50,000 to apply. Minimum payout is $20, and after 35 days they pay at the end of the month. Payment modes are Paypal, Wire Transfer and ACH. It takes 3-4 days to get your application approved, and I suggest that you apply for both Superlinks and Adversal. Though Superlinks ads will pay more, it is also good to have another alternative option.
BuySellAds is one of the alternatives to Google Adsense. As soon as you submit your blog to BuySellAds, it will automatically fetch up your blog stats which includes PR, Alexa Rank etc.
In order to get approval for BuySellAds, your site should have decent traffic. As soon as your site gets approval, you can set up an area on your blog for BuySellAds, and wait for advertisers to bid.
- Also read : How to Get Your Website Approved by BuySellAds
Chitika is a CPC product-oriented program. I like Chitika for two reasons. First, it always places relevant ads based on the site content which helps you to get more clicks. Secondly, you can edit text color, URL color and border color to blend with your blog’s format. You can also choose their referral program earn extra income.
Viglink is perfect for a blog which is linking out to a business or e-commerce site. The Viglink concept is quite different from all of the alternatives mentioned above, and with Viglink you can earn money by making affiliate sales.
Viglink works great when you have outgoing links to business or product pages such as fashion store or Amazon. Harsh has shared a great case-study of Viglink on a fashion blog.
Even if you don’t have outbound links but you are using money-related terms like Apple, iPhone or any other, Viglink will automatically add links to these words, and you will end up making decent money. What’s best about Viglink is that it’s incubated by Google and it is an SEO-friendly ad program.
Skimlinks is the best alternative to Viglink and it works in a similar manner. Skimlinks converts your outbound links into affiliate links, and you earn money whenever a sale occurs. You should choose between Viglink and Skimlinks based on the type of blog you have.
It is possible that you could end up making ten times your existing earnings with Viglink and Skimlinks, as they pay for affiliate sales and not for the click.
If you are looking to monetize your blogs, you should give Viglink or Skimlinks a try.
Media.net is the best alternative to AdSense in terms of ad types. Media.net is a contextual ad network by Yahoo! and Bing, and it offers high-paying ads. Moreover, the ad types involved are similar to AdSense, and if you have a quality blog, you are more likely to get Media.net approval in no time. You can check out the review of Media.net here and create a free account here.
These are just some of the best and most similar alternatives to AdSense. If your Adsense is disabled, the best way to cover the lost Adsense earnings potential is by using a combination of two or more ad networks. (For example, using Infolinks or Viglink along with contextual ads.)ich one of the above you have used and which ad program worked for you the most?