The Best Google Adsense Alternatives For Your Blog – 2015 Edition

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.

Creating an AdSense account and getting approval is not an easy process, especially for a newbie blogger. The real problem emerges when Google bans your Google Adsense account!

The only solution is to start looking for some of the best Google Adsense alternatives.

Google Adsense Alternatives

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 Superlinks, 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:

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.

Infolinks:

Infolinks earning

Infolinks is an in-text link ad network which has been a profitable blog monetization network for many publishers. Infolinks offers various types of advertisements which you can place on your blog. The most popular one is an in-text ads unit, followed by an in-frame ads unit.  Signing up for Infolinks is easy, and they have a low minimum payment threshold.

Use this link to sign up for Infolinks

AyBoll:

2015 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 native Advertising

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.

Create a Free Ayboll Account

Adversal:

Adversal contextual ads

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.

Apply for Adversal

 BuySellAds:

buysellads

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.

Chitika:

Chitika Ad program

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.

Create a free account on Chitika

Infolinks:

Infolinks

Infolinks, a leader where in-text advertising is concerned, now offers various other advertisement options for bloggers. Now you can earn money from Infolinks using different ad types such as in-tag, which works like Google text link ads, or in-frame ads which will help you to make money from your blog’s unused space. 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.

You can sign up for a free account over here.

Viglink:

Viglink AdSense alternative

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.

Sign up for Viglink

Skimlinks :

skimlinks ads dashboard

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.

Create Free account on Skimlinks

Media.net

Media.net

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.

 

 AdEngage:

Adengage Program

AdEngage is an ad platform for publishers to sell direct ads. The minimum traffic requirement to get AdEngage approval is 1000 hits per day, and you can monetize an adult site with AdEngage. Minimum payout is $50, and you can be paid via PayPal, wire transfer or check.

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?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a professional blogger. He loves to read & write about Blogging, SEO, WordPress, Make money online & technology. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives more than half a million PV in a month, and is an award winning blog.

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COMMENTs ( 88 )

  1. says

    Thanks for the nice list. How about Amazon Associates? I noticed many sites using both Adsense and Amazon Associates. Does it reduce our income from ads? Do you have experience with Amazon Associates? Please give me more insights.

  2. says

    How grateful am I reading this articleThanks to let us know about high paying Google Adsense alternatives for our blog.There are no doubt that Google adsense is the world best Ad network for earn money from websites, but Google Giving strict policies My most favorite and highly paying advertising network is buysellads after Google Adsense.

  3. says

    anyone here using bidvertiser.com? why i always got red warning malicious page when i add bidvertiser code? did you guys experience the same problem?

  4. says

    For me personally Media.net is the one which provides better result next to adsense. Apart from this, i have used Infolinks which is very good (if you have huge traffic), and chitika also convert very well only for US and UK Traffic

    Viglink is some what new and unheard, so i will give it a try..

  5. says

    Already got approval from Chitika ,But still thinking whether I should go for it or some better alternative if I am planning to apply it on a micro niche blog?Please help me out.

    • says

      @Ashu
      Don’t limit yourself to Chitika. Try other ad networks and see which one work the best with your micro niche blog. Since you are trying micro-niche blog, try monetizing with affiliate products.

  6. says

    Hi,

    For me Google Adsense have been the easy one. But, it is always good to know about other great alternatives.

    I have used many of it as trials, and top three are Infolinks, Viglink and RevenueHits.

    Nice list. :)

  7. says

    Thank you sir for sharing these alternatives. I found that Buysell Ads is one of the best alternative but as like Adsense they are also tough with their approval process. But, Adversal is performing well on my site, not as much as adsense but it is satisfying.

  8. says

    To be very honest, Infolinks is not good for small publishers. I am not earning a singly penny from them. But Bidvertisers and Adhexa are paying me more than $0.50 for 1000 views. They are best for small traffic websites or blogs.

    • says

      @Meher
      I would recommend to you & for others to try more network, and figure out which one is working best for their blog type.
      Not all blogs are the same!

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