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Best Google Adsense Alternatives For Your Blog – 2014 Edition

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Best Google Adsense Alternatives For Your Blog – 2014 Edition

When it comes to making money from blog, Adsense is one of the best blog monetization program. I have already shared my Adsense earnings for 4 years, which will give you an idea, how much you can earn from Adsense. Creating an AdSense account, and getting approval is not very easy, and specially for a newbie blogger, it’s tough. The real problem comes in 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

All the advertising programs for your blog mentioned below are not better than Google Adsense but depending upon your niche and site traffic, few AdSense alternative programs like Superlinks,  Viglink, Chitika, BuySellAds might give better earning and result from AdSense earnings.

You must be aware of the fact: Adsense is a contextual ad networking while all the below mentioned Google Adsense alternatives site are not contextual ad program. For example, BuySellads offers direct advertisement platform, Infolinks is 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  followed up with Google Adsense in budding bloggers blog.

Getting Google Adsense approval is a dream for bloggers. But if you fail to get approval or get rejected because of some reason, don’t get frustrated because this article will help you to see all Google Adsense alternatives to earn money online. But before choosing an alternative to Google Adsense, check out what kind of traffic you are generating to your blog.

Best alternative to Adsense:

Update: I keep updating list with all the new monetization method which I use, as an Adsense alternative. So, bookmark this page, and keep coming back to learn about new blog monetization programs.

Superlinks:

Superlinks Adsense alternative

Superlinks is one advertisement program which can never let you miss AdSense. They offer different ad types such as display ads, Tower ads, Footer ads to name a few. Their minimum payout is $100 and via PayPal, Payoneer or Wire transfer. Your blog needs to have minimum traffic of 100,000/month to apply for Superlinks. If your blog have a high bounce rate due to exit links, their super exit links will help you to earn great deal of money here. Superlinks also accept publishers who are banned from AdSense.  Overall, Superlinks is going to be a great blog monetization program for you.

Create your free account on Superlinks

Adversal:

Adversal contextual ads

Adversal offers similar feature as Superlinks and you need to have monthly page-views of 50,000 to apply for them. Minimum payout is $20 and they pay after 35 days after the end of the month. Payment modes are Paypal, Wire transfer, ACH. It takes 3-4 days to get approval for your application and I suggest that you apply for Superlinks and Adversal both. Though Superlinks ads will pay more, but it’s also good to have one more alternate option with you.

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 , Technorati, Del.Icio.us, Yahoo inbound links etc. For getting an approval for BuySellAds , your site should have a decent Traffic. As soon as your site gets an 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 because of two reasons. Firstly, it always places relevant ads based on the content, which helps you to get more click. Secondly, you can edit text color, URL color, border color to blend with your blog format. You can also choose for their referral program, to earn extra income.

Create free account on Chitika

Infolinks:

Infolinks

Infolinks which was leader on in-text advertising now offers various other advertisement option for bloggers. Now you can earn money from info links 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 unused area. It doesn’t offer contextual ad like Google AdSense, but as an alternative to AdSense; info links is highly recommended. You can mix it it with other ad network to increase your blog 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 business or e-commerce site. Viglink concept is quite unique from all of the above and 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, 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 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; it’s incubated by Google and it is SEO friendly ad program.

Sign up for Viglink

Skimlinks :

skimlinks ads dashboard

Skimlinks is the best alternative to above Viglink and it works similar to Viglink. It converts your outbound links into affiliate links and you earn money when a sale happens. You should pick Viglink or Skimlinks based on the the of blog you have. As I mentioned above, you might end up earning 10X of your existing earning with Viglink and Skimlinks, as they pay for affiliate sales and not for the click. Specially if are looking to monetise your forums, You should give try to Viglink or Skimlinks.

Create Free account on Skimllinks

Media.net

Media.net

Media.net is the best alternative to AdSense alternative in terms of ad types. Media.net is contextual ad network by Yahoo! and bing and it offers high-paying ads. More over, ad types 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.

6. Adengage:

Adengage Program

AdEngage is an ad platform for publishers to sell direct ads. Minimum traffic requirement to get AdEngage approval is 1000 impression/day and  you can monetize an adult site with AdEngage. Minimum payout is $50 and you can get paid via PayPal, Wire transfer and check.

These are just some of the closest and best alternatives to Adsense. Though if your Adsense is disabled, the best way to cover the Adsense earning is by keeping a mixture of two or more Ad network. For example, along with contextual ad use Infolinks or Viglink.

Anyways, do let us know what other ad programs would you list as Google Adsense alternatives and will recommend to others? Which one of the above you have used and which ad program worked for you the most?

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  • Sandeep singh

    After 3 rejections, finally I have an approved Adsense account and seriously having higher CPC than any alternatives.

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  • Karan Bhagat

    Hello Harsh Sir,

    Although I have got my adsense approved successfully but one thing I always wanted to know briefly was that do these alternatives pay more than Google Adsense?

    Reply
  • Satvir

    Harsh, can I use Superlinks and Adversal both at the same time on my blog to generate revenue ?

    Reply
  • Arun Raj

    Harsh i tried media.net for my blog but they are not approved my blog.so please help me or how to get media.net approval.

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
  • Jatin Chhabra

    Why not I should focus on Affiliates options rather than adsence and related programs. If I have a site which has like 50,000 relevant page views that I won’t even thing of ads and focus on ROI via better engagement on the site….

    What would u suggest Harish??

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  • Padma Ashokan

    Google Adsence is the best revenue sharing ads policy but, the only fear using Google Adsense is that it can unapprove you any time. U are unsecured with Adsense. Can we get the money back if we get approved back?

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Padma
      Once you account is banned, all your current income will be void. A good suggestion is to opt for monthly check-out. If your account tis temporary blocked, in that case I believe your unpaid income will be paid.

      Reply
  • Sasi Parvathi

    What about blogads? Many of us really don’t know about blogads.com. Labnol.org using it since many years. But it’s a premium. So that’s why anyone doesn’t talking about it. Nice share harsh. Wish you all a very happy independence day. Peace and god bless you.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Sasi
      I had a look at BlogAds and seems like they are not so active anymore. No recent publishing on Social-media sites and no news from them for long. Hard to recommend any such network here.

      Reply
  • Susanta K Beura

    Infolink and Kontera are simply waste of resources. Since last 2 years I am using both of them and made $0.02 and $3.01 respectively :( .

    Now trying with chitika on my site and Viglink on another site.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Susanta
      Could you give me more info about your revenue here. I would specially like to know how much impression you have given (Page views) and how much revenue you generated out of it.

      Reply
  • Rupali Grover

    Harsh How good is Media.net in terms of Payment? What is the payment method? You haven’t added bidvertiser.

    Reply
  • Shakeel

    Thanks for this nice post Harsh :) .
    Currently I am only using Adsense on my website. I want to know if I can use BuySellAds with Adsense on it.
    Thanks in Advance.

    Reply
  • I. C. Daniel

    Nothing compares to Adsense, when getting banned is a nightmare.
    Great list of alternatives, SuperLinks is trending, I see they advertise on major top IM related webistes including shoutmeloud. Nice!

    Reply
  • Shalu Sharma

    Excellent adsense alternatives. I am trying Viglink but so far has not worked for me. Perhaps the traffic needs to be from the USA.

    Reply
  • Sushain

    All the above mentioned alternatives are great,But i don’t think anyone of them will pay as good as Google adsense pays still Adbrite, bidadvertiser and info links are good for the newbie bloggers.
    Thanks for the list and share.

    Reply
  • Anne Thornewell

    After having adsense ad serving disabled on my prized website, I went without monetization for 6 months while receiving at least 2500 unique visits per day. I wish I had read this article when it was first published so I could have been using clicksor for August traffic. This article is very informative and useful. Thank you for writing and sharing this

    Reply
  • Sangy

    Hello Harsh,

    I started a tech blog around 4 weeks back and I had around 1200 visitors as of now. I’ve leaked data on many gadgets like the htc nexus 8 before most of the other prominent sites. But the problem is there are some non unique content too. I need option for monetization so that I can buy a custom domain. Infolinks rejected and chitika is not showing up their ads. Please give me any other option.

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  • SANGY

    Hello Harsh,
    I’ve a tech related blog which gives you the latest leaks, tricks, hacks and other news going on in any tech industry.I’ve published quite a lot of leaks faster than most sites do. my blog is around 4 weeks old and as of now it has around 1200 visitors.But the problem is there are some non unique content too and hence i’m not finding monetiztion options. How can i monetize my blog without much difficulty so that i can even buy a domain and add more widgets??I’m a 17 yr old starter. I applied for chitika , but couldnt find ads on my blogs after embedding their code. Infolinks didn’t approve. So where shall i start for direct monetiztion?

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  • Vishwajeet Kumar

    Nice article Harsh! Actually I have tried all of them as Google Alternatives But The truth is that no one compete with Adsense at all. Adsense has more cpc and cpm rates than others. So, Finally I stick with Adsense and made some decent money from them.

    Reply
  • Abhishek Raj

    Nice compilation Harsh. Some of the ad networks mentioned by you here are new to me. Post bookmarked. Gonna check out very soon :-)

    Reply
  • Aqib Shahzad

    Hi Harsh,
    What are the traffic requirements for Media.net , I mean how much monthly traffic they require in order to approve publisher application. I have already asked this question :(

    Reply
  • Siraj Mahmood

    According to my perspective Infolinks and Superlinks are finest ways to maximize your revenue as @Harash said above article. Thanks for useful sharing.

    Reply
  • Swapnadip Chakraborty

    Hello Harsh,

    Thanks for providing the lists of Google AdSense alternative Programmes. Presently I am using infolink, Chitika on my blog. But I will definitely take the advantages of the rest in future.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Swapnadip

    Reply
  • Abdul Ghani

    Hi Harsh,
    Good list of Google Adsense alternatives, I have a bad luck when it comes to Google Adsense. Though I have applied for Adversal.
    Thanks for sharing alternatives of Google list.

    Reply
  • Nitin

    Ad-sense is better but i am recommending you for join affiliation.
    Because affiliation can give more money than advertisement

    Reply
  • Amrish

    I have had a very good read through here and there is some fantastic information.
    I personally use Infolinks and Qadabra them seem to be doing a pretty good job although i have found sometimes Qadabra sometimes an annoying popup comes up on your screen about flash player has stopped working and your screen freezes for at least 15 seconds maybe just me i don’t know but all the same they seem pretty good so far.

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  • Josh Racicot

    I will be honest – I ditched ClickBank and AdSense altogether from my blog….reason being there are too many merchants who’s products and services either get banned or leave ClickBank and as for AdSense, it gives visitors to your website another route to click and leave your site. If you have affiliate programs and products already on your site, you are guaranteed to make more money with them than through AdSense, unless your are driving some serious traffic. As for InfoLinks, it just looks spammy and the keywords and ads that appear are not targeted most the time. I personally say just do away with ads and ad networks and focus on affiliate programs to monetize your blog that have one or few solid products to offer, because like I mentioned, you will make more money that way.

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  • Lalit Raghuvanshi

    I am disappointed from google adsense because they have denied my approval request saying that adsense crawler was unable to review the website. Even the adsense forum can’t help me in sorting this issue.so i am looking for other alternatives. can anyone suggest me the best alternatives to adsense? Should i go for chitika,buysellads and infolinks or any other?

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Lalit
      If you have traffic from U.S, you should try Media.net which is a good alternative. (Review)
      If you link out to money pages on other sites (Ex: Amazon, iPhone Apps and so on), you should try Viglink which is great.
      Do try them and let me know which one works for you..

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  • AMIT

    i found infolinks as the best alternative to Google adsense ,currently i am using it and having good results with them. As my blog is only 4 months old and it has only 1000 unique visitors a day and therefore i still not applied for Google adsense though i will try them later with few more visitors.
    can you please add some reviews about Indian ad networks, i want to try any Indian ad network to my blog as it has around 75% traffic from India. I have heard about some Indian ad networks like Admaya and AdsforIndians but i have found very bad reviews about them and therefore i am bit confused whether to try them or not .
    Thanks for a great post …
    keep posting ………

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  • Shubhajit

    Adsense is still the best. Many people tried to earn quick money by putting multiple ad networks, result, Google ban most adsense accounts. Don’t judge it by high traffic sites like Shoutmeloud or any other websites who are oldie enough and getting high traffic. If you are new and 100 or less unique visitors every day, try to improve the blog rather go for earning channels. Lots of complain regarding Google adsense banned account have been already registered in Adsense forum. Adbrite is one prevalent channel, another one is infolink..moreover, infolink text ads are quite irritating, its like reading ads rather info.

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  • FlaxG

    I don’t think they pay as good as Google pay. These alternatives are useful to only those who does not have the Google AdSense. And those alternative Generate very low earnings.

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  • Jose Smith

    I am also using infolinks. yeah it is really nice but adsense is far better.For those whose adsense account has been disabled infolinks is an good option. All you need is good traffic and worthy content.
    Thanks for sharing !

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  • Dave

    Hi,
    No doubt that there are many adsense alternative available such as CPM and CPC as well
    Adage.com is also good.As far as Chitika is concerned I have had an experienced that there payout is too minimum and even if you have traffic there payout is really to poor and the worst is that that there ads does not show in many third world countries
    Dave

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  • Rajesh

    Earlier i was get paid by admaya,adsforindians,and adhitz.
    but i they had not satisfied me because their per click pay is too less around 0.02-0.03 $ per click only.
    now Iam searching for something better.

    Reply
  • antodoms

    Adbrite and bidadvertiser is best for the new site owners , but buysell ads policies cannot accomodate new site owners , unless they have good pageviews…..affiliate programs are also other methods which may be useful for new site owners….

    Reply
  • Harry Sehgal

    Hey thats a Nice List about Adsense Alternatives. And i Really Appreciate your work. Well you have not included Bidvertiser and i use this along with Adsense. i have created a Site about Hacking, Adsense and Seo and much more. i Would Like to know that which paid ad program should i choose as a new comer………………
    Hope I will Recieve a Helpfull and Needed Answer From you.
    Regards,
    Harry Sehgal

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  • shyam jos

    for me adbrite workrd better than bidvertiser

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  • dee8

    goodle adsense is head and shoulders above the rest…infolinks rates just seem to keep getting lower and lower for me

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  • Ronald Redito

    Because I was banned in Adsense, I am trying to find alternatives. I am currently using infolinks however the earning is low.

    Just an advice, don’t use Clicksor. They have annoying pop-ups that could make your site banned in search engines.

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  • Mohan

    Thanks for the article,
    Would like to read the Detailed explanation on eCPM,CTR etc in Google Adsense on your farther article.. so that it would help people like me startups also who read this article and need some follow up to improve…

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  • Youngistaan

    I had been using 4 options since 1 year. I never use Buysellads programs but about easy money. You can’t left adsense. Chitika pays only when someone click from U.S. or U.K.
    Kontera didn’t pay much like adsense.
    Infolinks what to say sometimes they didn’t pay of clicks. And sometimes they pay 10 cent on 15 click. Now what is the calculation ?
    And about Adbrite, You can find there ads many time then any other advertisement.

    If you are thinking for easy money. Adsense is a best way to make. But i feel to left it. It sucks.

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  • Tinh

    I have tried all of them but only Chitika Premium help me generate more money, the other like BSA did not help much. Thanks

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  • Shiva

    I agree these are the leaders in the Advertising networks…but does anyone know which network I can use along with Adsense .. ;) as a second source of revenue?

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    • Shiva

      And ya leaving Infolinks and Chitika…I already used them

      Reply
  • Cebu Tech Blogger

    I just don’t understand why you suggest in-text ads like infolinks and kontera next to Adsense. Though those are still under CPC program, but I think it’s better to suggest programs similar to Adsense like that of Bidvertiser and Adbrite. After all, Adsense is still the best when it comes to CPC. Anyway, thanks for this post.

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    • Rahul

      I think infolinks is next big to adsense. Still it pays really low. But when you have lot of traffic you get decent from infolinks. Some times we get really well in infolinks too. and bidvertizers has no related ads except make money. etc..

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  • Typhoon

    I would personally recommend first 3. They are the best alternative to adsense.

    BuySellAds is a great ad network but it could improve itself much more if they reduce their percentage share though I agree they are helping to bring advertisers to the blog from their directory but still I would recommend them some decrease in their percentage share.

    InfoLinks is really Best. I don’t have much words to say about it. It really Rox.

    Chitika is a good alternative only if you have good amount of US search visitors but I think there had been some changes by the introduction of Chitika Select..So things might improve more with that technology.

    Never gave much time to Kontera on my blog for monetizing..So can’t comment on it.

    Would never recommend Adbrite..It’s CPC sux like hell..May be good for forums(porn,warez specially)..

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  • ghabuntu

    In my experience, there is no alternative in the real sense of the word to Google Adsense. Why?

    Adbrite 90% of the time displays Advertise Here. Their network of advertisers is very limited.

    Kontera has a wonderful talent of slowing your site down to a crawl. And you need virtually millions of clicks to make the minimum payout.

    Infolinks also requires you have millions of clicks to make anything worth calling money.

    Chitika is cool, but I am getting disillusioned with their prices. There are times when I get 8 clicks for a value of $0.06!

    I have not tried BuySell ads yet. So IMHO, Google Adsense simply has no alternative for small to medium scale blogs. If you have an account there, safe guard it well and play by Google’s rules.

    You will be glad you did! Thanks!

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    • Ngan

      Couldn’t agree more. I believe Google has a very good profit sharing policy. If I am not mistaken, Google share 90% of the profit with publisher.

      Reply

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