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 five 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 especially 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.
These Adsense alternative ad network mentioned below are not better than Google Adsense. Depending upon your blog niche and site traffic, few AdSense alternative programs like Superlinks, Viglink, Chitika, BuySellAds might give better earning and result than AdSense.
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 the list with all the new monetization method that I use, as an Adsense alternative. So, bookmark this page and keep coming back to learn about new blog monetization programs.
Infolinks is in-text link ad network, but always been a profitable blog monetization network for many publisher. Infolinks offers various types of advertisement which you can place on your blog. The most popular one is In-text ads unit, followed by In-frame ad unit. Infolinks is easy to signup and they have low minimum payment threshold.
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 ads can be placed anywhere around the content. Most popular placement is after post as related posts or in blog sidebar. Ayboll offers native advertising, and is easy to get started with.
Ayboll display native ads & it is a premium CPA network. You will get paid for any action on the site, and payout is huge. Their revenue split is high 50/50, but considering they pay premium/sale, it’s worth trying out. Ayboll minimum payout threshold is $100 & payment method is bank transfer or via Skrill. To place the Ayboll ad widget, you can use Ad inserter plugin.
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.
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. 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.
- Also read : How to get your website approved in Buysellads
Chitika is a CPC product-oriented 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.
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 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.
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 a try to Viglink or Skimlinks.
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.
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?