Media.Net: Yahoo! Bing Ad Network for Bloggers and Publishers

Media.net Yahoo Bing NetworkWhen it comes to making money from a blog, you have many options. One of the simplest is to place PPC advertisements on your blog, and you will be paid depending on the niche, quality of traffic, and number of clicks on ads.

Of all the advertising networks currently available, Google AdSense is certainly the best, but it is also one of the most highly criticized, due to their harsh rules. Many bloggers lose their hope of making money with AdSense once their AdSense account is disabled or not approved.

I have previously written about many alternative ways to make money in this article.  Today I will be featuring Media.net, which is a contextual ad network brought to you by Yahoo! and Bing together. Media.net is an ad network that has been getting great reviews from around the globe. It is too early to call it as a real alternative to AdSense, because Media.net is currently an invitation based ad network, and anyone can request an invite. But there are many great features of Media.net, one of them being a dedicated account manager to help you get started, and to maintain your account. I will discuss all of this in greater detail later in this article, but first let’s have a look at what Media.net is all about.

Media.net: features and program information:

Meida.net is a contextual ad network, which means that it hosts advertisements based on the context of the page. For example, if you are running Media.net ads on your page about dogs, your readers will be seeing advertisements related to dogs and dogs products. Similarly, a page about cameras will have ads related to cameras and photography accessories.

Contextual advertisements perform better than any other types of ads (direct ads), and this is one reason why AdSense is so popular. Media.net is powered by Yahoo! and Bing, and you will see only high quality and high paying ads through Media.net.

Media.net is targeted to small and large publishers who produce quality content. So even if you have a small blog with targeted and quality content, your chance of getting approval is high.

Here are some of the most notable features of Media.net ad network:

  • Contextual advertisements: As mentioned above, ads will be showed based on the context of the page.
  • High revenue: Quality of ads are high, and various optimization techniques will help you to make a significant amount of money from your hosted ads.
  • Mobile ads: One of the key features of Media.net is the hosting of mobile ads. This feature is currently in beta, but with the growing number of smart phone users, mobile ads are the future of advertising for publishers. Media.net mobile detection technology automatically detects mobile and smart phone browsers, and serves mobile ads which will help you to earn additional income.
  • Account manager: There are very few ad networks offering dedicated account managers, and Media.net is one of them. As soon as you get an approved Media.net account, you will be assigned an account manager, and he will assist you with the setup and help you to get started. Indeed, if you are not a blogger who likes to optimize ads (color, text, etc.), your account manager will do this for you.
  • Neat and clean reporting dashboard: The reporting dashboard is neat, and it is easy to become accustomed to using it.
  • One account for unlimited websites: If you have one approved account with Media.net, you can use the same account to run advertisements on multiple websites. You will, however, need to get approval for every website, which is easy with the help of site manager.

Media.net site Manager

  • Multiple ad unit sizes: You can create multiple ad unit sizes using the Media.net ad management panel.

Yahoo ad network ad sizes

If you want to learn more about Media.net’s features, you can check out these two pages:  Link 1, Link2.

How to get started with Media.net

Currently the Yahoo! Bing contextual ad network (Media.net) is an invitation based ad network. You can apply for an invite code here, by adding details about you and your website. If you have multiple blogs/websites, you can apply for all of them under one account from the same page.

Soon thereafter, one of their representatives will evaluate your blog, and once you are approved, you will be assigned an account manager, and you will receive your login details via email.

To ensure the high quality of ads, they do have program policies, and before applying it is a good idea to review these policies for your information.

Once your application has been approved, log in to the Media.net dashboard, start creating ad units for your website, and place the code. The process is simple, and if you have ever used an ad network such as AdSense, Infolinks or any other, the process is almost the same.

Using Yahoo bing Ad network Media.net

At the time of the writing of this post, Media.net supports payment via PayPal or wire-transfer. The minimum payout threshold is $100.

Overall, after reading the reviews about Media.net and considering the way it has evolved in the past year, I feel comfortable recommending that you go ahead and sign up for a publisher’s account, and give this new and promising AdSense alternative a try.

If you are an existing Media.net publisher, I would love to hear your feedback, experience and opinion.

Read: Best Google AdSense Alternatives

If you are looking for additional advertising networks for your blog, I recommend that you also try VigLink.

If you find this article interesting, consider sharing it on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

Subscribe on Youtube

Article By
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.

COMMENTs ( 99 )

  1. says

    Hi Harsh & Other Bloggers,

    Would it be possible to know, how much one can earn i.e. CTR from Yahoo & Google. Appreciate if I get to know and can apply myself for the same.

    Thanks in advance.

    Pinkey.

  2. says

    Media.net is my first choice when i think of ad networks other than adsense. I have been with media.net for over a year and have been able to earn $200-$300 consistently . They do provide account managers which will be very handy and they can guide you at some point in order to monetize the revenue.

  3. says

    Good post; My Google Adsense was disabled this week with all the money for last month with held. But i have applied for media.net ads hope to get better results

  4. John says

    I use to have media.net for 3 month.
    In first month i earn almost $150 and they add my payment via paypal in 30th , in second month $700 and the thirth $200 because of an issue of my site i lost a lot of traffic.
    The problem is that media.net did’t pay me this 2 month and why..
    A lot of people take email for “low quality traffic” with no other explanations, and they give them 48 hour to fix it. What to fix i don’t now…
    Well in my case media.net they give only 24 hour to fix the problem in 29th. I blocked 80% off my traffic and i let only USA traffic.
    Next monring my account suspented.
    I send email to my manager and in other 2 emails in media and guess what no answer for anyone. Nice scam.
    After that i talk with lot of people, who they got suspend, with that ridiculous email few days before the payment.
    If anyone of you have the same problem plz contact with me.
    We will complaint against media.net
    We are more than 100 people now.

    • Bobby Chahal says

      One of my Friends had same issue. Just before the payments he got his account suspended with no reason described in email.
      Not a good business by Media.net

  5. Nikki says

    The fact that NO company can actually compete w/ Google suggests to me that they are in cahoots. Media.net gets horrendous reviews by publishers for paying so little. Its not like advertisers are not still paying top dollar for ads. They are. Its just that Google has ensured that no one will compete w/ them.

    The CEO of Yahoo Marissa May comes from YAHOO so is it possible that Yahoo is just another arm of Google pretending to be competition so that people wont revolt and demand some action to break up the monopoly? Of course it is. Google better pull it together and treat publishers better or there will be a huge backlash.

  6. says

    As per my experience by using both Google and Yahoo/Bing ad networks. I discovered yahoo/bing network has better RPM rate which result in good revenue, also they provide you an agent with whom you can work directly to optimize your ads and was the first service that got me the best results that I could ever imagine.

  7. Rohan says

    There are few things which are not mentioned in the above article.

    Being a Media.net publisher let me share with you guys.

    1. Payout history,information is not available on the publisher dashboard.So you never know up to which date you get paid. I don’t understand other then keeping publisher in dark there could be any other logical reason for not displaying the information.

    2. Minimum payout is $200 which means they will only release your money once you hit $200 mark. Moreover payment cycle is 60 days which means if you made $200 by Jan. 31, 2015 you will get paid in first week of April.

  8. Anand says

    Harsh!

    How has your experience been? We would love to hear about it. In my case, Media.Net does not deliver good rpm. I have a small blog, which gets traffic exclusively from US/Canada etc. It is a very competitive niche (iPhones anyone?) but rpm has been VERY low. So that’s why what do you think ?

  9. says

    I think this should be the best alternatives for those who got banned their Google Adsense accounts. Most of us are getting disappointed by Adsense. Hence,this should be the best choice for those peoples..Thanks a lot sharing useful tips bro..

  10. Piyush says

    Hello Harsh,
    So, the first option should always be the Google Adsense no ?
    and can we keep media.net, Google Adsense and vig links all together on one blog ?

    • says

      @Piyush
      Yes, you can use AdSense, Media.net and VigLink at the same time. But I would recommend you to use one of Media.net and AdSense, as they both are contextual ad program.

  11. Dhruba says

    They are really nice and I have got approved in my first trial…!!
    I have accounts but I want to ask you Harsh, that do they give two different accounts ads in one blog like Adsense do..??

  12. Nitin mohan says

    medianet is a good advertising network it works on the basis of 1000 impression costs but getting approval is bit tough

  13. Sab says

    I have added medianet to my site and using for almost 2 months . For the first few days the rpm was reasonable around 1$ .. Then soon after 2-3 days the Rpm was decreased significantly and i barely make a dollar in a day for making 5000 impressions .. Strongly do not recommend it and waiting for the minimum pay out to get it undone from my site .. Waiting to hear reviews about Chitika, and Infolinks pays well but annoys the user . So i do not go for Infolinks

  14. Richard says

    We also are happy with media.net. I really wonder why other accounts are not getting paid and are getting $0 rpms.

  15. says

    Media.net is the worst network among all. As Tahir said above “after some months they decreasing the cpm day by day”, it’s true. When I accumulated the threshold amount ($100) after 3 months, I disabled media.net ads on my site & used some other PPC programs. They told me that I will receive the payment at the end of month & I waited. It was just two days left for me to get the payment & suddenly they disabled my account without any notice. Right now, I’m using Chitika & is really great compared to Media.net. Till now I received around $150 within 2 months.

  16. says

    Nice article.
    My AdSense account was banned 2 times, therefore I was looking for it alternative. I found that many people are talking about Media.net.
    Hence I applied for it, and my account was approved. Currently all I can say is this is the best adsense alternative.

  17. Muhammad Tahir says

    Its true that Media.Net is an alternative of adsense but It is not better than adsense. When I use it, 1st two months of earning were outstanding But after some months they decreasing the cpm day by day. I complained the this issue many times but I didnt find any proper answer. Media.net works well only with good US,UK,Canada traffic. Finally its better but not like Adsense.

  18. says

    I also tried media.net on my website and I am just waiting for my first ever payment. Media.net ads really go well with the Adsense ads also.

  19. says

    Media Dot Net isn’t that bad. I have been making good money with them for over an year. In an year I have made nearly $700 with Media Dot Net Ads.

ADD COMMENT