Best CPM Advertising Networks for Bloggers: 2021 Edition

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Do you have a high-traffic website and are looking to monetize the footer of your website with CPM ads?

 Here, I have compiled a list of the best CPM ad networks that a publisher like you can join & start earning money.

What are CPM ads?

CPM (cost per thousand impressions) advertisements are a great way to earn income with your blog. CPM advertising pays you according to the amount of impressions received on an advertisement.

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An “impression” means a single instance of an advertisement appearing on your website. This means that even if your readers are not clicking on your blog’s ads, with CPM ads, you can still get paid.

Note: To ensure a better income from CPM ads, be sure to place them in prominent positions on your site.

You might find CPM ads very appealing, but they work best for bloggers who get a high volume of traffic. If you are driving traffic in the area of thousands of visitors per day, then you can get a good amount of money from CPM ads.

Most CPM networks pay $1 to $10 per one thousand impressions (depending upon various factors).

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If you are interested in making money through CPM ads, here are the top CPM advertising programs which you can join to make money from your blog.

For a quick glance, these are the listed ad networks:

  1. PropellerAds
  2. Setupad
  3. HillTopAds
  4. Conversant Media
  5. Exponential

Best CPM Ad Networks of 2021: Editor’s choice

1. PropellerAds

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This is a great CPM ad network that you can try in 2021.

They offer an ad for all screen types which makes it a popular choice for various webmasters, while multiple payment options make PropellerAds an ideal choice for bloggers around the globe.

Getting started with PropellerAds is easy as your account will be created immediately. After that, you just need to add your domain & verify ownership. You can read  Propellerads review to learn more about them.

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Important info about PropellerAds:

  • They follow a Net30 payment policy (they have up to 30 days to pay you).
  • The minimum payout is $100.
  • They offer real-time reporting (which is something we all love).
  • They offer an 80:20 ratio & payment is made with Payoneer or by wire transfer.
  • You can create a free Payoneer account here (you will also get a $50 signup bonus).
  • They offer all popular ad sizes & types.
  • When I was going through the site, a few ad types were completely new to me such as “CatFish ads” and “Site Skins.”

Overall, this is a solid eCPM advertising network for bloggers and large publishers.

2. Setupad

Setupad is the greatest choice for publishers whose websites’ monthly traffic is more than 100K. 

The high CPMs, viewable bid optimization (aka smart ad refreshes), dedicated account manager, easy implementation, and variety of ad formats help to increase ad revenue from a minimum of 30% to 300%.

Some other things you should know about Setupad:

  • Publishers receive their first payment after 60 days, and further payments are made every 30 days.
  • The minimum payout is €100.
  • Setupad provides anti malvertising software and already created blocklists within all demand platforms to improve ad quality and avoid malware.
  • To see optimal results, Setupad experts suggest running a test period for two to four weeks.
  • Setupad has redesigned client UI with an extensive real-time reporting interface to increase transparency and provide all the necessary information for publishers.
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  • Each client receives access to Setupad Google Chrome Extension, which shows real-time data about SSPs and the CPM price on Setupad banners so that publishers can track ad performance.
  • Setupad provides fully managed service and support for any publisher inquiry.
  • Variety in ad formats: desktop, native, sticky (aka anchor), mobile, video, interstitial.

3. HillTopAds

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HillTopAds is another great CPC/CPM ad network for webmasters with medium or high-traffic websites.

What makes them stand out is their anti-ad blocker technology that ensures you get paid for most of your traffic.

The minimum payout is $50, and unlike other ad companies, they don’t charge anything for transaction fees.

They offer a wide range of payment options including Payoneer & Bitcoin.

The interface is quite modern & easy to use. Getting started is easy & you can submit more than one website to get approval.

They offer a wide variety of ad types & it works great if you have a lot of mobile traffic.

This is one network you should definitely try.

Sign up for HillTopAds

4. Conversant Media

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Conversant is a popular name in the advertising industry.

They offer monetization for websites, mobile optimized sites, and also mobile apps. They are the same company behind the popular affiliate network called Commission Junction & they are one of the more reliable CPM-based ad networks.

About the Conversant CPM program:

  • They require 3,000 impressions per month for your site to be accepted.
  • Like PropellerAds, they also have a wide range of different sizes and types of advertisements.
  • The minimum payout is $25.
    • They pay through paper check and PayPal.

This is a really good alternative for those who can’t get into other ad networks due to high traffic requirements.

Create a free account on Conversant

5. Exponential (Formerly Tribal Fusion)

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The downside with Exponential is they require a minimum of 500,000 unique users per month. When I checked out their site requirements for publishers, I found it to be very strict for upcoming bloggers.

But the great thing about them is the quality of CPM ads. They are one of the best in the advertising industry.

They offer high impact ads such as Rising Star ad formats and pre-roll ads with 55% of revenue going to their publishers.

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Aside from that, their minimum payout is $50 (in net revenue) and payment is Net45.

Create a free Exponential account

Here are a few more CPM advertising networks that you can try in 2021:

I have not tried these personally, but based on reviews from reliable publishers, I suspect they’re worth trying:

These are just a few CPM advertising networks that I have found worth considering. What other CPM ad networks do you know of & are working great for you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

135 thoughts on “Best CPM Advertising Networks for Bloggers: 2021 Edition”

  1. Thanks Neeraj for letting me know about one more. The CPM you have mentioned seems great, can you please tell me the country you are getting visitors from? If India then undoubtedly eDmoz is worth trying and the monthly traffic estimate of yours ?

    Either way, thanks for adding one more to the list.

    Really? So all the Advertisers are dumb and you are the only techie alive in the universe? wow!
    Dude the only way to get cash into pocket is to enrich your website content, make it popular, make it vibrent = more traffic=$$.

  2. Hi,
    Can someone help me with the below query please.

    I am running a blog which is not in english (It’s in Kannada).

    Can you please suggest me the add networks for non-english (indian languages).

    Thank You !

  3. Vikas jadhav

    Hi Harsh,
    I have question for ex. If i have website which get 100k page views per month then how much approx. We can earn through this cpm rate.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      That depends on few more factors that just traffic.

      – Geo location of your traffic
      – Quality of traffic
      – Ad fill rate

      You can get anywhere from $0.5-$4 CPM

  4. Sir i am getting 100k pageviews monthly on my jokes and wallpaper website, and 80% of traffic is from india.
    please suggest any suitable publisher network for me.
    thank you

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      You got good traffic & you should try with few of the mentioned network. Signup for all of them & run a test for 1 week on each. Since you have good traffic, you will be able to find the best working network for you soon. Once you found out your best CPM ad network, do let me know as well.

    2. Where can I get page view statistics. Your Alexa rank is 1365993. So approximately you may be getting around 1500 visitors per month. But as you say you are getting 100 k page views, so wanted to know .

      Please let me know.

  5. Hey harsh, this was a great post. And I am sure that it will help me a lot. But also I have a question for you. Can I use these programs with Adsense??

  6. Sandeep Reddy

    Awesome, But what if i use these adnetworks on my blog which is blocked by adsense. What i need to know about is that will the above mention adnetworks can take disadvantage of my blog when they know about adsense block onmy site

  7. sir, My blog contains in hindi, can i eligible for above CPM based ad network. if yes, then which one is better for me.

  8. Thanks for sharing the information on CPM.

    Can i integrate more than one CPM publisher i my site. Presently i am using propeller ad, can i go now for uberCPM. For the same site

  9. Amanpreet Singh

    I need to try uber CPM or Amazon CPM. Thank you sir for this list, I could hardly found these CPM lists anywhere.
    Amanpreet Singh

  10. Hi Harsh,

    Can we use these CPM ad networks along with Google Adsense? I thought google adense policy won’t allow any other adsense network to be used along in his publishers website. Please confirm.

  11. Muthukrishnan

    Thanks for sharing the information about the CPM affiliates. I wanna try Propeller ads.

  12. Hi Harsh

    Can you tell me, which of these CPM networks allow Hindi website. I have website with 500K views per month.

  13. Can I use CPM Ad network on my newly established website? Will it effect my website when I apply for Google Adsense or not? Any negative effect?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Just ensure that particular ad network doesn’t serve Adult ads. For example in the above list Clickadu serve adult ads & that one is not friendly with AdSense. Rest others can be used with AdSense.

  14. Jaswinder Kaur

    I tried Amazon CPM Advertising, but it didn’t worked for my Blog. So I am not using it anymore.

  15. Kshitiz Mishra

    Hey Harsh thanks a lot for sharing this article with us. Really inspired by your blog. It heoed me launch my own site and helped my to gain some knowledge on wordpress. thanx alot. I will one advertising out of these surely. Have a great day 🙂

  16. ismail memon

    HI, I am Android Developer Mostly Traffic From All Countries Including Usa,uk,malaysia and etc Please Write Post About Android Apps Cpm Advertising Networks And I Have A Question I heard about amazon that there is also for android apps publisher?

  17. is One Of The Best Adsense Alternatives. Thank You Very Much, Harsh Sir For This Articles. My Earning Have Start Through As well as Adsense And Also I have to Earn Up to $350/Month. Thanks Again For This Post.

  18. Very helpful ad networks. But i would like to mention that amazon doesn’t offers CPM ads on One have to create the account on and then have to request for activation of CPM

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