Monetag Review: An Ad Network With Great Earning Potential

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Monetag Review Summary

I often keep hunting for high-quality ad networks which work and help us generate revenue. Even though most of my monetization is via affiliate marketing and eBooks, I often test out new ad networks simply out of curiosity. I have been testing Monetag for a while, and I must say this is an ad network you can use without any issue.

One of the biggest challenges of being a blogger is finding a trustworthy ad network. Most of us are aware of networks like AdSense and SetupAd that show quality ads and also pay well over time.

However, it takes a lot of hit and trial to find a trustworthy ad network to serve ads on the blog. A reliable ad network is one that serves both the advertisers and publishers equally and takes a commission for the service.

To ease the pain of hunting for a reliable ad network for your blog, I keep testing new networks to find good ad platforms for bloggers and warn against any scam ad networks simultaneously.

This review of Monetag is part of our ad network review series. This is one of the most popular and fastest-growing ad networks among bloggers who are known for timely payouts.

I have reviewed other ad networks in the past. In case you haven’t read those, here are the links:

Monetag is a perfect solution for bloggers looking to monetize their blog or network of blogs. Monetag offers various ad types:

  • PopUnder
  • Native Direct Ads
  • Interstitial mobile ads
  • Dialogue ads/Push up ads for mobile
  • Banner advertising for all standard size
  • Push notification ads
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Depending on the type of blog/website you have, you can pick the right ad type to monetize your blog with Monetag I will walk you through the setup part and also some tips to make the most out of this ad network.

Note: Monetag is compatible with Google AdSense.

Read: When Should A New Blog Start Adding Advertisements For Making Money?

How to get started with Monetag: A Beginner’s Guide

The Monetag interface is easy to use, even for a newbie. However, don’t underestimate its simplicity, for what you get inside the dashboard is powerful enough to help you generate the money you deserve from your blog. Let us look at how to get started with Monetag ads.

  • Go ahead and register for an account (Tip: Sign up as a publisher)
  • Once you have registered and activated your account, log in to Monetag Ads dashboard.
  • Click on Site > Add new site
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Verify the domain ownership

Next step is to verify the ownership of the domain you have just added. You can do this using either of the two methods listed below.

  1. Add a verification tag to your website
  2. Upload the verification file to your root folder via FTP

Once the domain ownership is verified, you can start using Monetag right away.

It is important for you to know various kinds of ads on offered so that you can pick the right ad type and make maximum money. In the section below, I have outlined the different ad types and their essential pointers. Take a look.

Some of the high performing ad types from Monetag

Pop under ads:

The type of ads that pop in another window behind your original website. Such ads are common on viral websites or used by people who drive paid traffic to their website.

Monetag has also developed an anti-adblocking technology, and to mitigate the risk of Adblocker, you can enable this feature for the Pop-under ad type. See screenshot below for a better understanding:

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Native Direct Ads:

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This is another popular ad type on Monetag where you make money from directing traffic to a link. You can drive traffic using any possible method – buy traffic, in-house pop-under, social media traffic, place link on your site or another site – and so on. The eCPM can go as high as $15, depending on your geo, device and other factors.

Here are some placement ideas for direct native ads from Monetag. Some of the ideas are taken directly from the official site and fall into the category of grey hat practice.

  • Put the direct ad on an intermediate page with a “Skip to content” button between your main page and the page with content.
  • If your site contains any downloadable content (software, mobile apps, photos, etc.), put the direct link on a “call-to-action” button (graphic or text-based) above or below the content.
  • For video sites, it is a good idea to place a fake player, with a static or animated image, that is linked to direct ads, above your real player.
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I am sure most of us have seen the ‘Skip to content’ ads a lot of times, even on big publishers like Forbes. No doubt this kind of ad generates a lot of revenue.

Web push notifications:

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With display ads becoming tougher to be used with Adblocker and Chrome integrating a native ad blocker, every ad network has to innovate and adapt to the latest technology to serve the publishers and advertisers. Web push notification is one such technology, and Monetag is one of the very few ad networks that offer web-push notifications as an advertising option.

How much is Monetag Minimum payout and supported payment options:

Minimum payout should always be one of the deciding factors while picking an ad network. You don’t want to be stuck with money in your account and unable to cash out due to the high minimum payout. With Monetag, you don’t have to worry about it, considering the minimum payout is a meager $25.

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I have configured Payoneer instead of PayPal to receive payment.

If you are wondering why?

You should read my comparison of PayPal Vs. Payoneer.

Also, I hope they add the Bitcoin withdrawal option sometime soon, a feature many other ad networks have already started offering.

Currently, Monetag supports payment using the following methods:

  • Credit card
  • Payoneer
  • Bank transfer
  • PayPal
  • Webmoney
  • E-payment

Their wire transfer costs $50 in fees, and you are much better off using Payoneer or PayPal to withdraw your payout. If you are someone making more than $10,000/month from Monetag, then you can consider using wire transfer.

You should read my earlier case study on Payoneer vs. PayPal to understand which one will be more cost-effective for you.

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Conclusion: Monetag looks rock solid

I often keep hunting for high-quality ad networks that work and help us generate revenue. Even though most of my monetization is via affiliate marketing and eBooks, I often test out new ad networks simply out of curiosity. I have been testing Monetag for a while, and I must say this is an ad network you can use without any issues.

However, you need to be smart when it comes to placing the ads. Some of the ad types like pop-unders generate great revenue but also hinder user experience in the process.

For certain kinds of websites, such ads may be useful, but for a content-rich website, it is hazardous. You should test out different advertisement options and see which one works best for you.

Can I use Monetag with Adsense?

Yes, you can always use Monetag with AdSense. According to Google policies, you can place up to 3 pop-ads on a page where AdSense is displayed.

Do let me know your choice of ad networks and also your experience with using other ad networks. Also, if you are an existing Monetag user, share your review and feedback with the ShoutMeLoud community using the comment 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.

28 thoughts on “Monetag Review: An Ad Network With Great Earning Potential”

  1. Thanks for the great and very comprehenssive info. It has been very useful since I’ve been researching on Propellerads and I now have answers for all my questions. Thanks

  2. Anand Kumar

    I’m planning to opt for propellerads since Google Adsense is taking too much time for activation. Mine is a relatively new blog 1 year old which focuses on weightloss & fitness ( Suggest me whether it is okay to opt for propellerads or to further wait for Adsense activation

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      hey Anand,
      If you have been rejected by adsense or you have not received a response in months, then apply for propeller ads. Otherwise, if it has just been few days, wait for adsense mail. After you get approved, then use propellerads along with Adsense.

      1. Prachu

        Hi, Is it OK, If I Use Propellerads with Adsense. I Will Not Get Any Penalty From Google Adsense??

    2. WebXEO

      You can use both. But remember, don’t use popunder ads.

  3. Shehbaz Khan

    This is Another alternative Earning Network.
    I try now propeller on my Blog and I am sure your information is make me too eassy.
    Thank you

  4. Kiran Patil

    Is PropellerAds is suitable for Indian traffic?

  5. Olalekan

    Awesome review, Harsh Agrawal.

    I once started with the popunder and stopped when Google planned to hit websites with popup.

    I went back to them when they released their push notifications.

    I use the Push Notifications format for now and the earrings is picking up.

    Around $10 daily on 30k-40k impressions.

  6. Abhishek Verma

    Hey Harsh,
    I am using Propeller Ads one my blog. But I think medianet is far better than this. My blog getting 10k+ pageviews daily, still I only get $1 to $2 daily.

    1. Aitzaz

      Abhishek how is your experience with Propeller Ads network so far? Is it giving you good earning?

  7. marjorie jackson

    Hey, Harsh, this is really great information. I want to know what criteria we need to put an ad on our niche website. is there any specific traffic quantity. I am starting a website related to traveling than what kind of add I should place in my niche. or it is not necessary to place related ads. please give me your suggestion I will be thankful 🙂

  8. Tom

    Hey, harsh thanks for the review but I have one question, how can you use the push notification ads if you have one signal enabled? can you use both of them at the same time? Thanks 🙂

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      I don’t think using both of them will be a great idea as it might be annoying.

  9. Emenike Emmanuel

    Thanks Harsh,

    AdSense has always being the best for me but what annoys me about them is that they don’t send pin in time. Since September 2017 till now, they are yet to send my pin.

    I will have no other option but to switch if I don’t get it next month.


  10. akhilesh

    Hi there
    Thanks for your information and I have a doubt
    Can I use these three ad networks to my single app ???

  11. Freddy G. Cabrera

    Hey Harsh!

    I’m still new to this advertising network. I have yet to try it. I keep hearing good things about it. Might give it a shot.

    I wanted to point something out that is not on this topic, I’m a regular visitor to Shoutmeloud and lately, I have not been able to leave a comment on most of the new blog posts that you publish here because the comment section does not fully load. I have to rely on luck to be able to see the comments on the last few blog posts. Even when I clear cache and cookies and refresh the page I still cannot see any comments. Maybe this is something you should look at? I just wanted to share this little technical problem I have been experiencing with your blog here for the past few weeks or so.

    Thank you for all of your value here!

    Best regards! 😀

  12. Chandru

    Hello Harsh,
    This one is a good alternative to google adsense program. Every month i used to search for an ad network like adsense, popads,etc.I will surely check about Propeller Ads and i hope this one fits for me.


  13. Chris

    Good to see another good solid ad network on the scene. It looks like they are worth trying.

  14. ankur rathour

    Nice Harsh,
    I have a doubt, is PropellerAds is better than Adsense.
    I am new in blogging so which network I chose Adsense or PropellerAds

    1. Bhagyesh

      Adsense is Ultra Legend rest of them are Legend.

  15. Deeptanshu+Panthi

    Hi Harsh Agrawal! Very Nice Information You Have Gave But Can We Use It With Google Adsense?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Yes, you can.

  16. Basit Ansari

    Hey Harsh,
    Thank You So much for telling me Adsense Alternative Earning Program.

  17. Harish Joshi

    Hi Harsh !
    Thanks for this review but Currently Banner Ads are not working in Propeller Ads. Please give your reviews on Adtol. Is is good ad network or scam ?

  18. Subhrangshu Adhikary

    Propeller ads gave me revenue 0.0008 USD as RPM😒

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      That’s pretty bad. What niche you are in and how much is your daily traffic?

  19. Nikhil Kumar

    Hi Harsh!
    That’s a really nice article. I wonder what is the CPM or the CPC rate of these ads. Anyway thanks for this wonderful article.

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