12 Best Google AdSense Alternatives for Bloggers

For many bloggers, who at least once tried to generate passive income with ads, the term Google AdSense platform is like a sound of any pop song – so popular name that seems like everybody around heard of it! And wanted to make a profit with this market leader.

Google AdSense is undoubtedly a very reliable Pay Per Click (PPC or CPC – Cost Per Click) marketing tool to increase the income of your blog, but unfortunately because of the platform’s rigorous click fraud control and other reasons thousands of accounts don’t live long (for some even getting approval is hard). It makes website owners look for some less-known (rock style!) paths to earn money with Google AdSense alternatives. Of course not without being wary of scam or ineffectiveness of them at the beginning. But there are pretty high chances to monetize your blog with powerful PPC (CPC) marketing model without AdSense. Yes, the alternatives are not usually that powerful. Yes, you can earn more slowly with them. But isn’t it better than nothing?

Moreover, some bloggers even find more pluses in some alternatives such as simplified approval process, low payout threshold, a variety of ad types, etc. Sometimes any of these campaigns can help you achieve even higher clickthrough rates than you could probably get with AdSense.

There are 2 main models of Pay Per Click campaigns (be sure to read the details of the campaign's offers before proceeding):

  • Flat-rate – this model implies that you agree to be paid a fixed price for each click.
  • Bid-rate stands for the advertiser's competition in the niche in the private auction. Namely, advertisers bid for placing an ad in search engine's sponsored links.

Before listing some popular good alternatives of Pay Per Click campaigns, let’s take a quick look at what you should pay attention to before choosing the one for your blog:

  • Choose wisely which advertiser to go with to track the right visitors (consider appropriately the kind of traffic you generate on your blog);
  • Pay attention to the campaign rules: some advertisers allow publishers from the US only, some have restrictions to page impressions, and others require putting your tax details;
  • Don’t stop on one, try different alternatives over some period of time and decide which one is the best way to go for you.

Let's at last revise some of the good paying alternatives!

MediaNet

Media Net is one of the market leaders in the industry of contextual advertising business. They run the second largest contextual ads by revenue across the net. Pay Per Clicks ads are displayed on Bing and Yahoo search engines. Targeting is performed through keyword search terms.

As a publisher, you’ll have the tools to customize the ads appearance to suit your website color scheme and overall design. You’ll also have one of the biggest support teams at your back to solve any issue fast and easy. English should be used as a primary language of the site to start with MediaNet campaign. Minimum cashout payments start at $100 via Paypal and Wire Transfer.

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Advertising.com

Another highly reliable and the best-known network of publishers (a division of AOL platforms). Simply log in and find the needed method to monetize your traffic. The network works with the biggest brands across the net and helps you choose the right quality ads. The admin interface is also very intuitive helping you to set up an account and choose ad formats easily step-by-step.

Because of high-quality offers, the approval process for publishers can take days and even weeks. The publisher’s website language is not limited to English. Available payment methods are Check, Direct Deposit, PayPal. Minimum payout is $25.

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RevContent

A highly reliable source with great monetizing opportunities but very difficult to join. All because they are focusing on quality rather than on quantity – all this means better engagement rates and loyal clientele. If you are in luck to join the program, you’ll be provided with intuitive admin interface and transparent reporting system. This platform provides you with various advertising formats like Display ads, video, and mobile.

Publishers get paid on monthly basis via PayPal. The payout limit is $50.

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AddCash

AddCash provides more than 200 million active unique users making high conversions and 850k app installs each month. Sounds impressive, agree? Within this popular platform mostly all ad formats are supported: from premium units like pop-under, interstitial and in-stream video to standard display ads. Once your website is accepted, putting and customizing an ad unit is very simple. Real-time reports can be also previewed in details via the admin panel.

The company also offers great withdrawal options like PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill, WebMoney, Wire Transfer. Minimum payout is €100 (threshold is not offered in USD).

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InfoLinks

In-text advertising leader. They also provide effective video and banner ads. InfoLinks work with world famous brands such as Facebook and Amazon still requiring no setup fee and no minimal requirements for page views.  Apart from one of the greatest monetization opportunities for publishers, their admin tool can be very easily integrated into your website, so you don’t have to wait long to test it out.

You’ll be able to get paid via PayPal (the minimum payout threshold is $50), Wire Transfer, eCheck, Western Union, and Payoneer.

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RevenueHits

One more highly popular and reliable platform. You can generate a great income with their art contextual and geo-targeted ad serving technology. The ad types offered are Display Ads, pop-ups, apps, widgets, and buttons. One big advantage is that the platform offers an advanced tool that learns from your ads to provide you with the most optimal ways to display adds on your site.

They pay on 30-day basis via Wire (from $500), PayPal and even Payoneer (from $20).

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Bidvertiser

With this advertising tool, you are able to target your ads by channels, keywords, and geolocation. You get paid for every ad click and an extra revenue for clicks conversion. The ads will be displayed within the Bidvertiser network, where you’ll need to choose the needed category for your website. You’ll be also able to customize the layout of your ads to make them not have a bad effect on the website quality.

You can receive your earnings through PayPal (the payout threshold is $10), Wire Transfer or by check.

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Chitika

A lot of publishers say that Chitika is operating similarly to AdSense and you can even use both services simultaneously. Traffic comes from the recent searches on the search engines, mobile, and targeted text ads. The ads are not contextual and depend on the keywords placed into a search field of the search engines. Approval period can take up to one week, though creating an ad unit on Chitika admin panel is relatively fast and easy. You also have an opportunity to resize mobile ads and get more from mobile traffic.

Minimal payment limit is only $10 via PayPal and $50 by check. Find out more about terms and conditions for publishers here.

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PropellerAds

One of the well-known and fast growing pop-under networks with great opportunities for publishers. If your website deals with the niches like entertainment, videos/movies, games, dating, software, gambling, etc., you are able to generate even more money than with AdSense campaign. High monetizing opportunities are also provided within mobile traffic and apps. Detailed optimization for each site is guaranteed to allow you to set the best performing ad campaign.

The payouts are available from $50 (Paypal), $100 (Payoneer) and $500 (Wire Transfer).

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Clicksor

Clicksor is a famous platform to make money with high-quality ads. The main ad formats are inline text, banners, graphical banners, and pop-unders. Moreover, these guys pay additional 10% when you help any publisher or advertiser to join their network.

Weekly payments are available through various payment methods such as PayPal, Check, Payoneer and Perfect Money. The payout limit is $50 (PayPal, eCheck).

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AdBlade

AdBlade is another well-known company for monetizing your blog, but the publishers will meet their strict restrictions. Native ads are AdBlade’s main specialization – they display the ads that look like small related posts thumbnails along related articles. It’s required that your website has a huge traffic to gain profit from published ads. Mobile ad units are also available within the platform. The metrics are updates each 15 minutes through the day.

You can be paid via PayPal and check (a payout limit is $100).

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BuySellAds

One more good advertising marketplace, which is a self-serve ad portal for publishers. Though you should know that bloggers’ options are absolutely different about this company. Publishers can be approved only in case their websites come with professional design, quality content, and good traffic volume.

You don’t pay anything for creating an account, but the network will charge 25% commission from your overall earnings. As for ad formats, you are offered a banner, a placement for text ads, text+image ads, Tweet ad and RSS feed. They offer you PayPal ($20 minimum balance required), Check ($50 minimum balance required) and Wire Transfer ($500 minimum balance required) cashout alternatives.

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A Reason To Act

You now have a reason to act! And this act doesn’t require putting your shoulder to the wheel. So why not grab the opportunity PPC campaign can give you: earn money for a better blog or better vocation while you sleep?

Think that this list should be updated with one or two great resources? Share your ‘reasons why' in comments.

12 Best Google AdSense Alternatives for Bloggers
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  • Actually, I have tried all of them as Google Alternatives. But The truth is that no one competes with Adsense at all. For smaller blogs I would like to share my own experience about:
    1. Amazon Display ads: one of LOW CPM ad network…
    2. Bidvertisor and Clicksor: serve low-quality ads, so your site may be flagged as malicious…
    3. Viglink, Skimlinks, Infolinks, Chitika: Low rates. Infolinks makes blogs look too busy when they use the iframe and infold ads…

    4. RevenueHits is a SPAM ad networks. You can check it’s reputation on the internet…

    5. Adversal, Adsoptimal, Media[.]net are still BEST high paying Google Adsense alternatives for our blog. They have better designs, which provides better result next to AdSense…

    From my own blog monetizing experience, I would like to say, don’t limit yourself to any one AD NETWORK. Try other ad networks and see which one work the best with your micro-niche blog. Since you are trying micro-niche blog, try monetizing with affiliate products. I would recommend to you & for others to try more network, and figure out which one is working best for their blog type…

  • Thanks a lot for your input Vinayak, I’m sure this will help our readers

  • We are selling in a same boat… cheers!!!

  • I generally don’t prefer to work with ad networks. Direct ad selling and affiliate is the works perfect.

  • You are right vinayak, i totally agree with you

  • Calvin Bridges

    I will say keep an open mind and use them all especailly when you have 25+ blog niche sites you can put one on each niche blog with ad sense and see who really out performs the rest, also you need at least 500-1000 visitors to your website, perhap you may want to drive paid direct traffic to your webpages when the traffic stats are way too low. and analysis your results. drive them from the best sources general traffics