Google AdSense — most probably — is the first name that pops up in anyone’s mind when one is ready to introduce advertisements on one’s blog or website. The reason being it’s the most popular option for generating passive income via online advertisements, it’s backed by Google, and it works reliably for Cost or Pay Per Click (CPC or PPC) based ads. But it doesn’t come without issues.
First of all, it’s relatively hard to get your blog or website approved for Google AdSense. Then, Google’s ad platform has rigorous fraud and other checks, which results in thousands of accounts getting blocked after some months. That’s the reason bloggers and website owners look for alternatives to Google AdSense.
However, it’s not uncommon to find ineffective or scammy services. That’s why I’ve compiled this post to help you find the best ad networks for your blog or website. I understand you’re looking for a simple yet trusted alternative to Google AdSense, which has a low payout threshold and supports numerous ad types to fit your blog or website, right? Well then, let’s get to the alternatives.
Media.net is one of the market leaders in the contextual advertising industry, which boasts of generating the second-largest ads revenue in its industry. It’s the best alternative to Google AdSense considering its variety of ad types. Also, it offers high-paying ads with ad types mostly similar to Google AdSense.
Infolinks is the leader in the text-advertising industry, making it one of the best ad networks to work with for text-based ads. But it also provides banner and video advertisements. Moreover, its admin dashboard — like others — provide ad customization and live testing options along with payments and reports.
Propeller Ads is another high-performing ad network. It services more than a billion users using ad formats like standard ads, native interstitial ads, and push notifications. It boasts of ad units bypassing ad blockers, which means, you get to generate more revenue (though it may disturb some of your visitors).
RevContent is another reliable advertising network, which presents great monetizing options for your blog or website. It focuses on quality or quantity blogs and sites, so your blog or site gets better engagement rates. Upon sign up, it offers an admin interface for you to manage ads and payment reports.
Amazon — the largest e-commerce store — has its own ad network for showing shopping ads directly to the potential customers. It pays handsome per-click rates, which is better or comparable to Google AdSense. Its Native Ads is much like affiliate marketing, but it’s better since you mostly earn flat rates.
RevenueHits is another reliable platform for getting ads for your blog or site. Its contextual and geo-targeted ads help you generate the best revenue from all your digital assets including applications, search widgets, toolbars, etc. The network supports multiple ad types like standard ads, pop-ups, and widgets.
Adcash is another popular platform for adding advertisements to your blog or website for generating some passive income. It offers premium ad units such as in-stream and pop-under videos to standard ads. After getting accepted, you’ll have an admin dashboard for customizing ads and checking reports.
Bidvertiser is another good advertising network that works as an alternative to Google AdSense. What makes it special is it pays for every visitor who clicked on an advertisement — even if the click doesn’t convert, unlike many others. It offers various ad formats including banners, pop-ups, sliders, and more.
EvaDav is one of the new ad networks that focus on push notifications. Of course, it supports other ad types as well like banners, native content, video ads, and more. It reaches worldwide visitors, allowing you to generate revenues for traffic from anywhere in the world, unlike Amazon Native Shopping Ads.
Sovrn //Commerce — formerly VigLink — is one of a kind ad network that’s best suited for blogs and sites linking to business or e-commerce sites. It converts the links on your site to affiliate links automatically, allowing you to earn commissions from them. So, it’s quite different from Google AdSense.
That’s all about the ad networks that work well as alternatives to Google AdSense. Though Media.net, Infolinks, and Propeller Ads are some of the best ad networks, there are more options based on your site’s requirements and traffic performance. So, you must consider them before picking an ad network.
Do you already use one of these ad networks? How’s your experience with it? Leave a comment below or write to me directly at @aksinghnet on Twitter.