Adsense alternatives are something that more and more people want to know these days. I’ve been aware of bloggers making money through Google Adsense since 2007 when I was on my work placement year at college.
Since that time, my dream was to become a pro blogger, although I put it down to being a pipe dream. Like many people. It blew my mind when I discovered that people were able to make a full-time income from Google Adsense and that was always what I wanted to do.
It seemed to be truly passive income. Of course, we know it isn’t truly passive income as you have to do all of the hard work to get traffic to your website.
However, it is entirely possible to magnify your contextual advertising income whether..
..you use Adsense and other advertising programs to ensure that ads are always displayed on your site.
It’s time to explore the list of all the best Google AdSense Alternatives (2017) –
|Program||Minimum Payout||Payment Method||Ad Type||Sign Up Link|
|Media.net||$100||PayPal/Wire Transfer||Display & Text ads||Visit Site|
|AdSterra||$100||PayPal/ Wire Transfer/ Bitcoin||Display ads||Visit Site|
|Infolinks||$50||PayPal/Wire Transfer||Infold-InScreen-InText ads||Visit Site|
|Sovrn||$25||PayPal/Wire||Display & Video ads||Visit Site|
|Chitika||$10||PayPal/Cheque||Display-Mobile & Video ads||Visit Site|
|Adversal||$20||PayPal/ Bank transfer/ Cheque||Display & Text ads||Visit Site|
|AdBuff||$100 for PayPal & $500 for Wire||PayPal/Wire Transfer||CPM and CPC ads||Visit Site|
1. Media.net – Yahoo! Bing Contextual Ads
Media.net is a Yahoo-Bing contextual ad network that I use on my blog, and I’ve been more than happy with the service.
Media.net offers high-paying ads and reaches more than 100 million desktop users in the US alone.
A great way to enhance user experience and earn revenue from your blog content by placing customized contextual, text and display ads.
Features provided by Media.net are –
- Reporting – to monitor the revenue
- Robust targeting
- Dynamic optimization
- Greater control over your ad targeting
- Mobile ads
The minimum payout is $100, payment methods include PayPal/Wire Transfer, Ad types covers targeted text & display ads.
2. AdSterra – Premium International Advertising Network
One thing that I like about AdSterra is – it shows ads that are entirely suited to your audience’s location and the previous advertising results due to the insanely fancy technology that they use.
AdSterra is partnered with GeoEdge, who are “the Vanguard of Ad Security & Verification” for mobile users which ensure that the ads are secure for your users.
Features of AdSterra Publisher Network includes –
- 100% fill rates – Monetize every impression to get highest CPM rates!
- In-house & 3rd party fraud detection system – Guaranteed safe ads!
- Web & Mobile ads format – featuring leaderboard, skyscraper, interstitials etc.
- On-time payments – multiple withdrawal options.
Further, you need 10k+ traffic daily to get your account approved as a publisher in AdSterra.
Whereas, Advertisers or media buyers, on the other hand, get the benefit of Self Service Platform (SSP) using which they have full control (launch, manage and analyze) on advertising campaigns!!
The minimum payout is $100 but for Wire it’s $1000, Payment methods include PayPal/ Wire Transfer/ Bitcoin/ Payza/ WebMoney/ Paxum/ Payments, Ad types covers Display, Popunders, Video banners, Push-up, Sticky footer ads.
3. InfoLinks – Innovative Ads Powered By Intent
Infolinks can extract user intent in real-time, they run keyword-based real-time bidding auction, which means they can deliver a perfectly timed and relevant advert.
A must try ad network for every blogger and website owner to monetize their site without disturbing the look and feel. There are no hidden eligibility criteria like page views or visitors!
Any small or big online publisher can join Infolinks.
Features Infolinks offers to its customers include –
- 100% fill rates
- Real Time intent
- Website does not slow down
- Easy to integrate
- Uses high engagement ad units
- 3rd largest marketplace for websites
- Fully customizable
Infolinks is one of the best Google Adsense alternative for small websites with Minimum Payout of $50.
4. Sovrn formerly Lijit Ad Network
Sovrn ads is the perfect adsense alternative for low traffics which uses RPM’s (Revenue per 1000 impressions) instead of CPM (Cost per impression) like Google AdSense.
The CPMs and fill rates for US users can be as high as $2 with a floor of $0.50. They accept people from the UK and Canada, but the fill rates won’t be as high.
I have some experience with Sovrn, and the ad manager was more than happy to limit video ads and anything with a sound that can infuriate your reader.
Whether you own a food, technology, fashion, lifestyle or finance blogging website, Sovrn is the perfect fit to monetize your passion!!
The minimum payout is $25, payment methods include PayPal/ Wire, Ad types covers Display, Popunders, Video banners, Push-up, Sticky footer ads.
5. Chitika – Contextual Ad Network For Blog
Chitika is an online network that has more than 350,000+ publishers. Their top-tier advertising partners are companies like Yahoo!, SuperMedia and HomeAdvisor.
Mostly preferred Google Adsense alternative by small business owners and fewer traffic bloggers. Targets their ads, and they work best if the majority of your site traffic comes from Search Engines and not Social Media.
Using Chitika you get –
- Low eligibility criteria,
- Intuitive interface,
- Customized color scheme and Ad placement,
- Low minimum payment,
- Works for all the niche type,
- Excellent customer support.
The Minimum Payout is $10, Payment methods include PayPal/ Cheque, Ad types covers Display, Mobile, and Video ads.
6. Adversal Ad Network
Adversal pay for each raw impression and not per visitor which means that there’s more money for you.
Being a best Adsense alternative for bloggers it has decent eCPM rates, and they use a fancy code that allows their ads not to be blocked by ad blockers. Sweet right?
Pros of Adversal are –
- Minimum payout rate
- Excellent Reporting system – to track various ad campaigns
- On time payment
- High CPM rates
Get paid when you reach $20 in your account, via PayPal, Bank transfer or Cheque. Ad types covered are Banner, Leaderboard, Medium Rectangle, Ministitial, Pop-under, Skyscraper and Wide Skyscraper.
7. AdBuff – Adsense Alternative Ad Network
AdBuff is yet another top CPM based AdSense alternative ad network which offers higher Fill Rates as compared to other ad networks like Popcash and PopAds.
Like most accounts, they have a dashboard, but the main difference is that the AdBuff dashboard gets updated every second!
Your website must have a minimum of 2,000 unique traffic per day to get approved. In addition to this, it takes 5-7 business days to get approved as your website gets reviewed by AdBuff as well as third-party partners linked to the network.
Strongest features provided to publishers by AdBuff covers –
- Clean ads
- Strong rates
- Account managers – to review your ad performance and optimize them to get high revenue.
- 100% Fill rates – as AdBuff ad network covers wide advertisers in every country.
- Real-time dashboards – provides updated stats of every second!
If you are new to blogging and you are interested in monetizing your blog, it’s best to ensure that your blog is self-hosted and have at least some traffic is heading to your website.
Head over to get more information on – setting up a blog and ways to monetize it. Further, it’s possible to use a combination of these ad networks to ensure your ads are always on display.
Good luck with your monetization efforts! 🙂
I’ll keep updating this post further with more best and popular Google Adsense alternatives for websites!!