Imagine, you have invested in a tech blog by putting your sweat and blood in generating unique content for it. You launch it and, after some time, want to start earning from it. Hence you register yourself on Google AdSense. The first time you get rejected and that too for not having enough content. You work harder and generate more engaging content as per their guidelines. You re-apply and get rejected again for not having enough traffic. You work on the traffic and re-apply. This time you get rejected for another reason.
Of course, you will look for an alternative! When you develop your website or you outsource web development services for your website, the first thing you would want to do is start earning from it. But by judging from the above-mentioned scenario, you would want to consider Google AdSense alternatives as back up options.
Hence, I bring you 7 best AdSense alternatives that you can choose for your website in this article. Keep reading to get to know what they are!
What is AdSense?
Before we move onto our main part, let’s understand Google AdSense
Google AdSense is a cost-per-click (CPC) free advertisement program that enables its users to earn money. You can do so by providing ad space to Google, which displays targeted ads on either your website, YouTube or other social media platforms. However, Google manages and administers the ads on your website according to your content and audience.
But the real question is will you look for an alternative?
Why Should You Look for AdSense Alternatives?
I don’t think we need to reconsider why do people look for an alternative by judging the above-mentioned scenario. They look for alternatives either because of a bad experience or because of monetary reasons. The same case is with Google Adsense. Many people who have tried to register themselves on Google Adsense have repeatedly complained about the process that to get oneself to register on the platform is very tough. Hence, this results in them getting rejected because of having limited or below average content on their sites and other reasons.
A lot of users have complained that AdSense banned them from its program. The reason for banning could be because of breaking rules or not having enough traffic because it constantly monitors your website. If by chance you break even one rule, you’ll end up getting banned for an unknown period.
Last but not least, Google AdSense has a particular design and layout for the registered websites. So, if you don’t incorporate that particular design and layout, chances are your site will not be monetized by them.
So, considering these restrictions and strict guidelines, one would definitely want to switch to alternatives that are easy to navigate and work with.
7 Alternatives You Can Opt Instead of AdSense
So, here I present to you 7 alternatives to Google AdSense, in no particular order, that will not ban you at least and would make your experience hassle-free.
Run by Yahoo and Bing, Media.net is a contextual ad network that works exactly like Google AdSense. It allows you to monetize your content through the search market of Yahoo and Bing network. It also helps you earn money by placing relevant ads. Once you register your account on Media.net, it will take only two days to approve or reject it.
Media.net starts paying its users once they accumulate a minimum of $100 in their account, which is the minimum threshold and is equivalent to that of Google AdSense. All of their payments are made on a NET 30 basis based on click-through revenue (CTR). Previously, Media.net used to provide payments through wire transfer or PayPal but now it has switched to Payoneer.
Another alternative to AdSense, Propeller Ads offers various types of ads such as sponsored links, push notifications, banners, on-click ads, in-banner video ads. However, it specializes in pop-under ads, which load behind the window and will only appear when the window will close. As for the registration, there is no waiting period. As soon as you register on their website, you can carry on with content monetization.
Your payments are made through either PayPal, Payoneer, Webmoney or ePayments. It is up to you to choose between these. However, you need to have a minimum of $50 in your account if you go with PayPal and $100 if you go with Payoneer to make Propeller Ads pay you. Like Media.net, Propeller Ads also pay you on a NET 30 basis; but you have a choice to go for weekly payments as well.
A self-serving advertising platform, Adversal offers you banner ads, pop-unders, and other types of ads that you can opt for your website. The payment is made at a minimum, threshold of $20 via PayPal account. Furthermore, it is an affiliate program that is you if a customer on the ad and buys something from that advertiser, you’ll get a commission on that.
Although this platform doesn’t take days to approve your application. However, to get yourself approved by them, you need to be very careful of few guidelines such as having at least 50,000 views per month on your website, having your domain name and should not require login restrictions.
Previously known as the Blogger Network, Monumetric is an ad network that allows you to generate revenue through your website. It works on a CPM model that is for every impression you will be paid a certain amount.
However, the guidelines to become a publisher through their platform are quite strict. To register yourself, your website must have at least 10,000 views monthly. Also, you are charged $99 as a setup fee. The good thing is, unlike Google AdSense, the approval process is quick and relatively straightforward.
Another best alternative to AdSense is Adsterra. It offers various advertising options such as banners, pop-unders, push notifications, video ads and direct links for both mobile and desktop. It allows you to have your preferred ad type which best suits your website.
Like others, it also runs on the CPM model and pays you on a NET 15 basis with you having at least $100 in your account and if through wire Transfer, $1000 in your account. You can choose your payment method amongst PayPal, Bitcoin, ePayments, Paxum and WebMoney.
Bidvertiser, a cost-per-click ad network, allows you to generate revenue by placing text, banner, slider and mobile ads on your site. As the name suggests, it allows advertisers to bid for ad placement on their preferred website. It also allows you to customize the ad layout on your website which will best fit with the entire theme of your site.
In terms of registration and account approval, Bidvertiser does not take the time to do that. The approval process is instant. However, if it is your lucky day, you might get paid higher than your competitors. Payments are made 30 days later once the month ends and is made through PayPal or cheque. The minimum payment threshold is $10.
As the name suggests, BuySellAds sells your advertising space on your website directly to the advertiser. To monetize your space, you need to own the domain. The good aspect is that you have control over the pricing. With monetizing your tweets, app, email, mobile web, it offers different types of ad placements such as background takeovers email newsletters, display, RSS feed ads, image and text ads.
If you want your site to be approved, you need to have monthly 100K views on your site. Furthermore, it should have high-quality content in the English language only. For the payment, you will get 75% of the revenue generated from monetization with a $20 payment threshold through PayPal and $50 through wire transfer.
I am sure this list will help you in choosing the best alternative for your website. Write to us what did you choose and why and we would love to know your answers.