Over 40 Google AdSense Alternatives To Make Money Blogging

Google AdSense Alternatives

First Published: July 22, 2012; Last Updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Google AdSense is undoubtedly the best advertising network out there that follows a pay-per-click advertising model. When Google AdSense was first launched they were accepting almost all websites with over 100 content rich pages and that comply with their basic program policies. So almost anyone was able to get an AdSense account (even with scraped content) in less than a week or two.

But today, your website must not only comply with Google AdSense Program Policies but must also comply with Google Webmaster Guidelines. It means that you they can deny your AdSense application if your website is selling text links or is hosting copyrighted content, etc. Even if your website complies with these program policies and guidelines they may still reject the application based on the content quality.

Is It Possible To Make Money Blogging Without Google AdSense?

Google AdSenseIn a word, Yes. But what you should know is that Google AdSense is almost unassailable when it comes to monetization simply because they have the largest ad inventory. Since pay-per-click ad networks determines the cost per click based on bidding, when more and more advertisers are bidding for the same ad position the cost per click increases naturally. That exactly is the reason why AdSense outperforms any other ad networks out there.

And that doesn’t mean that you can’t make more money that you used to make with AdSense from other networks. For instance, if you use the right affiliate program then its earnings may be more than all your ad revenues combined. But the problem with affiliate programs is that they’re not so reliable. For example, if your organic rankings drop then it will impact your earnings directly or if those affiliate programs reduce commissions or change their business model then it may affect your earnings. So it’s not a good idea to rely on affiliate programs alone in the long term.

Read: Top 10 Affiliate Networks & Programs For Affiliate Marketing

So what are the options and alternatives to Google AdSense?

Luckily there are a lot of websites to monetize our content in several ways without using AdSense. Some of them are: banner ad networks (for CPM ads), affiliate networks (for CPA ads), alternate pay-per-click ad networks (for CPC ads), text links, sponsored posts, paid guest posts, in-text ads, in-image ads, etc.

Read: 101 Websites For Anyone And Everyone To Make Money Online

You can consider these AdSense alternatives if Google – banned your account for whatever reason, denied your application, or if you want to try something else or if you don’t want to depend upon AdSense income alone.

Sell PPC Ads: The 7 Best Google AdSense Alternatives

I have reviewed few pay-per-click ad networks, in-text ad networks, CPM ad networks, and other ways to monetize your content. If you’re looking for Cost Per Action (CPA) or Pay Per Lead (PPL) networks then check out the Top 10 Affiliate Networks for affiliate marketing which is again an alternative to Google AdSense. You can place ads from almost all the below mentioned networks along with your Google AdSense ads.

1. Yahoo! Bing Network Contextual Ads (by Media.net)

Media.netMedia.net is probably the best alternative to AdSense as it’s powered by Yahoo Bing Network. Bing has a search market share of around 18% and they also have a good ad inventory. I’ve tried Media.net few months back and the average CPM was better than any other AdSense alternatives. Also, if you’re from Russia or your targeted visitors live in Russia then then you can try Yandex Advertising Network instead of Media.net.

  • Alexa Rank: 2,374
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $100 (PayPal); $500 (Wire Transfer)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Wire Transfer
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Click
  • Yahoo! Bing Network Contextual Ads: Sign Up | FAQ

2. Clicksor

ClicksorClicksor is one of the best Google AdSense alternative which allows publishers to display advertisements related to their website content by using their contextual technology. You can place Clicksor ads along with Google AdSense ads and can even set minimum prices for CPV, CPC, CPM and CPI ads. The ad formats include Inline Text Links, Text banners, Graphical banners, Pop-unders and Interstitial ads. You receive up to 85% of the ad income and can earn extra income by referring other publishers. Clicksor pays 10% additional income every time you refer a publisher or advertiser to Clicksor network.

  • Alexa Rank: 1,312
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $50 (PayPal, Check); $1,000 (Wire Transfer)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check, Wire Transfer
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Click, Cost Per Impression
  • Clicksor: Sign Up | FAQ

3. Superlinks

Superlinks is an ad network that offers a variety of products like — premium banner ads, full page ads, footer ads, tower ads, exit links, etc. You can create multiple ad units on a single page (up to 5 ad units per page). Superlinks has partnered with DoubleClick Ad Exchange, OpenX and other premium ad networks so that it can offer higher CPM than Google AdSense (because of higher ad inventory). It’s worth a try when your traffic quality is high and the AdSense earnings is low.

  • Alexa Rank: 37,719
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $100 (PayPal & Payoneer); $500 (Wire Transfer)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Payoneer, Wire Transfer
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Click

Superlinks: Sign Up | FAQ

4. BidVertiser

BidVertiserBidVertiser is another top alternative to Google AdSense which pays you for valid clicks on ads placed on your website as well as for conversions generated from those clicks. You display ads on your website or blog and advertisers bid against each other so that you earn the maximum cost per click.

  • Alexa Rank: 1,364
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $10 (PayPal); $100 (Check)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Click
  • BidVertiser: Sign Up | FAQ

5. Chitika

ChitikaChitika is an online advertising network that allows publishers to display ads on their website, blog, app or mobile site. They offers publishers and advertisers user targeted, search targeted, mobile and local ads for websites, blogs, apps and mobile sites. As a publisher you can also refer other publishers to them and earn 10% of their CPC revenue for up to 10 months from their approval date.

  • Alexa Rank: 2,326
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $10 (PayPal); $50 (Check)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Click
  • Chitika: Sign Up | FAQ

6. Sovrn (formerly Lijit)

LijitLijit offers many advertising options like remnant banner ads, homepage takeovers, rich media ads, contextual ads, image ads, social engagement ads, etc. They say they have direct partnership with major ad agencies and networks to maximize your CPMs.

  • Alexa Rank: 2,326
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $10 (PayPal); $50 (Check)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Click
  • Lijit: Sign Up | FAQ

7. Yllix

Yllix is an ad network that supports CPM, CPC, CPA and even Pop Up ads. You can earn additional income by referring new advertisers and publishers. When you refer an advertiser, you get $100 bonus plus 1% of lifetime ad spend. And when you refer a publisher, you get $50 bonus plus 2% of lifetime publisher earnings.

  • Alexa Rank: 8,455
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $10 (PayPal); $500 (Wire Transfer)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Wire Transfer
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression, Cost Per Click, Cost Per Action, Pop Up Ads

Yllix: Sign Up | FAQ

Also try, AdSupply, SwitchAds

Sell Direct Ads

If your website is in a competitive niche and is getting good traffic then you can sell direct ads. It works the best when you have banner ad spots on your website so that potential advertisers can contact you to buy those ad spots. For some big publishers, selling direct advertising is their only way of monetization because they can control the CPM and thereby their income. All you need to do is to create an “Advertise” page on your blog or website with your Google PageRank, Alexa Traffic Rank, Traffic Statistics (by Google Analytics) and the available ad formats with their rates per month. Or you can try the following networks to make selling easier.

8. BuySellAds

BuySellAdsBuySellAds is an online advertising network where publishers can list their ad inventory. You get access to thousands of advertisers through their market place. The BuySellAds network supports web, mobile web, RSS, Tweets, apps (desktop, iOS, Android) and e-mail. BuySellAds is a good alternative to AdSense and is used by most professional bloggers.

  • Alexa Rank: 2,041
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $20 (PayPal); $50 (Check); $500 (Wire Transfer)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check, Wire Transfer
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression, Fixed Rate Banner Ads, Sponsored Tweets
  • BuySellAds: Sign Up | FAQ

9. Beacon Ads

Beacon Ads is an alternative to BuySellAds. In fact, the user interface of Beacon Ads looks just like BuySellAds. But the thing is…. Beacon Ads takes 30% commission, while it’s only 25% at BuySellAds.

  • Alexa Rank: 127,420
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $20 (PayPal); $50 (Check)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check
  • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression, Fixed Rate Banner Ads

Beacon Ads: Sign Up | FAQ

10. BlogAds

BlogAds specializes in blog advertising and it’s comparable to BuySellAds. You can sell ads directly to advertisers, and can set the prices by yourself. You can earn an additional 15% revenue by referring new advertisers (they take 30% commission for all ad sales).

  • Alexa Rank: 47,002
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $75 (PayPal); $750 (Check & Wire Transfer)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check, Wire Transfer
  • Programs Offered: Fixed Rate Banner Ads, Sponsored Tweets

BlogAds: Sign Up | FAQ

11. DoubleClick For Publishers

DoubleClick For Publishers

DoubleClick by Google offers publishers a complete ad revenue engine and it helps you to manage your ads so effectively that you can capture the most value for every page view that your website receives. If you are unable to find advertisers by yourself then BuySellAds may be a better choice but they do charge 25% commission. DoubleClick is a self-serve ad platform that is so flexible that you can control your entire ad inventory using only this platform. If your website is popular then you get inquiries from potential advertisers and in that case DoubleClick gets you the best value for every page view.

Sell Text Links

If you have a good quality website then it’s super easy to make money selling text links because advertisers are willing to spend thousands of dollars to improve their organic ranking. But wait, selling text links is against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and they may even ban your website from its search results unless the links are rel=”nofollow”.

12. Matomy SEO

Matomy SEO

Matomy SEO (formerly Text-Link-Ads.com) connects you to high quality advertisers who are looking for relevant websites to buy text links. They place text link ads on your website so that your earnings don’t depend upon the clicks or page views of your website – you get a flat rate for a 30-day period.

  • Alexa Rank: 11,337
  • Minimum Payment Amount: No Minimum (PayPal, Payoneer); $25 (Check)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Payoneer, Check
  • Programs Offered: Fixed Rate Text Link Ads
  • Matomy SEO: Sign Up | FAQ

13. LinkWorth


LinkWorth is another popular text link ad network and it’s alternative to Matomy SEO. With LinkWorth, you can monetize your website using text link ads, paid blog reviews, in-text ads, in-content pay per click ads, rotating text ads, hosted content pages and many more.

  • Alexa Rank: 17,066
  • Minimum Payment Amount: $25 (PayPal); $100 (Check, Wire Transfer, EFT)
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check, Wire Transfer, EFT (US Only)
  • Programs Offered: Text Link Ads, Content Ads, Banner Ads, Sponsored Reviews
  • LinkWorth: Sign Up | FAQ

14. Text Link Brokers

Text Link Brokers

Text Link Brokers makes selling links easy because they find link buyers related to your website that you actually want to link to. They also have a Hosted Marketing Pages program similar to a sponsored review in which you host a new page on your website with unique content and embedded links.

    • Alexa Rank: 10,595
    • Minimum Payment Amount: N/A
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check
    • Programs Offered: Text Link Ads, Sponsored Reviews
    • Text Link Brokers: Sign Up | FAQ

15. Adbeans


Adbeans is a text link ad network that works with publishers who want to sell text links on their website or blogs. When you sign up for Adbeans you will get text link ad offers in your account so that you can accept or deny it. When you accept an offer they pay you a fixed rate for each text link that you place on your website.

  • Alexa Rank: 56,057
  • Minimum Payment Amount: GBP 20
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal
  • Programs Offered: Text Link Ads
  • Adbeans: Sign Up | FAQ

16. TNX.net


TNX.net is a text link marketplace that connects advertisers and publishers. You can sell links on your website and get payments every month in advance by adding their codes on your webpages. The pricing of text links are based on your website’s Google PageRank, topic, link profile, etc.

  • Alexa Rank: 29,581
  • Minimum Payment Amount: Unknown
  • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Webmoney, Check, Wire Transfer
  • Programs Offered: Text Link Ads
  • TNX: Sign Up | FAQ

Also try, LinkAdage, Digital Point, and WarriorForum which are alternate marketplaces for buying and selling text links.

    Sell Sponsored Reviews

    Once again, selling sponsored articles without rel=”nofollow” is against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. But it’s the easiest way to make money blogging as you can earn at least $50 per sponsored review if you have a good quality blog.

    17. Sponsored Reviews

    Sponsored Reviews

    Sponsored Reviews is a blog advertising network that allows you to build backlinks, increase traffic and improve search engine rankings of your website. If you’re a blogger then you can make money by reviewing advertiser’s websites.

    • Alexa Rank: 6,055
    • Minimum Payment Amount: No Minimum
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal
    • Programs Offered: Fixed Rate Sponsored Reviews
    • SponsoredReviews: Sign Up | FAQ

    18. PayU2Blog


    PayU2Blog is a a blog network that pays you to blog. When you become their member you will get writing assignments. Basically you will be asked to review a product or a service. And you have to write only your honest opinion about a product or a service and don’t have to endorse it.

      • Alexa Rank: 8,591
      • Minimum Payment Amount: N/A
      • Payment Method(s): PayPal
      • Programs Offered: Fixed Rate Sponsored Reviews
      • PayU2Blog: Sign Up | FAQ

    19. Blogsvertise


    Blogsvertise allows you to monetize your blog in several ways. You can make money by displaying banner ads, selling text link ads, or sponsored posts. The ad rates depend upon the pricing set by you and the demand for that ad spot.

      • Alexa Rank: 10,029
      • Minimum Payment Amount: N/A
      • Payment Method(s): PayPal
      • Programs Offered: Fixed Rate Sponsored Reviews, Banner Ads, Text Link Ads
      • Blogsvertise: Sign Up | FAQ

    20. ReviewMe


    ReviewMe allows you to make money by reviewing products you find interesting. Price is determined by the reach of your blog. Reviews can range from $40 to $500 per review and it will be a one time fee.

    • Alexa Rank: 62,596
    • Minimum Payment Amount: No Minimum (PayPal); $25 (Check, Prepaid Card)
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check, ReviewMe Prepaid MasterCard
    • Programs Offered: Fixed Rate Sponsored Reviews
    • ReviewMe: Sign Up | FAQ

    Read: Make Money Writing: Top 25 Sites That Pay Upfront For Your Content

    Pop Under & Pop Up Ads

    I’m not a fan of pop up or pop under ads and I never tried those on any of my websites. But I feel that it’s a good advertising option for traffic heavy websites like downloads, image hosting, file sharing, etc. Why? For those kind of websites showing a couple of pop-under or pop-up ads won’t affect the user experience in a big way but if you place these kind of ads on your blog then it will affect user experience and your visitors may never return.

    21. PopAds


    PopAds appears to be the best advertising popunder ad network as the average revenue of their publishers for 1,000 U.S. visitors was never below $4. If it’s true then I think it can deliver better results than AdSense itself. You can request payment anytime you want or may use that money to buy advertising for your own websites.

      • Alexa Rank: 207
      • Minimum Payment Amount: $5 (PayPal and AlertPay); $500 (Wire Transfer)
      • Payment Method(s): PayPal, AlertPay, Wire Transfer
      • Programs Offered: Cost Per View
      • PopAds: Sign Up | FAQ
    CPX24 Ad NetworkCPX24 is a leading media company founded in 2007. With over 10000+ active members it offers one of the most competitive eCPM in the market. Payment terms are flexible with several payment methods and virtually no minimum.

    Sponsored (?)

    22. InfinityAds


    InfinityAds (or Paypopup) is another Pop Under and Pop Up ad network that pays you for every thousand impressions shown on your website. The average payment rate according to their website is $1.80 per 1,000 impressions. All the websites gets auto approval and the minimum payout is just $5.

    • Alexa Rank: 26,412
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $5
    • Payment Method(s): Check, PayPal, Wire Transfer
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per View
    • InfinityAds: Sign Up | FAQ

    23. CPMoz

    CPMoz is a pop under advertising network that shares up to 70% revenue. Your earnings depends upon the traffic quality of your website, and you can also earn additional revenue by referring other advertisers (10% of their ad spending) or publishers (10% of their earnings).

    • Alexa Rank: 22,200
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $5
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per View

    CPMoz: Sign Up | FAQ

    In-Text Advertising Networks

    In-Text advertising can’t be considered as an alternative to Google AdSense but you can use it along with AdSense or any other contextual ad networks like BidVertiser or Clicksor.

    24. Infolinks


    Infolinks is the leader in in-text advertising which offers 70% revenue share even if you’re a newbie blogger. Infolinks follows a pay-per-click advertising model. Whenever a visitor hovers over one of these double-underlined words, an ad related to what they’re reading appears and you get paid every time a reader clicks on one of those ads. They offer advertising options like: insearch ads, intext ads, intag ads, inframe ads.

    • Alexa Rank: 1,127
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $50 (PayPal, eCheck); $100 (Wire Transfer, WU)
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Wire Transfer, eCheck, Western Union, Payoneer
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Click
    • Infolinks: Sign Up | FAQ

    25. Kontera


    Kontera discovers the best editorial content and dynamically delivers brands’ advertising, content and social assets for optimal results. Their In Text ads are a highly effective and profitable online advertising solution for websites and blogs.

    • Alexa Rank: 20,403
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $50
    • Payment Method(s): Check, PayPal, Wire Transfer
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Click
    • Kontera: Sign Up | FAQ

    In-Image Advertising Networks

    If your website or blog is image heavy then you can turn your images into ad inventory with the following in-image advertising networks. They place targeted ads over images so that you’ll make money on a cost per view or cost per click basis.

    26. GumGum


    GumGum is one of the largest in-image advertising (In-image advertising is a term used to describe targeted ads overlaid on images) platform, reaching over 150 million unique users worldwide. GumGum doesn’t require any minimum number of visitors but they require at least 500,000 monthly page views targeting U.S. based audience.

    • Alexa Rank: 21,430
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $50
    • Payment Method(s): Check, PayPal
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression
    • GumGum: Sign Up | FAQ

    27. Luminate


    Luminate makes images interactive. They offer an Image App Platform, which enables consumers to conduct their favorite online activities such as shopping, sharing, commenting and navigating directly from a picture. Luminate publishers can offer innovative consumer features that increase audience engagement, website traffic and drive incremental revenue.

    • Alexa Rank: 30,969
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $10
    • Payment Method(s): Check, PayPal
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression, Cost Per Click
    • Luminate: Sign Up | FAQ

    CPM Ad Networks

    CPM (Cost Per Mille) stands for Cost Per 1,000 Impressions. A high paying CPM advertising network is actually the best alternative to Google AdSense. As you probably know, Google AdSense (or any other pay per click network) pays for only clicks so it means that your monthly income varies a lot as AdSense CPC/CPM is very volatile. A CPM network pays you for every 1,000 page views you generate. So it means that if the CPM set by your CPM Network is $1 then you will earn $30 per month (if you generate 1,000 page views daily or 30,000 page views per month). High traffic websites and blogs rely on CPM networks than CPC networks since it generates guaranteed income.

    28. Technorati Media

    Technorati Media

    Technorati Media is one of largest social media advertising network which accepts sites with great original content and deliver targeted campaigns from top brands at high CPMs.

    • Alexa Rank: 10,575
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $50
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression
    • Technorati Media: Sign Up | FAQ

    29. Yes Advertising by Clicksor

    Yes Advertising

    Yes Advertising is a new ad network by Clicksor that allows you to make money through their CPM program. They say their publishers are currently earning an average of $5 CPM.

    • Alexa Rank: 11,064
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $50 (PayPal, Check); $1,000 (Wire Transfer)
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check, Wire Transfer
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression
    • Yes Advertising: Sign Up

    30. Burst Media

    Burst Media

    Burst Media gives you high CPMs, quality campaigns and full control of which ads run on your site.

    • Alexa Rank: 10,174
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $50
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check, Electronic Funds Transfer (US Only)
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression
    • Burst Media: Sign Up | FAQ

    31. PulsePoint


    PulsePoint (formerly ContextWeb) is one of the top CPM (Cost Per Mille) Network that exists today. With PulsePoint you can set your own prices. Set your current eCPM (effective cost per thousand impressions) so that the advertisers compete to beat your current eCPM. If they don’t beat your current eCPM then it will show backup ads from other networks like Google AdSense. So, you’ll always make the maximum money when you work with PulsePoint.

    • Alexa Rank: 15,863
    • Minimum Payment Amount: $50
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check, Electronic Funds Transfer (US Only)
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression
    • PulsePoint: Sign Up

    32. Vibrant Media

    Vibrant Media

    Vibrant Media have over 6,000 premium publishers, reaching over 250 million unique users per month. Some of the products are Vibrant Image, Vibrant In-Text Ads, Vibrant Display, Vibrant Related Content and Vibrant Lightbox.

    • Alexa Rank: 24,228
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression, Cost Per Click
    • Vibrant Media: Sign Up | FAQ

    33. Gorilla Nation

    Gorilla Nation

    Gorilla Nation sells advertisements on a CPM (cost per thousand impressions) model to advertisers and agencies around the globe.

    • Alexa Rank: 22,941
    • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression
    • Gorilla Nation: Sign Up | FAQ

    Premium CPM Ad Networks

    If you have a high traffic website or a blog then you can apply for the following programs. They’re premium ad networks that offer maximum CPM.

    Content Platforms

    Forget pay-per-click ads, banner ads, affiliate programs, and everything else as there are even more ways to monetize your website. The earnings from the following content platforms primarily depends upon your website’s authority and not necessarily page views (unless it’s CPM).

    34. Taboola


    Taboola helps advertisers to acquire traffic to their website using content recommendation service. So if you’re a publisher then you can monetize your content by recommending content people may like, using Taboola personalized recommendations. Taboola monetizes your website with a premium CPM by inviting your users to discover high-quality articles and videos from Taboola’s marketplace.

      • Alexa Rank: 565
      • Programs Offered: Content Recommendation
      • Taboola: Sign Up

    35. PostJoint


    PostJoint is a content blogger network that connects marketers and bloggers. You can mention the topics you blog about and can even set a minimum budget spent so that they will send you notifications when an advertiser is interested in buying an article on your blog. You will be paid $10 – $500 (or even more) depending upon your monthly unique visitors.

    • Alexa Rank: 4,266
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal
    • Programs Offered: Paid Guest Posts
    • PostJoint: Sign Up | FAQ

    36. Content.ad


    Content.ad as the name suggests monetizes your website with premium ads that look and feel like content. Ads by Content.ad links to a variety of high-quality sponsored content with user friendly images and headlines. And they offer high CPM guarantees for top publishers.

      • Alexa Rank: 15,468
      • Minimum Payment Amount: $50
      • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check
      • Programs Offered: Content Ads
      • Content.ad: Sign Up | FAQ

    Also try, Adblade.

    37. Content BLVD

    Content BLVD

    Content BLVD is another content platform that connects brands and publishers. Advertisers submit quality sponsored posts or guest posts to a relevant blog and if it’s accepted then they will get paid. You will be paid $50 – $425 per sponsored blog post depending upon your website’s Moz Domain Authority. There’s no payment for guest posts but you will get a placement fee based on your domain authority.

    • Alexa Rank: 45,234
    • Minimum Payment Amount: N/A
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal
    • Programs Offered: Sponsored Posts & Guest Posts
    • Content BLVD: Sign Up | FAQ

    38. Written


    Written helps brands to increase their visibility and also helps bloggers to monetize their best content. Written.com licenses your content to other brands for a specific period of time and you’ll be making money on a monthly basis. It’s like you’re renting your content to someone else on a monthly basis so as long as they’re using your content you will make money.

    • Alexa Rank: 109,222
    • Minimum Payment Amount: N/A
    • Payment Method(s): PayPal
    • Programs Offered: Content Syndication
    • Written: Sign Up | FAQ

    Ad Networks For Women Bloggers

    Yes, the list is not over yet and the next list is for the women bloggers out there. If you’re a woman blogger then you can try the following ad networks as they’re looking for blogs written by women or blogs with female audience.

    39. BlogHer Publishing Network


    BlogHer Publishing Network is an ad network for women bloggers. They accept only high quality bloggers and are accepting new applications periodically so you may be on a waiting list when you apply. With BlogHer, you can make money by showing CPM ads and also by accepting their sponsored posts and reviews.

      • Alexa Rank: 4,154
      • Minimum Payment Amount: $25
      • Payment Method(s): PayPal, Check
      • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression, Sponsored Posts
      • BlogHer Publishing Network: Sign Up | FAQ (unofficial)

    40. Foodie Blogroll Ad Network

    Foodie Blogroll

    Foodie Blogroll Ad Network is for the food bloggers or blogs with 75% food related content. You can make money from your blog by showing CPM banner ads and also by using your social media influence. If you’re an active social media user then you can accept sponsored posts and other sponsored content to make more money.

      • Alexa Rank: 83,203
      • Minimum Payment Amount: No Minimum
      • Payment Method(s): PayPal
      • Programs Offered: Cost Per Impression, Sponsored Posts
      • Foodie Blogroll Ad Network: Sign Up | FAQ

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    BONUS 1: Partner With Brands

    Okay, this is what I’m more interested in, and is something that I want to do in the near future. As you might have already noticed, I stopped monetizing my blog with ad networks like Google AdSense or Media.net for two reasons. First, I don’t like AdSense ads or banner ads as it takes a lot of space and hurts user experience. Second, it’s impossible to predict AdSense earnings as the CPM keeps on changing.

    I prefer static banner ads and even text links (in other words, private ads) to Google AdSense. Because then I can control which advertiser I’m promoting, and I get guaranteed fixed income.

    Wait, there is a better alternative to private ads — partnership with brands. If you have fair amount of traffic (let’s say, 10,000 visits a month) then it makes perfect sense to partner with a brand that you want to promote. And the first step is to create a Media Kit.

    Media Kit is a document that shows quick stats about your blog. It should contain everything a potential advertiser wants to know. Essentially it answers an advertiser’s key question: “Why advertise on your blog?”

    Ideally, it should have details about your blog’s — description, monthly traffic (unique visits, total visits & pageviews), subscribers, demographics, available advertising units and its rates, policies, social media follower stats, testimonials, etc. and about yourself (picture, bio, contact details, etc.) as a PDF or as a slideshow.

    Note: I don’t have a Media Kit yet but I created an advertising page few months back and will also create a Media Kit in the near future.

    When you have a Press Kit you can confidently pitch a brand of your choice (it must be relevant) and offer something that they can’t ignore. For instance, you can offer free advertising to a brand who you think might benefit from your traffic so that they may pay for renewals. The good thing is… doing that won’t leave blank ad spaces on your blog.

    BONUS 2: Competitor Analysis

    Competitor analysis is also an effective way to find the best affiliate programs for your website. But how? You can check the ads on your competitor’s website to find out what ad networks are they promoting. If it works on their website/blog then it should work on your website as well.

    For example, if it’s a well-known commercial blog then you can analyze their homepage and see what he/she is promoting above the fold (i.e. portion of a web page that is visible in a browser window without having to scroll down). Why? Because most bloggers promote their best revenue sources above the fold so that it gets the immediate attention of all their readers.

    Also, since bloggers love to write affiliate reviews you can check their “Reviews” category to find out what products and services they’re endorsing. And finally, if they are publishing their monthly income reports then it’s the best way to find out how exactly your fellow bloggers are making money from their blog.

    If income reports are not available on their blog then you can do a Google search for “blog income report” and check the monthly income of similar blogs. I also recommend Matthew Woodward’s Income Report. Basically it’s an internet marketing blog but his monthly income report posts is a roundup of different blogs from different niches (any blogger can submit their income report and he will publish it).

    Read: How Much Traffic Do You Need To Make $100,000 With Advertising


    There are dozens of new ad networks launching every year so it’s somewhat difficult to say what’s going to work on your blog without actually trying. You can analyze all the networks mentioned here to find out the best one that matches your website profile. And that exactly is the reason why I haven’t endorsed any ad network specifically. In fact I never tried some of the above mentioned networks but still I believe that I’ve listed only the best of the best.

    Now, what’s your favorite Google AdSense alternative?

    • http://www.Zattaya.in Chandan

      A very good list of Adsense alternatives.
      Lots of the unknown names are also present…

    • http://www.techblowup.com/2012/07/23/best-google-adsense-alternatives/ Prakash

      These are really the best alternatives to adsense. Thanks for such information.

    • http://dohliz.com dohliz

      Thanks to Mahesh Mohan for this kind of useful informative article. those are really alternatives to adsense publishers.

    • http://www.infolinks.com Pamela

      Hi, this is Pamela from Infolinks. Thanks for including us on your list! I wanted to add something that some of your readers may not know: Not only are we a great alternative to AdSense, we’re also a fantastic complement for those who are looking to earn even more.

      Thanks again and happy blogging,
      Pamela :)

      • http://www.videoslog.org Salman Zaib

        Yes, I like Infolinks. Awesome service also a good Adsense alternative.

      • monika

        Im also using infolinks. Its really a great adsense alternative.
        i have a suggestion cum request for you please also “pay for impressions” :)

      • Toxic

        The issue with Infolinks is they support so many spammy websites. Their brand is associated with spam..

    • http://idailytips.com/ Daily Tips

      Infolinks should be on 4th position, anyway its a nice comprehensive list of adsense alternatives.

      • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan


        This list is not sorted based on any rankings… it’s categorized as Intext ads, PPC ads, CPM ads, Text links and Sponsored Posts. :)

        • Michael

          Hi Mahesh,

          May I ask if all this alternative can accept “lyrics” content site as I plan to make a lyric site.

          And thinking how to monetize that site also.


          • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

            Yes, why not?

            And the best thing is.. do a competitor analysis. You can visit the website of a competitor and take a note about the ad networks that they’re using, how they’re making money, etc.

            That gives a better picture.

            And let me know if you’ve a query regarding the same.

    • RickoDean

      After having adsense ad serving disabled on my prized website, I went without monetization for 6 months while receiving at least 2500 unique visits per day. I wish I had read this article when it was first published so I could have been using clicksor for August traffic. This article is very informative and useful. Thank you for writing and sharing this

      • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

        Great! It would be nice if you could share few stats about Clicksor (average CPC, RPM etc.) so that I can recommend here as the best alternative to AdSense.

    • http://www.bdwikipedia.com/ Humun

      thanks, I found half of my search query. Could you please post a list which accepts new account quickly having small sites. Also sort by least payment threshold via PayPal.

      • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

        I have already mentioned the payment threshold for all types of payments here. As far as I know all AdSense alternatives reviews applications pretty quickly.

    • http://net-technews.blogspot.com/ Himanshu Dureja

      Thanks for Such huge List

      Lots of options for Bloggers who are not getting adsense.

    • Kyle

      Hi, first off thank you for this great list.

      I had a question. My blog gets 20,000 unique visitors a day, and visitors stay an average of 9 minutes. I use adsense, but don’t have a very high click through rate (0.5%).

      I tried Clicksor, but had to take down the ads after a day, because they were linking people to awful content (sex sites for phone users), and mail order brides on the main blog. This is not acceptable on a blog dedicated to Crafting.

      Can you suggest a blog that gives profit for high # of impressions that does not use intext ads that annoy users (Banners are preferred)that can work with Adsense?

      Thank you for any information or advice that can be shared.


    • http://blogsandyou.com prem

      Hey Mahesh

      Its a great article and clear visible the amount of research done.
      i thought of surfing and picking up information from various site. But I think this is it. Thanks Mate for such a great consolidated list.


    • http://www.allassignmenthelp.com Rajeev

      Hi Mahesh,
      I have used Google Ads and it did not work out for me. What are the prospects with these unknown companies?

      Thanks a lot for suggesting the alternative to Google ads and Facebook.


      • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

        Hi Rajeev,

        Google AdSense is not the best ad network for all websites. It depends upon our niche, page views, etc. as well. But if it’s about pay per click ad network then I think nothing beats AdSense because AdWords has much more advertisers than any other network. I would recommend a CPM network if ppc network is not working for you.

        • http://www.allassignmenthelp.com/blog Rajeev

          Thanks a lot Mahesh. Looking forward to more interesting articles from you..:)

          • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan


    • Beth

      Hi Mahesh,

      Thanks for putting this together. Great information. It’s somewhat comforting to know that there are now many other alternatives to adsense as they are becoming more picky with their publishers.

      I was hoping you could give me some advice about this. My blog is only about 6 months old, and to date I am averaging 1300-1500 page views / month. Is that enough traffic to get approved in these ad networks, even the smaller ones? Should I bother applying? I’ve tried to do some research online on minimum web traffic requirements, but couldn’t find a clear, cut answer. I would appreciate your insights on this. Thank you


      • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

        Hi Beth,

        It’s a decent enough.. you can start monetizing your content… since you didn’t specify your niche I can’t say which ad network is best for you.. but anyways…. show AdSense at first and see how it’s performing… give at least 3 weeks to get an average CPM… If it’s above $1 then it’s not bad… and the next best choice would be Media.net (it’s powered by Bing Ads as well so there’s good ad inventory). If the CPM of that network is also low then you can consider a banner network like Technorati Media.

        Let me know if there’s another query. :)

    • Iza

      Hi Mahesh,

      Thanks for your reply. I bookmarked your blog, there’s a lot great information here compared to other blogs I’ve browsed. Alright, I applied with adsense and we’ll see how it goes. By the way, it’s basically a travel blog. I get my stats through AW stats, but also have google analytics. I can’t understand the insane discrepancy of traffic showing on each. Which is more reliable of the two? I hope I can inspire you to write another comprehensive and very detailed article just like this one. Thanks a lot for your advice.


      • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

        AWStats is simply not reliable… they show inflated page views and traffic… Go to AWStats and visit a webpage from your own web browser and AWStats counts your own view as a page view and I guess they also count visits by bots as well. Google Analytics is much more reliable but I agree they are a bit complicated if you haven’t used it before. Check out their official YouTube page to learn more http://www.youtube.com/user/googleanalytics or try this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPPxZrZovKU and get started. :)

        • Beth

          I see, well thanks for letting me know that. I’ll check out those youtube videos in a bit. Keep up the good work, you’re articles are very well written and researched. Thanks again.

          • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

            Thank you! Ping me anytime if there’s a problem. :)

            • Beth

              Will do, thanks a lot!

            • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

              No problem! :)

    • Vinay

      Great list! Thanks for the content platforms.. they were totally unknown to me.

    • Veselin

      Hi Mahesh,
      I have several celebrity blogs with combined trafik 30k uniq visitors per month mostly from USA and China. two questins can i ut more then one can i use one account Adsense for more than one site and wich other platforms are good for me

      • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan


        Yes, you can use a single AdSense account for all your websites and there’s no need for another approval as long as the other websites doesn’t violate their policy terms.

        Since it’s a celeb blog I think you can also try CPM banner ads. Because the AdSense CPC could be low for celeb blogs.

    • http://www.sasabassac.info/ Jamie Noel

      Really impressive post. I like it.

      • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

        Thanks Jamie! :)

    • JjTheMan

      I use chitika ads on my current website see: http://www.mobilepricepakistan.net/ .
      But i earn just 0.5 cent per day, even i receive 2000+ impression and 10 to 15 valid clicks. And I feel chitika bot not working very well, because my web receive web traffic more than 1000 but I receive jsut 10 clicks on my ads, how its possible, I also used Google Adsense in past, and make $200+ per month.

      • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

        Switch back to AdSense as it offers the maximum CPC/RPM in most cases.

    • Free Classifieds Biz

      The great post and thank you for that. I hope that’s not a problem to ask for advice. I have a site that still has low traffic, but slowly growing. I am satisfied with Google AdSense, but I would like to put at least one more ad network. My most frequent visitors are: India 37.7%, Serbia 19.0%, United States 10.7%, South Africa 10.1%, Philippines 8.1%, Pakistan 6.3%. I’ve tried: InfoLinks and Chitika. I was not satisfied with them. For several months I have not earned even 1 dollar. Can you recommend some other ad network for my site when you know from where are the visitors?

      • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

        I would say stick with AdSense itself as they’re the best. But if you’re curious to try about another ad network then try Media.net and Technorati Publisher Network.

    • http://www.viralblogtips.com/ Bishal Biswas

      Concern to Google Adsense Alternatives, I’d highly recommend Infolinks, or Media.net else Chitika. They converts really well as because now-a-days I’m thinking of monetizing my blog too and was in search for some good networks other than Google Adsense. Aww, it sucks something, and so I’ve found the right article.

      Perhaps, thanks for the awesome and comprehensive article, Mahesh Mohan.

      And yeah, I’ve too written a similliar article in my blog too. Do let me hear your feedback too. http://www.viralblogtips.com/google-adsense-alternatives/

      – Bishal Biswas

      • thenaeir J chros

        i also worked with chitika ,
        they are simply the time wasters. dont depend on them
        use infolinks, that is better than it
        i am using infolinks here on my blog.

    • http://sastonepal.com/ SastoNepal.com

      Hi Mahesh !
      Thank you for sharing excellent content and would like to appreciate for your contribution. Can you suggest me that my friend has a website http://sastonepal.com and would like to monetize it. However he is confused that which ad network can monetize for his website. can you recommend the best network for this site.
      where is it favorable for adsense or any other sites.
      waiting for your valuable suggestions.

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Bishal,

      Yes, I also tried Media.net sometime back and it’s also good.. but the problem is.. the reporting is not as good as AdSense and it misses some important features. Oh yeah, it’s a new network so maybe it gets better.

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Always try AdSense at first and if it’s not performing well then try different alternatives from the above list.

      • Hassan

        Can You Please Tell me that how much Daily Page Views I have for Applying Google Adsense

        • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

          There is no minimum page view requirement. You just need a quality website/blog that’s at least 6 months old.

    • http://www.mylittletales.com Christy Little

      Great content! Thanks for the links.

      • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

        Thank you, Christy! :)

    • James

      Now that’s a comprehensive list of adsense alternatives. Very well categorised. Most of the tops tend to mixed them up so the publisher is kind of confused. I think Yes advertising works on CPA from what i’ve read. For pop under ads there is also cpmoz.com. I had great results with them.

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hey James,

      Thanks for that.. it looks good. If you have any CPM ad recommendation then let me know as this article requires an update so it will help me. And yes, some ad networks listed here could overlap but still… most of them are unique in one way or the other.

    • Deepak

      I had tried using media.net , but their RPM is low but good customer support. Adsense is the best one . Media.net and Chitika also good , I had received payments from them. I had placed media.net ads on my site http://www.motorscans.com/ & got upto 0.8$ per cpm

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hey Deepak,

      Thanks for the stats.

    • Roxana Sofia

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    • http://mohanmekap.com/ Mohan Manohar

      You have a great site with plenty of important info. Please go through my site mohanmekap.com and recommend which advertising options to use.

    • http://www.scooplines.com/ scooplines

      Great Article, I have tried many of these ad networks. Currently using Adsense, Medianet, and Envero Media which is one you missed, that sometimes actually outperforms my Adsense!

    • DAVID

      Please is there any ad network that pay with perfectmoney?

    • Susanna Davis

      What a fantastically compressed super-source: Whew! Can hardly thank you enough for pointing us in the right direction. With many dozens of sites, we just might jump into the water anon. Many, many thanks. Such a great job, Mahesh. Simply amazing.

      • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

        Thank you Susanna! :)

    • Katherine

      Great! I love how many more options there are! I already have adsense set up on my site but I will definitely be checking out these others as well!

    • http://www.theinfostrides.com IFS100

      This is a great article. My top choose for Adsense alternatives are Media.net, Adtall.com, Chitika.com and Infolinks.com.

    • Yogesh Shinde

      Thanks very informative.