Top 5 Google Adsense Alternatives 2016

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Google Adsense Alternatives
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“Your Google Adsense account has been disabled or temporarily banned”.

I know there are many bloggers who have confronted the above shown nice phrase in their lives. But don’t get demotivated, AdSense is not the only advertising network for publishers. There are a lot of ad networks that share a decent amount of revenue to their publisher. Everyday thousands of accounts are being banned from Google’s Adsense program. If you are one of them who didn’t get approved by AdSense or got banned by AdSense, then you can try the following networks. You can also use these networks along with AdSense to increase your revenue. Here is the list of AdSense Alternatives (2016) that are similar to Google AdSense.

#1 Media.net

medianet-logoAbout : Media.net, best alternative to AdSense. Media.net is one of the largest contextual advertising platforms in the world, and exclusively powers the Yahoo! Bing Network Contextual Ads Program globally. Using innovative contextual targeting technology, only highly relevant and targeted ads are shown to engage users. Media.net has one of the world’s largest teams working on contextual advertising. They have over 600 employees in key operation centers across New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Zurich, Mumbai & Bangalore, who are dedicated to covering a wide range of technology, business and process innovation. Media.net approve those sites which receive majority of their traffic from US / UK / Canada. Media.net’s US HQ is based in New York, and Global HQ in Dubai.

Approval Requirements : Approval in Media.net is not simple as revenuehits, infolinks or BidVertiser but its more simple than adsense. They take time to approve as they want websites with premium content. Both large and small qualifying websites can participate. Media.net individually approves and screens each website submitted by a publisher to ensure adherence to high-quality standards. To qualify, websites must:

  • Have high-quality content and traffic
  • Have a reasonable volume of visitors already using the website
  • Receive majority traffic from United States / Canada / United Kingdom
  • Have English as the primary language
  • Contain significant amount of original content that is updated regularly and does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights
  • Do not contain excessive advertising

For more, you can also see Program Guidelines and Terms and conditions by Media.net

Ads Types :

Targeted Text, Display

Payment Method : All payments due to Publishers and/or Affiliates will be made on a net 30 basis for accounts that have accured at least $100 or more in earnings. For example, if the Publisher’s unpaid earnings exceed $100 in March, the Publisher will receive the payment by the end of April. Payments are made via Wire transfer or PayPal.

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#2 Infolinks

Infolinks-logoAbout : Infolinks is a global advertising platform offering ad solutions for both publishers and advertisers. Online advertisers utilize the Infolinks Self-Serve Marketplace to customize their own campaign. Advertising with Infolinks means delivering brand messages to engaged users. Online bloggers and website owners monetize their websites with Infolinks while keeping the Look & feel of their sites undisturbed. Infolinks publishers can select their winning Infolinks ad combination from InFoldInTagInText, and Inscreen. It takes less than a minute to integrate Infolinks on a publisher’s site. Infolinks’ ad units are fully customizable and invite higher engagement and CTR because of their unique positioning and the relevance provided by smart algorithm. Infolinks supports a marketplace of over 100,000 websites operating in 128 countries. Their headquarters are located in Palo Alto, California and R&D Center is located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Approval Requirement : The Infolinks platform is open to any online publisher, big or small, with no setup fees, no minimum requirements for page views or visitors and no hidden commitments. They do not allow content as negative in nature, illegal or offensive in any way. But I recommend to get better alexa rank and good content first then apply for it. After successful registration you can check their policies also. You can also see their Service agreement.

Ads Types :

In text, In Search, In Tag

Payment Method : Infolinks offers several convenient ways for publishers to receive payments: PayPal, Bank Wire, eCheckACH (only for U.S. bank accounts) or Payoneer (get your Infolinks Prepaid Mastercard® or use Payoneer for a local bank transfer). Minimum Payment is $50 for PayPal, eCheck, ACH and Payoneer and $100 ($1000 for selected countries) for Wire transfer. According to the Infolinks Terms of Service, payments will be issued no later than 45 days from the end of the month, on the condition that your earnings have reached the minimum payment threshold per method.

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#3 Amazon associates

amazon-associatesAbout : Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising millions of new and used products from Amazon.com. When website owners and bloggers who are Associates create links and customers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees. It’s free to join and easy to use. Amazon Associates is a free advertising program designed to help website owners make money. Provide customers the convenience of referring them to a trusted site where they can immediately purchase the products you advertise on your site. And when they do, you can earn up to 10% in referral fees.

The Associates Program offers many benefits to Web site owners including the opportunity to generate revenue via their site, a wide range of relevant products to promote from Amazon’s huge selection, easy-to-use tools to create and customize the links that work best, detailed reports to help you better understand your visitors’ preferences and link performance, an association with Amazon.com, and the chance to interact with a broad community of other Web site owners.

Approval Requirement : Amazon doesn’t take much time in approval but read their terms and conditions carefully. Please see Associates Program Participation Requirements. Unsuitable sites include those that:

  • promote or contain sexually explicit materials;
  • promote violence or contain violent materials;
  • promote or contain libelous or defamatory materials;
  • promote discrimination, or employ discriminatory practices, based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
  • promote or undertake illegal activities;
  • are directed toward children under 13 years of age, as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506) and any regulations promulgated thereunder;
  • include any trademark of Amazon or its affiliates, or a variant or misspelling of a trademark of Amazon or its affiliates, in any domain name, subdomain name, or in any username, group name, or other identifier on any social networking site (see the Trademark Guidelines for examples); or
  • otherwise violate intellectual property rights.

Read Associates Program Operating Agreement by Amazon Associates.

Ads Types :

Product Links, Banners, Site Stripe

Payment Method : Payment method by Amazon is not impressive, I have to say. You can choose to be paid by direct deposit, Amazon.com gift card, or cheque. Amazon pays approximately 60 days after the end of each month, For Example : Payment for January is made in late March which is very late I suppose. The minimum cheque threshold is $100 for all Associates. The $10 minimum for direct deposits and Amazon.com gift certificates still apply for all Associates. If you want you may have request higher thresholds.

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#4 RevenueHits

revenuehitsAbout : RevenueHits is an innovative Performance Ad Network that helps publishers to generate more revenues, using a state-of-the-art contextual & geo-targeted Ad-Serving technology. RevenueHits assist publishers to monetize various online assets, including websites, add-ons, mobile sites, widgets, toolbars and many more. RevenueHits is owned and operated by Intango Ltd a privately-held startup company founded in 2008 by a team of experienced tech professionals, finance experts and successful online marketers.

RevenueHits unlike other advertising network is a performance based advertising network. It is a CPA based advertising network which pays around $30 in eCPM which helps you make money blogging. It doesn’t matter what kind of website you have, Revenuehits shows ads/offers depending on the traffic brought by publisher rather than advertisers needs. Since Revenuhits is a Geo Targeted and Contextual Ad Network, it adjusts according to the traffic your blog receives rather than you bringing in the traffic an advertiser requires.

Approval Requirement : There is neither minimum traffic requirements nor publisher language requirements. But I recommend to get better alexa rank, good site layout, not fake traffic etc. Revenuehits approve accounts very fast, don’t need to worry. Publisher Prohibited Contents are Adult or mature content (content), hate speech, harassment, sales of illegal firearms and other content publishers would expect to see blocked on a mainstream ad network of this type. RevenueHits also prohibits a variety of navigation techniques such as redirection, unsolicited emails, forced clicks and other tactics as outlined in their terms of service. You can also see Terms and Conditions of RevenueHits.

Ads Types :

Display Ads, Pop Ups, Apps & Widget

Payment Method : RevenueHits pays in net 30 terms. For example, January earnings will be paid not later than end of February. ‘Earnings’ per month are your revenues for the current period. The accumulated ‘Balance’ will be paid in the following month. RevenueHits pays via Wire, PayPal or Payoneer. Minimum Payment is $20 for PayPal/Payoneer and $500 for Wire transfer.

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#5 BidVertiser

bidvertiserAbout : BidVertiser is an ad network that focuses on banners, pop under and slider advertising for both desktop and mobile. The ads that they publish are comparable to the ads that AdSense publishes in terms of how they work and generate revenue for publishers. The revenue for publishers is a mix of CPC, CPM and CPA where their propriety ad-server optimizes each ad for maximum revenue in real-time. Simply create your text ad or upload your banner, choose the categories to advertise on, select your keywords, set the maximum price-per-click you are willing to pay and your ads will instantly start appearing. BidVertiser supports two groups of ads: Banners, Buttons, Inline Ads, Skyscrapers and Free Design. All ads are fully customisable to fit the site’s look & feel. Along with the pre-configured Ads, BidVertiser allows a free design of ads, with customized sizes.

Approval Requirement : Like RevenueHits there is also neither minimum traffic limit requirements nor publisher language requirements. Content like Adult content, Sexual content, Excessive profanity, Illegal drugs or related content, Hate speech or hate graphics content etc are strictly prohibited. In order to prevent offensive websites from displaying ads, they manually review each site. But BidVertiser also approves fast , not take as much time as adsense or media.net take. You can also see Guidelines offered by BidVertiser.

Ads Types :

Targeted Text, Banner Ads, Mobile Ads

Payment Method : For BidVertiser Payments are sent via Cheque or PayPal on a monthly basis within 30 days after the end of each calendar month. Minimum payment is $10 for Paypal and $100 for Cheque. If your account’s balance is not $10 (Papal) or $100 (cheque) at month end, the balance will be carried over into the next month and paid out once you have earned $10 (Paypal) or $100.00 (cheque) or more.

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Final Words

There is a misconception that Adsense is the only thing. I know that Adsense pays the most, but sometime something is better than nothing, life is full of challenge. You don’t get what you want. Never lose hope, Even if your Google Adsense account was banned. There are many ways to earn online. Be professional and you know what, its not the end but beginning.

It should be noted that organic traffic is very important to get profit from Adsense alternatives. Without the help of organic traffic, it’s hard for anyone to make money from Adsense alternatives. The more traffic you get, the more clicks you can generate and the more clicks you get, the more money you can make from these AdSesne alternatives. With some sort of using your head you can earn equal or more to Adsense.

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