BEST ALTERNATIVES TO GOOGLE ADSENSE
Google AdSense is the best and one of the easiest methods to monetize a blog in 2020, their mode of monetization (CPC and CPM) makes them ideal for both big and small blogs, making Google AdSense the best alternative for small traffic blog.
Getting AdSense approval is very easy for new and old bloggers if you follow the guide to getting AdSense approval, but it doesn’t just stop at getting AdSense approved. When I started blogging, I thought “immediately I get AdSense approved I will automatically be raking in hundreds of dollars every month”, but once I eventually approved, I realized they are several tricks you need to apply to increase your AdSense revenue.
There is this particular article I wrote last year that reveals the secret of boosting AdSense CPC using blocking control method, personally, I have been using this trick on my websites since 2019 and I haven’t faced any issue with Google.
Custom Search Engine Monetization is also a good way to monetize your blog but I won’t be talking about it here, so head over to the article and learn more about it.
GOOGLE ADSENSE ALTERNATIVES FOR NEW BLOGS
Google AdSense alternatives? If you are reading this article it probably means you are having difficulties with AdSense approval and you are looking for other methods to monetize your website.
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I have previously written some articles listing top reasons why AdSense keeps rejecting a website.
Some bloggers might be using images with copyright restrictions and this is a copyright infringement known as scrapped contents in Google AdSense. There are many ways to get copyright-free images that won’t get you AdSense policy violations.
Other bloggers (predominantly the newbies) on WordPress might be using the wrong WordPress platform. Yeah, this might sound surprising but there are 2 WordPress platforms and one doesn’t support AdSense monetization, so it is good to know the best WordPress for AdSense monetization.
There are bloggers who keep writing 100% unique articles but keep getting scrapped contents errors from Google, this might be because another blog might be copying for articles thus making them plagiarized, the best way to handle this is to report copyright infringement to Google.
Finally if you are the blogger who is infamous for copying and pasting articles written by other blogs, I have a better solution for you, it would assist you in writing premium articles that will get AdSense approval.
If after all these you still feel you need an alternative to Google AdSense then I suggest you keep reading till the end because we will be giving the best advertising agencies that can compete with Google AdSense.
AD NETWORKS BETTER THAN GOOGLE ADSENSE
Google AdSense still remains the best advertising agency and the easiest way to monetize your blog. The other ad agencies listed below are good but they are nowhere close to Google AdSense.
You might get more revenue from these AdSense alternatives depending on your website’s traffic and niche. Yeah you read this right, Google AdSense is the best way to monetize your website, but other ad agencies might pay you more than Google AdSense.
LIST OF BEST GOOGLE ADSENSE ALTERNATIVE FOR ALL BLOGS IN 2020
Skimlinks is an affiliate product advertising agency that pays publishers for every sale made with their short unique link and not for link click. This ad agency has 60,000 active worldwide publishers, 48,500 advertisers who display their products through Skimlinks and they make an average of $2.5 million sales every day. These stats are very impressive, thus giving them a spot in this list.
There is no limit to how much you can make from Skimlinks every day, they offer affiliate, CPC, CPA and other types of partner advertising.
Skimlinks is free and available to every publisher, the ad interface is easy to understand and approval is fast. Skimlinks’ minimum payout is $10 and they send payment via PayPal.
Viglink is similar to Skimlinks, it is ideal for business or e-commerce related blogs. You monetize your website with Viglink by making affiliate sales, so your earnings are not limited.
Blogs with outbound links to e-commerce pages or business pages (example: fashion stores) will get the best monetization experience with Viglink. For blogs without e-commerce and business outbound links, you can tweak this by manually adding business-related keywords like iPhone, Amazon, Apple, etc., Viglink will automatically detect these keywords, add links to them, and you will make decent money out of them.
Viglink is SEO friendly, it doesn’t drive traffic from your website and it can be used alongside Google AdSense.
The minimum payout for Viglink is $10 and all payment is sent to the publisher’s PayPal account.
Adversal is a display ads agency that requires lots of monthly traffic before a website gets approved. So, if your website drives lots of traffic, you will definitely enjoy Adversal native advertising via its self-serve platform.
Advsersal offers display, native, and video ads, so every publisher can easily get more interaction between their blog visitors and the ads being displayed.
Adversal will approve your website immediately they verify that your website doesn’t have nudity, viruses, pirated contents, illegal contents, and if you have a minimum of 50,000 pageviews every month.
Adversal’s minimum payout is $20 and unlike the previously listed ad networks that are related to only PayPal Adversal pay via wire transfer, ACH, and PayPal.
Amazon ad programming made this list? How is that possible? Yeah, you might have several questions on your mind right now, but Amazon display ads is an alternative to Google AdSense. This shouldn’t come as a surprise because Amazon was the top Google AdSense alternative used by several blogs in 2019.
Amazon display ads was recently introduced so it isn’t as popular as its mother monetization network (Amazon Affiliate Program). Amazon display ad provides both CPM and Native Shopping Ads, so it’s like using a display and affiliate network concurrently.
Amazon display ad can be used by any publisher irrespective of your country but if you get lots of traffic from the United States of America and the United Kingdom, you will get the most out of this ad network.
There isn’t a minimum payout for Amazon display ad network, your earning can be sent to your PayPal, Payoneer, Wire transfer, or Amazon Gift cards.
This list of best AdSense alternatives from small websites and big websites (both traffic and popularity) won’t be complete without Propeller Ads. When I launched Trybeweb, I started with Propeller Ads while waiting for AdSense approval.
Propeller Ads give instant approval, all you need to do is place the code on your website and you are good to go. Yeah, it is that easy but one of the drawbacks of Propeller Ads is that you need lots of monthly traffic before you get approved for Native Display Ads. Aside from that, you can enjoy its various ad types, its link ad is also a great alternative for people without blogs. Yeah, you can share the links on your social media accounts and get paid for every click.
Propeller Ads’ minimum payout is $25 (initially it was $5 but got changed to $25 for new accounts). They have various forms of payment (PayPal, Wire Transfer, Payoneer, etc.), so if you have little or lots of traffic and you want an alternative to Google AdSense then you have to try out Propeller Ads.
Media.net is the closest ad agency than can be compared to Google AdSense in terms of available Ad types. Just like Google AdSense, Media.net is a contextual ad network that offers ads from high paying advertisers, this ad agency is owned by Yahoo and Bing. If you have used AdSense before or you are familiar with the AdSense ad types then you will understand why I stated that Media.net is similar to Google AdSense.
Media.net is exclusively for quality blogs, so if you drive a huge amount of monthly web traffic you will get Media.net approval without breaking a sweat.
Similar to Google AdSense, the minimum payout of Media.net is $100 and can be received via PayPal or Wire transfer. If you get approved by Media.net, you can make lots of revenue using their display and text ads.
WHAT AD NETWORK SHOULD I USE ASIDE ADSENSE?
All the above-listed Ad networks can be used alone, with Google AdSense or with other Ad networks. Depending on the quality of your blog all these Ad networks can give you a huge amount of money every month. If your blog is still a start-up, I will recommend you use Propeller, Viglinks, and Skimlinks. If your blog has lots of traffic then using Media.net, Amazon, Adversal, and Propeller Ads will make you get the best out of all this traffic.