No doubt, Google Adsense is the main source of income for lots of content rich websites and blogs. When we talk about how to make money online from a website, the first thing that comes to our mine is monetizing it through Google Adsense. But there can be situations when we need to look at Google Adsense Alternatives. Here are some situations when we want to give a try some Adsense alternatives:
- Your publisher account with Google Adsense is not accepted for some reason
- Your account is disabled for reasons that are beyond your control
- You are not happy with Google Adsense earnings and no more interested in using Google Adsense on your website and blog
- You want to try some other monetization methods with Google Adsense on your website and blog
- Minimum Payout and mode of payment don’t suit you
The real problem with lots of Adsense alternatives is that they are no way near Google Adsense when we compare our earnings potential with them. There are some money-making programs, but they are good for high traffic websites. I have compiled a list of best 12 plus alternatives to Google Adsense that are ideal for small as well large websites and can be used in combination with Google Adsense to earn lots of extra money from our blogs and websites in 2013.
Note: This List was last updated in October 2013. Some of alternatives which were no more working were removed including Adbrite.
BuySellAds is the best alternative to Google Adsense if I consider the earning potential we have with them. Buy Sell Ads is the marketplace for buying and selling ad space on websites and blogs. BuySellAds does not accept low traffic websites into their network. Working as a publisher with them, you need to create ads inventory into your account and once you get a banner advertising initiation, you need to accept or reject it. BuySellAds has been giving away 75% of total earning to its publishers. You can transfer your earnings twice in month time into your Paypal account and there is no minimum payout type in case of Paypal transfer.
2. Through Direct Advertising
Direct advertising can be really effective way to earn lots of extra income from your blog. For getting direct advertisers, you need to create an advertising page on your blog. You should share website traffic details, advertising options with prices and mode of payment on advertising page. You can make money selling text ads, banners ads and through paid reviews etc on your blog.
3: Products and Services Selling
If you have a niche specific website or blog, you can make more amount than Adsense if you have the right kind of products to sell. First of all you can create your own products and then sell them to your audience through your website. And if don’t want to go for your own product, you can sell others product through your website and make commission for each sale. You can use Amazon, ClickBank, LinkShare, eBay, Commission Junction etc type of networks who have proper affiliate program in place.
And if you are good in web designing, web development, SEO and content writing etc, you can sell them as services to your audience. But your website content should match with your services industry. I’m noticing lots of bloggers in blogging niche are able to make thousands of dollars every month through their blogs by offering small size services like blog migration, WordPress SEO, Theme Customization and through content writing etc.
4. Paid Review Websites
You can make some extra money from your blog by writing paid reviews on your blog. Mostly paid review websites accept websites and blogs with decent popularity, traffic and page rank into their marketplace. Some popular paid review websites you can try are Sponsored Reviews, Review Me, LinkWorth and Blogsvertise. You can charge any money from $10 to $1000 for a single paid review on your blog depending upon your blog popularity. You can also gain some paid reviews opportunities on your blog by setting up a review request page on your blog. Mostly paid review websites used to pay to its publishers directly into their Paypal accounts every month.
5. Media.net Contextual and Display Ads
Media.net is a contextual and display ads network and is powered by two popular search engines namely Yahoo & Bing. Now you can make money while working as a publisher and selling advertisement on your blog through CPC, CPM and CPA. Click here to request an invite for Media.net publisher account.
Chitika is very similar to Google Adsense where you will be paid on CPC basis. Chitika only shows relevant ads matching your website content and can customize their ads as per your choice to get maximum clicks on their ads while working as a publisher with them. You can safely run Chitika ads along with Google Adsense ads on your website. They make payments though Paypal and Check. Minimum payout in case of Paypal is $10 and for Check payment, minimum payout is $50. They have an active affiliate program that publishers can use to earn some extra income while referring new members to their network.
Infolinks is a popular in-line text-advertising network best suited to high traffic websites. Infolinks shows ads that are matching with your website content. Infolinks converts certain keywords from your website content into advertising links and you are paid for each click made on those ads. So it means more clicks and earnings for you from Infolinks network. They have kept a revenue share of 70 percent for its publishers, which is quite good. They make payments through Paypal, Check, Bank Transfer, ACH etc. Lots of big content websites and blogs like Squidoo, Britannica, John Chow etc have implemented Infolinks ads into their content to earn extra income from their websites and blogs. Recently they started serving insearch, inframe and intag ads as well for its publishers to help them earn more money with InfoLinks. Use this link for more details about Infolinks in-text advertising.
Kontera is another in-text advertising network like Infolinks. While Infolinks only allows high traffic websites and blogs into its network, Kontera used to accept high as well as low traffic websites into its network. Kontera is asking publishers to join them for getting best payouts in the business, premium ads with market leading CPC, record high CTR’s, best relevancy and user experience, works within your text and takes only a minute to configure.
Bidvertiser is another good alternative to Google Adsense in Pay Per Click category like Adbrite. Apart from getting paid for each Bidvertiser ad on your websites, you will be paid extra money for every conversion coming through your ads. Bidvertiser send payments to its publishers via Check, Wire and Paypal. You can get money transferred into your paypal account instantly once you have reached the minimum payout of $10. Bidvertiser makes sure that only ads with highest bids will be shown on your websites and blogs.
Clicksor is another in-text advertising network like InfoLinks. They send payments every 15 days with a minimum payout of $50 only. They send payments to its publishers via Paypal, Check and Wire Transfer to eligible publishers. Publishers are able to earn up to 85 percent of total ad income with Clicksor advertising network. Working as an affiliate, you will earn 10% of every advertiser or publisher you refer to Clicksor network.
Some More Adsense Alternatives with Low Earning Potential in 2013
1. Text Link Ads Network
I had great success selling text links on my blog though Text Link Ads (TLA) network in the past. I was able to make more than $7700 through selling text link ads on my blogs. You need to have a high PR blog to start making money while selling text ads with TLA network. But these days Google has become very strict against those websites that are involved in link buying or selling kind of activities as these websites try to manipulate the search engine rankings game by gaining some high PR dofollow backlinks for their targeted pages. The best and safest way to make money through selling text link ads is keeping all the advertiser’s links as nofollow. Google does not have issues with you if you sell text links on your blog while keeping them as nofollow.
Puxee.com can be considered as a good alternative to Adsense, which allows us to make money by selling banner advertisements on our blog. You can set some fixed monthly price for each banner unit on your blog. Puxee.com used to keep 25% percent of earnings, which is very low, compare to lots of other advertising programs. Even Google Adsense gives just 68% percent of earnings to the publishers and keeps the rest of money in its pocket. Click here to know more in detail about making money online selling banner ads with Puxee.com website.
No doubt I had already felt the taste of lots of good websites that we can use for making money from our websites. But for some time now, I have been making most of my earnings through affiliate products sale, doing reviews and no doubt very small portion of it is coming through Google Adsense.
I would like to know which networks you are using to make money online from your websites and blogs and also share your thoughts about different Google Adsense Alternatives, that are shared in this post above in the comments section.