12 Best Money Making Google Adsense Alternatives in 2013

by Anil Agarwal

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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

List of Google Adsense AlternativesThe 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.

1. BuySellAds

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.

6. Chitika

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.

7. InfoLinks

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.

8. Kontera

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.

9. Bidvertiser

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.

10. Clicksor

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.

2. Puxee.com

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.

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Kavya Hari

Google Adsense will be more helpful as well as useful steps to make money on the online. Thanks a lot for given up here :)

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Anil Agarwal

Surely Kavya, no doubt Google Adsense is most powerful but with time, you have to look at other ways out as well to earn more money from our websites and blogs

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Jimmy

100% correct, til they banned their publisher without any reason. lol.
i just wanna know what you’ll say next if it comes to you.
Affiliate program and direct sale ads much much better than adsense, and be respectfull. the last point you’ll never get from adsense.

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Juan

I did not know Puxee.com, Bidvertiser and Clicksor. Thanks for giving us details about these Google Adsense alternatives. I will definitely check out them out!

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Anil Agarwal

Have you given a try to any of the above ad networks? And if yes, how was your experience with them?

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Jamie Northrup

I’ve been pretty faithful to Google Adsense, I did try Infolinks, but found it to be a little too intrusive for my readers.

BTW you have a typo in your link for Chitika, it goes to Chitka.com.

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Anil Agarwal

Thanks for your valuable feedback Jamie. I just made the correction in the link. And thanks a lot for correcting me on it.

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Heather

I worked with Altitude Digital Partners and they were great, plus they are willing to work with smaller publishers!

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robert

about a week ago my adsense account was disabled, they say because of invalid clicks . My site is very new and i don’t know how could that happened anyway my account is now disabled thanks to your article i found this google alternatives.. which i can use to monetize my site

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Anil Agarwal

It would be great Robert, if you could share the advertising networks you are using on your site and how are they doing for you?

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Ron

I have done experimenting with paydot com and clickbank widget and both are good alternative of the adsense.Paydotcom is paying by payapl so i prefer it but clickbank has good offers so it will be individual choice.

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Anil Agarwal

Ron, I also have some level of success selling digital products that are available on Clickbank as an affiliate. I just forget to mention ClickBank as one of Google Adsense alternatives in my list. Thanks for reminding me about it.

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matt

You mention high traffic and low traffic websites. Please explain these in terms of numbers – unique visitors. Thanks.

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Srikanta Kundu

Now I am using Google Adsense in my Blog, but I am also trying Kontera in my blog as from various blog I got informed that Kontera is growing better than Infolinks.What do you suggest.

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Anil Agarwal

I have used Infolinks ads on my blog. And I have yet to test Kontera ads. It will be difficult for me to comment on them. You can read my infolinks review here

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uncle bob

Also that buysellads are purely geared towards digital IM products and related SEO products not so much on your physical products

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rahul

I’m not sure why but I don’t trust websites which display ads other than Adsense. Only the highest quality and honest websites display Adsense. Adsense is the best!

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Anil Agarwal

Rahul, no dount Adsense is best. But what will you do if you are not getting adsense approval or your account is banned by adsense team. You could look for alternatives even when you want to add more monetization streams to your blog.

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Citro Mduro

Use google adsense for content on my blog, but however my blog dont have alot of traffic, no quality content and more less form my blog

thank for share

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Rakesh

I think I am getting addicted here. You are very clear about every post. This is very informative and I started using advertisespace after reading this. Thanks for sharing this.

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Anil Agarwal

Rakesh, how much money you able to make through Advertisespace.com ads on your websites?

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Cyracks

Thanks for these list of Google adsense alternative, especially now that Google is being so strict on their publishers, banning accounts and disabling ads, i will surely consider few of these alternatives

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Nizam

That’s really an excellent list of Adsense alternatives. I do know some of them, but it’s good to know more alternatives. Thanks Anil for sharing this info :)

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Anil Agarwal

Good to know this listing is helping you Nizam. It would be great if you could share your top money making programs here. By the way you have nice looking blog. You need to improve your blog header a bit. There is too much empty space in your header section.

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Anil Agarwal

Santosh, surely all of these networks are compatible with Google Adsense

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Anil Agarwal

How are your earnings going with Adbrite?

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Anil Agarwal

Great to know that David. There must be some publishers here who would like to give a try to Kontera network

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Anil Agarwal

That’s true Saskan. if you personally ask me, I had made good amount of money with all the alternatives that are mentioned in this list.

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Anil Agarwal

You have some real chance of making money with BSA if you have blog around technology or related niches.

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Anil Agarwal

Thanks a lot for your valuable inputs about the mentioned money making programs.

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Hammad Baig

Google Adsense will be more helpful as well as useful steps to make money on the online. Thanks a lot for given up here

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Rahul Kashyap

Great post for making money. Really Awesome Alternative network. Thanks for sharing this Website i Need it :) you made my day coz I got some new website in this Post.

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Felicia

Hi Anil,
Since Adsense is no longer as profitable as it used to, it is inevitable that bloggers will find other means that will generate them profit. Actually, I never really thought that they were this many. I’ve personally tried Infolinks and Kontera and they do in fact are capable of generating more revenue as compared to Adsense.

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Patricia

Hi Omole,

Sorry to hear that things aren’t working out with your blog. I took the liberty to browse through it and noticed that you don’t have that many banners; are you working with any ad network at the moment?
I work with an ad platform called Adsgadget. It was launched this year and has been working amazingly for small publishers. It offers great conditions and very high rates, requires no minimum payout or impression volume, and is super simple and easy to use.
You should definitely try it out before giving up hope! (www.adsgadget.com)
Cheers and best of luck!

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marilyn cada

thanks for the information. very useful in my case since my account got suspended for unknown reasons. Adsense simply sent me a generic email informing me that my account got suspended because i violated a policy that they cannot specify.

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RKSoni

As Ms Patricia is recommending adsgadget.com, but this link goes to qadabra.com, whether the domain name changed?
Pl tell me which one is paying more than $4 for eCPM and more than $0.5 per click.

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Patricia

Hi RK,
Yes, it is the same ad platform, we’ve simply done a complete re-branding of our ad platform, including a name change from “Adsgadget” to “Qadabra”. It is the same platform and the same concept: simplicity and profits. Just with a fresh, new design and a continuously improving technology.
RK, answering to your question, Qadabra works on a rev share model that is precisely focused on generating the highest eCPMs due to our unlimited campaign budget. You should try us out (www.qadabra.com) if you haven’t already :) I’d be happy to help you get set up and start optimizing results!
Cheers and good luck!

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john miller

I have tried companies like Adsense and Adbrite and they did not do nearly as good as Altitude Digital Partners. The CPM rate that Altitude Digital pays is a lot higher then the alternatives and there is an actual person you can talk to. Check them out at altitudedigitalpartners.com

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Amit Agarval

Great affiliated program collection. I use some of these. After adsense band I use Kontera or Infolink for earning on my website. I recommodate to all it give me satisfied earning….

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Neha Dobriyal

Hello Anil

my adsense account is not approved and i also don’t know the reason behind that. but due to this post i try chitika. this is very good adsense alternatives.
thanks

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Hari Prasad Chaudhary

Thanks for the List bro. I have been trying for adsense many times but not getting approve. So I decide to use else adsense. Thanks for the information.

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Uday Ghulaxe

Bue sell ads and media.net are two of the best alternetives for adsense banned sites. But getting approved formthese networks is relly hard.
Infolinks is the easiest amongst all these network to get approved but the return pay out of this network is like a HELL.

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amit kumar

thanks for sharing the valuable information on adsense alternatives…
qadabra is also a good option especially for new qnd small blogger…

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Josh Racicot

I will be honest – I ditched ClickBank and AdSense altogether from my blog….reason being there are too many merchants who’s products and services either get banned or leave ClickBank and as for AdSense, it gives visitors to your website another route to click and leave your site. If you have affiliate programs and products already on your site, you are guaranteed to make more money with them than through AdSense, unless your are driving some serious traffic. As for InfoLinks, it just looks spammy and the keywords and ads that appear are not targeted most the time. I personally say just do away with ads and ad networks and focus on affiliate programs to monetize your blog that have one or few solid products to offer, because like I mentioned, you will make more money that way.

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