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12 Best Money Making Google AdSense Alternatives in 2014

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If you are looking for different ways to make money online, you are at the right place. If you are searching for Google AdSense alternatives, this detailed guide is a treat for you where you will not only learn how to make money through Google AdSense alternatives, but you will also learn what not to do.

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 mind 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 2014.

12 Alternatives to Google AdSense to make money blogging in 2014

Google adsense alternatives

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.

Can you really make money with buy sell ads?

Yes, definitely if you have quality traffic and if you get good number of page views each and every month. They won’t accept to put ads on your sites if  you have low traffic or low monthly visits. So make sure to submit your sites only if you have decent amount of traffic. There’s a downside of making money with buy sell ads, whenever a published is interested in putting their ads on your site, buy sell ads network pays you only 75%, the remaining 25% directly goes to their hands.

2. Through Direct Advertising

Want to cut the middle man while making money through advertising? Then direct advertising is the only way to go. Through direct advertising you are not allowing any middleman to interfere in your earnings or commission. You either have to directly contact the ad publishers or they will contact you to put their ads. In either case, you will get benefited. You can ask how much ever your blog is worth of.

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

Don’t want to depend upon on ads to make money blogging? Then why not focus on product selling? Let it be your own products such as eBooks, videos, themes, plugins or someone else’s affiliate products. If your audience find value in the products you promote, they will definitely buy what you offer.

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

One of the most common ways most bloggers make money from their blogs is through publishing various product reviews on their sites. There are so many product companies out there be it plugin developers or web hosting providers, they offer good amount of commission which ranges from $20 to $1000 (depends on the popularity of your blog) when you publish their reviews.

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.

Make sure to publish or promote the products that your audience might find interesting or else you will eventually lose your blog’s credibility in the long run which is not at all good.

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. Qadabra

Qadabra is one of the best Google Adsense alternatives. Unlike Adsense, Qadabra requires no wait time to be approved. You just need to Sign up, get the code and start making money with it. With Qadabra, your ads appear immediately. The ads are nice and they also offer rich media including an option for pop ups. Qadabra supports international traffic with great fill rates and you can get paid after the very first dollar you make which is the best the market offers. It is a great community to be a part of as their support team is always there with tips on how to earn more from your site.

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7. 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.

Can you really make money with Chitika?

Chitika  is an established ad publishing company with over 300,000 publishers using their services. It means, it is reliable and you can make decent income when you use their ads right. First things first, learn how to drive more traffic to your blogs and websites. This is the only primary way to boost your income with Chitika ads on your sites. Without traffic, you can’t do anything eventually, so pay attention to getting more traffic from search engines. 

One of the common mistakes most beginners make while using Chitika ads is they click often on their own ads. Please don’t do that mistake if you really want to make Chitika ads a passive income stream for your online business. Chitika keeps track on all of their ads, where you click, who clicked your ads etc, so don’t be foolish to click on your own ads.

8. InfoLinks

One of the best things about using infolinks on your sites to make money is that, they accept to put their infolinks even on small publisher sites. It means even if you get little amount of traffic, you can still use their infolinks to make money.

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.

The best way to boost your income from infolinks is to not to put more links on one single page, try to limit them to 6 to 8 infolinks per page and you will definitely notice some good results. Make sure to interlink like a pro, don’t deliberately use infolinks to increase your revenue, it might not work if your audience don’t read your stuff at all. So keep focusing on writing great content and add links relevantly.

9. 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.

Is it possible for you to make money with Kontera ads?

Yes, anyone with decent traffic can good money using Kontera ads. Kontera is an In text advertising publishing network that automatically converts specific keywords on your website into monetized links. You just have to update your blog or website regularly to see the best results with Kontera ads. And don’t forget to use the same color of your natural links on Kontera ads, this way your readers won’t find easily that which are Kontera ads and do this only if you are more concerned about making money.

10. Bidvertiser

Bidvertiser is another good alternative to Google Adsense in Pay Per Click category. 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.

11. 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 2014

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. Pulse Point

Pulse Point is one of the finest ad exchange programs that enables more than 3 billion real-time ad transactions daily, that’s a whooping number, right? Pulse Point ad exchange publishers allow their users to maximize value on every impression that they get on their websites or blogs.

The great thing about this ad exchange is that the relevancy in the ads. And they don’t allow mediocre publishers to publish their ads, so only quality publishers get the chance to monetize their value of their inventory.

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.

In a nutshell: There are so many Google AdSense alternatives available to make money online in 2014. The main key factor in making money from these alternatives to Google AdSense is that, you need to drive decent traffic to your websites. 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 Google AdSesne alternatives.

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.

Article by Anil Agarwal

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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

      Reply
  • 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.

      Reply
  • 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?

      Reply
  • 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.

      Reply
  • 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

    Reply
  • 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.

    Reply
  • 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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  • Abhijit Bangal

    I totally agree with the options given herein. I have heard about some of them before like Sponsored Reviews and Chitika, etc. I have used some others as well. But the results are really hard to get.

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  • Shiv Kumar Gupta

    Hi Anil,
    I am using Chitika on my blog since 3 or 4 months but there is no “clicks” happend since then. I think this belongs to the traffic on my webiste. There is no so much traffic on my blog. can you please tell me if there is another method to get clicks on ads and how can I get more traffic to my website within 2 months. Keep blogging…

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  • Uday Ghulaxe

    You repost this and I think updated it.
    Thanks again for sharing this . I have installed chitika and its results are working well for me. but infolinks are just worst the payout of infolinks are very low.

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  • Pramod

    Although Google adsense is one of the best program but it’s cpc is continuously degrading and that is somewhat disgruntled for me Hence I am looking for affiliate marketing which is far more better than that of adsense.

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  • Nadir Patel

    Hey, this is Nadir from eClickZ.com one of the top adsense alternatives! Great job on the post I really like it! Don’t forget to add eClickZ to your list of top paying adsense alternatives. We are leader in contextual text advertising and banner ads. and we guarantee the highest payouts in the industry. Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions.

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  • Vishwajeet Kumar

    There is no such good alternatives of adsense. I had tried a lot with others ad networks but all are not giving me a Good result. So, I stick with Adsense.

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  • Ataur Rahman

    I have a Google adsense account but not enough click. Recently approved. Very low income. Thank you so much for One of the best articles.

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  • SymondT

    I have tried all the above ads network.. Qadabra was the best among all but they have started the new scam of ignoring all Asian traffic.. I tried many other networks but finally I have found the best among all and it is the Propeller Ads network, which is basically a network from UK. It has been paying me $20-$30 per day for my 3000-4000 daily visitors, even-though I have just posted 3 ads on my site.

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  • Sasikumar Krishnan

    Thanks for sharing the adsense alternatives. Right now i’m using chitika and that’s really cool and looking like adsense too.
    Thanks for the post

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  • 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, Anil Agarwal.

    – Bishal Biswas

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  • Souvik Ghosh

    I have tried yahoo(media.net) , chitika and infolinks but adsense is best. They didn’t pay as much as Adsense does. I think adsense is the father of all publisher network.

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  • Jey Ganesh

    Thanks for sharing this useful information.. my preference Chitika, this really will give you decent income…

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  • Rohan Pareek

    According to the list and my knowledge media.net is not a good option in India as they are not providing a good return while chitika is better than media.net ya infolinks are good but Adsense is far away from these. If you have decent traffic than you can move to tribal fusion which is also a excellent option.

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  • Farhan

    Great article!

    What if my traffic is mainly from Pakistan and most of the advisers from here doesn’t use any ad network other than AdSense. In that case would it be of any use to integrate anything other than AdSense.
    My problem is i’m unable to get adsense approval.

    Your support is much appreciated.

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  • Nisha Pandey

    Hi Anil,

    Thanks for sharing this big list of Adsense alternatives. I have never tried any other than Adsense.

    I am thinking to start with “Infolinks” and “Chitika”. Could you tell me please that Can I use both at the same time along with Adsense? Is it safe?

    Waiting to hear from you.

    Thanks again! Have a good day ahead!

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  • Rohit Singh

    Nice post Anil but I personally feel that media.net has now emerged as one of the best google adsense alternative because their RPM is good and mostly importantly their ads are mostly CPM ads which means you don’t require any one to click on ads to make money you just have to show the impression of ad and you are going to make the money which is not the case with google adsense

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  • Deepak Vijayan

    I had tried using media.net , but their RPM is low . Adsense is the best one . Media.net and Chitika also good , I had received payments from them

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  • Abdul

    Hello
    My adsense account had disabled due to invalid click activity since 13 Oct 2014. I have appealed 2 times but it rejected, i never tried to violate any of terms & conditions of adsense. Tell me please can i apply for adsense through another email address for the same blogs. If not then recommend me best alternatives of adsense.

    Thanks

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  • Vireak Phou

    OMG really really thank for this article …i really hate google adsene because of they policy … and it not support with my language …you give me a breath..

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