As we all know that Google Adsense is the leader of all contextual advertising networks. Many people out there are making thousands of dollars each day from it. But due to its strong TOS some people hate it. Also Google Adsense doesn’t allow blogs that are less than 6 months old to be a part of its network. And for these reasons today in this post I will highlight few Adsense alternatives.
What is the need of Adsense Alternatives?
Before starting with the topic I think, it would be a nice idea to draw your attention to the need of Adsense alternatives.
Firstly Google Adsense is having a very strict TOS, a simple change in your ads could result you into losing your Adsense account forever. So in such cases you should have a backup plan i.e. Adsense alternatives.
Secondly, people who have blogs less than 6 month old cannot get an Adsense approval. Personally saying, I agree with this because new blogs should initially try to become popular and later they can join any ad network.
Thirdly I would say that it’s not a good idea to keep all your eggs in the same basket. So, if you are a blogger making some nice income from Google Adsense then also I would suggest you to try other advertising network as there are many successful websites that earn more from other ad networks as compared to Adsense. So, you should try other ad networks as well.
So this gives rise for searching Adsense Alternatives.
Adbrite is one of the oldest and popular adsense alternatives. Actually the whole concept of Adbrite is quite different from Adsense, as soon as you get an Adbrite account it starts displaying banners on your site and the people who are interested in advertising on your site can advertise through Adbrite. The revenue split up is 75/25. It is best for the blogs that get more traffic from US and UK. Also the terms and conditions are very relaxed as compared to Adsense.
Technorati Media is another growing CPM advertisement network. Technorati Media supports ads of multiple dimensions like 160X600, 300X250, 728X90. You can also use technorati Media along with Google Adsense ads. Minimum Payout is $50.
Clicksor is another good alternative to Google Adsense. They support Contextual Ads (both banner and text formats). Most of the clicksor ads are popups, but these annoying popups are paid a bit higher as compared to their counterparts. Typically the revenue share is 60/40. Clicksor users say that they are more tolerant to accidental clicks than Google Adsense.
InfoLinks specializes in inline text advertising and hence it is totally different from Google Adsense. InfoLinks algorithm detects a page text and then inserts its adlinks under the text. Infolinks pays you as per clicks and not on the impressions on adlinks. Actually you can use infolinks as a secondary ad network along with google adsense or any of its alternatives.
Buysellads is another good option to Google Adsense. Once your blog gets approved by BuySellAds it gives you an html code which you can place on your ad spots. When any advertiser finds your blog and is willing to advertise on it, then he has to pay a flat fee for 30 days the fee is set by you. The best part is that you don’t have to get involved in accepting payments from individual advertisers, buysellads does this for you.
BidVertiser is another ad network that specializes in contextual advertising and feed advertisements. It has the same intelligence as Google Adsense to detect the page content and displays the most relevant ads on the page and thus can result into higher click through rates. I would suggest BidVertiser only to the blogs that have good traffic. The best part about BidVertiser is that they give you more versatility to display your ads than Adsense.
If you feel that we have missed some important Adsense Alternatives then please let us know in the comments section.