On the post I published previously about alternative ways to monetize your blog apart from Google Ads, I did list some alternative advertisers you can use but didn’t take an in-depth look at each of them one after the other. To say the fact, the easiest way to monetize your blog is through Google Adsense but almost everyday, new bloggers get their account disapproved and those who are already in the program get their account suspended based on different grounds.
A friend whose account got suspended almost stopped blogging because it was like getting his hopes dashed. After a while, he decided to pick up the broken pieces of his blogging dreams and move on. Even when all requirements are met, lots of bloggers still find it hard getting into the program and even when they finally get approved, getting suspended in no time is what we always see though they may not be involved in any kind of click fraud.
If you’re asking this question, the answer is “Yes!” I do not guarantee their CPC is going to be as high as google adense but they do pay. As a matter of fact, some of them do pay high.
The reason this is on top of the list is because I have a first hand experience with them and the CPC isn’t that bad. I run a music search engine site and you can’t run Google ads on that except you want to get your account suspended. Anyway, Addynamo is cool and I sometimes get $0.50 per click. The payout is only $20 and you can get your money through paypal.
The only problem I have with them is the way they advertise their program on your blog when they’ve got no ads to serve and it takes a very long time before real ads start showing on your blog. People say Addynamo doesn’t have many advertisers, but i can tell you that they are getting more by the day
I first signed up with them before choosing Addynamo but had to leave because they do not pay through Paypal. Adbrite is a trusted name in contextual advertising and it’s been said to be a major alternative to Google Adsense. The default payout is $100 but you can set it to any amount above $5. payment is only by cheque last time I checked.
If you wish to run a different ad platform on your blog alongside Google Adsense, you should consider choosing Chitika. It complies with Adsense policies and they offer great contextual ads based on users’ search query and this gives you a high CPM. The minimum payout is $10 and it’s either by check or Paypal.
Buysellads is an online advertising platform that brings publishers and advertisers together directly and this advertising platform allows advertisers to choose which website to display ads on based on the site content and advertisers budget. Lots of bloggers with good traffic are earning big with them but they charge 25% of your earning for the service they offer. You can withdraw through Paypal, cheque or bank wire transfer and the minimum payout is 50$.
Infolinks offers in-text ads and and it’s the best in this aspect. The in-text ad is unobtrusive and you can as well use it along with Google Adsense. Minimum payment is 50$ for Paypal and debit cards and 300$ for bank wire transfer.
Just like Infolinks, Kontera offers in-text advertising and it won’t take up any space on your blog. It turns keywords to ads and you can use it along with any other contextual advertising platform you use. You get paid by Paypal or cheque and the minimum payout is 50$.
Bidvertiser works a bit differently from others. It allows publishers to sell ad space directly to advertisers with the highest bidder. Setting up your This gives you some control and the minimum payout is just $10
Clicksor is a major alternative to Google Adsense offering contextual ads based on your site content. You’re paid 60% of what advertisers. They offer in-text ads, text banners, image banners and even popup-unders. The choice is yours and the minimum payout is $50 through Paypal or check.
Adstract is a global video-based advertising network that specializes in video ads, video distribution and monetization. It’s been around for a while, 2005 I think. The minimum payout is $100 through Paypal or check.
This is very different from others and it’s ideal for you if you use lots of images on your blog. It notes the keywords that have been tagged with your image and displays relevant ads.The minimum payout is $10 which can either be through PayPal or Standard Cheque.
It’s a pretty long list an the one you use is up to you. Do you have more to add to the list? Which one have you tried and what has your experience been like?