The great list of Google Adsense Alternatives. I’ve decided to make a list of known Google Adsense Alternatives. We’ve used all of the companies sometime in the past 10 years, and here is what we think of them.
The largest competitor to Google Adsense. YPN delivers ads in roughly the same format. They tend to pay less than Google Adsense, but this is most likely because they don’t have the clients that Google does. [Top]
Wow is what comes to mind when I think of Chitika. This company is very impressive. They offer a semi annoying but very profitable linx ad unit that scans your websites text and places links on words its advertisers have purchased. They also have a beautiful premium ad unit that includes pictures of the items, and usually has a ctr of between 1 and 6% depending on where the ad is placed. Really good company. [Top]
BuySellAds.com is great if you happen to be a blogger or have a techie website. We’ve been happy with them in the past. They can really help you sell that empty ad space that has a low CTR. BuySellAds.com is really like a ad marketplace, in that you define a space on your site you want to sell, then you set the rate, then BuySellAds.com will count your traffic and display your site and its traffic stats online to advertisers. In just a few months i’ve monetized spots on my website that had previously been earning me no money. You also have the option to deny ads if you think they are ugly. [Top]
Tribal Fusion is considered by many to be the old faithful of CPM advertisement. They have been around awhile, and if you can get accepted then it may be worth a shot. Their ads pay on average between .40cpm and 1.5cpm depending on the size and other attributes. They always pay ontime, always answer questions, and are generally an alltogether great company to serve ads with. You can set your floor at say .40cpm and instead of displaying an ad for .35cpm it will either display nothing or a default ad of your choice. [Top]
Adbrite is a decent contender and is ranked somewhere around the 10th largest ad network on the Internet. They work on a PPC and CPM basis. The ads are nice looking, and fairly simple. They offer some interstitial ad formats that have a higher cpm than most ads as well. All in all not a bad choice. As a side note they also own BlackLabelAds an “adult version” of their adbrite site. [Top]
Bidvertiser is another good choice. The ads again look much like the Google Adsense ads, the main difference is that they sell your ad space to the highest bidder. So you automatically get the highest rates available. These ads cannot be used along Adsense, but if you are looking for an alternative this may work for you. They also have a $10 payout threshold unlike Google Adsense $100 threshold. Worth a try. [Top]
Clicksor is very similar to chitika linx, and infolinks. A small bonus is that they are on a Net15 system, and this means you get paid every 15 days instead of every 30 like most ad companies. So if you need cash fast this may be your ticket. CPC and overall CPM are decent. This ad unit can also be used with Google Adsense. [Top]
With adtoll you earn 75% commission on all ads sold on your site. This is a good rate considering most ad agencies give you 40%-60% of your ad revenue. Most ad networks are not transparent about their earnings ratio. AdToll also has filler ads that will fill your blank ad space. They just came out with those Peel Away ads and those pay very well. [Top]
Adtaily.com promises to turn your visitors into advertisers. We signed up and gave it a whirl.
Let’s first start out with concept. AdTaily.com has certainly re-engineered the standard advertisement model to say the least. It seems as though they analyzed the the standard steps and removed any that are unnecessary. [read full review]