Google's terms and conditions are very strict such that many web publishers cannot use adsense adverts on their sites.
A number of publishers are also finding their Adsense accounts are being disabled for reasons that are completely beyond their control.
The problem is that most of the alternatives to Google's Adsense are pretty useless. Most of the good adsense alternatives are only interested in very large volume customers and so are not interested in the little guy with his blog who wants to earn a small income on the side.
For this reason we have listed our 10 alternatives to Google's Adsense that are ideal for small publishers.
Chitika was founded in May 2003, is based in Massachusetts and is closely tied with Yahoo as witnessed by this May 2013 press release. In fact, when Yahoo shut down its Affiliate Program, they referred all publishers to Chitika.
Chitika offers in short:
- Linx ad code - an in-text unit Linx ad units can be run in addition to Chitika's standard ad units and works best on sites with lots of text content. The code will scan the page, determine the words which should net the highest CPCs and underlines them. When the user mouse-s-over the word, a small, highly targeted text ad is shown.
- Hover ad code - a slider unit Hover ad units can also be run in addition to the other ad types. It also targets incoming search terms and in the absence of that, it targets page content. The unit is a small window that slides in the frame from the right-hand side.
- Mobile ad code - automatic display of ads on mobile devices At the time of writing Chitika is one of the only advertising networks in the world (aside from Google) whose standard ad code can sense that the user is on a mobile device and automatically serves a mobile ad at the bottom of the screen specific to the device screen size.
Chitika also offers payment by PayPal (with a $10 minimum) or via Check (with a $50 minimum).
Bidvertiser is an excellent alternative to Google, it offers:
As well as paying traditional CPC for each valid click Bidvertiser will now track those clicks and if they turn into valid leads will pay an additional conversion bonus to the publisher. If your site refers a number of high value leads this can lead to a substantial monthly bonus. In many cases this additional bonus can be higher than traditional CPC earnings.
Revenue Generating Toolbar
The second new feature offered by Bidvertiser is the customized revenue generating toolbar. The BidVertiser Toolbar allows you to distribute your own customized toolbar to your website visitors and then earn money when your users use the toolbar for searching. The toolbar is fully customizable allowing logos to be changed, links to your home page added, useful tools, direct program links etc.
Bidvertiser pays you either in $100.00 increments by check or $10.00 increments by PayPal. They also do not require you to complete any tax information or provide a social security number.
B4PSAds.com is a complete advertising solution offering Pay Per Click (PPC) and Cost Per Action (CPA) to publishers and advertisers alike. It is very easy to get accepted with B4PSAds.com, they do not require a social security number and approval is typically instantaneous after validating your email address. They support regular webpages as well as blogs and news feeds.
- CPA Bonuses - They pay you CPA bonuses for clicks that actually turn into actions for advertisers. This means you can earn income on both the click itself and resulting actions.
- Hands Free Operation - No longer will you have to search for the highest performing ads, nor will you have to pull ads when they run out.
- Publisher Control - It includes a full publisher control suite for you to control every aspect of your ads.
- Account Management - B4PSAds offers real time management of campaigns and provides details statistics and full accounting ledgers of historical and month to date (MTD) earnings and withdrawals.
- No Fees - There are no administration or network fees and it costs nothing to join.
- Monthly Contests.
- Privacy- It does not collect or store any personal identifying information form users that visit your website. They collect only non-identifying information required for running the advertising campaigns.
- Easy Payment: It offers payment via Paypal or Direct Deposit. Minimum payout is just $50 and payment is on an extremely frequent Net 5.
Infolinks pays you either by bank wire, Automated Clearing House (ACH) ($400 minimum), or by PayPal ($50 minimum). They also offer payment via a prepaid Mastercard that will be refilled with your earnings each month.
- Quick and easy setup with no changes to your website.
- Ads are tightly integrated with your content - no additional space required.
- Free sign up with no commitments or risk.
- User triggered, less intrusive advertising that won't distract from your site's content.
- Highly relevant In-Text ads for your site visitors with record high conversion rates.
- Related tags.
Intellilinks is quite similar to infolinks, it's specializes in placing organic text links across an ever-growing network of websites in order to build rank and traffic for advertisers and increased revenue for publishers. It focuses on providing cutting edge technology, while keeping the network seamless and secure to bring results to their clients and revenue to their publishers.
- Sell text links on your website for profit in a few easy steps.
- Extremely simple to setup, just install a plugin for your blog.
- As a publisher you have total control over which links are published on your site.
Intellilinks allows you to place ads on your website using either their PHP script or their Wordpress plugin.
Dynamic Oxygen enables publishers of all sizes to realize their full revenue potential! DynamicOxygen supports and pays out for worldwide traffic making it ideal for non-US based publishers.
In particular they offers:
- Benefit from targeted ads with High eCPM for your ENTIRE traffic.
- Get paid for all your international traffic.
- Enjoy unique ad formats not found elsewhere, such as Interstitials, Layer Ads, Peeler Ads, Anchor Ads, and more...
- Enjoy timely payments.
- Superb Support
DynamicOxygen allows payment via PayPal, Check or Wire Transfer with $50 minimum payouts.
Clicksor is the current leaders of the small publisher Adsense competition.
Multiple formats available including text, image and animated ads.
- Text Links
- Image Ads
- Flash Ads
- Animation Ads
- Pop unders
- Interstitial Ads (NEW)
- Dynamic (DHTML) highlighting
There is no obligation and no fees ever.
Ex AdBrite customers note: Clicksor is offering guaranteed account approval to anyone who had an active account with AdBrite when they went bust on Feb 1st 2013.
Skimlinks provides you with a highly automated way to monetize your entire content.
Skimlinks allows you to:
- Add normal links to your content and have them automatically converted to an affiliate link on-click.
- No affiliate links to create or manage - Skimlinks does the work for you.
- No more network sign ups and approvals - you get instant access to 17,000 affiliate programs.
- Centralized reporting makes it easy to see which retailers your readers love.
- The scale of Skimlinks allows them to negotiate better commission rates for you over what you might be able to get by approaching the retailers directly.
Skimlinks has a very relaxed attitude to the type of content supported and they fully support Blogs and collation sites. Sign up for a no-obligation free account today and try it for yourself.
Exit Junction offers a unique approach to advertising that is compatible with all the other Ad Networks included Google Adsense.
By adding a small piece of Exit Junction code to the header section of your site users are shown an advert as they hit the back button. For example, if a user came to your site from a Google search and then immediately hit the back button to return to that search they would be shown an Exit Junction Ad in between your page and the Google search and you get paid for this impression. The ad is directly targeted to the search term that brought the visitor to your site in the first place.
Exit junction covers all countries.
They offer fee free payout via Check or PayPal with earnings of as little as $25 on a monthly basis.
Kontera is similar to Infolinks and is extremely easy to use. You simply add a few lines of code to the end of your webpage and within 24 hours additionally links start showing up on your page that serve Kontera Ads.
Kontera is nice because it is simply Plug and Play and it provides an additional revenue stream for your website.
1) Additional revenue (approximately 10-20% more on average once the entire Audience Program is fully operational)
2) No technical requirements
3) No change to user experience
4) Ability to participate in an exciting and novel growth area in advertising
Kontera provides payment by PayPal with a $50 minimum payout