14 Best Google Adsense alternatives for bloggers | 2018 Edition

How many times have you applied for AdSense account and got rejected?
It could be several times or more. Maybe, you are still struggling to get approved by AdSense, or your account got disabled.
Most of the new bloggers apply for AdSense many times and become disappointed after getting rejected by AdSense. But AdSense is not the only advertising network for publishers. There are a lot of ad networks that share a decent amount of revenue to their publisher.
To be honest, though there are a lot of ad networks but there is no real alternative to AdSense. AdSense is still the
best Advertising Network. But I do believe that ‘Something is better than nothing’. That’s why I am going to share some Google AdSense alternatives.
If you are one of them who didn’t get approved by AdSense or got banned by AdSense, then you can try the following networks. You can also use these networks along with AdSense to increase your revenue.
Here is the list of
AdSense Alternatives (2018) that are similar to Google AdSense.
Best AdSense Alternatives For Bloggers: 2018 Edition

1. Media.net
Media.net is a leading contextual advertising company which is powered by Yahoo! Bing Network. It is considered as the best AdSense alternative. Because of having tons of advertisers, it works great with every niche. Big brands like Forbes, Elle, REUTERS, NY Times, WebMD etc. use Media.net to increase their revenue.
Ad Types : Contextual Ads, Mobile Ads, In-Content Ads, Display Ads, Interstitial Ads.
Payment Methods: Payoneer ($100)
2. Bidvertiser
Bidvertiser is a direct advertising site that could be an excellent AdSense alternative if you didn’t get Adsense approval or got banned. It offers instant approval. You can monetize your site within 5 minutes with BidVertiser.
The way it works is a little bit different from Adsense. While Adsense shows Ads based on context or visitor’s interest, it creates a bidding system that allows the highest bidder to advertise on your blog. Initially, you won’t be able to earn much revenue as it takes some time to get your site found by Highest bidders. So stay longer.
Ad Types: Native Ads, Pop Under, Domain Redirect, XML.
Payment Methods: $10 (PayPal, Payza, Wire Transfer, & Check)
3. Infolinks
Infolinks is a bit different from other advertising networks. It shows innovative ads based on user intent. You can monetize your all traffic with its advanced and unique ad units. Infolinks even monetizes the unused ad spaces.
It’s very easy to use. Just sign up for free and paste the code. It will start monetizing your traffic. Infolinks has over 100,000 publishers world wide.
Ad Types : InText, InFold, InTag, InFrame.
Payment Methods: $50 (PayPal, eCheck, ACH, Payoneer), $100 (Bank Wire)
4. Amazon Native Ads
Amazon Associates is the world’s largest affiliate program. The great thing about the program is, it has an advertising program named “Native Shopping Ads”.
The way it works is a little bit different from AdSense. While AdSense pays you for clicks or impressions, Amazon Native Ads only pay you for sales. As Amazon is the world’s most popular and largest eCommerce site, it’s not that much tough to get sales from Amazon.com.
Amazon Native Shopping Ads show highly relevant product ads in stylish and responsive design to help you to earn more.
Ad Types : Recommendation Ads, Search Ads, & Custom Ads.
Payment Methods: $100 (Payoneer, Check)
5. Adversal
Adversal is the best Adsense alternative in terms of serving ads. It has a great CTR and works with several languages. You need to have monthly page views of 50,000 to apply this network.
Minimum payout is $20 and payment modes are PayPal, ACH, Check, or Wire. It has an affiliate program too.
6. VigLink
VigLink is totally different from other Ad networks. It converts normal links into affiliate links. If someone makes a purchase by using your link, you’ll earn commission out of it. For example, if you have a post about iPhone or you mentioned iPhone on a post, VigLink will automatically add new affiliate links or convert existing links to affiliate links.
Viglink works great on e-commerce based site. If you write about products on your blog, you can try this.
7. BuySellAds
BuySellAds is an advertisement marketplace that connects publishers with advertisers. It is slightly different from other Ad networks I mentioned here. While other Ad networks pay based on CPC or CPM, BuySellAds pays for direct advertisement. It works as a middleman between advertiser and publisher. And it charges 25% of the transaction.
However, it’s tough to get approved by BuySellAds. You need to have a good amount of traffic to get approval. So if you are still struggling with AdSense approval, don’t try BuySellAds. Getting BuySellAds approval is tougher than AdSense. But it’s a good compliment for AdSense.
8. Propeller Ads
Propeller Ads is a UK based Ad network. It’s a CPM ad network which pays for every 1000 impressions. If you have traffic from U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, it will work great for you.
It has different types of ad products like OnClick PopUnder Ads, Mobile Ads, Banner Ads, Layer Ads, Slider Ads, Video Ads etc. It pays through Wire Transfer, Payoneer, Webmoney and Prepaid Cards.
It also pays you for subscribers to your blog.
9. Chitika
Next Google AdSense alternative is Chitika . If you are tired of not getting AdSense approval, then sign up for Chitika. You need not get approval for using Chitika ads on your site. That means you can monetize your low traffic site with Chitika. Just create an account and put ads on your site.
It offers 3 types of ads – Search Targeted Ads, Local Ads, and Mobile Ads. It’s PPC rates aren’t as good as AdSense.
Payment method: payoneer minimum payout is $50
10. Skimlinks
Skimlinks is similar to Viglinks. It’s a hub of affiliate programs. It is integrated with thousands of affiliate programs so you don’t need to join them individually. All you have to do is, join Skimlinks.
It will automatically turn your product links into affiliate links. If you are running an e-commerce based site, it will work great for you. However, it also works for bloggers who write about products.
11. Adsterra
Adsterra is a premium ad network for publishers and advertisers. It offers highest CPM rates with global coverage. It has display banners, Popunders, direct links, sliders, push up ads etc. Publishers can receive their payments on time via Paypal, Bitcoin, Payoneer, WebMoney, Wire Transfer, Paxum, and Payza.
If you are getting a good amount of traffic on your blog, you can try Adsterra to maximize your revenue.
Note: most publishers don’t like it because it redirects visitors to other websites when they click on a post there driving away your audience.
12. Adengage
Adengage is an online advertising network for publishers to sell direct ads. Since arrival, it has served 1.2 trillion Ads. Minimum payout is $50 and you can get paid via Paypal, Wire, Check and Western Union.
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13. Adbuff
Adbuff is a high paying, Adsense alternative ad network that focuses on increasing revenue for quality publishers. They offer high paying CPM and CPC ads and deliver only high quality unobtrusive banners to visitors.
14. Kontera
Kontera is similar to Infolinks. Kontera Ads appear on hyperlinked text when you hover the mouse on the linked text. It also offers image and video ads. All ads are based on pay per click payment.
Whenever you add in text ads on your site, make sure that you are not annoying your readers with too many ads.
My advice is not to try the networks at a time. You can do A/B testing to check which one works better for you. However, you can use 2-3 networks at a time.
Now I’d like to hear from you. Comment on this post and let us know what is the best AdSense alternative according to you?
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