Google’s terms and conditions are very strict such that many web publishers cannot use adsense adverts on their sites. They are either denied from association the Google AdSense program, or in a situation that is becoming more and more common do not wish to do business with Google. 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 ones (such as doubleclick) 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 I have compiled my Top 10 alternatives to Google’s Adsense that are ideal for the small time publisher.
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1 ) AdBrite, is not long one of the best alternatives there is to Google’s adsense. While they do not offer the same large selection of ad formats that Clicksor and Google Adsense provide you they do offer the most ordinarily used ones. In addition they offer inline page links with have some great click through ratios as well as inaugural full page ads which offer an excellent way to monetize all traffic to your site not just traffic that clicks on your ads. Their payouts are also very competitive. They have more relaxed terms and conditions than Adsense and are much more accepting of smaller publishers including bloggers.
If you’re a publisher, use AdBrite to set your own ad rates, and approve or reject every ad that’s purchased for your site or just have AdBrite auto accept ever ad. AdBrite enables you to instantly sell ads to your visitors via a “Your Ad Here” link, in addition to selling through AdBrite’s marketplace and sales team.
Revenue is typically split 75/25 in your favor. Through a small snippet of HTML placed on your site, they handle serving, scheduling, billing, customer service, and sales. About half of AdBrite’s sales are generated from the marketplace and sales team, while the other half are generated from users clicking “Your Ad Here” on your website.
While AdBrite can provide publishers with more income and better ads than traditional ad networks such as Google AdSense, they work fine along-side them as a way for you to generate additional ad revenue by selling ads directly to your visitors — something the other ad systems don’t do. AdBrite also lets you select your own minimum bid prices and give you the option of showing an alternative ad service such as Clicksor when bid prices fall below your minimum.
If you’re using AdBrite on your website you also have the option to turn off AdBrite’s “run-of-network ads” and AdBrite will only display ads that have been approved by you allowing you to prevent competitors ads being shown on your site. If you have no ads running, AdBrite will display nothing but “Your Ad Here” or your alternative ad provider.
Note, from my experiences it can take a day or so from when you signup with AdBrite and put their code on your website to actually start seeing relevant ads showing up. So if you see the message “Advertize on this site” just be patient and give it a day or so and you should start seeing relevant ads showing up.
Clicksor is one of the current leaders of the small publisher Adsense competition. They have payouts upto a market leading 85% and dissimilar a number of alternatives the cost per click bid values are high enough that you can earn a respectable income. They are also, in my experience, much more tollerant than Google. Their terms and conditions suggest that you should only place one copy of their code on a page but as long as you only place a single pop-up or DHTML code on a page they seem happy to let you place many context sensitive ad blocks on a single site.
Clicksor also has a big consequence over a number of the lower ranked alternatives on this site in that their ads are truly context sensitive. Thus while you can provide keywords they have technology that will also show ads targeted to the content of your site. This means your visitors are exposed to ads of the same subject as they were searching for when they reached your site and thus vastly increases the click thru ratio and thus your sites earning potential. The context sensitive nature also saves you the hassle of having to specify keywords for all of your sites and decide in advance what people might be looking for.
The online stats provided by Clicksor are not consummate but they are enough for you to keep track of the trends with your site. They also allow you to add as many sites / domains as you want under a single account. You also only need the root page of your site approved. Once this is done you can place ads on all of your sub pages.
The payment schedule with Clicksor is also much better geared to the small site owner. In any pay period in which your earnings exceed $50.00 ($20.00 with PayPal), payments are made either by check or instantly through PayPal ($20.00 minimum for PayPal). Revenue totaling less that $50 (PP $20) will rolled into the following period. The pay period is based on a 15 day schedule so you can get paid much more often. Clicksor also do not need a Social Security (SSN) or Individual Tax Identity Number (ITIN) to join and so while this ‘technically’ does not help US site owners with their tax liability it does make it much easier for non US citizens to join up and start earning revenue.
Advert wise Clicksor features:
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
Click here to visit Clicksor’s website and sign up for an account to try it out. There is no obligation and no fees ever. Note, once you start adding the advert code to your site it can take up to 24 hours for Clicksor to get up to speed as it were so initially you may see some ads that don’t appear to be relevant. Once their contextual engine kicks in, however, the relevance rapidly improves.
Bidvertiser can be a useful alternative to Google and offer some provocative ad formats including what they refer to as free design. This lets you specify the look and dimensions of your text ads. While a useful feature I have not investigated how well it works but envisage that while it sounds good on paper it could result in lower priced ads being displayed. I.e. most advertisers will probably want to keep control of the layout of their ads and so turn off support for Free design ads.
Bidvertizer pays you either in $25.00 increments by check or $10.00 increments by PayPal.
Customize the layout of your ads: BidVertiser gives you a simple point-and-click tool to help you produce the layout of the ads to fit your site’s look and feel, in order to retain the high quality of your website. Bidvertizer also offers the opportunity to block unwanted ads. The reports provided by Bidvertiser are adequate but not spectacular. The only real problem is that they can be picky with who they accept into their program and can be quick to ban users whose websites show what may be perfectly valid fluctuating visitor activity. Click here to visit Bidvertiser’s website where you can either sign up as a publisher (show peoples ads on your site) or as an advertiser (show your ads on other sites).
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AdToll pays on a CPC basis. Their user interface is extraordinary and navigating through the user panel is both easy and enjoyable. Payments are available via Cheque, Paypal, ePassporte and Wire/Bank Transfer. It is also possible to use the revenue you earn as a publisher to advertise your website further. Such integration is something that is completely missing from Google’s adsense-adwords.
The newest technology by AdToll is a Peel Away Ad technology that shows a peel on the top right hand side of a web site. When the mouse moves over the peel it opens smoothly to reveal the advert within. This new ad format allows you to make use of the lesser used, yet highly visible top corners of web sites. It is very non intrusive to the site visitor. Since it uses a small amount of space, it is effective use of web site real estate. An additional plus is that such a new advertising format always draws curious clicks for visitors.