Unfortunately, bad things occasionally happen when it comes to monetizing websites. Bad things sometimes happen when relying on Google AdSense for online income. Google does not always make their reasons for closing down a publisher account clear or known. This leaves many webmasters each year scrambling for alternatives.
Luckily, there are options available. They do not always produce an income at the same level of AdSense, but sadly sometimes your options are something or nothing.
Lijit allows Publishers to earn with both advertising space and a personalized search feature. Payments are made monthly via PayPal with a $25 minimum.
AdBrite offers quite a few ad options; full page, CPM banners, CPC banners, content ads, keyword targeting and video advertising. You do have the option to manually approve advertisers with AdBrite. Payment is made by check only. The default threshold is set at $100, however you can choose a minimum as low as $5.
Bidvertiser pays monthly by check ($100 minimum) or PayPal ($10). Ad options include banners, rectangles, skyscrapers and mobile. You can view the Publisher Guidelines here.
Chitika offers search-targeted, mobile and local ads. This network is unique in that only search traffic will be shown ads. Your regular readers’ experience will remain unchanged. Payments are made Net 30 by PayPal ($10 minimum) or check ($50 minimum).
Infolinks is often listed as an AdSenes alternative, however this is in-text advertising not ad blocks. Keywords within your content will be targeted by advertisers. The minimum payment threshold for PayPal, eCheck, ACH and Payoneer is $50. If you receive payment via Bank Wire Transfer or Western Union it is $100.
Clicksor offers inline text links, text or graphical banners, pop-unders and interstitial ads. Payment is made every 15 days by PayPal, check or wire transfer with a $50 minimum.
Kontera is another in-text advertising option. The payment threshold is $50. Kontera is currently offering a signing bonus to sites with more than 25,000 pageviews per month.
Media.net offers content ads, search targeting, a web bar and mobile advertising. Advertisers come from a number of sources, including the Yahoo/Bing Marketplace. Payment is made Net 30 via PayPal or wire transfer with a $100 minimum.
IZEA Media is an advertising network from Social Spark. Payments are calculated per impression not per click. Payments can be made by PayPal. There is a $2 fee for withdrawals under $50.
Are you aware of any Google AdSense alternatives that I missed? Have you had success with any of the above?
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