10 Best Google Adsense Alternatives 2018 Edition

“Your Google Adsense account has been disabled or temporarily banned”.
What a nice phrase on an email to start the day huh? Well, consider you’re not alone. Everyday, hundreds or thousands of accounts are being banned from Google’s Adsense program. Why? I can’t tell you specifically. Either there’s something wrong with the web you’re putting you ads on, or you just simply missed one rule from Google’s TOS.
Instead of crying or bashing Google in multiple forums (actually, this is a very bad idea), remember the world is not over yet, and there are plenty of alternatives out there to try. Google was just your first one, and you failed.
So, stand up, be proactive and act professional! There’s no time to lose.
Updated February (2018):
  • Popcash added in the 5th place
  • Propellerads is working super good the last 3 months!
  • Media.net has been moved to 2nd placed due to good performance among the people who test it.

10 best Google Adsense Alternatives

Here are some of the best Google Adsense Alternatives you can try to monetize your website without using Google Adsense, and I’ll tell you how they work and why you should consider them, so let’s start:

Best Alternative to Adsense: 2018 Edition

Program Name
Minimum Payout
Ad Type
Payout method
Sign up link
Display ad
Text ads
Amazon Display ads
CPM Ad (Display ad)
Wire transfer
Amazon Gift cards
In text ads
In Tag ads
In Search ads
Display ads
Contextual ads
Text ads (Affiliate ads)
Text ads (Affiliate ads)
Note: I am continually updating this list with all the new monetization methods that I use as an AdSense alternative. So bookmark this page and keep coming back to learn about more new blog monetization programs.

10. Yllix Media

Yllix is a network I have heard a lot in the last years that has a decent CPM and many monetization options. Their homepage might look simple but their dashboard is great and it’s easy to get started. Yllix has Pop under ads, mobile redirects, sliders, layer ads and full page ads so you can get a good CTR and make money with them. Definitely a good option for starters and their approval is fast. Sign up here.

9. Revenue Hits

Revenue Hits is a very strong network with several years in the industry. I’ve been working with them for 2 years and so far the results have been great. Revenue Hits is a Performance Ad network, which means they pay you for results (CPA, which is great for many niches). Revenue Hits has an advanced platform that learns from your Ads so if you give them a try make sure to keep their ads running for at least 3-4 days to get the best results. Another great thing is that they have different monetization channels available. You can create banner ads, sliders, pop -unders, buttons and more. Revenue Hits pays on a NET 30 basis and they issue payments via wire, Paypal and Payoneer! Create your account and get started in just a few minutes HERE!

8. Taboola

Taboola ads are native advertising ads.  These ads link to popular and enticing content.  You’ve likely seen them on other websites… they’re the ads that follow “From the Web” or some similar phrase.
Taboola is an ad network I don’t use much.  It’s one I haven’t had a great deal of success with.  However, I’m including Taboola because I have publisher colleagues who generate a great deal of revenue with them.
For some reason Taboola ads don’t work all that great in my niche.  But they do perform well in many niches, so I suggest you give them a shot.  These ads have a relatively high CTR and with a lot of traffic, can generate some great revenue.
Typically these ads are placed in sidebars and below content.  You should also definitely test some in-content placement as well.
FYI, Taboola isn’t the only native ad network.  There are many of them.  Too many to list.  Outbrain is another popular native ad network, but you need millions of monthly page views in order to place Outbrain’s ads on your site.  Taboola doesn’t have such a high threshold.

7. Vibrant Media

I used Vibrant Media’s in-text ads for several months.  I earned $7 to $10 per day.  It wasn’t much.  I don’t use them any more; however, I’m including them in this list because I think they’re worth trying.
The reason they didn’t do well for me is because my B2C sites are image-rich.  The text is much less important.  Since Vibrant Media’s in-text offering is focused on in-text links, I’m not surprised they didn’t do well for me.
If your site is rich with text-based information and you get 500,000 monthly page views, I suggest testing Vibrant Media.

6.  RevContent

RevContent is in my view the most progressive native ad network.  They have some amazing ad options, especially for mobile.
I tested them quite a bit.  I love them, but unfortunately they weren’t a great fit for my niche.
That said, I think every site that uses ads to monetize should try RevContent because if it is a good fit, they can make you a ton of money.  I’ve seen revenue from colleagues and it’s very, very high.  The revenue CPC can be excellent in certain niches.

5 . Chitika

The reason I put Chitika on the number 3 of this list, is because Chitika is very similar to Adsense. they allow you to customize your ads, and it only serves contextual ads. One good thing is that you can use it along with Adsense and there are no problems at all. Chitika pays via Paypal ($10 USD minimum, which is good for starters) or via check ($50 minimum). If I were to recommend an ads service as an alternative to Adsense, Chitika would be my first choice, hands down. Chitika can pay you via paypal if you need. Sign up here and get your account approved fast and easily! 

4. Infolinks

Infolinks is one of the largest monetization networks in the world today, helping more than 200,000 online publishers in 128 countries earn money from their unused ad space. Their FREE to use native ads work perfectly with all ad solutions and don’t interfere with the user’s experience! From effective contextual and video ads, to engaging display banners – Infolinks’ highly customizable products will guarantee you make the most out of your traffic.
Their platform is very simple to integrate into your site, and is open to any publisher, big or small, with no setup fees, no minimum requirements for page views or visitors and no hidden commitments. Infolinks advertisers are selected based on quality, that’s why they work with worldwide leading brands such as: Facebook, Amazon, Ebay, Ali Express, Pizza Hut, TripAdvisor, Hyundai and many more. Start using Infolinks here.

3. GumGum

Specifically, I use GumGum image overlay ads.  These are ads that display banners at the bottom of images.
My B2C niche sites are image-rich, so GumGum is a perfect ad network to add to the site.
You can choose how aggressive the ads display such as 10% of images, 20% of images and so on.  I go with 12% to 15%.  I don’t want every image to have an ad on them.
The one issue with GumGum is you need to have a minimum of 500,000 monthly page views in order to have an account.  If you get this traffic volume and have images on your site, I recommend you give them a shot.

2. Criteo

Criteo is the newest ad network I’ve added to my B2C sites.
What I love about Criteo is you can set a RPM floor so that you’re guaranteed a certain RPM.
Currently I have 2 Criteo ads on my site.  One is placed to display if it generates a higher revenue than one of my Media.net ads.  The other is an ad on its own that will only display if it meets the RPM floor I set.
I set fairly high RPM floors for both units.  It’s only been 2 days, but already the results are very impressive.

1. Media.net

If you’re looking for the most similar Adsense Alternative, here you have it: The Adsense for Yahoo and Bing. Media.net is an industry-leading technology company that develops innovative digital advertising products for both publishers and advertisers. They have over 500 employees in key operation centers across – New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Zurich, Mumbai & Bangalore.
By Revenue, Media.net runs the #2 largest contextual ads program globally. Media.net powers the Yahoo! Bing Network Contextual Ads program. Media.net exclusively manages technology, business operations and relationships with respect to publishers worldwide for this program. Today, Media.net is a leading global contextual advertising company that provides a wide range of advertising and traffic monetization solutions to a substantial and diversified client base. With more than 500 employees, Media.net has one of the largest teams worldwide building a global contextual advertising business. Plus, they take 2 days on average to get your account approved (way better than waiting weeks for an Adsense approval). Sign up here.