Media.net is a ad network that runs the yahoo and bing contextual ads. Since, these are big companies like google, the ads are also well designed. Further, they can be used along adsense as they do look different than adsense ads.
But i personally do not use these ads any more. I tried using them on one of the busy sites and also along with adsense ads. But still, the performance was not quite satisfactory due to traffic geography. If your site has lot of traffic from tier-1 countries like the USA, Canada, Uk or Australia you will find it to give better revenues.
Even currently running adsense is also not so lucrative for a serious blogger. Their rates are down and cpc are also low.But of all the ad networks, adsense it the best and then comes the media.net ads.
My Media.net experience:
Back then i was able to sign up by an invitation and now one can sign up directly through their home page.One has to enter their website name, email and contact number. One of their staff will go through your site and if satisfied will approve your account.
Unlike the adsense, every site you add to their dashboard will have to be approved individually for the ads to appear. In the adsene small publishers do not have dedicated account manager. So, once you account is approved, it your responsibility to look of the sites you add to comply with their terms and conditions.
Here in media.net you will have an account manager who will assist you regarding any issues with the ads, payments and other issues.
This factor is really a good part of media.net. On the other hand if you make mistakes even out of knowledge with adsense, you could be banned.
For the first step, i would advice,enter as many personal sites you wish to run ads on the dashboard. The account assistant will go through them and approve them individually over a couple of days.
Even if one of you website is not approved, try to get details for rejection. Make changes and ask for re-evaluation.If still no luck, try to test it after a gap of 6 months or one year. Adding more quality content and getting genuine traffic is must for a website to be approved.
Second step would be to enter your payment information. This is done once and stays so as long as you wish to change.
They offer payments by payoneer online payment system. You can also ask your account manager if wire transfer is possible. Previously they even offered payments by paypal. But now they seem to have moved on to payoneer.
I personally like payoneer than paypal for reasons like less conversion charges, less transaction charges and also speed of money deposit in your bank account. You can read more details at paypal vs payoneer payment system.
After payment reaches a threshold of $100 they would send the payment over to you.
They offer payment on Net30 terms which means they pay after30 days of the payment for previous month is finalized. That is the amount accrued till 31st of March will be on 30th of April.
Once payment settings are done, go for creating ad units.
Select suitable sizes and save to get the ad unit code. Place the ad units in desired places on your sites to display ads.
Some points to consider while running media.net ads:
1. The media.net seems to pay more for tier 1 countries like USA, Canada, Australia, U.K etc.
2. Sometimes having thousands of views would nto fetch even few dollars. This may upset you.
3. Adding media.net ads along with adsense could slow down the website pagespeed. This is due to enhanced ad code.
4. Though media.net is better than other ad networks, still the ads are less attractive and also the number of advertisers seem to be low.
In fact one can definitely make more money with ezoic than the adsense. Revenuehits is also a good ad network which can pay well. But you will have to accept the popup ads for it which could be disturbing.