I have been into online earnings quite for many years now.
I started my writing on HubPages in the year 2009 and then moved on to start my own blog in Nov-2011.
Since then, I have been running 5 sites with different ad networks.
So, here is my experience with different ad networks that pay well and are genuine.
Major Ad Networks include
- Media net
This, you might have known, is quite a famous ad network run by Google Inc.
It is a CPC and CPM-based contextual display ads model. It is probably the most simple and also high-paying ad network.
However, to make good money, one must have huge traffic, like at-least 10k visits per day.
In such a scenario, the adsense advertiser would take notice of it and would bid ads for your site. But for this, you must enable custom channels to your ads.
I noticed some issues with this ad network, like constant fluctuation in earnings, slow site pages, and strict warnings and penalties.
I did signup in 2008, so it was easier, and I got it even without a website. But now, it is hard and the adsense team will accept your account and site after proper verification of content and traffic.
On the other hand, if you are a premium publisher, you will have a dedicated ad manager and you can select high-paying ads to run on your site.
The payment is directly into your bank account in most cases by wire transfer.
Then I came across Chitika, BidVertiser, Kontera.
Of all the ad networks, Ezoic is the best in revenues, ad quality, and website acceptance.
Unlike adsense, you will have a dedicated manager who can help in case of any problem you may face.
If you think your site is well optimized, then go for ezoic, as you will never leave them.
For details on payment and optimization, check our ezoic review.
This is another great ads company where publishers can make more revenue than the adsense itself.
The team places the ads so as to enhance the user experience.
The ads would be great and the revenue would be higher.
The only setback with them is, that they pay on net 60 days. This means you will receive payment for the month of January by the 15 of April at most.
While adsense and ezoic rely on paying on 21 and 26th days, respectively, this network is slow in payment. But they definitely pay.
Find out more from our monumertric review.
This is a high paying adnetwork that works on a CPM basis.
It promises to increase your revenue by 40 to 300%.
The quality of ads is great and they even run video popup ads.
They pay on the 2nd or 3rd of the month. That is, the payment for January will be made on 2nd or 3rd of February. This is really great compared to other big players like adsense and ezoic.
I am with them for more than four years now and they never disappoint.
If you are using adsense, I would recommend even running one of their ads for more revenue.
Check out our valueimpression review for more details.
This is said to be better paying than ezoic for some niches and has a wonderful community to help grow revenue and site traffic too.
But they have strict website requirements like your site should have at least 50k views per month and that should come from tier-I countries.
This is said to be better than even mediavine and takes in only a few high-end publishers.
Their requirements are even hard, with at least 100k visits per month.
This is an interesting adnetwork that, like others relies on header bidding for more revenue.
They have good quality ads and generate decent revenue. Their conditions are also easier and they pay on time.
You can find more details on our newor media review.
This is said to be a yahoo and bing ad network. It is easy to signup and if you have a website with genuine traffic, you will be accepted for the program. You may read our detailed media.net review.
They also have contextual ads, but the CPM and CPC do not seem to be clearly defined in the stats on the dashboard like Adsense.
Further, many publishers complain of very meager revenues for a huge amount of traffic sent. This could be due to the quality of traffic.
In general, traffic from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia seem to be earning much. If you this sort of traffic you can try it.
But I suppose that one should try media net only if you are banned by google adsense.
Compared to adsense, this is a not well-paying ad network.
This is an ad network with both text and display-based ads.
However, if one uses all the variables, it would appear to be too intrusive, leading to a disturbing user experience.
So one should use them with certain limits.
They have good quality ads and can be used on almost any topic on websites. However, the income would be low for the impressions you generate.
But it can be used along with Adsense and hence can act as an additional revenue source on to your site.
This is another good ad network that can be considered as an Adsense alternative. But, this system has popup ads besides the display ads.
They have payment options through PayPal, Payoneer and even wire transfers. They have prompt payment with decent revenues.
The only thing I was not comfortable with them was due to pop-up ads, which can deteriorate user experience. Read more from our revenuehits review.
This is the ad network that upset me the most. But now they have improved a lot.
After enabling their ads, Google dropped our site rankings.
Once we completely removed their script from our site and applied for reconsideration, only then did we get our traffic back. The issue was their mobile ads were redirecting even before our site page from search was opened.
Maybe now they have improved their ad monitoring system.
But still, their revenues were low, so we did not go after them again.
This is a low-profile yet promising ad network. They just run google double click ads.
Since they manage it from their side, you will not need to make any efforts on the ads.
They pay on time and assign you an account manager. Try out the exmarket place if you wish to have better revenue than Adsense without a decrease in site speed.
If one has to make more money with a decent user experience, then the number of ads should be low, but the inventory should be high.
It is a contextual ad network with better ads and a minimum payment threshold of just $10. Payment options include PayPal, cheque, and wire transfer.
If you have a new site or have been banned by other major networks, it is good to try their ads.
Frequently asked questions and answers
How adnetworks work
Adnetworks act as middle men between the advertizers and publishers.
They collect money for the ads from advertizers, make suitable ads and display them on the website of their publishers.
In return, for the space offered, they pay certain commision to the publisher.