The Top 10 Alternatives to Google Adsense – best adsense alternatives



Bidvertiser is an excellent alternative to Google and
offers some intriguing 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 imagine 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. All the standard ad formats
exist, however, and the payouts are excellent. Pop-under ads
and XML feeds are also supported.

have also recently introduced two knew
features that can boost your earnings:

  • Conversion Bonus
    As far as I am aware

    is the first affiliate marketer to offer
    this seemingly obvious service. As well as paying
    traditional CPC for each valid click

    will now track those clicks and if they
    turn into valid leads will pay an additional conversion
    bonus to the publisher. If your site refers a number of
    high value leads this can lead to a substantial monthly
    bonus. In many cases this additional bonus can be higher
    than traditional CPC earnings.
  • Revenue Generating Toolbar
    The second new feature offered by

    is the customized revenue generating
    toolbar. The BidVertiser Toolbar allows you to
    distribute your own customized toolbar to your website
    visitors and then earn money when your users use the
    toolbar for searching. The toolbar is fully customizable
    allowing logos to be changed, links to your home page
    added, useful tools, direct program links etc.

If you want you can download an example
of the toolbar using the link below to try it out.

pays you either in $100.00 increments by
check or $10.00 increments by
. They also do not require you
to complete any tax information or provide a social
security number.

Maximum customizability for the layout of your ads:

gives you a simple point-and-click tool
to help you customize the layout of the ads to fit your
site’s look and feel, in order to retain the high
quality of your website.
also offers the opportunity to block
unwanted ads. The reports provided by

are adequate but not outstanding. The
only real problem is that it has been reported 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 behaviour.
Although I have not heard any recent reports so they may
have relaxed this policy somewhat.

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)

As an advertiser you can get $20 in free clicks by
following this link:

Bidvertiser Advertise and get $20 in free clicks.


A newcomer to the scene but a service that is growing

RevenueHits is an excellent modern alternative to Google’s
adsense and adwords network
. Unlike some of the

‘ website appears to be very smooth and well
designed with an easy to use and navigate user interface.
They offer a number of different Ad placements including
some that are unique to revenue hits. Here is a list of what
is currently offered:

  • Banner – Standard banner ads in the
    traditional sizes: Leaderboard (728×90), Full Banner
    (468×60), Layer Ad (800×440), Mid Layer Ad (600×330),
    Medium Rectangle (300×250), Wide Skyscraper (160×600)
    and Skyscraper (120×600).
  • Popunder – a standard page that opens behind
    the users browser window.
  • Slider – a banner ad that slides across the
    page after loading – can be customized as to where it
    ends up on the page.
  • Top Banner – a banner that stays hovering at
    the top of the users windows.
  • 158×21 Button – Have a small space on your
    site where only a small button will fit? If so then this
    is the ad for you.
  • Footer – a banner ad that stays at the bottom
    of the user’s window even as they scroll the page.
  • Interstitial – These are ads that show up
    when a visitor first goes to your site. It makes them
    wait a certain number of seconds before showing the
    site. You get paid per view so these can be very
    lucrative if you have a lot of traffic.

Setting up ads is easy and you simply place javascript
within your html where the ad is to be placed. They offer a
nice preview button that lets you see what the ad will look
like. This is useful when trying some of the more exotic

What’s cool about

is that, unlike a lot of adsense
alternatives that only focus on North America and Europe,
their system offers 100% fill on all GEOs worldwide. They
also allow you to include their ads in Apps and Widgets, not
just websites, and so you have multiple opportunities to
earn revenue and reach different customer demographics. I
have not tested it long enough to know what the quality of
their ads are like but will update this review once I have
more info.

pays out at $50 via PayPal, Wire transfer or

There is no risk and it is free to signup so give

a try today and see if it works for you.


is an veteran of the online advertizing field having been
around for many years. Originally begun as a company that specialized in In-Text Advertizing,
now provides a wide advanced advertising solutions.
offerings give value to sites owners by monetizing all of
their unused ad space. Infolinks has a variety of products
that ranges from traditional contextual ads to display ads
with an edge, to their Inline-text advertizing and
additional products all of which target your users
real-time intent.

has substantial market presence and a large backing of
established sites and advertizers. At the time of writing
they are 3rd largest marketplace of sites in the world with
more than 125,000 active sites spanning more than 128

is known for their In-Text ads that index your page looking
for keywords and phrases that are not currently links and
converts them into advertizing links. When a user places
their mouse over the link a box opens up showing the ad. If
they click on the link you get paid. It is very simple and
works very effectively. The nice part of In-Text ads is that
you can use

to compliment an existing advertizing campaign
on your website.

In addition to In-Text ads,

also offers a broad range of traditional and
innovative ad units that help publishers better monetize
their sites and advertizers attract more valuable referrals:

  • In-text – Scans a page’s content in real-time
    to deliver relevant ads. The ads are neatly presented
    within a page’s text, delivering effective results.
  • In-screen – An ad functions as an ad
    intermission between page views. This results in
    well-timed display ads, driven both by user intent and
    website content.
  • In-fold – This ad unit takes advantage of the
    power of search and display, delivering ads on a wider
    scale of traffic.
  • In-tag – Displays the most valuable keywords
    directly related to the content of a page in highly
    customizable ad units.
  • In-frame – Provides a solution for unused
    real estate on wide screens. These attractive display
    banners present relevant and perfectly timed ads.

In-Text advertizing is also useful if you
have a site under construction. For example, suppose you
have built a list of links but have not added all the links
Infolinks will parse your page and convert a lot of
these into links. People then think these are part of your
site, click on them and you get paid. The unobtrusiveness
makes it a very attractive way to monetize your site without
inundating and alienating your visitors with flashing
banners, pop-ups etc.

Infolinks pays you either by
bank wire, Automated Clearing House (ACH) ($400
minimum), or by
($50 minimum). Intriguingly they also offer payment via a
prepaid Mastercard that will be refilled with your earnings
each month. This is an interesting approach to payment and
may be useful for international customers without

or US Dollar bank accounts. However, the fees for
this prepaid card appear to be fairly steep.

In summary
Infolinks’ features:

  • Quick and easy setup with no
    changes to your website.
  • Ads are tightly integrated with
    your content – no additional space required.
  • Free sign up with no commitments
    or risk.
  • User triggered, less intrusive
    advertising that won’t distract from your site’s
  • Highly relevant In-Text ads for
    your site visitors with record high conversion rates.
  • Related tags.
  • New affiliate program just launched.

Click here to visit Infolink’s website and signup
for an account to give them a try. As with most
alternatives to adsense it is free and there is no


Pop Ads
is brand new but growing fast and it is very
quick to get accepted. The things that make them a good
alternative to Adsense are that they have super fast
payments via PayPal, AlertPay or even bank wires. You are
able to request a withdrawal of your earnings whenever you
want and funds are cleared for withdrawal within 24 hours of
you earning them.

‘ claim is that their system offers the industry’s
highest rates and the best international coverage. Average
revenue for 1000 US unique visitors on a website publishing
their code is stated as never being below $4.00 USD and they
have advertisers for over 40 countries including North
America, Southern Asia, India, Western Europe and Australia.
This means many international publishers who do not qualify
for other ad providers will qualify for


also support mixing with other Ad providers
allowing them to be part of a blended monetization plan.

The support both PopUps and PopUnders allowing you to
earn funds on a per hit basis. It can also be mixed with
Google Adsense.

Signup today, it’s quick and easy to get accepted and
provides an additional way to maximize the return on from
your website or maximize your advertising budget.


Clicksor is
one of the current leaders of the small publisher Adsense competition. They have payouts
up to a market leading 85% and unlike a
number of alternatives the cost per click bid values are high enough that you
can earn a decent income. They are also, in my experience, much more tolerant
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 advantage 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 perfect 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 frequently. Clicksor also do not require
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

That said I have had several reports of
late about Clicksor becoming more picky about who they
accept and rejecting accounts. This is especially true of
sites not based in the USA, Canada or the UK as well as
sites not predominantly in English. I have also seen issues
with their reporting of earnings, especially referrals not
working properly. Thus I have moved them further down the
list but I still recommend you to try them.

Advert wise
Clicksor features:

Multiple formats available
including text, image and animated ads.

  • Text Links
  • Image Ads
  • Flash Ads
  • Animation Ads
  • Banners
  • 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
quickly improves.

Ex AdBrite customers note: Clicksor is offering
guaranteed account approval to anyone who had an active
account with AdBrite when they went bust on Feb 1st


VigLink is a direct competitor of
Skimlinks. Indeed
there are many examples on the web of people comparing the
two services.
Viglink works by monetizing key phrases on
your website and converting them into affiliate links. Like
Skimlinks they can take regular links on your site and
redirect them through their servers. This is cool for things
like Amazon links since it provides you with additional
revenue above an beyond what you would get from the Amazon

At the time of writing
offer three key

  • VigLink Convert – This takes simple link, for
    example to Amazon, that
    VigLink automatically converts
    for you into a link that earns you revenue.
  • VigLink Insert – This takes phrases in your
    text and converts them into affiliate links. For example
    if you were discussing a specific product it would
    automatically add referral shopping links to that
    product for you. This service will also take URLs on
    your site and auto link them through
    Viglink so you earn
    additional revenue.
  • VigLink Anywhere – This is for sharing links
    via Twitter, Facebook, email, or virtually anywhere
    else. You can create a simple short
    VigLink Anywhere
    to earn revenue in all of your postings

VigLink offers customization settings for the above
technologies so you can control how links open, how many
links there are, the types of links created etc.

VigLink have over 32,000 affiliated merchants, they pay
monthly on a
Net-60 schedule via
PayPal or US Check on revenue share of
between 25 and 50%.

covers the

PayPal fees
. It is easy to get approved with account
activation being instant upon verification of your email
address. If you’ve had issues getting your site approved on
other affiliate marketing programs give

a try since they are typically much more relaxed
when it comes to site approvals. There is no obligation, no costs and it’s easy to
remove from your site if you don’t like it so go ahead and
VigLink a try.

Propeller Ads Media

Propeller Ads media
are another relative newcomer to the
field but definitely worth taking the time to try out. They
support payment world wide including the ability to receive
prepaid debit cards. The support On-Click Ads, Mobile Ads
and Video Ads allowing you to offer a wide range of

Specifics for Publishers include:

  • Payouts 200% higher than anywhere else due to
    detailed optimization of each site individually and
    selecting the best performing campaigns.
  • Quick and in-time payouts by any payment method
    convenient to you. (although notably absent at the time
    of writing is paypal).
  • 100% monetization of your inventory at all ad
    formats at maximum CPM rates.

    Try it now to increase profit from your site.

Specifics for Advertisers include:

  • Propeller Ads Media
    have launched thousands of CPA
    and CPL campaigns so they have experience in conversion
    tracking and results optimization.
  • More than 30 mln onclick impressions and 200 mln
    banner impressions daily.
  • Qualified and responsive account managers. 24/7
    Support. (Try getting that from Adsense)

Some specifics of their OnClick ads include:

  • CPM up to $10.
  • Place on any action, link.
  • 1000 imps = 100 visitors.
  • CPM, CPA and CPL campaigns.

Video Ads include:

  • Pre-roll, post-roll, overlay.
  • In-banner video.
  • Pre-Game video SDK.
  • VAST/VPAID waterfall solution.

So give

Properller Ads
a go. Getting accepted is very quick and
easy and you can be up and running within hours.


Chitika (pronounced CHIH-tih-ka) is the industry’s
leading alternative to Google AdSense both in terms of
Revenue and Size of Network (with 200,000+ active publishers
Chitika was founded in May 2003, is based in
Massachusetts and is closely tied with Yahoo as witnessed by
this May 2013 press release. In fact, when Yahoo shut down
its Affiliate Program, they referred all publishers to

Chitika began, not as a stand-alone advertising solution
but instead as way to complement existing advertising /
publishing programs through the use of additional Ad Units
which were altogether different from the standard ad boxes,
pop-unders etc that everybody else provided. Instead of
displaying these ‘industry standard’ advert boxes with text
and image ads that all look the same
Chitika instead provided active boxes that showed
targeted products from different manufacturers. If you ran a
blog for example and discussed a product you might have
found the
Chitika box showing links for this product and
competitors’ products. If people purchased these products
you would get paid a commission. This was referred to as
affiliate marketing in the form of Premium Ad Units (eMinimalls).

Chitika has now progressed, however, into a
fully-fledged advertiser service. The eMinimalls initially
evolved into advertising units that would show adverts based
on what people searched for to get to your site (exactly
like Google AdSense). This is subtly different from the
standard keyword driven advertising since it shows ads that
are more relevant to the original intent of your visitors
search. This greatly increases the chance that someone will
click on an ad. This type of advertising is still offered by
Chitika and is a good addition to a site containing
traditional banner ads.

Chitika now goes beyond this, also offering what are
termed premium ads.
Chitika uses its proprietary “Click Prediction”
technology to show select ads when there is a greater chance
they will be clicked on. This is obviously a great way to
improve your revenue.

For advertisers and media buyers,
Chitika is a proven channel for targeting on-line
consumers and qualified buyers. For all publishers,
Chitika is an easy-to-use platform for earning daily ad
revenue. If you visit a site showing
Chitika’s ads from a search engine then the
Chitika premium ad unit kicks in showing you ads that
are specific to your searching – otherwise the ad code
falls-back to the page text and finds a suitable ad to

You can find info about their entire ad suite on the
Chitika website but in short:

  • Linx ad code – an in-text unit Linx ad units
    can be run in addition to Chitika’s standard ad units
    and works best on sites with lots of text content. The
    code will scan the page, determine the words which
    should net the highest CPCs and underlines them. When
    the user mouse-s-over the word, a small, highly targeted
    text ad is shown.
  • Hover ad code – a slider unit Hover ad units
    can also be run in addition to the other ad types. It
    also targets incoming search terms and in the absence of
    that, it targets page content. The unit is a small
    window that slides in the frame from the right-hand
  • Mobile ad code – automatic display of ads on
    mobile devices At the time of writing Chitika is one of
    the only advertising networks in the world (aside from
    Google) whose standard ad code can sense that the user
    is on a mobile device and automatically serves a mobile
    ad at the bottom of the screen specific to the device
    screen size.

Chitika offers payment by PayPal (with a $10 minimum) or
via Check (with a $50 minimum). Click here to visit
Chitika’s website and sign up today. Chitika used to be
top of this list but they appear to have become very fussy
in who they accept these days so they have been moved down
the list. Still it will not hurt to submit your application
and see if they accept it.

Click here to visit Chitika’s website and sign up today



is the parent company behind a lot of 3rd
party ad providers such as
. They have been around for a long time and
have a broad base of publishers and advertisers. One of the
nice things about

is that their acceptance process is
automated. You simply signup and verify your email to create
an account. You don’t have to worry about having your site
scrutinized for number of hits, content relevance etc etc.
As such

is a good adsense alternative for people
whose site was not accepted by adsense.

‘s main claim is that they auto optimize the
ads that are shown by their publishers. From their website:

Wouldn’t it be great if an
ad network would rotate, test and track all of your ads,
placements and landing pages … and then crank up the
winning combinations when & where they led to more
conversions? This is what most smart marketers would do
.. but now Advertising Intelligence can think and
optimize for you the same way over 1000s of campaign

While some competitor networks leave you constantly
struggling to stay ahead of the game, our network uses a
proprietary new technology ad-serving technology.

While you sleep, it is working hard for you to bring you
the best results in the matrix because it thinks and
strategizes like an Expert Human Marketer, scaling up ad
variations & placements that make the most money and
redacting the ones that aren’t so lucrative.

Another nice thing about

is that they work seemlessly with other ad
networks. You can place text and image based banner ads from

and other advertising networks side by side
without problems. (assuming the other network’s terms and
conditions allow it).

pay on a monthly basis with a minimum
payout of $50 via either free ACH bank transfer or PayPal.

It is risk free to sign up so consider giving

a try. One hint, if you sign up with the
same email that you joined one of their affiliates with you
will receive and error. Just sign up with a different email
and all will be good.


Adversal is a new kid on the block but growing rapidly.
It’s a great Adsense alternative and works just as well as
Chitika. Their banner are high quality and the revenue and
CTR adapts automatically to get optimum results from your
website. Their image ads are also high quality. If you want
a direct replacement for Google Adsense then
Adversal is one
of the best. Languages other than English are accepted and
work well. This is something that a lot of over Ad servers
do not support, the obvious one being

Some key points for publishers:

  • Multiple Ad Formats
  • 100% Fill Rate
  • Minimum $20 Payments PayPal, ACH, Check, or Wire
  • Net 35 Terms
  • Affiliate Program

And some key points for advertisers:

  • Multiple Banner Sizes
  • Pop-Under Ads
  • Quick Setup
  • Easy to Use Interface
  • Minimum $25 Deposit
  • PayPal, Credit Cards Accepted

Adversal claims they require a website with a minimum of
50,000 page views per month but they are quick to approve
and don’t appear to hold tight to this traffic minimum so
I’d suggest giving them a try. They offer quick and easy
payment via PayPal and the payout minimum is only $20 so
even low earning sites can yield actual fund payments.

In terms of clicks, page views and earnings tracking

has one of the most sophisticated I have seen.
This includes a full world map showing you the location of
each of your visitors. Very powerful and impressive.

Click here to sign up for a free no
obligation Adversal account.

Others to consider

A couple of other sites to consider: (Now ClickViper)

Granted they might not have the catchiest or easiest to
remember URL but are
a rising star when it comes to alternatives to Google Adsense and for those of you who lost out due to
the AdBrite going bust debacle
offers a
reasonably good alternative there as well. are a
complete advertising solution offering Pay Per Click (PPC)
and Cost Per Action (CPA) to publishers and advertisers
alike. It is very easy to get accepted with
, they do not require a US social
security number and approval is typically instantaneous
after validating your email address. They support regular
webpages as well as blogs and news feeds. Some of things

offer include:

  • CPA Bonuses – They pay you CPA bonuses for
    clicks that actually turn into actions for advertisers.
    This means you can earn income on both the click itself
    and resulting actions.
  • Hands Free Operation – No longer will you
    have to search for the highest performing ads, nor will
    you have to pull ads when they run out. Every night, the

    system finds you the highest CPM yields, but
    then will also rotate to the next most profitable set of
    offers when advertisers end their campaigns or go over
    budget. This ultimately translates into more earning
    potential from your website traffic.
  • Publisher Control

    includes a full publisher control suite for
    you to control every aspect of your ads.
  • Account Management

    offers real time management of campaigns and
    provides details statistics and full accounting ledgers
    of historical and month to date (MTD) earnings and
  • No Fees – There are no administration or
    network fees and it costs nothing to join.
  • Monthly Contests

    offers monthly cash prize contests for
  • PrivacyIn a move that may be
    critical to publishers in Europe

    does not collect or store any personal
    identifying information form users that visit your
    website. They collect only non-identifying information
    required for running the advertising campaigns.

Easy Payment:

offers payment via Paypal or Direct Deposit.
Minimum payout is just $50 and payment is on an extremely
frequent Net 5. That is by the 5th of each month your
earnings from the previous month will be reviewed and posted
to your account ledger and available for withdrawal. In
addition, in a feature that I believe is unique they offer
the ability for high volume earners (over $1,000 per month)
to withdraw a portion of their earnings early. Did you lose
thousands of dollars because of AdBrite’s 3 month vesting
scheme. No worries here, you can withdraw your funds within
just days of earning them. All withdrawls can be direct
deposited by eCheck to your Bank Checking Account or via

Yillix Media

Yillix Media
are a newcomer to the field but appear to
be growing rapidly. What makes them cool is very easy

Just go hear and enter your name and email in the form at
the bottom of the screen
, confirm your email and you’ll
be good to go. They also offer multiple convenient payment
options including PayPal with $10 minimums and a best in
class weekly payout. No waiting for months to get paid.

Yillix Media’s
clever system always shows the most
expensive possible ad for every one of your visitors. It
compares eCPM’s of all available ads for your visitors and
shows the most expensive one. They offer a large range of
different (and in some cases unique) ad formats including:

  • Banner Ad
    Classic image, flash, text or an 3rd party banner
    advertisement. May be CPM, CPC or CPA. You can place up
    to 3 banner ads per page.
  • Slider Ad
    A banner rolled up from the bottom of the page that can
    be closed. Banner format is chosen randomly and you can
    select on which side of the site the slider will appear
  • Mobile Redirect Ad Tag
    Place mobile redirect ad tags on your website and all
    visitors using mobile phones or tablets will be
    redirected to the advertising page. Other visitors see
    your website normally, without any changes.
  • Mobile Banner Ad Tag
    Only for mobile phones and tablets. This shows affiliate
    banners on other devices. May be CPM, CPC or CPA. You
    can place up to 3 banner ads per page.
  • Popup Ad Tag
    A new window containing an advertisement opened in
    the browser of your visitor. This has some very
    interesting rates. You can use one popup ad per page.
  • Layer Ad Tag
    A layer ad is a window containing an advertisement over
    the content of your website. A layer ad can be closed by
    the visitor by clicking a red (X) icon. Also has some
    very interesting rates. You can place one layer ad per
  • Full Page Ad Tag
    A link where you can redirect your visitors. You can
    have it as a popup. Also includes very interesting

support both regular and adult websites. Something
the likes of Adsense do not. So, if you have an Adult themed
website then

is the monetizer site for you.

The best part about

is that right now it is very easy and quick to get
accepted and you do not have to provide lengthy tax details
or bank account information. This makes it useful to non-US

To sign up as an advertiser click here.

To sign up as a publisher click here.

You can find some

suggestions on optimizing ad layouts here
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here for

an unofficial list of high paying keywords
.. Click
here for a

comprehensive list of Google Adsense Alternatives
If you are a small business owner looking for

cost effective alternatives to adwords then see this

A list of the top 10 alternatives to Google Adwords is
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some of the Deep Machine Learning Hardware that drives
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