8 Best Google Adsense Alternatives for Bloggers

There are different ways to monetize your blog but Google Adsense has proved to be one of the best out of many networks available out there, however they have a strict approval process.  Besides, your site can get banned by them. So what happens when you can’t get approved by Google Adsense or your site is banned? The best thing to do is to look for Google Adsense alternatives that can earn you almost the same amount of money or even better earnings.

8 Best Google adsense alternatives

The Best Google Adsense Alternatives

Media net
This is the most similar to Google Adsense.  Media.net powers the Yahoo! Bing Network Contextual ads program. Your account can be approved within 2 days, no restrictions like the case with Google Adsense.

Best Alternatives to Google Adsense

They offer a bonus of 10% more of your revenue for the 3 months. Minimum Payout threshold of $100. This can be paid via PayPal or Wire transfer. You can sign up with Media net  here.


Infolinks is an in-text link ad network. They offer various ad formats like the In-Text, in-Frame, In-Tag, In-Search, In-Fold, In-Article etc. These ad units are designed to integrate into the site’s content better than the traditional banners.  Creating an account with Infolinks isn’t difficult since they don’t have a large traffic requirement. They also offer a minimum payout of $ 50 via various payment methods like PayPal, ACH, Payoneer, Wire transfer, e Check etc. You can also earn more money through their referral program. You can create an account with Infolinks  here.


VDO.AI offers bloggers a way to monetize their sites using a native video widget that generate high CPM from native video ads. You simply integrate a single video widget on your site, the single tag sources video demand from Google ad exchange, Appnexus, Sovrn etc.


This works best for blogs that are linking out to a business or e-commerce site e.g. if you have outgoing links to business or product pages such as Amazon or a Fashion Store. Viglink still works even if you don’t have outbound links but have money-related terms on your site e.g. iPhone, in this case viglink will automatically add links to these words hence you end up making some money from it. They have a referral program to earn you more money. They offer PayPal payment method, which makes it easier for you as a publisher to get your money.  Minimal requirements when it comes to creating an account with them. You can sign up for Viglink  here.

Propeller ads media

This is one of the biggest pop-under networks. They have great CPMs. They focus on monetizing sites in the following niches: Videos/Movies, Games, Dating, Finances, Software, Entertainment etc. If you have good mobile traffic, they are a great Google Adsense alternative as they work with networks that monetize apps and mobile services leading to huge CPMs. It is easy to sign up with them, and they offer various payments methods like Payoneer, PayPal, Webmoney z, e payments. You can register here.

Revenue hits

This is a performance based Ad network i.e. CPA. They have a good ads integration system that ensures that ads served gives you good results. They have also different channels that you can use to monetize your site i.e. you can create Banners, Sliders, Pop-under, Buttons etc. You can get your money through PayPal, Wire transfer and Payoneer.  At the writing of this article, they offer minimum payout threshold of $20 for PayPal and Payoneer and $500 for wire Transfer. They have an easy and straight forward sign up process.


This is a CPM/CPC network, they provide a widget based native ads that publishers can use to monetize their sites. They offer Native ads as well as Media Banners in one campaign. The Native ads come in form of Sponsored Content. They have a minimum traffic requirements and they accept English & other languages. Payment Threshold is $20. Payments are made weekly via PayPal or Wire transfer.


This works in the same way as Revenue hits. The program is free and you get paid for valid clicks on your site as well as for the conversions generated from those clicks. They have  minimum payout threshold of $20. Payment methods include PayPal and Wire transfer. No traffic requirements, in fact the sign up process is automatic provided you put the code correctly onto your site.


Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

57 thoughts on “8 Best Google Adsense Alternatives for Bloggers”

  1. If Google Adsense bans your blog then Chitika doesn’t want you either…. I speak from experience…. : (

    Luckily I could solve the problem so now I can use Google Adsense again.

  2. Great post. Thank you. I’ve been thinking of monetizing our blog just didn’t really know how to do it without harming our content and annoying our readers. Our blog is personal. But I guess it’s time to consider it and it’s good to see the different options. Time to do some research 🙂

  3. Thanks! I was actually just looking into alternatives so I’m glad I stumbled across this post.

    1. Hi, besides using them as alternatives, they can also be placed alongside Adsense ads without a problem. Especially Infolinks, Chitika, Adnow and Viglinks.

    1. Hi, thanks for passing by, note that they can also be used alongside Google Adsense. So, the list is useful whether you are currently using Adsense or not.

    1. Hi Katie, thanks for dropping by. It always good to try out several ads network to find out the best, I do it too, and it has helped me to narrow down to few networks that work best for my blog.

    1. Thanks for dropping by. Maybe you can give it a try. No much effort required once you’ve installed the codes on your site. Some use Plugins. You just install the plugin and the ads start displaying on your site.

        1. If you are using Shared free hosting like wordpress.com they can decide to put ads on your site without your permission, you pay only if you don’t want ads displayed on your blog. With self hosted, you can choose either to have the ads on your site or not.

    1. Hi, Media.net is a bigger player like Google adsense that is the reason its known by most people. It is also more similar to Adsense than the others. I use both Media.net and Infolinks on my site. If you are using Google adsense you can add both Infolinks and Media net to make more money on your site.

    1. Hi Ellis, thanks for dropping by. Am using Media.net and Adnow in addition to Infolinks & Chitika. They are to good ad networks. Maybe you can try them too.

    1. If you are using Google Adsense, You can add Chitika, Infolinks and even Media net. They won’t interfere with Google adsense Ads. This enables you to make more money. Am using Chitika, Infolinks, Adnow, and Media.net and I can assure you that you can make some dollars from them.

        1. You can choose to use one banners and put it in the sidebar in case the ad network you go for has banners. That is the best if you don’t want your site to appear spam.

  4. Thanks for sharing John. It’s good to know that there are some alternatives out there which I may not have known otherwise.

    1. Hi Stephanie, thanks for your comments. Ad networks like Infolinks, Chitika and Media.net can also work with Google Adsense. So whether you have adsense or not, these networks can work for you.

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for dropping by. You can try media.net, or infolinks Am using the 2, so far they are good networks. Chitika is also good, but you need to have large traffic to be able to earn some money from them.

  5. how had I not heard about these yet. Wrote them down and will be checking them out. Thanks for the post

    1. Hi Salim, this is a short list, there are others I haven’t mentioned here. I kind of picked the best among the many available.

    1. Hi, you can add Infolinks and media.net so that you make more money. I am making quite a reasonable amount with Media.net. So I would recommend it in addition to Google Adsense.

    1. Hi, Yes media.net is good. In fact big portion of my earnings come from them. Since you have used Hilltop ads in the past, you can try propeller ads, they are similar to Hilltop ads, with higher CPM.

  6. Thanks for sharing this. Trying to figure out how to go about putting ads up on my site can seem like a really daunting task. Thanks for the list!

    1. Hi Bethany, it isn’t a difficult task, some ads networks have plugins, which you install and the ads start running while others you have to put the code into the site. If you understand the code installation process, it is an easy task.

  7. Thanks for these, it’s always good to have recommendations of different sources to monetise your blog. This was exactly the type of article I was looking for the other day! Thanks, will bookmark for the future

    1. Hi Livvy,thanks for dropping by. Google Adsense approval is sometimes challenging, but thanks to other alternatives available that any blogger can use to monetize their sites.

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