Why Media.net is the best alternative to Google Adsense

The ultimate goal for bloggers is to monetize their blogs and create some income flow from them, but getting the right ad networks to monetize your blog can be a challenging task to new bloggers or even seasoned bloggers.

We have several ways you can monetize your blog, and these include:

  • Displaying ads
  • Promoting affiliate products
  • Selling your own products, for example creating and selling your own courses
  • Sponsored posts
  • Writing product reviews
  • Create a membership site

Displaying ads is one of the simpler way to monetize your blog provided you have a good traffic to your website. To find the right and reputable networks to work with, you need to do research or ask for recommendations from successful or established bloggers, this is to avoid signing up for ad networks that will waste your time and end up generating no revenue.

At now, Google Adsense, is one of the very best  ad network to monetize a blog or website,  but getting approved can be the main stumbling block for many bloggers. You may have the best website in terms of content and traffic and still your application can be rejected by Google Adsense.

So what do you do, if your dream was to use Google Adsense, but now you can’t get past the approval stage? You look for alternatives. The very best alternative to Google Adsense, is Media.net.Reasons why media.net is the best alternative to Google adsense

Note that, even if you are already using Google Adsense, you can add Media.net without affecting the Google Adsense policy.

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Media.net was one of the first networks, I joined when I was just starting out my blog, and over the years, I have found it to be the best as compared to other alternatives to Google Adsense.



I would recommend Media.net to any publisher or blogger for the following reasons:

  • They offer contextual ads, which blend well with any content type
  • Besides contextual ads, they also offer Display, Native and Video ads
  • They have no strict publisher’s requirements like Google Adsense.
  • Once you apply, they take a very short time to assess your website, i.e. a maximum of two business days.
  • They also have a referral program, if accepted to the program, you can earn 10% commission inviting new members to Media.net.
  • New members are eligible for an additional 10% for 3 months over and above their usual earnings.

Media.net Contextual ads

This format filters the user’s intent via relevant search keywords resulting in finely targeted ads and much higher revenues as advertisers are willing to pay more for visitors with qualified intent.

Media.net Native ads

Native ads are completely customized to the look and feel of your pages for higher user engagement. With native ads, you have the option of driving your audience to contextually relevant articles on your site through  the native unit.

Media.net Display ads

With display ads, you have access to high quality from major buyer networks. You stand to benefit from media net relationships with major networks like DSPs, DMPs, Vertical networks, Peformanance networks, Horizontal networks, Agency trading desks among others.

If you aren’t yet registered with media.net you can easily sign up here.


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.

74 thoughts on “Why Media.net is the best alternative to Google Adsense”

  1. Ooooo I will have to check them out! I use Adsense right now. While I do make a decent amount with them, I’m always thinking it should be so much more lol

  2. I really do appreciate your informative post about this. Thank you so much and I will definitely check more about Media dot net

  3. I’d be lying if I told you I haven’t been looking to alternatives for Google Adsense. I haven’t been making money from it for more than a year. Not sure why.

  4. I have been using GoogleAdsense and it was really useful for me. Never tried media.net but will consider it and try it to see which one is better.

    1. Hi Preet, I use both. This post is written mainly for those people who can’t joined Google Adsense for one reason or the other, or they have been banned. But using both, can help you increase your ad revenue.

  5. I’ve heard good things about Media.net and I think every blogger should consider it. It looks promising as opposed to those horrible experiences I’ve read about Google Adsense.

  6. I didn’t hear about this platform before. My goal is to get enough sessions to be accepted to Mediavine this year. Not long to go! 🙂

  7. This post is a constant reminder why I need to get my blog game up. I use to participate in these programs but have slacked and the mojo left. Of course blog became hit with low views and no one caring. Now I am back in the swing of it, feels wonderful. I will check out the site for sure!

  8. I beg to differ that media.net is a good company. I actually tried using their ad network and I got an ad manager that never answer and they are supposed to help make you better money by telling you where to put the ads. Well, after a few months trying to contact them I gave up. Beware that media.net even though they are good reviews about them I rather take my chances with google adsense then deal with horrible support.

    1. Hi, thanks for sharing your views, actually have been using Media net for over two years. My account manager is supportive. I don’t understand why you didn’t have a good support from them. I use both Adsense and media net on my blogs, and all of them bring in good revenues. In most cases, people combine both Adsense and Media net to make more money. Also, media net is the best alternative to Google Adsense, for people who have their accounts banned by Adsense.

  9. Hi John, Media.net is indeed a valuable replacement for google ad sense. The best part is how easy it is to apply and they approve quickly. Adds blend so beautifully with the content. Thanks for the information.

  10. I’m currently using media.net. Since you’ve used them before, I have a quick question for you. Do you get money from impressions or clicks? There’s been days when I’ve had over 100 impressions and earned nothing. Then, days I only get like 30 impression, I get a few cents… ?

    1. Hi, thanks for visiting, they pay for both impressions and clicks. You may have 30 impressions with say 3 clicks, that will earn you more than 100 impressions with 0 clicks. The countries from which you drive most of your traffic from also determines how much money you can make with media net. Try as much as possible targeting US,UK and Canada traffic to increase your earnings.

  11. Done Done and Done… I so appreciated reading this. I have applied, been approved and implemented media net with my blog and it’s been .. yes, a valuable asset. I have to add, they have superior customer service. While it’s super easy to use, I’ve mostly appreciated the quick email replies and in the short time i’ve been with them, I have asked for a few skype calls for assistance and understanding. They are always right on it! Customer service is where it’s at in my book. They’ve been incredible … and all thanks to you John!

  12. This is a great alternative to Google Adsense. I like the quick turn around time for application processing.

  13. I’m happy to see that there are alternatives to Google. I’ve read of other bloggers agonizing over not being accepted by them so I will steer them to this post where they can get information on Media.net, Thanks!

    1. Hi, I think media net takes care of all blogs or websites with reasonable amount of traffic, you don’t need to have thousands of visitors like in the case with Mediavine that requires 25,000 visitors monthly, and AdThrive up to 100,000 visits. So in terms of requirements, anyone with active blog, can apply for Media.net but for the other two, they need high end websites with tens or hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors. I have been using media net for almost two years now, and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to make some additional revenue on a blog in addition to adsense.

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