Survive an Adsense Ban With These Adsense AlternativesCategory: Personal
As Google is King of the Internet, its Adsense is the best advertising application nowadays especially on the CPC (cost-per-click) model.
There have been countless success stories about bloggers who made money online because of Adsense.
I count myself as among them. But not anymore.
You see, this site got banned by Adsense on November 15. But instead of sulking over that, I consider this as an opportunity to look outside the box.
Adsense is not the only advertising network out there. Don’t put all your eggs into one basket.
What are other Adsense alternatives?
These are what I have been using and my one-month earning for each of them from November 16 to December 16, 2010:
1. CPALead – $291.15; this is a CPA (cost-per-action) type of advertising where you get paid when a visitor fills up a survey that converts into a successful lead before they can access your content.
CPALead is particularly good for movie and TV show sites. I plastered it on my pages that contain videos. However, in order to maximize earning potential, I suggest you make a separate site intended for it. This is a project I’m currently working on. It’s a good thing that some “ninjas” are willing to help.
2. Clicksor – $146.54; the advertising formats include inline text links, banners, graphical and rich media banners and pop-under ads. Payment for these ads may be on a CPC, CPV or CPM basis.
I use Clicksor for its interstitial ads (those ads that appear in-between pages). It pays on a CPV (cost-per-view) basis. So even though nobody clicks on the ads, I still earn based on how many ad views I got.
3. Chitika – $145.78; another PPC (pay-per-click) ad network similar to Adsense. The difference is that their ads only appear to visitors coming from the search engines especially those from US and UK. However, once you get approved as GOLD, you get to serve ads anytime.
The best thing about it is that the minimum threshold is only $10. However, payment is NET 30 (every 30 days).
4. Infolinks – $89.96; inserts text link advertisements (those double-underlined links) on this site. It is also PPC.
The minimum payout threshold is $100 where you can get paid through check or PayPal.
So, how much did I make in one Adsense-less month?
When you total my earnings from these four Adsense alternatives, I made $673.43 (P28,957.49).
That’s respectable enough but still a far cry from what I could have made with Adsense.
But still, I have proved that other advertising networks can pay for the bills too.
It also helped that I was able to cashout my Nuffnang earnings from August 1 – December 15 to the tune of P5,630.92. Nuffnang is good if you have lots of regional traffic as we have a Philippine-based Nuffnang.
Aside from those four, I heard a lot of positive reviews from Bidvertiser and Adbrite too.
I have already registered and will conduct experiments in the next months using them.
I have tried Clickbank with no luck. I only managed to make two sales for a total of $8.09 out of 8,577 clicks (or hops). That’s how bad I was at affiliate marketing.
I also intend to make a new web site purely for CPALead.
Others may argue but Google Adsense is still the best advertising network there is.
So, I will rekindle my love affair with Google Adsense.
This time though, I will be careful and will avoid any TOS violation. I have already created a new niche site that went live 5 days ago.
Hopefully, my happy days with Adsense will be back again.
I want to hear from you.
Please suggest any more Adsense alternatives.
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