15 Best Google AdSense Alternatives For Bloggers In 2018

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How many times have you applied for AdSense account and got rejected?

It could be several times or more. Maybe, you are still struggling to get approved by AdSense.

Most of the new bloggers apply for AdSense many times and become disappointed after getting rejected by AdSense. But AdSense is not the only advertising network for publishers. There are a lot of ad networks that share a decent amount of revenue to their publisher.

To be honest, AdSense is still the best Advertising Network. But I believe ‘Something is better than nothing’. That’s why I am going to share some AdSense Alternatives (2018).

If you are one of them who didn’t get approved by AdSense or got banned by AdSense, then you can try the following networks. You can also use these networks along with AdSense to increase your revenue. Let’s check the top 5 alternatives first.

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Ad Types





Text & Banner

$100 (Payoneer)


Amazon Ads

Search & Display

$100 (Payoneer, Check)



Text & Banner

$10 (PayPal, Payza)



Text, Search, & Tag

$50 (PayPal, Payoneer, Wire)




$50 (Payoneer, Check)

Note: This post is about the other Ad networks that can be used as an AdSense alternative. If you are looking for other alternative ways to make money rather than using AdSense, then read this post. Now let’s see the complete list of AdSense Alternatives for Bloggers In 2018. 

Let’s dive into more details of these ad networks.

1. Media.net

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Media.net is a leading contextual advertising company which is powered by Yahoo! Bing Network. It is considered as the best AdSense alternative. Because of having tons of advertisers, it works great with every niche. Big brands like Forbes, Elle, REUTERS, NY Times, WebMD etc. use Media.net to increase their revenue.

Ad Types: Contextual Ads, Mobile Ads, In-Content Ads, Display Ads, Interstitial Ads.

Payment Methods: Payoneer ($100)

2. Amazon Native Ads

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Amazon Associates is the world’s largest affiliate program. The great thing about the program is, it has an advertising program named “Native Shopping Ads”.

The way it works is a little bit different from AdSense. While AdSense pays you for clicks or impressions, Amazon Native Ads only pay you for sales. As Amazon is the world’s most popular and largest eCommerce site, it’s not that much tough to get sales from Amazon.com.

Amazon Native Shopping Ads show highly relevant product ads in stylish and responsive design to help you to earn more.

Ad Types: Recommendation Ads, Search Ads, & Custom Ads.

Payment Methods: $100 (Payoneer, Check)

3. Bidvertiser

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Bidvertiser is a direct advertising site that could be an excellent AdSense alternative if you didn’t get Adsense approval or got banned. It offers instant approval. You can monetize your site within 5 minutes with BidVertiser.

The way it works is a little bit different from Adsense. While Adsense shows Ads based on context or visitor’s interest, it creates a bidding system that allows the highest bidder to advertise on your blog. Initially, you won’t be able to earn much revenue as it takes some time to get your site found by Highest bidders. So stay longer.

Ad Types: Native Ads, Pop Under, Domain Redirect, XML.

Payment Methods: $10 (PayPal, Payza, Wire Transfer, & Check)

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Infolinks is a bit different from other advertising networks. It shows innovative ads based on user intent. You can monetize your all traffic with its advanced and unique ad units. Infolinks even monetizes the unused ad spaces.

It’s very easy to use. Just sign up for free and paste the code. It will start monetizing your traffic. Infolinks has over 100,000 publishers world wide.

Ad Types: InText, InFold, InTag, InFrame.

Payment Methods: $50 (PayPal, eCheck, ACH, Payoneer), $100 (Bank Wire)

5. Adversal

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Adversal is the best Adsense alternative in terms of serving ads. It has a great CTR and works with several languages. You need to have monthly page views of 50,000 to apply this network.

Minimum payout is $20 and payment modes are PayPal, ACH, Check, or Wire. It has an affiliate program too.

Ad Types: Banner & Pop Ads.

Payment Methods: $20 (PayPal, Check, Wire)

6. VigLink

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7. BuySellAds

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BuySellAds is an advertisement marketplace that connects publishers with advertisers. It is slightly different from other Ad networks I mentioned here. While other Ad networks pay based on CPC or CPM, BuySellAds pays for direct advertisement. It works as a middleman between advertiser and publisher. And it charges 25% of the transaction.

However, it’s tough to get approved by BuySellAds. You need to have a good amount of traffic to get approval. So if you are still struggling with AdSense approval, don’t try BuySellAds. Getting BuySellAds approval is tougher than AdSense. But it’s a good compliment for AdSense.

Ad Types: Banner & Text.

Payment Methods: $20 (PayPal), $50 (Check)

8. Propeller Ads

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I’ve added Propeller Ads to this AdSense alternatives list mainly because a lot of people suggested Propeller Ads on the comment.

Propeller Ads is a UK based Ad network. It’s a CPM ad network which pays for every 1000 impressions. If you have traffic from U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, it will work great for you.

It has different types of ad products like OnClick PopUnder Ads, Mobile Ads, Banner Ads, Layer Ads, Slider Ads, Video Ads etc. It pays through Wire Transfer, Payoneer, Webmoney and Prepaid Cards.

Ad Types: Banner & Popunder.

Payment Methods: $50 (PayPal), $100 (Payoneer)

9. Chitika

(Note: Chitika is shutting down. So don’t sign up for Chitika)

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Next Google AdSense alternative is Chitika. If you are tired of not getting AdSense approval, then sign up for Chitika. You need not get approval for using Chitika ads on your site. That means you can monetize your low traffic site with Chitika. Just create an account and put ads on your site.

It offers 3 types of ads – Search Targeted Ads, Local Ads, and Mobile Ads. It’s PPC rates aren’t as good as AdSense.

Ad Types: Text & Banner.

Payment Methods: $10 (PayPal), $50 (Check)

10. Skimlinks

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11. Adsterea

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Adsterra is a premium ad network for publishers and advertisers. It offers highest CPM rates with global coverage. It has display banners, Popunders, direct links, sliders, push up ads etc. Publishers can receive their payments on time via Paypal, Bitcoin, Payoneer, WebMoney, Wire Transfer, Paxum, and Payza.

If you are getting a good amount of traffic on your blog, you can try Adsterra to maximize your revenue.

Ad Types: Banner & Popunder.

Payment Methods: $100 (PayPal, Payza, Bitcoin)

12. Adengage

Adengage is an online advertising network for publishers to sell direct ads. Since arrival, it has served 1.2 trillion Ads. Minimum payout is $50 and you can get paid via Paypal, Wire, Check and Western Union.

Ad Types:

Payment Methods

13. Adbuff

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Adbuff is a high paying, Adsense alternative ad network that focuses on increasing revenue for quality publishers. They offer high paying CPM and CPC ads and deliver only high quality unobtrusive banners to visitors.

Ad Types: CPM & CPC

Payment Methods: $100 (PayPal, Payoneer)

14. Kontera

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Kontera is similar to Infolinks. Kontera Ads appear on hyperlinked text when you hover the mouse on the linked text. It also offers image and video ads. All ads are based on pay per click payment.

Whenever you add in text ads on your site, make sure that you are not annoying your readers with too many ads.

Ad Types: Text & Banner

Payment Methods: $50 (PayPal, Wire, Check)

15. Revenuehits

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Revenuehits is another good alternative to AdSense that tries to generate maximum profit for your traffic. It’s owned by intago.

Ad Types: Display & Pop

Payment Methods: $20 (PayPal, Payoneer)


My advice is not to try the networks at a time. You can do A/B testing to check which one works better for you. However, you can use 2-3 networks at a time.

Now I’d like to hear from you. Comment and let us know what is the best AdSense alternative according to you?

346 responses to “15 Best Google AdSense Alternatives For Bloggers In 2018”

  1. Amey Sarode Avatar

    Thanks for the Great article Istiak. I think I have to start with Google Adsense since I have a new blog before moving to other ad agencies.

  2. Coleman Avatar

    Great post. For quality traffic a affiliate network can generate huge revenue. Also Amazon ads is a good alternative for Adsense. Also if you want clear ads from direct advertisers you can try Tribaladnetwork.

  3. Lucky Patcher Avatar

    Great information and really happy you are helping who are blogger and try to get the site monetize. I am already try many earning methods.

  4. Riad Ahmed Avatar

    I am really glad to see you. You are an Bangladeshi successful blogger.
    Thank you for writing this article.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Nirmal Kumar Avatar

    Thanks, Istiak :)

  6. Nirmal Kumar Avatar

    Just asking out of curiosity Istiak, which type of articles helps you get more affiliate sales? I have tried out Reviews, Comparison articles, and Lists. But, everything remains neutral. Conversions take place so random for me and not being frequent.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      I’ve tried all of them. For me, lists posts work best.

  7. Nirmal Kumar Avatar

    Hey Istiak,

    That was a great list of Google Adsense alternatives. I have tried most of them in the past. In fact, I have Google Adsense too. But, I stopped using all them and removed Adsense from my website too.

    While using these advertising platforms, I experienced three problems. First one is the increase in the number of page requests, created by their code. Next one is the user experience. A website without ads will have a better reader experience. And the last one is that my website is not a high traffic website. So, the earnings are too low.

    So, I stopped using them and moved completely towards Affiliate marketing and building readers. A single affiliate sale is sufficient to earn me the income generated by 4-5 months of Adsense. Nice to see you have mentioned ShareASale in the post, which is the same affiliate network I prefer.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Hi Nirmal,

      Totally agree with you. These are the same reasons why I moved to Affiliate Marketing.

  8. Akhilesh Avatar

    Thank you so much for sharing such a useful article. This will help me to learn atleast how google adsense works. I have never used the ads but now I am going to.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Glad I could help.

  9. John Avatar

    Thanks for this nice article. This article provided a great list of best Google adsense alternatives. I really loved your list and but adding to this list, since last three months i am using bidcrux.com ad network. Although this is a new ad network yet it has very useful and innovative features like make affiliate earnings along with publishers and advertisers account.

  10. Md.Shaoun Avatar

    I Love this post. Thanks for sharing this great article with us. Google Adsense is a great platform for making money online but it is not easy for all bloggers.

  11. Muhammad Ubaid Avatar

    Istiak Rayhan this is the best post. I have a new website (only 6 articles) https://no1healthsite.com/ and i applied for adsense and my request was rejected, will you please check my site and give me some advice.

  12. rahul Avatar

    There are many options you gave but which one is the best for choosing on an education based website. Pls, tell me.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      I’d recommend you to test 3 or 4 ad networks and try to figure out which one is working for you.

  13. Aryan Arfas Avatar

    Should I use media.net for more payments?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Yes, Media.net is the best AdSense alternative.

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