It’s a big decision to decide where to place ads on your blog. You want to make extra money, but you are not sure of where to start. Which of the ad networks is the best?
It depends on who you ask, to be honest. If you ask me I will tell you to join Google adsense. Ask another blogger he may tell you to join Mediavine. Ask another person and he/she will tell you to join AdThrive. That’s one of the reasons this post is written- to let you know and have idea of a few different options and let you do some investigation to find out which one, if any, is the best fit for your needs and your blog.
Mediavine is one of the ad networks out there. They have been nothing short of amazing. They pay really well and the ads are easy to set up. If you try this one of the ad networks out you won’t regret you registered with them in the first place. You will be earning from this ad network that you will forget there’re also any other ad networks out there.
The great news is that Mediavine focuses strongly on the user or member experience. You can readers happy while reading your post. It means you can make more money with fewer ads which will make your post readable likewise your earning won’t be affected.
This is the other big ad network that a lot of bloggers and publishers are with. So many successful bloggers use them for their ads on their blogs. You will need to have at least 100,000 monthly page views and Google Adsense has not blacklisted you to apply. I will let you know how they work.
AdThrive rejects almost 75% of applicants; they really push hard for quality content or post which means they are not the easiest to get, therefore in other words: SERVE YOUR AUDIENCES.
Comscore’s ranking which ranks internet entities by size puts AdThrive in #20 in the whole world. AdThrive reaches over 95.5 million readers per month —which is the highest reach of any ad management service in the whole world. Out of all internet entities, AdThrive is #1 in the food category, #1 in Parenting and Family, and #2 in the Home category.
3. Gourmet Ads
You can read our article on how to avoid been banned by Google adsense. However, one option you can try is Gourmet ads if you have been banned from Google Adsense. You can have them for your back-up ads if you are with any other ad networks.
One advantage of Gourmet ads is that they don’t require a contract. You don’t need to give notice if you are to take down your ads.
Your site or blog must be Coupon, Craft themed, Food, and Cooking and have at least 10,000+ page views per month.
4. Google Adsense
Most sites or blogs start with Google Adsense, when they first start out. Most pro-bloggers today had them on their blog when they first started. You are going to need a Google account, a mailing address, original content and phone number. As far as Google adsense is concerned, there is no minimum page view requirement.
A word of caution – DO NOT click your own ads. Be highly careful about it or you could risk being banned. And you should make sure you read their Terms of Service carefully and obey all their policies.
5. BlogHer Publishing Network
BlogHer is among the most prominent ad networks for women with mostly female audiences.
They also require exclusivity which means you can’t be a part of another ad networks. As far as I can tell, just like Google adsense they don’t have a minimum page view requirement.
6. Savvy Mom Collective
If you are in Canada, you could also signup for Savvy Mom Collective for your ads.
As an extra bonus, savvy Mom Collective also offer sponsored post opportunities. I believe you only make money on your Canadian traffic so you will still have to find a provider for your US and others traffic.
This ad networks has different tiers base on your page views.
The Propel; which is the lowest tier is for blogs with the range of 10K to 80K page views, but you need to pay a $99 fee to join them. Ascend; which is the next tier is for blogs with 80k to 500k page-views with no fee. They also have two other tiers beside these first two tiers.
MGID offers native advertising solutions. This Ad network has made it possible for both advertisers and publishers to run at the same end, and this review will be focused on the platform for publishers.
With MGID, publishers are given two options: to either monetize traffic (through displaying advertisements)or by creating ads for visitors.
The CPM provided by MGID is in the range of 1 to 5 cents and it is much more for tier 1 traffic. MGID supports highest CTR for news and viral sites and these niches have an average ad RPM of USD 1. For publishers who are more interested in displaying advertisements rather than recirculating traffic, MGID reports an average RPM of USD 1 to 3, with no cap.