Banned from AdSense recently?An Appeal didn’t help? Looking to give up blogging? Eh, no! There are more ways to monetize your blog apart from AdSense, (than you can think of) and today we’ll be discussing some of these ad networks which can monetize your AdSense banned sites. However, before we sneak-peak into these networks, let me tell you that AdSense is one of the primary sources of blog monetization, but selling your own service can lead you to better revenue in the long run, and in fact much higher than AdSense. However, it is important to keep the revenue stream running and thus, these additional ad networks.
Things to Keep in Mind while Monetizing AdSense banned Sites
If your site is banned from AdSense due to invalid click activity, or other compliance issues, don’t presume that other networks will also ban you. The case is not likely so especially if you’ve good traffic volumes and significant audience from tier 1 countries. Here is the strategy checklist to keep in mind while monetizing AdSense banned sites (the more networks you join, the better the revenue will be)
- Signup with premium ad networks which offers access to more networks and exchanges apart from AdSense and Google ADX
- Signup with native ad networks like Taboola, Spoutable, Mgid, RevContent, Disqus and others.
- Signup with video ad networks and mediation platforms. This would typically work if you’ve more than 1 million page views per month with a higher percentage of your traffic coming from tier 1 countries.
- Mobile interstitial networks can help you generate additional revenue. Interstitial ads can earn anywhere around $1.5 to $5, depending upon the traffic, conversions and more.
A List of Ad Networks to Monetize Your AdSense Banned Site
1) The Publisher Suite
The Publisher Suite provides complete ad optimization for sites which are not eligible to run AdSense ads or banned from the network. If you’re someone who wants to focus on content and outsource the entire ad optimization to a third-party network, then The Publisher Suite is the preferred choice for you. The team tests various ad networks on your site, however, you just need to install only one code and the process is automated. Interestingly, The Publisher Suite can provide you with higher revenue because they have special tie-ups with ad networks offering better rates. The Publisher Suite is a one-stop solution for monetizing all your ad inventory and specially dsense banned sites.
Spoutable provides additional monetization solution for publishers. Their exit-intent technology triggers various ad formats based on scroll behavior and exit-intent. You can allow their system to optimize the ad display or manually set the triggers. The CPM rates can largely vary but should be performing well for quality tier 1 traffic. They offer NET 20 days payment once you’ve accrued a minimum of $100 in your account. A recommended network for all adsense banned sites.
Adbuff is a comparatively new CPM ad network which accepts websites having a high percentage of US and Canadian traffic. This network boasts of providing CPM rates around $0.50 to $2. You need to have a minimum of 2,000 page views per day to be accepted and should have substantial traffic coming from US and Canada. Sites with international traffic are automatically approved for Adtear which is created to monetize international traffic. The CPM rates revolve around $0.5 to $0.30 for Adtear. Although the revenue isn’t much, but does provide a constant monetization source for sites which are not running an ad. Generally, this is the case for regional language sites where AdSense ads are not approved.
Media.net can be a great alternative if you’ve substantial traffic coming from US and Canada. Media.net performs well on certain niches, so you’ll need to do a little experiment to see which niches are making good money with Media.net. Bloggers and publishers have reported drastic fall in CPM rates if the US+CA traffic percentage is less.
Mgid is another native ad network which has a good global advertiser base. Affiliate marketers use Mgid to promote various CPA offers since it is a source of global traffic. Also, publishers use Mgid to gain traffic to their websites and blogs and make money from traffic arbitrage. The CPC rates for Mgid tends to be on the lower side and this native ad network works for blogs and sites which promote viral content. As such, you cannot match AdSense CPC with Mgid, but it is a sweet addition to your overall ad revenue.
Taboola is definitely a try if you’re banned from AdSense. They have some of the best ad variety and advertiser base across the globe and thus can effectively monetize your overall ad inventory. The CPC can hugely vary based on the traffic but tends to be around 8-10 cents for tier 1 traffic and 1-2 cents for tier 3 traffic. You need to have at least 1 million page views
UnderDogMedia uses high impact ad formats that can help publishers make additional revenue. They are synced with multiple trading desks and ad networks to effective help boost your overall ad revenue. Their ad formats ensure 100% viewability, however, they might be obtrusive for visitors unless properly set. They require you to have a minimum of 3 million page views per month.
Revenuehits is a CPA ad network that can work well for global traffic. However, use of ads from Revenuehits can lead to popups and redirects. If you’re running a blog where the user experience is not very crucial and you get one time visitors on your blog, Revenuehits can be a good source of additional income. Publishers should be careful while running their ads since their ad formats on mobile can contribute to click-jacking and can raise browsing issues.
9) Facebook Audience Network
Based on your traffic sources, Facebook audience network can monetize 30-80% of your mobile traffic. If you’re using instant articles, it can almost monetize 100% of your traffic. The CPM rates are a bit low and it is billed only on viewable impressions so your overall ad revenue from Facebook audience network won’t be great. But even then, it is the second most profitable ad network after AdSense, and with more than 4 million advertisers under its umbrella, you can be assured of the quality of the ads. Facebook pays once you’ve reached the minimum threshold of $100. After running ads on Facebook audience network, we have seen that you need to put the ads within the content section and as high as possible for maximum viewability. The CPM rates can vary from $0.30 to $3 depending on the traffic, conversions, and niche of the site. FAN is one of the top ad networks to monetize any AdSense banned website or blog.
Smaato is an ad network mediation platform with its own integrated SPX. For Indian publishers and bloggers who are banned from AdSense, mobile ad networks can be a good source of ad revenue since a majority of the Indian traffic is coming from mobile. Under such a situation, Smaato can be a good choice. In fact, we, at The Publisher Suite use Smaato to ensure that every ad impression from mobile is monetized smartly. Smaato allows you to run multiple ad networks and exchanges simultaneously and it collects bid requests. The request with the highest CPM is then served. This ensures an overall higher revenue for publishers and this can even surpass your AdSense revenue if the ad network mediation is properly set up.
Other monetization opportunities include mobile and desktop interstitial ad units, video slide-in, outstream ads etc. The fill rates for non-standard and video ads would depend a lot on your traffic. Video ads tend to perform better on selected geographies.
Banning from AdSense doesn’t really make you leave blogging. Along with these, you can try text-link ads like Viglink, Skimlinks, Infolinks etc. However, it is always preferred to create blogs where you can sell a product or be a reseller of a product. This would help you earn in addition to all the ad networks and keeps you independent. I hope this post will help you choose the right networks and keep monetizing your blog. All the best!