Welcome to part 4 of my 4 part series on Adsense Alternatives.
Adsense Alternatives Part 1, Adsense Alternatives Part 2, and Adsense Alternatives Part 3 covered various types of monetizing programs readily available to publishers, varying in types of adverts, varying in site acceptance guidelines and varying in the type of program being offered.
Part 4 of this series will be no different other than, a brand new set of programs will be discussed and presented to you the reader.
So without further word, lets jump straight into the programs that make up part 4 of Adsense Alternatives.
Clicksor is a contextually focused ad network based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Banners, XML feeds, layer ads, search boxes, and popunders are also available but the main focus is contextually based adverts.
By referring advertisers with a special link, or when ever an advertiser clicks on the “Advertise here” text which is located at the bottom of text banners, publishers receive 85% of what the advertiser spends on their site. With the Ad Marketplace, publishers can also set minimum bid prices via CPC, CPV, and CPM.
Larger publishers can apply to be a premium partner. To be eligible, publishers must meet the following requirements. At least one of the following traffic requirements must be met: Minimum 50,000 total impressions per day, CPC 150 clicks per day, CPM 10,000 impressions per day, or CPV 30,000 impressions per day.
Premium Site Partners receive additional features. These features include being promoted to advertisers by Clicksor’s sales team. Giving the publisher the option of wire transfer for payments over $2500, and access to the their ClicksorControl feature. The ClicksorControl allows publishers to set minimum prices for their ads. When Clicksor has ads matched to the site content that meet or exceed the desired price they will run them. When they can’t meet the desired rate, they will run defaults from other ad networks that publishers specify.
To sign up for Clicksor is relatively easy and a few requirements need to be met to be considered for application.
- Participating sites must have 5,000 page views per day.
- Must be 18+ or have signed permission from a guardian
- English-sites only
- 50% of site traffic must stem from the US, CA , or UK or will result in account suspension
- Participating Sites must not be a free hosting webpage or personal homepage.
There is a referral program. The referral program pays out 10% of whatever a referred publisher earns or whatever a referred advertiser spends, for up to one year.
TTZ Media is a CPC (cost per click) based advertising network.
Unlike Adsense, where the value of each click can vary depending on the "bid". TTZ Media clicks are worth exactly the same amount.
Best suited for technology and shopping-minded websites.
TTZ Media ads are not contextual. Instead, a publisher can define exactly which products are displayed in each ad. The majority of adverts displayed through the TTZ Media netwrok are technology related. These include such items as digital cameras, MP3 players, computer components, and video games.
For publishers who generate less than 1000 clicks a month, the payout level is $0.15 per click. For 1000 to 2000 clicks, the payout is $0.18 per click. For 2000 to 4000 clicks, the payout is $0.22 per click. For more than 4000 clicks, the payout is $0.25 cents. But these numbers are subject to change at any time.
Signup is easy, and there does not appear to be any minimum traffic levels for approval. A publisher’s website must own their domain name (no Blogger.com or Typepad.com accounts), English only content, high quality content, and updated frequently. The approval process can take several days.
Payments are monthly based on the month prior. Net 30 days. The minimum threshold to receive a payment is set at $25 and comes via check or paypal.
There is a referral program. Publishers earn 10% of what their referrals earn within the referral’s first 12 months.
Is an Affiliate advertising network.
Options given for different types of links (including text, buttons, banners etc)
No site requirements or minimums to join. In fact you likely dont even need to own a website.
Top performing publishers get a premium account. And are provided a designated account manager, expedited technical support, and custom transactional feeds.
There is a referral program. Each referred member pays the publisher $2 Reward.
As well for as long as that referred person remains a Commision Junction affiliate member, the publisher earns 5% of the commisions they generate for themselves.
A well known icon in the ecommerce market place.
4% commisions (Base rate and varies from merchandise to merchandise)
Is easy to apply for and you can start putting code on your site instantly. Acceptance usually comes within a day of applying.
Holidays are when this program really ramps up for publishers in terms of making money.
You have the option of being paid in money or in amazon.com product.
No minimum referral requirement or quota you must reach before earning referral fees.
Unsuitable sites are those that
- promote sexually explicit materials
- promote violence
- promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
- promote illegal activities
- include "amazon," any other trademark of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, or variations or misspellings of any of them, in their URLs to the left of the top-level domain name (e.g., ".com", ".net", ".uk", etc.) -- for example, a URL such as "amazon.mydomain.com", "amaozn.com" or "amazonauctions.net" would be unsuitable
- otherwise violate intellectual property rights.
Payments are sent monthly based on the net 60 cycle. You can be paid in amazon.com stock, check ,or direct deposit. If receiving payment by mail in form of check the minimum threshold for payment is $100 minus a $15 fee if you are American. The threshold for gift certificate or direct deposit is $10 and no fee is applied.
Sample Amazon Affiliate Store
Offers PPC ad widgets that earn better than $2 CPM. They say the average is $3-$6 CPM on their widgets, about three times that of traditional ad networks. They also offer CPM adverts/widgets as well.
Signup is relatively easy and fast and takes about a day for confirmation of your application to be accepted.
Widget Bucks also has a referral program. Affiliates can earn a
Payments are made 45 days after the end of each month, if the account has a balance of at least $50. PayPal payments typically are made first, followed by checks by mail.
Sites that are pornographic in nature, non-english sites, and/or ad-only sites are examples of sites that are not allowed by the Terms of Service.
LinkWorth is based in Dallas, Texas.
Linkworth offers quite the assortment of monetizing options.
One can make money by writing (Paid to post) Paid Blog Reviews, and make a set fee if your site qualifies and meets the set criteria for the advertiser. Including page length of the article etc.
Text Link Ads, In-Content PPC, In-Text Keywords, Single and Multi Rotating banners ads, Hosted Content Pages are just a few ways one can monetize with Linkworth.
A publisher can set a minimum price for the various types of adverts that you would accept. And you can search the marketplace for Adverts you qualify for. Many of which run for a set dollar value per month. No click through or other factors then to worry about to get paid.
There is a referral system. Linkworth will pay $50.00 for each new account sent to them through your affiliate link. The $50.00 will be a pending payment which is payable once the referring account has spent or earned a minimum of $100. As a bonus you will also earn 5% earnings on all recurring charges for the life of the account.
Payments are made by paypal, check, direct deposit or wire transfer.
Minimum payout threshold is set at $100 for all the above except paypal which is set at $25. there is a fee for Wire Transfers set at $20.
Linkworth also has a webmaster tools section which can be handy as well for checking out your keywords rankings on various search engines. Meta tag generator and some other tools as well.
Net Audio Ads (Pay Per Play)
Net Audio Ads is different from all the other alternatives I have showcased.
It is simple to sign up for and once the small code is inserted in your website qualified visitors to a publishers site are then served up 5 second Audio Clips. No click throughs or other requirements need to be met. Think of radio advertisements. Adverts are sent through the network to qualified visitors on publishers sites based on locale, time of day and possibly other factors the advertiser purchased. But if a visitor is qualified, then an audio clip is played and the publisher is guaranteed pay for that play.
This program is in Beta. And is still in its infancy, but the sky is the limit if a flood of advertisers take to it. Quite possibly making most visitors qualified for an advert and thus pay for the publisher.
There is a referral system that will pay not only for the referred member but also any members that referred person , refers.
They also use a new technique called Key 2 Page, which means if an advert that is playing mentions to push a specific keyboard button, then a visitor can do so and then be sent to the advertising webpage. This replaces the Click Through type adverts seen with other programs and networks.
Publishers can also apply to sell advertising slots to the network. A second application must be filled out for this but you can sell online or offline in your locale.
Payments are made when a publisher hits the $25 threshold. And checks get made out Friday's.
Cashcrate is a program which pays you to complete offers, such as joining free websites, complete surveys and try out certain products.
Cashcrate is very country specific and the offers tend to be geared towards those in North America. But others can still make money using the referral system.
Cashcrate pays by check and amazon.com gift cards. As well as other prepaid type Visa cards.
As mentioned above, there is indeed a referral program. Which is how most people make money. Even if you are not in the U.S, you’ll be allowed to make money by referring active users to Cashcrate. You’ll get $1 bonus whenever a new user you referred completes an offer. Cashcrate will pay you 20% for first level referrals and 10% for 2nd level referrals. The amount of percentage you earn will depend on how many members you refer. The more members you refer, the higher your overall referral percentage will be.
Geared towards smaller publishers.
A small client banner advertisement is placed on 3 pages of your Website. Money4Banners will give you £10.00 for signing up and £5.00 for every month their banner remains on your site.
Money4Banners offers £10 if you introduce a friend who then puts a banner on their site. This is a seperate application form listed under the Affiliates tab.
Payments are either by check or Amazon vouchers.
pays $0.25 for CPM (1000 ad's shown)
No referral system
VastGate issues payments at the end of the month (excluding weekends) through PayPal , E-Gold or MoneyBookers if your balance is $25 or more. Payments are always made in USD.
VastGate accepts only English,German,French,Spanish websites.
Advertisers can have articles written about their products or services with a link to their site. Bloggers can make money by writing opinion article posts and by pay-per-click advertising commissions.
There is a list of requirements to be accepted, although some of the main ones are,
- Your blog must be indexed by Google and Yahoo
- Your blog must be older than 30 days and contain at least 10 natural posts.
- Your blog must not contain any violent, hate related or adult content.
- The blog must not have duplicate posts or excessive duplicate content.
As well there is a 5 star system where you get rated by advertisers you work with. The higher the average rating the more you can make with some bloggers attaining $100 per article.
Payments are mad via paypal. CPC campaigns are paid monthly while paid posts are paid weekly. It takes aprox 5 days or more though for a paid post to be recognized and made official so payment could take longer than 1 week.
There is a referral system. You earn 5% commission of the total payments made to your referred blogger by Smorty. This is ongoing, so you will earn commission for the life of your referred blogger.
Is an extremely new advertising network. So new they have less than 100 members signed up as of this article. Publishers get paid to write articles.
Free to register and their commission is only 20% of the review price.
Sign up, register your blog and then set your price for others to advertise on your website or blog.
Their FAQ states they pay when your account total reaches $50.00 US. It also states that one can contact administration for early payment.
Unlike many other sites that give a long list of strict requirements, Imaginads doesn't elaborate on the blogs they accept.
They do have a referral program in place. Imaginads will pay you 5 percentage of first purchase of each registered member referred by you!
Offers contextual link related advertising similar to that of In Text Links. Or Kontera.
They have a referral program that pays a publisher $25 for every new affiliate that you bring in. The referral system is tiered so that the publisher also earns $5 on each commission those referrals bring as well.
Payouts are made around the 15th of each month via paypal and mailed check.
The publisher sets the pricing of the links.
The publisher can set the pricing of "Hot Keywords" a well seperate from the per page pricing chosen.
This is a relatively new program. They also accept Do Follow and No Follow sales of links. It is a publishers choice.
This program is a simple one. the program relies on visitors arriving from major search engines. Those same visitors tend to hit the back button to go back to the search page they once came from and this advertising network monetizes that back click or exit. Each time a visitor exits an advert page is shown before going back to the search page.
Payments are made monthly on a minimum threshold of $25 via check by mail or paypal.
There is a referral program. Publisher earns %10 of referred members earnings for life.
ROI Matrix is a CPA Network.
Publisher's site MUST:
- Contain professional design.
- Be written entirely in English.
- Contain quality content.
- Be under construction.
- Be hosted by a free service, provide free url redirection.
- Infringe on any copyrighted material.
- Promote, facilitate, or engage in any hacking, spamming, pirating or any illegal or legally questionable activities.
Payments are made by wire transfer, paypal or by check once a publisher meets the $50 threshold. Net 45 days.
Publishers can join the referral system and are paid 3% of all earnings from accounts that are referred by the publisher and are subsequently accepted into ROI Matrix's network.
This concludes the final installment of my Adsense alternatives to monetizing a website or blog. I hope that you have found this 4 part series useful and I wish you the best of luck in monetizing your own website. Feel free to leave comments about any of the mentioned programs or your experiences. As well I invite you into subscribing to Blog Me The Money's RSS feed. Thanks for dropping by and reading!