Monetizing your blog is an important step, in fact the most important step! While there are many ways to monetize your blog, the most preferred way is to use an ad network like Google Adsense or AdBrite. There are thousands of advertising networks out there which you can use to monetize your blog, but all of them don’t perform well. Some offer you low CPCs while some don’t track all the clicks properly where as some just do not pay on time or have a very high payout limit.
After having tried many ad networks, I have successfully made a small list of the best ad publishing networks which you can use to monetize your blog. The ad networks mentioned on this page have been tried and tested and are genuine. All of them pay you on time, every time. So here we go, here are the best ad networks for blogs. Recommendation: CPM Ad Networks
This is undoubtedly the best ad network for blogs as well as websites and this is why I’ve featured it at the top. It displays targeted advertisements on your blog which help you get more clicks. It also offers the market-best CPCs which means that Adsense pays you the highest amount for each click the ad displayed on your blog gets. Not to forget, Adsense pays on time every month. It’s based on the Net30 payment system and also a $100 payout limit. So you get paid after your account balance reaches $100 and 30 days have passed. Some people find it very difficult to get their Adsense account approved, and rightly so because Adsense has very strict policies and they hardly let a not so good blog get into their system.
Considered as the best Adsense alternative, Chitika is really a good ad network. It works equally well with blogs and web sites. Chitika offers geo-targeted advertisements.For example, if an ad targets the Indian audience, suppose the keyword “Mesothelioma”, the ads will only show in India. So, if you own a blog targeting audience of a specific country, you can configure Chitika to show advertisements accordingly. Further, you can also configure Chitika to show an alternative ad in case none of the ads in Chitika’s inventory match your blog.
AdBrite is an equally good ad network, but it sometimes fails to work for blogs. AdBrite sometimes shows unrelated advertisements on your blog which may annoy your visitors.
AdBrite comprises of many adult websites so sometimes an 18+ ad may show on your blog which your visitors may not like. AdBrite offers a low CPC. But if you own a new blog or if you are looking to quickly monetize your blog, you can should try AdBrite because they approve almost all the publisher applications!
It’s an CPC based ad network, but it does not offer banner or text ads like Google Adsense, Chitika or AdBrite. Instead Kontera is an in-text advertising solution. What does this mean? Kontera shows advertisements only when your visitor points on a highlighted keyword. When your blog page loads, the small script placed on your blog automatically connects with Kontera, matches the keywords, pulls out related advertisements and then highlights the keywords on your blog. When your visitor point on any such highlighted keywords, an ad will show and once he clicks on the ad, you will get paid. You don’t need any extra space to use Kontera as it shows within your content. It offers a decent CPC and CTR.
InfoLinks is an another in-text advertising network like Kontera. InfoLinks works on the same system as Kontera i.e. a script loads when your blog page is opened, it connects with the InfoLinks system, matches the keywords, pulls related advertisements and then highlights the keywords accordingly. The working is same as Kontera and you can expect the same CPC and CTR.
So, these are the best ad networks I have tried and liked so far. I rate Google Adsense as the best advertising network if you are looking to place banner or text ads on your blog. If you own a popular blog, Tribal Fusion is the best option where as if youa re looking for an in-text advertising solution, Kontera or InfoLinks are the best choices.
So after going through the above list of ad networks, which one would you like to use? Have you tried any of the above advertising networks and which one is your favorite?