Top 10 Adsense Alternatives That Pay a Great Rate

By on March 18, 2013

Top 10 Adsense Alternatives

Google Adsense is one of the top choices if you’re trying to monetize a website or blog. However, if you would prefer to not use Adsense or for some reason can’t use Adsense, there are plenty of alternatives that pay well.

1. Infolinks

Infolinks offers in-text advertising for its users. You’ll be pleased to know that Infolinks accepts every website! Integrating Infolinks ads only takes a few minutes and you can begin receiving clicks immediately. You can withdraw funds via Paypal, Infolinks debit card, or a wire transfer.

Go to Infolinks Website

2. Buysellads

Buysellads allows you to buy ads or sell them. They are essentially a middleman to help publishers and advertisers meet. You can receive payment via wire transfer or PayPal (min. payout of $50). Similarly to Adsense, you must have a neat, professional website with excellent page views to be accepted.

Go to BuySellAds Website

3. iSocket

ISocket is similar to BuySellAds but has a reputation for being a bit harder to get approved for. The difference can be summed up by quoting their website: “isocket is not an ad network, exchange, or rep firm. We are a toolkit for publishers to power up direct sales.” iSocket deals with some of the most popular sites on the Internet and you have to have a minimum of 1,000,000 page views per month to your website to get approved. However, it will be worth it to join.

Go to iSocket Website

4. Clicksor

Clicksor offers both CPM and CPC-type ads through text, banner, pop ups and even full page. They have the third largest publisher network and make an excellent alternative to Adsense. Payment is a $50 minimum via PayPal, wire transfer or check.

Go to Clicksor Website

5. Kontera

Kontera is another in-text advertising network. Kontera scans your blog or website and matches your keywords to their database. You are then given specific ads that compliment your website. You can withdraw your fund via PayPal, check, or EFT. Their minimum payment is $50.

Go to Kontera Website

6. Bidvertiser

Bidvertiser allows you to sell your ad space to the highest bidder. They are one of the oldest networks out there and remain one of the best. Bidvertiser offers feed, CPA and CPC ads. Minimum payout is $10 via PayPal or check.

Go to Bidvertiser Website

7. Chitika

If you have a well-established blog, Chitika may be the best CPC ad network for you. Chitika chooses their ads according to your website’s content. Another big benefit of Chitika is that they allow you to customize the look of your ad through text color, border colors, and more.

Go to Chitika Website

8. Tribalfusion

Tribalfusion is another one of the big-paying advertising networks. Unfortunately, it’s safe to say that if you don’t receive heavy website traffic you probably won’t be accepted. If you do have a well-established website and receive a ton of traffic, try out their banner ads.

Go to Tribalfusion Website

9. Affinity

Just like Adsense, Affinity pays an excellent eCPM rate. You can find nearly every type of ad style and type under the sun on this network. Their minimum payout is $50 via PayPal. Another excellent benefit is that you can receive upwards of 90% of your revenue.

Go to Affinity Website

10. Smowtion

If you want heavily targeted banner ads (CPM) then Smowtion may be the perfect alternative. They don’t have the highest rate available but will work very well for websites with heavy traffic. Payment is made through PayPal every 30 days.
Do you have any favorite Adsense alternatives that haven’t been listed?

Go to Smowtion Website

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Adam Toren is an Award Winning Author, Serial Entrepreneur, and Investor. He Co-Founded along with his brother Matthew. Adam is co-author of the newly released book: Small Business, Big Vision: “Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right” and also co-author of Kidpreneurs.


  1. Mike

    March 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve tried 1) and 7) and they sure didn’t do much for me! Plus, which isn’t listed. None have even come close to AdSense, which is a real shame!

    I’ll check out the rest. Thanks!

    • Achitika

      May 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Mike- Did you know you can use Chitika with other ad networks? Its the best of both worlds :)

  2. Korwil

    March 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    It stinks that Adsense has such a competitive advantage over the others. With that being said, I have had some pretty good success with Infolinks and Chitika.

    I really say go with Adsense first and then weigh your options after that. Many programs need you to have a pretty high traffic website.

  3. Daniele, WebFlip Cowboys

    March 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Main reason why not using Adsense: being kicked out for not reading the policies :)

    I had to look for an alternative when Adsense for Feeds got retired.
    Having some well followed feeds, I lost quite some income… I ended up with Feedblitz (I’m not affiliate to them in any way) but you can ready the results here:


  4. Manny

    March 28, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I must be contented with the reality that all other ad networks are far behind Adsense. But thanks anyway for giving us some alternatives which we can try.

  5. Lakshmi

    April 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I have used Chitika and it is the best

    • Achitika

      May 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks for the love Lakshimi!

  6. Roye Okupe

    April 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Great tips, I should give these a try. I have been hooked to Adsense for so long.

  7. hal

    April 11, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Wonderful piece…. Immediately I am trying all of them. This piece is worth sharing.

  8. Pr

    April 16, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Great list of AdSense alternatives, Adam. I have so far used Infolinks and BuySellAds only. According to me, BSA is the best Adsense alternative out there with which you can earn big if you are having a specific niche based site with some good traffic.

  9. michele

    April 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    great info

  10. Sik

    April 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you for this great list. For the website Clicksor I got the information that it is flagged as having a poor reputation …

  11. peter

    July 22, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    we tried a lot of these. Clicksor i tried – Made nothing
    same with Bidvertiser