Top 20 Ad Networks For All Publishers

Out of numerous ways of monetizing a blog, making money by showing ads has been all time favorite of publishers. But finding out best ad network when there are so many out there, is a big challenge for publishers. A good ad network in my opinion is one which brings you top advertising revenue without hurting user experience of your visitors. No worries, I have compiled a list of top 20 ad networks for publishers covering all sizes of websites.

Figuring out which ad network works for your website the best is important so that you can focus on creating quality content knowing you are getting most out of your content.

top ad networks for publishers

Implementing single ad network sometimes does not bring optimized ad revenue. In such a case, other compatible ad network can be used to monetize impressions that one network is not filling up. Most of ad networks mentioned below not only pay well for tier 1 Countries but also for Asian traffic.

Here are top 20 ad networks for publishers based on their reliability, popularity, user’s reviews, earning capability, my personal experience and overall performance –


1. Adsense

Adsense is the most prestigious, popular, consistently high paying and dream ad network of every bloggers working since 2003. Good things comes with a price, so websites looking to get accepted in Adsense must comply with all the strict quality guidelines. Adsense is worth every effort. It serves both CPM and CPC ads means you get paid when someone clicks on your ads as well as when someone just see your ads. Best thing about Adsense is that your visitors always see relevant ads. Recently Adsense introduced Auto Ads feature which saves a lot of time for publishers and earns them even more by auto detecting and serving ads on best locations on your blog with just a single code on entire website. So undoubtedly and unarguably Adsense is one of the oldest and top contextual ad network in online advertising industry.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $100
  • Payment Term: Net-30
  • Payment Methods: Electronic Funds Transfer, Check, Western Union, Wire Transfer
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: None
  • Offer Types: CPC and CPM

Join Adsense


2. Facebook Audience Network

Facebook Audience Network allows publishers to monetize videos, stories, live broadcasting, game streaming and instant articles in their apps and website. As a FAN publisher, you get a chance to earn revenue share from millions of Facebook advertisers. In-Stream Video ads, native ads, interstitial ads, Banner ads and rewarded video ads are few ad formats they support. Minimum Payout is $100 paid in usually 3rd week of every month.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $100
  • Payment Term: Net 30
  • Payment Methods: Paypal and Bank Transfer
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: Not Specified
  • Offer Types: CPM and CPC

Join Facebook Audience Network


3. Ezoic

Ezoic is one of the top managed ad network. It doubled my advertising revenue in the very first month I used it. How does Ezoic do it? Well, it carries out a lot of experiments by placing different types of ads with different sizes on different locations in different combination for each user session on your website and comes out with accurate decision what layout to show and when to show. Ezoic becomes more accurate with time and publishers see improvement in their EPMV i.e. Earning Per Thousand Visitors. Ezoic also provide some great tools for overall improvement of your website. It not only optimizes ad revenue but also enhance user experience. You must have Adsense account in order to work with Ezoic. You might feel little difficulty setting up Ezoic account at first but their support is great and you can ask your manager to set up ads for you.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $20
  • Payment Term: Net-30
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, Check, Direct Deposit and Wire Transfer via Payoneer.
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 10K Page Views Per Month
  • Offer Types: CPC, CPA and CPM

Monetize Website With Ezoic


4. Media.net

Owned by Yahoo and Bing, Media.net is considered as the top alternative of Adsense. It is relatively less strict than Adsense if you get good traffic from UK, US and Canada and website is primarily in English language with reasonable traffic quantity. There are 2 kinds of blogs, some do good with Adsense while other makes more money with Media.net. Many famous websites on internet such as Forbes, Reuters, CNN, WebMD which are using Media.net ads. They are working with a lot of advertisers and offer CPM, CPC, CPL, CPA ads.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $100
  • Payment Term: Net-30
  • Payment Methods: Wire Transfer and Payoneer.
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: None
  • Offer Types: CPM, CPC, CPL, CPA

Become a Media.net’s Publisher


5. Skimlinks

Your website may have a lot of plain non-monetized links to various products on different ecommerce websites. It will be very cumbersome process to make affiliate account on each and every ecommerce website. But Skimlinks (with over 48500 Marchants like Walmart, Amazon) can convert all your regular non-monetized links to affiliate links in one go. Once a visitors of yours click on the link, visits marchant’s website and buy something, you get commision in your skimlinks account. Not to worry about existing affiliate links, Skimlinks won’t overwrite them.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $65
  • Payment Term: Net-90
  • Payment Methods: PayPal and Direct Deposit
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: Not Specified
  • Offer Types: CPA

Join Skimlinks


6. Adthrive

Adthrive is another good managed ad network like Ezoic. Working since 2013, Adthrive is Google’s Certified publishing partner helping publishers optimizing their advertising income. Every website ever joined Adthrive has been successful in making more money(typically twice or thrice) than it was making earlier with the same traffic. Most of your traffic needs to be from United States in order to be get accepted into Adthrive advertising program. Payouts are made on 15th of each month. Undoubtedly Adthrive is one of the top managed advertising network in the industry.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $25 for all payout options except Wire-Transfer($100)
  • Payment Term: Net 45
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, Check, Direct Deposit and Wire Transfer
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 100000 Page Views Per Month
  • Offer Types: CPC, CPA and CPM

Join Adthrive


7. Mediavine

A publisher can better understand the needs of another publisher. Mediavine is publisher-turned-ad management platform. In fact they are still running a lot of their own websites. They love experiments and keep testing different ad solutions on their own blog . Currently working with some top ad exchanges and networks, Mediavine is helping more than 4500 web publishers increase their advertising revenue. A Blog getting good number of hits from USA, Canada, UK and Australia is more likely to get approved.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $25 for all except ACH International($200) and Check($0)
  • Payment Term: Net 65
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, Wire-Transfer, ACH, Check
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 25000 session(Not Page Views) a month
  • Offer Types: CPC, CPA and CPM

Become Mediavine Publisher


8. Ad-Maven

Ad-Maven is one of the top ad network to monetize a website with some unique ad formats like native push notification, in-between and full screen ads with High CPM. They currently are serving 25000+ publishers and have more than 10000 advertisers to assure 100% coverage. Ad-maven might offer you custom CPM rate and flexible payment term. Ad-Maven is perhaps the best pop under ad network in the industry.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $50 for PayPal and Payoneer, $1000 for Wire Transfer and $500 for Bitcoin
  • Payment Term: Net 30
  • Payment Methods: Paypal, Payoneer, Paxum, Wire Transfer and Bitcoin
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: None
  • Offer Types: CPA,CPM and POP

Join Ad-Maven


9. Adsterra

Adsterra approves a new website usually with in 24 hours and accepts websites regardless language of the content as far as a website fulfills their traffic requirements. It is considered as one of the top pop under ad network with very competitive CPM rates. Best thing about Adsterra is that they pay twice a month. You have a lot of ad formats to choose from i.e. Pre Roll Video, Push Notification, Intersticial, Pop Under and classic display banners.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $100  ($1000 for Wire Transfer)
  • Payment Term: Net 15
  • Payment Methods: Paypal, Paxum, Wire Transfer, Webmoney and Bitcoin
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 10K Daily Visitors
  • Offer Types: CPM, CPA, CPO, CPI (PPI), CPC, CPL

Become a Publisher at Adsterra


10. Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates is a CPS(cost per sale) ad network unlike other ad network in this list. You get commision when a visitor of your blog click on ad and buy a qualified product for commision within 24 hours. A publisher may get anywhere from 4% to as high as 15% depending upon the volume of sales. If you frequently review and mention products available on amazon, it might prove a great ad network for you specially during festive seasons. Minimum payout is low i.e. $10 paid via Amazon.com Gift Card, Check and Direct Deposit.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $10
  • Payment Term: Net60
  • Payment Methods: Amazon.com Gift Card, Checks and Direct Deposit.
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: Not Specified
  • Offer Types: CPS

Become Amazon Associate


11. Revcontent

Revcontent is one of the top and fastest growing native ad network which allows publishers to monetize their website with relevant content recommendations to readers. Only about 6% of all applications received from publishers are accepted. A website with original, Fresh and updated content having more than 50000 visitors a month can apply for Revcontent publisher account. I suggest using content recommendation network with mainstream ad network like Adsense for the best result and optimized ad revenue.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $50
  • Payment Term: Net-30
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, ACH, Wire Transfer
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 50K Page Views Per Month
  • Offer Types: CPM and CPC

Join Revcontent


12. BuySellAds

BuySellAds is a platform where a publisher can list his inventory and mention a price(CPM) with each available ad spot. Any interested advertiser can buy those ad spaces by paying attached price. One advantage of this is that publishers have better control over their advertising space as well as pricing. 75% of total advertising revenue is sent to publishers via PayPal, Check or Wire Transfer after keeping 25% for BuySellAds.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $20 for PayPal, $50 for Check, $500 for Wire-Transfer
  • Payment Term: Usually With in 2-3 days of withdrawal Request. A maximum of 2 Requests can be made in a month.
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, Direct Deposit and Check
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 50K+ Page Views Per Month
  • Offer Types: CPM

Sign Up BuySellAds


13. Conversant

Conversant(ValueClick Media) is cross device ad network with some cool ad formats specifically for mobile devices. 100+ Visitors a day should be good enough to get your blog approved by Conversant. 4300+ quality brands take part in bidding process for your ad space. Conversant advertising network has low minimum payout threshold and traffic requirements. It can be considered one of the top ad network.

  • Minimum Payout: $20
  • Payment Term: Net 30
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, Check and Direct Deposit.
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 3k Page Views Per Month
  • Offer Types: CPC and CPM

Join Conversant


14. Outbrain

Outbrain, founded in 2006 is undoubtedly one of the top native advertising platform works only with high quality publishers. Their native ads blends good with content and don’t appear like ads. In order to be get approved, your website must have more than 10 million pageviews mostly from US. One advantage of native ad networks is that they work well when more and more people are using ad blockers. Outbrain can be used along with other ad networks to maximize advertising income. According to me the best placement for content recommendation widget is right below the posts.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $50
  • Payment Term: Net 60 or Net 90
  • Payment Methods: Unknown
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 10 Million Page Views a month (Most from US)
  • Offer Types: CPC

Become Outbrain’s Publisher


15. Taboola

Taboola is one of the top content recommendation network and their ad widget can seen on some popular websites like Tribune, DailyMail, USA today, NBC, Bloomberg and Business Insider. To be eligible for Taboola, your website must be getting 500000 page views monthly. Mentioning Taboola just because it is good alternative of Outbrain and require less traffic to be get approved. Signing up and approval process is manual. In Fact you receive ad widget via email with instructions for implementation. Content discovery network like Taboola should be used with other mainstream ad network for incremental revenue and only if you have traffic in millions.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $50
  • Payment Term: Net 45
  • Payment Methods: Payoneer, Direct Deposit
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 500000 Page Views a Month
  • Offer Types: CPC

Join Taboola


16. Adshares

Unlike traditional advertising network, Adshares is blockchain-based digital ad network where advertisers and publishers make direct deals without any middleman, hidden fees and censorship. Features like hourly payout without any minimum threshold, transparency, freedom and ability to monetize adblock traffic makes this decentralized marketplace an attractive option for publishers.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: No Minimum Payout threshold
  • Payment Term: Hourly
  • Payment Methods: ADS
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: none

Join Adshares


17. MonetizeMore

MonetizeMore is Certified publishing partner of Google and ad optimization platform which increase publisher’s revenue by A/B testing. After a lot of experiments with different types of ads, layouts, sizes etc, it comes with highest paying combination. LifeHack, BoredPanda, FileHippo and Diply are few names of their famous publisher partners. Payments are processed at the end of the every month.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $50
  • Payment Term: Net 30
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, Wire and ACH( USA Only)
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: 500k Page Views a Month
  • Offer Types : CPC, CPA, CPM

Join MonetizeMore


18. RevenueHits

RevenueHits with more than 20000 publishers is open to all publishers regardless of their size. I recommend revenuehits to new publishers for 3 reasons – Low Minimum Payout threshold, easy approval and good ad CPM. Revenuehits offers several kinds of ad formats such as interstitial, shadow box, footer, Pop ads, dialog, button and display ad banners. It was the first ad network I got paid from. You might see irrelevant ads at first but it will start serving relevant and high paying ads as you spend more time with it.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $20
  • Payment Term: Net 30
  • Payment Methods: Paypal, Wire Transfer and Payoneer
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: None
  • Offer Types: CPC, CPA, CPM

Become RevenueHit’s Publisher


19. Infolinks

Infolinks is the top ad network when we talk about inText advertising. Once you place their code or activate their plugin on your website, it finds relevant texts on website and turns them into ad links. inText advertising doesn’t take additional space on website like banner ads and you can easily serve ads from other ad networks along with infolinks. Infolinks is often recommended to new and small publishers as it does not require a website to have a lot of visitors to get approved.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $50
  • Payment Term: Net 45
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, wire, eCheck, Western Union, ACH and Payoneer
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: None
  • Offer Types: CPC

Join Infolinks


20. TripleLift

Another native ad network that can be particularly very useful for publishers who publishes visual-focused content. TripleLift ad technology identifies images in the content, CSS, Styling, Fonts etc to deliver a high quality and engaging native image ad matching image size and ratio. eHow, TheAtlantic, Mansfitness, SaveUr are the names of some popular publishers use Triplelift ads.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $50
  • Payment Term: Net 30
  • Payment Methods: Paypal and Bank Transfer
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: Not Specified but Should Be High
  • Offer Types: CPM and CPC

Be a Publisher at TripleLift


21. PopAds

Established in 2010, PopAds is one of the top and popular Ad network especially when it comes to pop up and pop under ads. Even small publishers get easily approved by PopAds and get paid soon after since minimum payout is only $5. Payments are processed within a few hours of withdrawal request. Some people get success with Pop ads while other with Popcash. Use both and find out which works for you the best.

Traffic and Withdrawal Requirements

  • Minimum Payout: $5
  • Payment Term: Payment is usually processed on the same day of request
  • Payment Methods: Paypal, Payoneer and Wire
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement: None
  • Offer Types: CPV

Become Publisher at PopAds


Conclusion

When I got my first advertising income from Revenuehits, I said Revenuehits is the best ad network. Later I was approved by Adsense and I realized I was wrong. Now I am earning even better. Keep trying different ad networks until you find the best for your website. Just make sure you don’t irritate your visitors by showing more ads than content. Few A/B tests with different ad networks,  layouts and ad types can help you increasing your advertising revenue. There is always a scope for improvement when it comes to monetization of a blog. If you are struggling with low earning per thousand visitors, try out a few from the list and share your experience with us. That’s it for now.


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