Earlier this week I asked for recommendations on the best Google Adsense alternatives.
I was asking for a local friend with a fairly new blog that got "booted" from Adsense without detailed explanation.
Here's the discussion on Facebook:
There were only two alternative ad networks suggested, which were Advertising.com and Media.net.
I don't have personal experience with either, so I would love to hear more on those or any other ad-serving options you have looked into or tested...
The point is to serve ads on your website in a very simple way that requires hardly any maintenance. The ads served are relevant to your content. You then get paid either per impression or per click-through on the ads displayed.
Obviously there are many other ways to monetize your content, and most people have found ANY of these other methods more profitable than paid-per-click advertising networks. That said, the appeal is that those networks are very low maintenance. But if you invest more time and energy into your monetization, it goes without saying that you'll get a much better return.
My advice is to use a variety of methods & models to monetize your blog or website. I use Google Adsense myself, but only as one of many income sources.
Other more profitable options include:
- Sell your ad space to advertisers
- Promote specific products as an affiliate
- Create & promote your own products
- Use the space to recommend your mailing list
How do you prefer to monetize your content? And if you have used any Google Adsense alternatives, I would love to hear your personal experience!
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