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There is no doubt that Google Adsense is one of the best online contextual advertising programs today. The only problem is relying too much on the program. It is important to note that Google Adsense is a very strict advertising programs. The program is known for locking out many people after accepting them for a short while. As a result many bloggers and website owners are left stranded with no idea where to start.
This is where Google Adsense alternatives come in. You must have a plan B in case your Google AdSense account is banned. There are increasing cases of many Google Adsense accounts being banned for no reason. Having an option is therefore very important if you want to enjoy steady advertising revenue. The good news is that there are very many other advertising programs you can use apart from Google Adsense.

Before jumping into the alternatives , if you are not banned from adsense look how you can increase adsense earning in my earlier post.

Although Adsense is the best advertising program today, this doesn’t mean that there are no other effective advertising programs. If you are bored or tired of relying on Adsense because of the uncertainty that comes with using the program/platform, below are top 20 Google Adsense alternatives you should consider using.

1. Infolinks

imagesThis is by far the best Google Adsense alternatives you can use if you happen to be banned on Adsense and you need a quick solution. Unlike Adsense, getting approved by infolinks is easy and faster. You just need to create an account which is approved immediately. Infolinks also works better i.e. scans your blog or website content in real time and then picks the most valuable keywords. This helps to create an intelligent and interactive atmosphere that helps to connect users with relevant brand/niche messages.

Infolinks is one of the best Google AdSense substitutes because it balances payouts and relevancy which helps to keep websites/blogs content clean and at the same time keep your earnings flowing. If you value complete control in regards to how your site/blog looks and feels, you should consider using. You have the power to fully customize ad appearance even in the case of in-text ads. You can also use infolinks on all your blogs/websites.

2. Skimlinks

images (1)Another great Google Adsense alternative is Skimlinks. The advertising program stands out because it does affiliate marketing for you. The program is specially designed to turn keywords and links in your blog/site text into affiliate links. This allows you to focus on your website/blog 100%. The program is so seamless site visitors don’t get distracted by banners and advertising as is the case with other advertising programs like AdSense. Skimlinks operates 100% on simple relevant links which web visitors like. The program also stands out as one of the best programs you can use instead of AdSense because of the wide variety of online retailers you get access to regardless of your niche.

3. Kontera

images (2)Kontera also works well as a Google AdSense substitute. Kontera is unique because of providing publishers with increasing advertising revenue from PC or mobile web pages. They also offer less disruptive ads compared to other advertising programs. They also offer variety unlike most programs. For instance, you get display offerings which are content powered. You also get a variety of in-image and in-text content products. Kontera also offers very unique mobile monetization products which are unmatched by many online advertising programs. You should seriously give Kontera a chance if you are looking for a worthy Google Adsense alterative.

4. Media.net

medianet-logoAlthough Media.net is a little bit strict on new blogs and sites, the contextual advertising program is definitely worth a try for anyone interested in an ad program that can replace AdSense effectively. Media.net stands out because of constantly setting new standards in innovative contextual advertising.

Media.net powers a number of contextual ad programs i.e. Yahoo Bing Network Ads program. If you are looking for an advertising program that exclusively manages business operations, technology and relationships, Media.net is one of the best choices after AdSense. Media.net is one of the leading contextual advertising companies in the world today providing a wide range of traffic monetization and advertising solutions.

5. Chitika

downloadChitika is another worthy ad program that can rival Adsense. The advertising program boasts of having over 250,000 publishers. Chitika’s network offers a delicate science and art blend to offer intent driven adverts to the right web users at the right time and place. Chitika has an extensive network of partners i.e. Yellowbook, SuperPages, Yahoo and Service Magic among many others. The program is one of the best for increased earnings.

6. Clicksor

images (3)Clicksor is another popular AdSense substitute offering webmasters the opportunity to incorporate sections of clickable texts or advertising banners to earn additional income. All you need to do is place Clicksor adds alongside ads from other networks to enjoy a 100% site fill rate. It is even possible to set prices for CPS, CPV, CPI and CPM ads ensuring that you earn what you deserve.

 

7. Bidvertiser

images (4)Bidvertiser is another popular advertising program that has caught the attention of many webmasters. Bidvertiser works perfectly if you are looking for suitable Google Adsense alternatives. You simply need to place BidVertiser adverts on your blog or website and then let advertisers place their individual bids. Bidvertiser pays you for every single click. You can earn more if you are successful in turning clicks into conversations. The program also offers convenient payouts through avenues like PayPal.

8. Affinity

This is another effective ad program which can match AdSense especially if you are looking for an excellent text advertising program. Affinity offers added banner, video and image advertising it you like. Affinity stands out because it is really easy to get into the advertising program compared to programs like AdSense. You site/blog doesn’t have to command a lot of traffic as is the case with other advertising programs.

9. Vibrant Media

vibrantmediaAnother excellent Google AdSense Substitute ad program is Vibrant media. The advertising program is very similar to Kontera. Vibrant Media stands out from many other advertising programs because of having unique in-text and in-image ads. The program for instance has 2 new unique ad formats that offer extra revenue streams for in-image ads which are responsible for integrating text and image ads together working on a CPM impression (Cost per-thousand) model.

10. AdSide

Another top Google AdSense alternative is AdSide. This advertising program is a perfect AdSense replacement because it offers very similar banner ad formats. It is however important to note that there is an exception. AsSide ads have thumbnails located on the left of every ad row. This makes the ads more attractive and less distractive at the same time compared to ads from other advertising programs. It is important to note that AdSide ads target website visitors from Canada, United States and United Kingdom. If your site or blog targets the same audience, AdSide is the best ad program for you after AdSense.

11. Yahoo Bing Network

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Although the Yahoo Bing Network is a relatively new advertising program, it is currently one of the best Google Adsense alternatives. The Yahoo Bing Network collaborates with 2 of the largest search engines online (Yahoo and Bing) to offer one of the best online advertising programs. The fact that Bing and Yahoo are among the largest search engines offers the program an outright advantage over other advertising programs. If you are looking for an advertising program that can match Google Adsense in terms of outreach, the Yahoo Bing Network is an excellent bet.

There are many advantages of choosing this program. One of the most notable advantages is the programs ability to allow its publishers to customise ad units in regards to color, size, style and shape. This allows publishers to blend ads better. It is important to note that the program doesn’t offer public sign up options. You can however enter the program through an invitation which isnt hard to get.

12. Buysellads

Another excellent online ad program is Buysellads. With this program you can buy and/or sell ads as the name suggests through the numerous payouts the program offers i.e. PayPal, Check, Wire transfer e.t.c. The minimum payouts are $20, $50 and $500 respectively. Buysellads is a perfect AdSense replacement if all you are want to do is simply buy and sell ads.

13. Linkshare

Linkshare is not as popular as Media.net, Kontera, infolinks and many other online ad programs. The program is however effective if you are looking for the best Google AdSense alternatives. Linkshare stands out because of many reasons. One is because they have one of the best ad selections. Another reason is because they pay well i.e. $1. Also, Linkshare doesn’t limit payouts which is common for individuals who have new sites. You will still receive your payouts however small they are. The program is also adequate for all niches around the world. It is therefore the best ad program after Google AdSense if you don’t want to have a limited target audience.

14. AdOnion

AdOnion is another perfect AdSense substitute program. The advertising program is created with simplicity in mind which makes it stand out. AdOnion is one of the simplest online advertising programs to use today. In the complex world of advertising, there is need for a simple program that offers hustle free online advertising. AdOnion also stands out for being transparent. The program offers direct interactions between publishers and advertisers. This is very rare in other advertising programs. It is also important to note that interactions are not limited. Publishers get directly connected to advertiser offers. This creates transparency which is unmatched in the ad marketplace. If you are looking for the most transparent and easy to use Google AdSense alternatives, AdOnion is the best bet.

15. Pulsepoint

This ad program stands out like AdSense because of offerings smart revenue opportunities through its highly rated ad exchange. Pulsepoint can replace AdSense perfectly because it utilizes real-time content classification and audience measurement technologies to offer superior results. This in turn helps publishers to increase inventory value through in depth analysis of environmental and audience data.

16. Commission Junction

cj-reviewCommission junction is undoubtedly one of the biggest affiliate marketing networks in the internet today. This enables the network to reach millions of web users effortlessly making it the perfect advertising program. Commission Junction can therefore act as a perfect AdSense alternative to web masters interested in reaching millions of online shoppers. Commission junction boasts of having numerous partnerships with publishers and advertisers. This can help advertisers get new customers as well as sell more to recurrent customers at the same time helping publishers to generate advertising revenue.

17. Clickbooth

This is another leading advertising program that can double up as an excellent replacement for Google AdSense. Clickbooth stands out because it offers the much needed proprietary industry technology for successful online advertising. Clickbooth takes a unique affiliate marketing approach that has been proven to be more effective when compared to other forms of advertising. It is the best ad program to use after Google AdSense if you are looking for an advertising program that offers affiliate marketing benefits.

18. Value Click Media

valueclickmediaValue Click Media is simply a digital media provider that focuses on brands and performance metrics. Value Click Media is one of the best Google Adsense alternatives because it focuses where most advertising programs ignore i.e. performance metrics and brand. It is the best ad program for publishers wishing to earn more money form existing inventory.

19. Tribal Fusion

download (2)This is another good AdSense substitute ad program. Tribal fusion is simply a CPM advertisement network. If you have a good site, you can get accepted easily to start earning. it is important to note that you don’t have to command a huge traffic base to get accepted by Tribal fusion. All you need is a decent site. Traffic is an added advantage.

 

20. Amazon

The last top Google Adsense alternative on this list is Amazon. It is important to note that Amazon offers one of the best CPA ad networks in the internet today. Amazon offers a huge variety of products which you can choose and promote. This model is similar to the ClickBank model. Amazon is a perfect AdSense substitute if you are out to enjoy affiliate marketing benefits in contextual advertising. There is an enormous potential for earning on Amazon which can simply match or even surpass Adsense earnings. You simply can’t go wrong with Amazon if you are interested in a contextual advertising program that has earning potential which can match or surpass Google Adsense.

21 : Clickbank 

Clickbank literally made me remove adsense from seoallrounder , this has been my second highest earner on this blog inceasing my earning by almost $600/month. All you have to do is fine a product in your niche and get a link to put on your blog/website. Learning more on how to make money from clickbank.

22 : Ad Management for WordPress ( Sell your own ad space )

Read 2 great guest posts to know more on this Ad Management for WordPress and How to get Advertisers for your Blog.

In summary, the above 20+ Google Adsense alternatives are perfect for you. You should never rely on a single advertising program again with all the above options among many others like isocket, Adversal e.t.c. Although Google Adsense stands out from the rest, it is good to have equally good or better options in case the worst happens.

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by Saad Naeem

I am an Admin and Co-Editor at SEOAllrounder.com & Tshirt Printing Company in Dubai called lolhippo.com, providing fresh tips for blogging. Make sure to subscribe to my blog for fresh business ideas

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  1. I’ve used Infolinks before, but it took a long time for payout, these intext ads will get you a lot of clicks but have less CPC, its just not worth your visitor leaving for like .001$

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    1. Hey Gautham check the comment made by Pamela below ;)

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    2. Gautham,

      Marketing and blogging is all about testing, the same goes with these ad networks/AdSense alternatives… I know you realize this, it’s just a reminder… for others who are reading this…

      You need to see which ads and networks provide you with the highest/most profitable earnings per click/visitor… and duplicate your success on multiple sites…

      Hope it helps!

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  2. Nice list of adsense alternatives, yet people believe google to be the best.

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    1. Adsense is still the no. one paying ad network there but adding these alternative to your site can help you generate more.

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  3. Hi Saad, this is Pamela from Infolinks. Thanks for including Infolinks on this list and for the great recommendation! Infolinks is a great AdSense alternative and a fantastic AdSense complement for those looking to earn even more.

    To the first poster, Gautham, every publisher at Infolinks earns differently as earnings are dependent on several different factors, including your website, the traffic and the ads that were engaged.
    Happy blogging :)

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    1. Thanks Pamel for passing by and dropping a comment and reply :) hope to see you soon here.

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    2. i was feeling hesitation to connect with infolinks before reading this awesome article and Pamela’s reply. thank you very much saad and pamela for clear me about infolinks.

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  4. Hey Bro nice adsense alternative list i have worked with infolinks,chitika but when comparing with adsense these sites pay little less but having alternative really useful for us to make money

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    1. Can’t disagree with that but hey! something is better than nothing. Infolinks and Chikita has outperformed in some niches ;)

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  5. This is good thinking that we must have an alternative instead of relying only on one source we need to have some more alternatives and for 2013 it requires more adsense tools. Thanks for sharing. Keep updating.

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    1. Thanks buddy , please try not to use keyword in your name as it will decrease value to your site in eyes of google.

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  6. Nice list. Buy Sell Ads and Tribal Fusion are the best adsense alternatives according to me.

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    1. Tribal fusion is little hard to get in to as it required 50,000 impressions per month when I was applying , don’t know about now.

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  7. A very nice list of alternatives, and Infolinks now works better for both text-based websites and other type of content. I’m trying to get my site approved by BuySellads that’s also a great banner network.

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    1. Thanks Wali , buy sell ads is amazing I am using it on all my blogs and ads $200-250/blog to my total earning

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  8. Nice information things on Ad-sense ..now i came to know through Google is paying thanks for sharing the informatoin

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  9. Wow, Thanks for the updated List, I tried using Media.net (formly yahoo and Bing) but not found it so better, I have a good traffic and I make more than 10$ a day on adsense, But while Implementing MEDIA>NET i just earned 10$ in one week…

    I think It was because of Indian traffic, newayas Adsense is always the best, yet hard to survive!

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    1. Maybe you can implement media.net with valueclickmedia and use infolinks to make it back to $10 per day. ;)

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  10. It’s great to have such a list handy – Sometimes I’m just sick of Adsense. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Your welcome Monja , I wonder why you get sick of adsense :D

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  11. Thanks saad for providing this awesome list.I’m always try to search adsense alternatives in Google but every one mention only 5 alternatives or 10 alternatives.This list is good with an extension alternatives.Thank you.

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    1. Your Welcome Lalitha , I always try to create ultimate list. In this list of 20 I have actually tried 15 of the these google adsense alternatives.

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  12. You have to consider ClickBank as well here. It becomes the most used affiliate marketing platform from where a blogger can earn money by promoting other’s product. They have to just write a review on their desired product and attach a link with article for referral and if anyone is going to buy a product from your blog’s referral, then you gat a commission on that selling.

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    1. how could I miss out on clickbank ? Clickbank has been my highest earner of all time. I have added it in my list if you carefully see ;)

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  13. Buy sell ads and Tribal Fusion are the best alternatives to Google Adsense.

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    1. Buy sell ads is great but very hard to get in these days.

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  14. Nice post for those who are checking for the alternatives of Google Adsense.
    First i have tried for Chitika but no suceed with it as it needed traffic from US.Now i am infolinks and some what better than that.
    Thanks for providing some more alternatives.Its really valuable post.

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    1. I totally agree with you there , US and UK traffic always generate the highest income. Check valueclickmedia to fill your ad space. They work quite well.

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  15. I might try out these alternatives.. They looks cool… Thanks for sharing friend… :)

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    1. Your Welcome Farhan , hope you have a great success with them :)

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  16. Thanks a lot, Saad for providing us with a great list of alternatives. In my opinion, Info links is far much better than Ad sense as getting approved by it is really easy and faster.

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    1. Wow! you are probably the first person saying that. Thanks for letting us know that its working great for you.

      I hope my readers can get an idea from your comment.

      Thanks for adding value here

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  17. My adsense account has long been banned by google so as to be able to earn an income through blogging I touched using another alternative.
    Your article is very useful for me, I will try to use each advertiser program above
    Thank you :)

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    1. Thanks Rina , as you can see i have stopped using adsense on this blog and started more of affiliate marketing and trust me it brings me 300% more income than adsense but as long as niche sites goes then adsense is best but if adsense goes down you can always try these best alternatives.

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  18. Well researched and good collection of alternatives that can be really made use of. Thanks for the nice post.

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    1. Your Welcome Saiful , glad you liked it :)

      hope to see you soon again.

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  19. Very well done!
    People believe that Google is da best. Actually they have their own advertising
    which is better than other competitions. Anyways, it’s great to know that we have other choices. Thank you for making this useful list for us! Keep sharing

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  20. Its huge list and all are working good.I hope you write about each product as a review in your blog in the next post.I’m waiting for that.

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  21. Nice collection saad!
    I am using only bidvertiser ads in my blog and have recently joined chitika after reading your post hope it would work for me to earn some good revenue.After all it is good to earn less than nothing.
    Happy blogging :-P

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  22. It is always recommended to not to depend on adsense as now a days most of the accounts are being disabled with any reason.

    Thanks for the awesome list of adsense alternatives, click bank is the most and awesome way to earn good income through affiliates.

    thanks

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  23. Infolinks and chitika are the best google adsense alternatives because I am using both and get near about 75% of google adsense earning. Today I know other alternatives like valueclick and clickbooth. Tahnk you.

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  24. Thanks for this list, I must admit I hadn’t heard of most of these- bookmarked and noted!

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  25. Media.net s the best option. I enjoy it a lot. To me, it performs far better than Adsense!

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  26. Yes I completely agree with you. Media.net is better than Adsense. I also used Media.net a lot. it was very comfortable for me.

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  27. nothing compares to adesense..most of this other ads company are exploiters, you are hardly able to make meaningful money when compare to what adsense is giving

    http://www.naijamoment.blogspot.com

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  28. This is really an awesome list of Adsense alternatives. Adsense is the best advertising program today. Infolinks is one of the best Google Adsense substitutes because it is easy and faster.

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  29. I have never used adsense before as my blog The Braves And Smarts is pretty new and i have to wait for 6 months at least but i am currently using infolinks and bidvertiser on my blog. Among the two infolinks is working better for my blog and i am thinking of removing bidvertiser and try some other.
    Well thanks for the great article ..
    Keep Posting :)

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  30. I used infolinks, chitika and media.net.. If we use media.net and infolinks then we will get revenue is equal to Google adsense. When your blog getting large amount of traffic then chitika is the best alternative. Thank you for introducing other Google alternatives.

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  31. still i have not any experience with Google adsense but i use chitika and infolinks,but still i not get decent amount from both.Hope other alternative give some boost to my income.Thank you.

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  32. Good Article, but i have TLV Media account it is good in CPM, i have infolinks also these two account are awesome for my blogs.

    Thanks for this article good job …

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  33. Infolinks is a good one for starters, Newbies don;t even think about adsense because they will never get it that easily.

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  34. Very informative, I find Google ad sense are over rated, affiliate ads would be better for the average blog to make any kind of real money. I found promoting my brand/articles and post on the site of Yapmouth to be better and it didn’t cost me anything, I now use them as a base for blogging and might consider other ad companies in replace of Google adword adsense.

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  35. thanks saeed i was trying to find the alternatives of google adsense. In all these i tried chitika and infolinks. Infolinks are best in all of them. They on impressions not on clicks. But chitika is worst. But still any one of the above can not beat google adsense

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  36. and one thing more i wanted to say but i forgot is that every one has a concern with money and you did not mentioned it how much they pay. so i say it is the only thing missing in your post despite of this it has good information

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  37. Hello,

    Well i’ve tried some of the adsense alternatives mentioned in the above post.

    thanks for the great share.

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  38. Hey Saad,
    You provide nice of Google Adsense. I used three of them Clickshor, Infolinks, and last Chitika..Really this is very informative post and for make money for new bloggers these alternatives is quite good.

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  39. I use infolinks on my blog, though the results are not much more than google adsense but I am still grateful to have earnings from blogging
    Thanks for the list of adsense alternatives above, can be a reference for us

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  40. Hi Saad Naeem
    I am also a adsense holder and i am also using Infolinks ads……so brother media.net and yahoo/bing is the same or not…

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  41. I am also a adsense holder and same time also using infolinks that was great for me…..am i used media.net or amazon…it is possible or not…thank you..

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  42. Much obliged for this list – I’ve got a client who’s relying on adsense for all the revenue off his site, which isn’t a great deal. The filtering on adsense is incredibly fiddly and he’s still getting wildly off target advertisers, even with relevant content and good on-page SEO.

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  43. I like very much Yahoo/ Bing Network, last month I won more then 2.000$ from Yahoo/ Bong network.

    …and Google Adsense close my account today.

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  44. Nice list of Google Ads alternatives. Very useful! Cheers

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  45. i am using media.net and infolink in my blog and i am satsify with this alternatives of google adsense. these both websites are good in payment and it directly transfer your amount into your account through paypal after 30 days.

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  46. I’ve never really used any other alternative to the BIG G. I might have to test the ones mentioned here out. Anyone know if they are all strict CPC ?

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  47. Thanks for the information, I find Google ADsense a bit overrated and hard to set up. Affiliate ads will work a lot better and faster for an average blog.

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