Wednesday, January 7

Alternatives to Google Adsense

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Google Adsense is a wonderful way to make money. However, it’s never good to rely on just one income source when you’re an Internet marketer. You never know if a company is going to change their terms or even worse… if you actually get banned from the network. Granted, if you use white-hat SEO this is less likely to happen, but there are a few horror stories of people who have lost their Adsense accounts through sabotage, something they can’t help. And if you can’t prove that you’re the victim in the situation, Google may still ban your account.

That’s why you should consider working with alternatives to Google Adsense. By doing this, you have a perpetual income stream even if the inevitable might happen. And if it doesn’t, you’ll still increase your profitability.

With that being said, there are three alternatives to Google Adsense. They include: Adsense revenue-sharing sites, other pay-per-click networks and paid-to sites. Take a look at the sections below for more information.

1. Adsense Revenue-Sharing Sites

Adsense revenue-sharing sites are one of the best alternatives to Google Adsense, mainly because they allow you the advantages of Adsense without an actual account, (assuming you sign up for the right one). Consider sites like eHow, Triond and Suite101 where you get a portion of their Adsense earnings. And when payout comes, these companies will give you the money directly. Google isn’t involved at all, at least on your end.

However, make sure you use the right type of revenue-sharing site. Many of them work by requiring you to enter in your Adsense code. From there, you would get their Adsense earnings a certain percentage of the time. If your Adsense account is in good standing, this is not a problem, but if it is banned, you will have to forego using these types of sites.

2. Other Pay-Per-Click Networks

There are a number of pay-per-click networks that serve as an excellent alternative to Google Adsense. Some, like Bidvertiser, work just like Adsense, except they pay a little less per click. Then there are others that are more creative. Consider Chitika, one of the most innovative alternatives to Google Adsense. Their ads give a mini-review of a product, complete with its picture. This arrangement makes the ad very click-friendly.

3. Paid-to Sites

Paid-to sites are an alternative to Google Adsense, though many Internet marketers tend to frown upon them. Yet, it doesn’t always pay to think like the masses. There are networks out there that will pay you to click on ads or read them in your email. And, unlike some of the other programs talked about in this article, paid-to sites require no advertising. All you have to do is click on an ad, if one is available.

Of course, if you choose to use these networks to advertise your site you can. You will either pay based on the number of emails you send or by how many ‘guaranteed’ clicks you desire.

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