One of the best ways to generate passive, recurring income, is through displaying ads on your blog and website. The way it works is the more pageviews you have, the more ads can be displayed to readers. As a publisher (that’s you the blogger) you then generate revenue based off those ads being displayed and if people click on them. It’s an easy way to generate some revenue for your business. And it’s another reason why we love growing our pageviews and not handing over traffic to services like LinkTree. Here are some of the best ad networks for bloggers or publishers of any kind to consider looking into to make some extra money without doing a thing!
What Are The Best Ad Networks For Bloggers To Join?
Typically this is the platform many of us get started on. It’s easy to install, works for any amount of traffic and is backed by Google. If you don’t want to be on Google AdSense, or have been kicked off the platform (this can happen if you have too many similar clicks to ads, it’s happened to me!), the rest of this list are good Google AdSense alternatives for bloggers.
If you have under 10,000 pageviews, Ezoic is the perfect platform to sign up with. If you have more, they also have a program for you. But this is a great one to start out on if you have less than 10k views. Plus, their minimum payout is only $20.
If you have over 10,000 pageviews, but less than 100 or 50,000, this may be the ad network for you. SheMedia requires around 20,000 pageviews.
Media.net offers contextual ads and display ads. Contextual ads are based off the content that you’re writing about. Media.net is also giving you 10% more on your earnings for the first 3 months you sign up. They require a minimum of 10,000 pageviews, but would suggest applying if you have slightly less as they may approve you.
This is definitely one of the larger-scale ad networks. AdThrive has a minimum pageview requirement of 100,000 monthly pageviews.
Mediavine is a popular one and requires 50,000 pageviews minimum. As well as good standing with Google AdSense. They also employ lazy loading of ads which helps to keep your site from slowing down. This means they display as you scroll.
How Many Pageviews Do I Need To Start Using Ads?
Each ad network will have varying minimum traffic requirements. Anywhere from 10,000 pageviews a month, to 100,000. For smaller publishers, or those just getting started, there are a few advertising network options for smaller publishers, or those just getting started. The two best ones to join if you are just starting out are Google AdSense or Ezoic. Typically, these will be your best bet for getting approved.
Do I Need To Know Any Tech Stuff To Run Ads On My Site?
Not at all! Ad networks just have you download their plugin so that they can run the ads. It may take some setup and fine tuning your settings, but most of these networks will have easy to walk through tutorials or a help center for you. It’s unlikely you’ll need to understand any sort of code besides copying and pasting code from a step by step tutorial.