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Top 6 Adsense Alternative Tested

No doubt Google Adsense is the best Ad network in terms or payout and ad quality. Also the CPC and CPM of Google Adsense is very high, but not every blogger is approved by Google because of their strict Policy and Quality Control. If you are one of them then it doesn’t  mean you can ‘t earn from your blog.

There are many ad networks are in the market, and I have tested all of them and here are the best highest paying Ad networks.

Highest Paying Adsense Alternatives

Media.net : Yahoo Bing Ad Network

Media.net is a contextual ad network , that mean it serve ads based on the context of the page. So if your page is about mobiles it will show ads of mobiles.  Quality of ads are high. And the revenue is also very good and comparable to Adsense . The dashboard is neat and user-friendly. It also support multiple ad sizes.

How to Apply for Media.net ?

You can easily apply for Media.net Ad network using this Invitation Page . Just fill your information and your website URL and select the category . You can apply for multiple websites at once.

Here is the Quick Info of Media.net

  • Getting Approved : Difficult
  • CPC: $0.05 – $1
  • Minimum Payout: $100
  • Payment Options: PayPal, Bank Transfer

BuySell Ads

BuySell Ads is a marketplace to buy and sell ad. The advertisers pay good money to the publishers, but your site should have high traffic or it must be famous to earn from BuySell Ads. You can earn more than Google Adsense if your site is famous. You can also use BuySell Ads and Adsense Ads together with no issue.

How to Apply for BuySell Ads?

Be sure that your site language is English and you use Top level Domain.

Quick facts about BuySell Ads

  • Getting Approved: Difficult ( Need at least 100,000 Impressions per month)
  • Earning : No limit
  • Minimum Payout: $20 via PayPal, $50 by cheque

Infolinks In-text Ad Network

Infolinks is one of the top paying In-text ad network. I have tested it and my experience is good with it. The problem with Infolinks is that it does not show realtime revenue updated on the dashboard. It is the highest paying in-text ad network. And revenue is slightly less than the Adsense. InfoLinks convert the normal text into clickable ad links. Also it offers many additional ad services like InTag, InFrame and InSearch.

Infolinks work perfectly with Adsense. And you can use it with other ads to make more money.

How to Apply for Infolinks?

You can apply for Infolinks by visiting the Infolinks homepage and you will be approved in 24 hr .

Quick fact about Infolinks

  • Getting Approved: Easy
  • CPM: $0.10 – $1
  • Minimum Payout: $50

Payment Options:

  • Bank Wire Transfers – $25 plus 2% to receive your payment via your local currency
  • PayPal – US Residents $1, everyone else 2% up to $10
  • eCheck – $6 plus 2% for currency conversion
  • Western Union – $15 minimum
  • ACH and Payoneer – No fees

VigLink  In-Text Ad Network

VigLink is similar to Infolinks, the only difference is VigLink convert normal text into affiliate link and when visitors click these link they are redirected to the e-commerce sites like eBay , amazon etc. and if visitor buy something , then publisher is paid with a part of the affiliate income. VigLink work great for websites which review something. Just like InfoLinks, Viglinks is also compatible with Adsense.

How to apply for VigLink?

Open the sign-up page from here, you just need to enter your email address. Your account will be approved within 48hr.

Quick facts about VigLink

  • Getting approved: Easy
  • Minimum Payout: Pay after every 60 days.
  • Payment Options: Paypal etc.

Kontera  In-text Ad network

Kontera is the alternative of InfoLinks. It also convert the text into clickable ad links. In my experience Kontera is more trusted than InfoLinks because Kontera doesn’t decrease your earning after one month like InfoLinks do. If I need to use In-text Ad network my choice will be Kontera.

How to Apply for Kontera?

Applying for Kontera is easy, just visit this page and signup for the Kontera. Don’t worry Kontera Approval Process is very easy and almost everyone is approved in the first time.

Quick facts about Kontera

  • Getting approved: Very Easy
  • Minimum Payout: $50
  • Payment Options: Paypal, Check , Wire

Clicksor

It is one of the highest paying ad network (when used with pop-up ads). The only problem with Clicksor is that you can earn high ( $2 CPM) only when you use pop-up ads. Pop-up ads are not user-friendly and can disturb your visitors.It include many ad sizes to display.

How to Apply for Clicksor?

Click here and click on the publisher sign up link and fill your information. Your account will be activated instantly no need of approval.

Quick facts about Clicksor

  • Getting Approved: No Approval instant account activation.
  • CPC: $0.01 – $0.5.
  • CPM: $2+ per 1000 views of Pop up.
  • Minimum Payout: $50
  • Payment Option: Paypal

Above are the highest paying ad networks. I personally prefer BuySell Ads, Kontera an VigLink as they are the trusted one.

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How To Make GIF Easily With Photoshop

GIF are the best way to share clips on social media. On social media everyone is in hurry and they may not have time to view your YouTube video. So what you can do is to convert that short clip into an animated GIF. This is the best way to share any short clip.

Ubisoft Gif

These days people use animated GIF to share the funny clips on the social networking sites. GIF is better than YouTube video to share sort clips because very few number of people have time to click on the YouTube link and watch the clip. GIF solves that problem because GIF do not need any special media player. And  the process of sharing animated GIF is exactly the same as posting a normal photograph.

Currently Google+ and Twitter support animated GIF. Lets get into the process of creating the animated GIF.

To create a GIF you need –

  1. A video clip that you want to turn into GIF
  2. Adobe Photoshop

1. Pick out a video clip that you want to turn into GIF

You can use any video file for this purpose. I am going to use the use a Gameplay video of Watch_Dogs.

Here’s the YouTube video I used for this tutorial.

Important: It is very important to trim the video the 2~3  sec max. Because if you use a long video the ending GIF file will be very large.

2. Import Video in Photoshop

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Importing video in Photoshop is very easy. File > Import >Video Frames To Layers.

Now Photoshop will convert the video into a series of still images. Now trim the video and select the portion of video you want in your GIF.

It will look like this.

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Using the sliders trim the video to max. 3 seconds. And then click OK.

Now you selected frame are loaded into photoshop in the form of layers.

4. Finalising and Saving the video

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Now to save the GIF. File > Save for Web .

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Make changes to the option pointed by the arrows which suits you the best. Below I have explained those options.

select-GIF

Colors: Keep the colors as high as possible i.e. 256 is the highest.

Dither: Higher value is better and lower values reduce the quality of the GIF.

Lossy: Like dither, only opposite. Higher the value lower the quality, smaller the file.

Image Size: Choose the appropriate GIF size.

Tips –

Only reduce color when you don’t have any other value to reduce. Because reduce the color makes the GIF very low quality.

Finally Click Save. You can view the animated GIF by opening it with your web browser.

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Secret Tricks To Earn More From Google Adsense

Earning more through Google Adsense is easy you just have to know some rules to optimise your ads. Now it’s time to learn some basic and advance tips to Increase Adsense Revenue .

One thing i would like to suggest you that don’t violate the Adsense Policies by putting ads in such a way that  user click on the ad accidentally. Also never ask anyone to click on your ads because it violate the Adsense Policies and can lead to deactivation of your account.

Optimize Ads

  • Use blue color in the ad title because it has high CTR but wait not the standard blue use the light blue color because studies shows that people started ignoring the standard blue color links.
  • Remove the borders from the ads by giving same color to the border as that of the background.
  • Make the URL and Description color same as that of the text color of the article

Placing Ads

  • Don’t place all the ads in the same place instead place ads so that when users scroll down they see a new ad. It increase the CTR for the blog that have long articles but in case of downloads blog or the  blog having short articles you can place the ads side by side to increase the CTR.
  • Place ads between the post to increase your CTR.

Use this heat map for placing ads on your website.

Ads Type

  •  336 * 280 : Large Rectangle and Leader board 728*90 are the highest paying ad size.
  • Use both image and Text Ads.

Experiment 

Experiment with ad placement to earn more ” keep changing the ad placement , this is the real secret to earn more ”

Adsense Blacklist URL

Blacklist the low paying low category ads from “Allow and Block Ads Section”.

Do share your one tips which help you in maximizing your Adsense revenue.