AdSense Alternatives Revisited
Recent developments have forced a lot of webmasters and publishers alike to re-think their online monetization strategies. The PR penalty, the changes in AdSense clickable ads, and an impending SERPs penalty has allowed a lot of us to explore other alternatives besides AdSense and TLA.
Over two years ago, I posted an entry about potential AdSense alternatives publishers can experiment on. Today, the monetization landscape has expanded fairly competitively to other forms — CPM, CPA, etc.
There are tons of other alternatives out there. It’s just a matter of finding the right one and exploring which ones are best-fit for our publications and niches. Retz has been very successful with BidVertiser (last time I saw his cheque, it was in the 6 figures still). Rickey shares he’s doing good with ADSDAQ and BlueLithium. Marghil says Widgetbucks is a promising new option (until recently) and Connie is doing really well with Amazon Associates.
Several other bloggers have also shared their relative success with Adbrite, Chitika and Kontera. And yes, we all wanted to get majority of our ads direct from advertisers. The earlier we discover our independence with Google AdSense, the less worry we have with whatever restrictions it imposes on partner Publishers (which is us).
So, let’s all share some of our relative successes outside of AdSense and TLA. Which programs have you had some progress and which ones are getting you some residual income?
Please share your top 3 revenue source aside from AdSense, TLA (and other link marketplaces) — mine is AdMob, Kontera, and AdBrite. FeedBurner Ad Network (FAN) until Google bought it and advertisers fled.