Hello hustlers, hope you all are doing well. In this blog, we will gonna discuss the best ad networks for blogs and publishers which provides the highest RPMs/CPMs and thus are the highest paying ad networks for publishers.
For most bloggers, ad commission is the primary source of his/her earning. Usually, this ad commission is pretty low and totally depends on the number of users coming to the website. Due to this bloggers/publishers had to look for other sources to monetize their website, like affiliate, sponsorship, etc.
Thus spending time and diving deep into finding out the highest paying ad network is the best thing you can do for your blogging career.
If you are just starting out with the blogging and your website is new, my honest suggestion for you will be, is not to waste your time looking out for monetizing your blog through ads. As the partnership requirements for good ad networks and those which are mentioned below are pretty high and it will be difficult for you to fulfill those requirements. Or if by chance you got to avail of their partnership, you will not be able to earn enough to redeem that amount.
To give you an idea, with per 1000 visitors you will only be able to make between $0.5 – $2 (for India and can go up to $10 for the USA). I think you got my point by now.
So if you have a website with a good amount of traffic, then that’s great, this list will prove to be very helpful for you.
Here I am going to suggest you the best four Ad Networks which fall under the premium category. These ad networks are the most reliable and trusted by the publishers and their payout always arrives on time.
I will also let you know about their minimum partnership requirements so that you will get an idea of whether to invest your valuable time applying for these ad networks or not.
Note: As already told this list will not be the best fit for beginners, but hey you can check it out, just for general knowledge 😁.
So without further ado let’s jump onto this list.
Also read, How To Do Affiliate Marketing?
Highest paying & best Ad networks for blogs/publishers 2020
It is one of the best premium ad networks of all time. Mediavine is founded by content creators like us and their goal is to provide the best experience to the users.
This ad network is good for all types of niches but best suited for lifestyle, travel, DIY, fitness types of categories.
They are good with their transparency and thus they provide a data-driven dashboard with full accessibility.
One more thing that I like about Mediavine is that they pay you on ad impression and not on the number of visitors coming to the website and that is a cool thing to know.
Talking about their ads, they got dynamic ad placement like Google and advertise on the site in a very balanced way without harming the user experience, site speed, or SEO.
Talking about support, their support team is good and is available 24×7 so you need not to worry about anything.
Mediavine Partnership Requirements:
- 50,000 sessions in the previous 30 days according to Google Analytics.
- Traffic source: U.S., Canada, or the U.K.
- Unique and engaging content.
- Good website quality. (They tend to check whether the site stands over the Google AdSense policies or not.)
AdThrive is another great premium ad network for premium publishers was founded in 2013. With Google Certified Publishing Partner (GCPP), it is best known for its high CPMs payout which is on average use to generate 200% more ad revenue than Google AdSense.
That’s possible coz AdThrive payout 75% of the ad commission straight to the publishers, unlike Google AdSense which only gives 68% of total ad revenue.
AdThrive had reported that even during COVID creators revenue had increased by 73% since March 2020. Sounds cool isn’t it and that is why I had included this ad network in the list.
Their USPs as mentioned on their website are:
- Guaranteed payment.
- Highest display and video monetization.
- Ad quality assurance.
- Traffic growth opportunities.
- Industry-leading insights.
- Dedicated support.
All this sounds really very interesting to me. What you have to say comment down 👇 below.
AdThrive Partnership Requirements:
- Google Analytics should be installed and running.
- 100,000 monthly pageviews.
- Majority of traffic should be from the United States.
- No previous advertising infringements with major ad providers.
- Content should be unique.
- The site must be secured with SSL.
Everyone knows about Google AdSense, right? None of the list is complete without taking AdSense name. It is one of the most used, trustable, and preferred ad networks of all time.
There is not much to say about AdSense as probably you may already know a lot of things. But it is my recommendation that when applying for AdSense, disable all other ad networks on your website or blog.
AdSense does allow other ad networks ads shown parallelly with Google ads but at the time of applying it can be a little bit concern.
Google AdSense Partnership Requirements:
Though AdSense is publisher friendly and easiest of all in this list to apply, their website policies are pretty strict. Below are the things the website should be compatible with before applying.
- The website must have unique content.
- All the necessary pages like About, Contact, Disclaimer, Privacy & Policy, etc.
- Clear Navigation all over the website.
- A good amount of content (It is recommended to have at least 20 blogs per 1200 words)
- 6 months of domain age (flexible)
Note: It is to be worth noting that AdSense doesn’t ask of minimum traffic requirements like other ad networks.
Media.net is a very renowned ad network and is considered to best work parallelly with Google AdSense. Founded in 2012 it is also considered as the best alternative of AdSense as if in some cases the publisher is not getting approval for AdSense.
The major USP of Media.net is their ad types. Although they don’t provide better CPM than AdSense, Media.net ads have a high chance of getting clicks. Their ads are very compatible and highly contextual ads, this leads to more numbers of clicks than Google ads. Thus leads to a better payout than AdSense.
Their major advertisers are Yahoo and Bing, so that is also a good thing to know about.
Talking about their payout, they transfer money through Wire transfer and PayPal with the minimum threshold of $100.
Media.net Partnership Requirements:
- At least 5,000 page views a day.
- Website content should be English.
- Traffic source: U.S., Canada, or the U.K.
- The website should have a reasonable ad to text ratio.
Note: As said under AdSense it is my recommendation that when applying for Media.net, disable all other ad networks on your website or blog for that time.
The aim of this blog was to let you aware of the best ad networks for blogs and publishers in 2020 which provides the highest payout. So if you are shifting to a better ad network from existing one or first time starting out with ad monetization and also have a good amount of traffic on the website, then you should try any of the four ad networks which I mentioned above. You can also utilize two ad networks at a time as mentioned above.
This blog is also good for those who just wanted to be aware of the high paying ad networks in general.
In this blog, we had also covered what are the benefits of joining those ad networks and what is the minimum requirement of each ad network.
As already mentioned this list is not the best fit for startup publishers, hence in the upcoming days I will also cover ‘best ad network for beginner bloggers or ‘easy to get approved ad networks’. To get notified for that blog I recommend connecting with me on Instagram @surajmishraco and subscribing to our newsletter (you will find it in the footer.)
I hope this blog helped you in some way or another. Let me know your feedback in the comment box below 👇.
Have a great learning day…
Suraj Mishra is a Digital Marketer, Brand Consultant, Blogger, founder of Genrk, and owner of this website. He always has a motive for sharing what he knows. Through these blogs he tries to help entrepreneurs, letting them know all the things that are needed to grow business online in this digital era.