Best Adsense alternative – Media.net review
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We all spend a large number of hours while writing, viewing and editing a blog post. This early blogging is very painful, working for nothing. If you blog post can generate few pennies and support you financially, it will be a dream toward the long journey. As we, previously covered a blog post about, Six easy tips for Google ADSENSE approval, yet getting into Google Adsense program is extremely tough. However, this post is NOT just for those who were denied for Adsense program BUT for those who already are Adsense affiliated and want to make some additional hosting expenses.
Media.net was founded by Divyank Turakhia and sold to Chinese Consortium for $900 Million USD in August 2016. We don’t need to worry much about buying and sell trade. Long story short; (http://www.media.net/en/press) There won’t be any effect in currently running system. It has more than 800+ employees in all over the world and Global HQ is located in Dubai. Most importantly, two popular search engine giants; Yahoo and Bing backed Media.net. That is why it is also called Yahoo! | Bing Network.
Why, should I choose Media.net?
Can I run Media.net and Adsense on the same page
Yes absolutely! there is not an issue at all. Both are contextual advertising and very powerful backup support. I personally use both in some of my sites and they work great together.
Why should I run Media.net, while I am running Adsense?
That’s very good and thoughtful question, but I have a very unorthodox answer: Media.net is not a substitute but a co & partner. Generally, this suggestion is applied for those who write a big long blog. A long blog means longer than 1000 word in each post. Let’s talk in details; how many Adsense ad units can you have in a blog post? Google allowed the maximum of three Adsense ads in a blog post and with DFP implementation maximum (3+1) four. Your blog has very long content and I personally feel a good implementation of ads make content look beautiful.Ads do not just generate revenues, but a good implementation of ads make content look beautiful.Click To Tweet
In addition, you can run one or two more media.net ad unit together with Adsense on the empty space on your blog.
How to signup with media.net?
Signing Media.net is very easy. Just go Media.net and click to signup, fill the 3 line of an input field and wait for the response. It normally can take up to 24 hours to a week to receive the approval email.
After approval, your blog/ site will be listed under site management in media.net control panel. You will be assigned to an account manager where you will have your all the conversation. First things first, you should continue with setting up your account. Fill the payment details and start implementing the Ads code.
How to setup media.net ad code?
Implementing media.net ad code is very easy.
- Just sign into your account and click on Ad Units on the top menu.
- Choose the Ad unit size that matches with your blog.
- Name the ad Unit (I recommend you to name for better uses in future)
- Choose the skin (Media.net have pre-designed ads skins you can pick)
- Color Customization (you can change the color of the pre-designed skin’s color here)
- Advanced options are used for enabling and disable mobile ads, skin optimization level and backup ads input for those pages where media.net does not find anything to display.
- You always have the option to see before uploading the code for implementation.
- Click Save and Get Code
- Copy and Paste the code in the respective area where you want media.net to display the contextual ads.
Reporting on media.net control panel?
Apart from RPM, I don’t think you will be too much confused with reporting. Well, what is RPM then? It stands for Page revenue per thousand impressions (RPM). You can read more about RPM on Google page; it is the same math calculation.
What payment method does media.net offer??
Media.net offer two different payment methods, Wire transfer, and Paypal: I personally use wire transfer, it is easy and arrives at my bank account just before the month end.
When will I get paid?
Just like other advertising company Media.net paid net 30 (end of the month) once you reach the minimum threshold (i.e. USD 100).
Best performing Media.net ad units
For me, the best-performing ads site in Media.net is 300×250. However, I also run 728 x 90 with very little Adsense leftover on the leaderboard (above the fold area) and the performance is very impressive.
Other than that, 600×250 ad unit is performing ok on my site.
Best performing ad units on media.net
- Medium Rectangle (300×250)
- Leaderboard (728×90)
- X-large (600×250)
Does Media.net support responsive design?
I have a responsive website and what happen if I choose media.net? if this is your concern, they recently upgraded their code and their ad unit codes are perfectly fit with the responsive design.
How about HTTPS code implementation?
This one also cover in recently responsive modification and yes Media.net ad unit serve ads for secure https protocol as well.
Suggestion: Place ads in between the article and try testing it for the different position.
Anything to concern on Media.net?
I have been using Media.net from last 2 years, together with Adsense. I totally enjoy the media.net advertising alliances. But only if I didn’t meet the minimum threshold this month, it will be a bit hard for me to find what will be my next payment. I have to go back to the monthly calendar and check and calculate. I assume it will not be that hard for media.net programmer to program a simple tab to show what is our current pending or forthcoming balance. For the small blog publisher, it might take more than 2 months to reach the minimum threshold and they might be lost after 2-3 payment. However, media.net is honest and reputed company and they will pay you every penny you earn.