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As AdBrite Dies, What Are Other Active Google AdSense Alternatives?

Earlier this week, I got an email informing me that as of Feb 1, 2013, AdBrite, a known Google AdSense Alternative, will cease operations.

AdBrite Dies - Google AdSense Alternative

Understanding that Google is a dominant force in the search market, I am not even a little surprised by this but still a bit melancholy because even though AdBrite was not that great, the bigger message is that Google AdSense’s system is that impenetrable. To me, Google has become much like OZ and for that, I am not a huge fan of them despite liking a couple of their analysis tools.

Truth be told, I actively sought out Google AdSense Alternatives after reading about Panda/Penguin’s impact on other bloggers and realizing that despite their intention of bringing forth quality content, there are still some serious kinks in that system. That’s why I turned my attention to being more social and let the Google traffic thing sort itself out.

So if you want to see what else is out there beyond AdSense to help you make money online, check out these alternatives:
AdClick Media

I found them because I was not only looking for a great way to get some “faucet traffic” for myself and my clients but also other inexpensive and effective advertising alternatives. I was using another tool they had called Rent-a-List and saw that they had AdClick Media for Advertisers and Publishers.  They use text ads with pictures just like FB and have been around for a while now. They also use interstitial and banner ads, so there’s something for everyone. The network itself is pretty vast so as a publisher you have multiple potential income streams to capitalize on. If you want more options to earn money from your blog, check them out!

Amazon Associates

Now I’ve been with Amazon for years (remind me to tell you how I used to know a cousin of Jeff Bezos back in the day) and I’ve decided to really invest in it thanks to an old bullying boss blog post that was making me money, unbeknownst to me. I took a fresh look at it and was thoroughly impressed with the resources for associates, including customized widgets where you get to select the products you want to promote. Now, while you don’t get paid per click (but by sale after the item is shipped), you do get to choose targeted products, add specific tracking IDs so that you have customized analytics for a specific location, and you get an interface that will help you keep a daily tally of your impressions, clicks, conversions, sales, etc.  It’s really a solid system they have in place.


Click to check out Google AdSense Alternative Qadabra I found out about this company not too long ago and am trying it out. Basically they are strictly banner ads and from what I see the ads are served immediately after the code is added. Typically with many other, including Google, you had to wait a few hours if not a whole day to get ads. Now, while Qadabra is straight forward and uncomplicated, you can’t really use keywords to filter out incompatible ads, so if you’re looking for more niche PPC, this may not be for you. I decided to give it a try here just to see if it would adjust over time.

I know that there are  more than enough Google AdSense Alternatives for us to choose from and we haven’t even touched on the affiliate marketing option and money generating alternative sites like Squidoo but I would love to hear from you:

What AdSense alternatives are working for you?


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108 Responses to As AdBrite Dies, What Are Other Active Google AdSense Alternatives?

  1. What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It positively
    helpful and it has helped me out loads. I am hoping to contribute & aid other customers like its aided me.
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    • Hi,
      Thanks. I appreciate it. Basically, Adbrite was an PPC earning alternative to AdSense for site owners. They shut down nearly a year ago and those who didn’t know wound up being disappointed, losing money, etc. So I put up a few other money making routes, based on my experience, and there are also some good suggestions from others as well. Hope that helped with your understanding. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate.
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  2. I am Looking to Use Buysellads as the alternative of adbrite.But the thing is that getting approval from buysellads is as difficult as getting approval from adsense So any suggestion? Please help me
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  3. If someone talk about adsense then I Only Say Qadabra And Chitika Are The BEST

  4. Hi Dixon,
    Media.net is good if you get decent traffic from US, Canada and UK. Buysellads works on Alexa ranking. I have heard that Qadabra is doing good. I’ve implemented Madadsmedia recently and it is fine now. Any way thanks for sharing great list.
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  5. I found media.net to be a better alternative. The have more advertiser since they serve ads from Yahoo. Getting into affiliate marketing might also be a good idea.
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  6. Very informative posts. Thank you so much. I would like to share some of my making money online experience at my blog. Recently I found the sercet of making 3000 dollar a month by online paid survey.

  7. Thainet looks like a good alternative

  8. Some other alternatives; chitika, clicksor, amazon, and affiliate sites like linkshare and shareasale.
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  9. Please Tell Me Any One Adsense Alternativ. Thanks!
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  10. Just started finally making roughly about $50 per day with adsense after about 3 years of dabbling here and there in IM…Past 6 months about $350 per week $1300-$1400 a month of some awesome hard earned income….Today i received the email that my account was suspended due to a high volume of clicks…That was devasting, you have no idea…$1400 dollars a month down the drain….All for something i have no control of…Why would someone go to somebody’s website and click on there ad’s all day???…I just don’t get it…SMH…So frustrated right now, please forgive my rant…But FU Google…Kiss My A**!!!

    • No need to apologize, Jesus. I know what that’s like and I agree with you because you work hard on this aspect of your business and it feels like a stain on that hard earned rep. As far as the income, I know your pain for sure. I know these options may not be at the level of Google, but the good thing is you really have choices. So I hope you know you’ve found something else
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      • Thanks for the reply…I just started implementing Chitika on a few of my sites as a case study to see how well they(chitika ads) convert…My impressions are huge, but the CTR is very low…Guess I’m just going to have to keep testing and see what works best. I just recently as of today, have been accepted into MaxBounty, so I’m going to test with them as well and see what convert’s. Adsense is definitely not the only source for making money online. So for all those facing the same situation, never give up hope and keep striving to generate an income. Have a blessed day =0)


        BTW awesome job with the site. Keep up the good work!
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        • I understand that Chitika is an OK alternative and I’m sure that there are others out there. The thing is that you may have to combine a few alternatives to make up the difference so, like you said, you’ll need to test. I wish you the best and keep me updated on “the fight.”
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    • i had several sites running adsense under the same account….got an email saying account was disabled…20k returned to advertisers and the email didn’t say which site or exactly what the problem was. I made google nearly 1million from their share from my 6+ years with adsense and they don’t even have the decency to let me speak or even email an actual person about any of this. The whole thing is void of any human interaction and in my opion is out of control. I would encourage anybody who has another option to avoid adsense and the evil robot.

  11. Are these alternatives feasible(Payment mode) for Pakistani Publishers.
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    • That’s a great point. I live outside of the US in the Caribbean and they work for me as I have Paypal. I’m not sure what payment methods you have available but I think it’s a good idea to at least ask. When you do, please let us know as I’m sure you’re not the only one with that question/concern.
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