Google AdSense Alternatives

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We have thoroughly researched the internet to find the best Google AdSense Alternatives. We also combed over list after list and found that they were not vetted as thoroughly as they could be because some of the lists had programs that were not actually AdSense site vs a comparable site. For example, Ezoic is named on most of these lists.

Ezoic is not an ad network. They are a technology that helps you with Google AdSense. It is also a training platform on how to use these technologies. Ezoic is not a direct alternative as it does entirely different things than an ad network.

So our list was created to show exact ad networks that are true alternatives to Google AdSense.

First, we would like to explain the types of advertising and the different types of Ads.

Types of Advertising

Native Advertising: ads that don’t really look like ads. They blend into the content.

We borrowed the following pic from Outbrain. It shows a few examples of what Native Advertising looks like in use.


Contextual Advertising: the automated process where ads that are chosen for your site will be relevant to your content because they use “context clues” or keywords to match ads to your content. 

Types Of Adds

  • Banners
  • Contextual Ads
  • Display Ads
  • Native
  • Pop-Ups
  • Pop-Unders
  • Push Notifications
  • Video Ads

Google AdSense Alternatives  

  1. Adsterra
  2. Media.net
  3. EvaDav Ad Network
  4. Yllix
  5. RevContent
  6. AdClickMedia
  7. AdThrive
  8. Mediavine



Adsterra was founded in 2013 as a way to connect advertisers and publishers. Adsterra is a great Google AdSense alternative. With Adsterra you get paid biweekly and the minimum payout is 5 dollars.

Adsterra offers several ways to advertise or get paid.

CPC: Cost Per Click

CPL: Cost Per Lead

CPI: Cost Per Install

CPA: Cost Per Acquisition 

CPM: Cost Per Mile

Ad Formats

  • Popunder
  • Banners
  • Social Bar
  • Native Ads
  • Push Ads
  • Video Ads

Payout: Twice A Month, Bi-weekly on Mon 8 am – 8 pm

Min: $5

Can I use Adsterra with Adsense?

No. They are two different networks that compete with one another. Plus, trying to run two networks at the same time would likely be a mess on your site. Also, with AdSense, you are not allowed to have more ads than content.

How do you make money with Adsterra?

Adsterra is an ad network that allows you to rent space on your site to run ads. You are then paid a commission off the ad revenue.

Does Adsterra pay per click?

Pay Per Click is just one of the options available if you join Adsterra. See the list above.



Media.net uses the Yahoo/Bing Network instead of Google’s network. 

They use contextual advertising.

Media.net does not use cookies.

What is Media.net used for?

Media.net is a contextual advertising network.

Is Media.net a good company?

It seems to be, but we don’t have a lot to go on.

Is Media.net a Chinese company?

Yes. Media.net was bought by a Chinese company in 2016.

The name of the company is Miteno Communication Technology.

Is Media.net free?

Yes, it is free to apply and join.

Ad Formats

  • Display Ads
  • Native Ads
  • Contextual Ads
  • Video Ads

EvaDav Ad Network


EvaDav mostly relies on push notifications, but they do have a few types of other ads listed below.

Minimum Payout $100.

Ad Formats

  • Push Notifications
  • Pop-Under
  • Native 
  • In-Page

What is EvaDav?

EvaDav is an advertising network for advertisers and publishers. They primarily use push notifications.

ylliX (YLLIX)


Instant Account Approval

Daily Payout! 

Min Payout: $1.00

yllix has a referral program.

Ad Formats

  • Banner
  • Sliders 
  • Anchor
  • In-App
  • Redirect
  • Pop-Up
  • Pop-Under
  • Tab-Up
  • Tab- Under
  • Direct Link
  • Tags
  • Push Notifications



Uses native advertising. Rev Content does not use cookies which is a bonus.

RevContent also has a referral program.

What is RevContent? What are Ads by RevContent?

RevContent is a native advertising network.

How do you get approved for RevContent?

As with any other program, you apply and fill out a form.

Who owns RevContent?

A man named John Limp who is an entrepreneur and real estate investor. 

Where is RevContent based?

RevContent’s physical location is in Sarasota, Florida



 AdClickMedia is a CPA (Cost Per Action) advertising network.

Self Serve or Managed Available.

Referral Program Available.

For Advertisers and Publishers.

No minimum traffic requirements.

  • Ad Formats
  • Banner Ads
  • Text Ads
  • CPA
  •  CPL
  • CPS 
  • CPI


AdTrive almost did not make the list as the amount of traffic you need to join is over 100,000 views a month. So it is not an exact match to the AdSense program at lower levels, but it is more than a match with high traffic numbers. 


While Mediavine is an alternative to Google AdSense, it operates at a much higher level of traffic. It almost did not make it on this list either. You must have a min of 50,000 sessions in 30 days to even begin to qualify. However, if you receive that much traffic, Mediavine is a MUCH better option than AdSense.

Other Types of Alternatives to Google AdSense

There are other sites that offer an alternative to Google AdSense, but they are not exact matches. The following list displays those options.



Ad Format

Native Advertising

50,000 page views per month

Amazon Native Ads


Like AdSense in away as they use Contextual Advertising, but it is all Amazon Ads and products that are shown in the advertisements.

Pop Cash


Uses pop-unders and you can use them alongside AdSense. So this is not an alternative, but another type of ad you can employ along with AdSense. This is the first network we have run across that requires a fee ($5.00) to get started.




Ad Formats

  • Push Notifications
  • On-click Ads
  • In-Page Push
  • Smart Links
  • Interstitials: 


As you can see there are plenty of Google AdSense Alternatives should you need to choose one. 

One of the big reasons to leave Google AdSense is if you have a high amount of traffic. Then you can definitely make more money elsewhere.

As far as we could tell from all of these networks they are family-friendly ad networks. If you run a site of the very adult variety there are ad networks specifically for your site which you can find from a quick Google search.

There are many ways to monetize a site, but you can start with an ad network and work from there.

Happy Monetizing!

Do you currently use any of these Google AdSense alternatives? We would love to hear more about your experience? Leave us a comment below!

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