Adsense alternatives are available
This article was republished with permission from Matthew Sherborne from Paid Insider Forum It’s a horrible sight, to open up your email and see the message that you've been Google Adsense Banned.
Many people who receive this message know exactly why it’s happened, by abusing the Google terms of service. Doing things like clicking your own ads, or engaging in asking people to click your ads can definitly get you in trouble.
It’s easy to say well anyone who gets their account disabled probably deserved it. However, I’ve become aware of an alarming trend. Google is frequently disabling the accounts of people who do not know how it happened, or what they did wrong.
How do I know this? Well, I’ve heard from people on my internet marketing forum, in email comments and in customers I’ve coached over the years. One of the most recent examples happened just this week.
I was instructing a good friend on how to set up a Hubpage to create an online presence and drive traffic to her website. One of the benefits of Hubpages is you can make money from Ebay, Amazon, and you guessed it… Adsense.
Well, lo and behold not three days after she had put up her hub (which was doing quite well), and with no explanation, her Adsense account was disabled.
Here’s the message she received…
“While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our advertisers in the future, we’ve decided to disable your account.
Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions about your account or the actions we’ve taken, please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by visiting google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153&hl=en_US.
The Google AdSense Team”
Gotta love that last part, don’t call us we’ll call you, not. I instructed her to contact Google and ask what she could do to get back in good standing, and to tell them that she values the relationship with them and she will continue to do everything possible to comply with their TOS. I told her to explain her situation and appeal for help with re-instating her account.
Unfortunately in 99% of the cases I’ve heard of an Adsense account that’s terminated is not reinstated and a canned response is given. Not a great way to treat people. Here’s a link to a post I wrote titled, Banned from Adsense what do I do?
As more and more people hear that using Google’s AdSense program, could be here today gone tomorrow, more are turning to Adsense alternatives. Luckily, there are many alternatives to AdSense which can turn this bad situation around. Here is a list of some of the best Alternatives to Adense:
Yahoo Publisher Network - Yahoo! Publisher Network
By displaying ads relevant to the content of your site you earn money from qualified clicks-throughs. Much like the Google Adsense Network, YPN pays you per click of advertisements featured on your site.
Chitika - Chitika, Inc. » A Blog Advertising Company » Home
Chikita bills itself as being #1 for making bloggers money. With Chikita you can make money from impresions, clicks and sales. You can create your own mini-mall or shopping links. They also offer something called RLU, which means related products unit. Using this feature you can add advertisers links right into the content of your site.
Clicksor - Online Contextual Advertising and Behavioral Marketing Service for Advertisers and Webmasters
Clicksor will earn you as much as 60% from the amount of money your website produces. What you get is about the same as AdSense, there are targeted text ads, you can view the revenues from your website in real time. You can receive money via PayPal or through a check every two weeks, provided that you have earned more then $50. If you haven’t made that much, your earning roll over to the next period
Bidvertiser - BidVertiser - Pay Per Click Advertising On Sites Of Your Choice.
When you display the BidVertiser text ads you make money for every click and the payments are sent to your PayPal account.
TargetPoint - https://publisher.targetpoint.com/default.aspx
TargetPoint is oriented more towards content publishers. It offers full control over the look the ads, statistics over your site’s overall performance and better revenue. It’s free to register and you earn a guaranteed 60% of the total revenue. You can get payed with Paypal of Bank checks and (most times) wire transfers as well.
Kanoodle Ads - Kanoodle - Providing Search-Targeted Sponsored Links Since 1999
Kanoodle’s offering allows publishers to get ads related to topics or segments, and not the traditional keyword oriented ads. The site also groups publisher sites with advertisers by hand to ensure high-revenue generating ads. And speaking of revenue, the amount of money you receive is a clear 50% share of the amount of money Kanoodle recieves for an advertiser.
AffiliateSensor - AffiliateSensor - Your path to affiliate profits.
AffiliateSensor has highly customizable ad blocks, which you can make for yourself with an easy to use on-line interface. You also get real time reporting with clicks-by-domain, page and refferer. There’s integration with Google AdSense as well, through the google_ alternate_ad_url so AffiliateSensor can be used as a substitute for Google PSA’s (Public Service Ads).
If you’ve been Google Adsense banned and then had your account reinstated, let us know how you did it.
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This article was republished with permission from Matthew Sherborne from Paid Insider Forum