What is Google Adsense?
If you weren’t aware, Adsense is an advertising program operated by Google. Launched in 2003, it is one of the most popular advertisement networks online for bloggers and webmasters looking to monetize their websites.
You’ve probably seen them all over the web. They look a little something like this:
- you are a blogger and you are consistently publishing high-quality content to an audience, ads may be a great way to monetize your content.
- Forums – Instead of writing blog posts, forums are a great way for people to interact around a topic, whilst also generating some Adsense revenue.
- Free Online Tool – If you run a site that offers a free tool or service, one way to offset the costs is with ads.
The takeaway here is that any website that is getting regular traffic is well suited for Adsense.
But what if you don’t want to use Adsense ads on your site?
Why Should I Look for Alternatives to Adsense?
Google Adsense has been one of the leading ways for bloggers to make money from their sites for many years.
In fact, with the right niche, good content and engaged audience, your site can generate a good amount of revenue.
But that doesn’t mean that it is the only choice.
There are many alternatives out there (22 in fact) and reasons to look for alternative advertising platforms.
Maybe you already have an Adsense account but you want to diversify your income streams. Or maybe you want to keep Adsense ads running and add some additional streams.
Maybe again you are looking to earn more money from your ad space than you are currently earning with Adsense.