Top 11 CPM ad networks for publishers: 2017 Edition

Best Adsense alternatives for publishers.

With so many websites showing up on the web earning from CPC becomes super difficult. And affiliate marketing too is tentative (no wonder it is super powerful but equally tentative) and that too has competition that makes your earnings so narrow that you are forced to maintain multiple sources of income from multiple sources. And in this post, we will see what are the super amazing ways you can earn from CPM ads which technically reduces the margin of revenue you miss when CPC ads occupy space on your blog.

And in this post, we will see what are the super amazing ways you can earn from pure CPM ads which technically reduces the margin of revenue you miss when CPC ads occupy space on your blog.

Understanding CPM

Since most of the ads on Google Adsense are CPC (Cost per click) it becomes really important to find a bypass that bridges the gap between CPC & CPM. CPM stands for Cost per thousand, don’t mind the “M” there it’s just roman representation of 1000.

CPM is calculated as cost of a campaign divided by the total number of impressions multiplied by 1000. Each time an ad is shown on your page it is counted as a single impression. Now that you know what CPM is let’s get into the main crust of the topic.

#1 Propeller Ads

Easy, simple and guaranteed approval is what I get in mind when I see Propeller Ads. It’s made for advertisers who are looking to show up to the crowd and for publishers who are super amazing traffic but CPC cuts of their huge margin of revenue.

The reason for signing up for Propeller Ads is that it never rejects you. Even if your blog has low traffic or if you are a newbie it’s perfectly fine, Propeller Ads will welcome you onboard. See for yourself why propeller ads is a really good decision to for your blog. Payments are made through Payoneer, a leading payment gateway. It’s super easy to send and receive payments from across the globe through this gateway.

Signup on payoneer for free today and get $25 joining rewards.

Here’s how you can get started with the process

Step 1: Create a free account on Propeller Ads.

Step 2: Navigate to Sites and add sites that you want to monetize.

Step 3: Once you add sites, it’s time to choose from a big set of option that Propeller Ads provide. Click on “New Channel” button and you will be redirected to ad setting window.

Step 4: Once you set up the channel(s) get the code and place it as per instructed or as per your need.

NOTE: For now, banners are not in action but you can make use of other options like Native Direct Ads, popunders and Dialog Ads/Push up
Note: The type “popunder” is little annoying when used on mobile as sometimes the user will be redirected app store (if the ad shown is of an app) which would result in user closing your site directly. This will affect your bounce rate and session time. Use it with caution.
However, on a browser it just open a new tab which still keeps the user on your page and hence your bounce rate and session time is safe. Use this ad type in case maximum traffic on your blog is from desktop and not from mobile.

#2 Amazon CPM Ads

Amazon being the favorite affiliate program among all comes in this list too. Though this program is not available for all as of now, you will need to register as an affiliate on (US) and this is more or less a Native CPM ad network.

Here’s how you can get started with the process

Step 1: Sign-up at associate center and create your site(s).

Step 2: Navigate to Native shopping Ads under product links.

Step 3: Click “Create Ad Unit” button and select any of the ads available ad unit as per your needs and ideas.

Step 4: As per your selection you will need to configure the ad unit.

Step 5: Copy the ad code and place it at relevant place on your blog.

# 3 UberCPM

UberCPM is one of the highest paying CPM ad network and highly recommended. If you are looking for a hassle free experience of CPM advertising, this is the best place. It has single Ad Unit & code for your applications which works for all your site(s)

UberCPM pays using Paypal and best part is they have an instant approval even for blogspot and weebly bloggers. Only 3 ads are allowed on one blog but you can put same code on other blogs of yours too.

Here’s how you can get started with the process

Step 1: Sign-up and get your code.

Step 2: Place it on your blog and track your earnings in dashboard

With this 2 steps you can start your earnings, it’s that fast. Approval process takes 3 working days to process, and trust me it will get approved for sure.

Of all the networks present in this piece, UberCPM stands out the best so far and my personal favorite.

#4 BuySellAds

One more big name in the list is BuySellAds. This platform have no strict confirmation criteria but not lenient too. The quality of ads on this platform is its strength. This platform is really flexible when it comes to setting CPM rates. One of the most trusted platform for monetizing your blog with advertisement. Ideally, within 3 days you would get the mail on approval/denial of your application.

This platform is also an amazing place for advertisers. A really good way to bring up your content by optimized ad placement. Sign-up as an Advertiser here

Here’s how you can get started with the process

Step 1: Sign up on BuySellAds as a publisher.

Step 2: Setting up a property (sites) is mandate step, post which the approval takes place.

Step 3: Once your property is approved, all you need to do is configure an ad unit and get the code.

First time users, here are some tips for ad placement and management.

# 5 Exponential Ads

A premium ad network that is very strict in approval process. They require a minimum of 500,000 monthly unique users hence this is not for beginner bloggers. The reason I have included this in that the quality of ads by this platform is really fine.

Since they are very strict in approval process, they offer a whopping 55% share for each sale made. It’s win-win situation for both the platform and the publisher. The platform gets only high quality blogs to advertise on and the publisher gets maximum profit for the huge traffic their blog has.

Site Requirements:

Considering the quality of ads served, the requirements are quite strict. Here’s list of the requirements that is considered before approving your application.

Here’s how you can get started with the process

Step 1: Sign-up here and complete your profile.

Step 2: Once your application is approved you are free to experiment with various ad choices served by the platform on your blog.

# Bonus: Ads Optimal

Webmaster’s favorite network that has started gaining a lot of lime light in the recent times. It has partnered with Google Adsense, doubleclick and many such top names.

Sign-up for AdsOptimal.

Other upcoming Ad networks

Apart from these top 5 ad networks there are few other worth trying. I would recommend experimenting all these ad networks before you choose one permanent network. Adding more ads would dramatically affect your site load speed and might hinder in user experience.

With so many ad networks in action it’s sure that your revenue can shoot up like tracer bullet. Only thing you have to do is be consistent in creating quality content and reaching right audience and right time.

Rest will be taken care by ad networks listed here that you rightly choose for your blog. Should you face issue in anything related to networks mentioned here, feel free to comment down below. Also share this content to reach maximum newbiew blogger and let’s help them grow too.

Originally posted at Smarter World- btricks

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