Brad Hurlock

Web Design & Marketing Sales for Addison Technologies.

Low-Traffic Blogs: AdSense Alternatives

Brad Hurlock

Web Design & Marketing Sales for Addison Technologies.

You’ve finally done it. You’ve taken the leap and finally launched your blog, hoping to attract traffic from around the world. 

There’s only one problem. Your blog on the ugliest dogs you’ve ever met (so far) is a low-traffic blog. Even with AdSense enabled, you’re not monetizing it very well, and it's dead in the water.

Fortunately, there are alternatives.

AdSense may be a popular choice, but it’s not the only ad program for making money. If you’re looking to earn ad revenue on your site, here are some AdSense alternatives you must consider.

What Is Google AdSense?

First, let’s talk about AdSense. Google AdSense is an advertising program launched to help bloggers and webmasters monetize their sites.

Many people use Adsense for extra income. If you’re a new blogger, you have probably considered using it. 

However, how much you earn via Adsense can vary. It can also take a long time to earn income. Many users also block ads, so they may not even see Adsense ads when visiting your site. 

This is especially true when it comes to pop-ups. Excessive pop-up ads drive users crazy.

Best Alternatives to Google AdSense

Even if you like Adsense, it’s possible you may want to diversify your monetization strategies. Here are a few alternatives to consider.


PropellerAds offers a variety of ad choices, such as push notifications and interstitials. PropellerAds also has a low payout of only $25, as opposed to Adsense’s threshold of $100. 

A big perk of PropellerAds is clean ads. Their ads are manually moderated, ensuring that no obscene ads or malware content gets through. 

Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates is Amazon’s affiliate program. It’s different from the traditional advertising model. 

Instead, you create content and insert affiliate links. The more visitors click through your links the more you can earn. Associates earn up to 10% in all referral fees.

Amazon has a huge selection of products and a massive customer base. This makes it a favorite amongst bloggers. 

Of course, it helps if your content is actually interesting - good luck getting anyone to even see your links if they stop reading. So it’s a Gouda idea to take the time to make your cheese blog interesting and un-Brie-lievable, so visitors will come back for seconds.

Make sure you have good SEO and content marketing in place too. Doing so is smart marketing.


Adcash allows users to add various ad types, including pop-under ads. Unlike some other platforms, they offer worldwide coverage, allowing you to monetize your content even if you’re outside of the U.S.

They also have anti-ad block technology.

Try These Adsense Alternatives

It’s always a good idea to not put all of your eggs in one basket. The same goes for monetization. Try out these Adsense alternatives - you may be surprised at how you can earn. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the AddisonVoice blog for more marketing tips and tricks, including must-know SEO tips.

And if you’re looking to find the perfect digital marketing agency, AddisonTech can help. We offer SEO and content marketing services, as well as website and digital asset management services. If you think we’re a match for your business, contact us.