Do you have a high traffic website or are you looking to monetize the footer of your website with CPM Ads? I have compiled a list of the best CPM ad networks that a publisher like you can join & start earning money.
What are CPM ads?
CPM (Cost per Thousand Impressions) based advertisements are a great way to earn income with your blog. CPM advertising pays you according to the amount of impressions received on an advertisement.
An “impression” means a single instance of an advertisement appearing on your website. This means that even if your readers are not clicking on your blog’s ads, with CPM ads, you can still be paid.
Note: To ensure a better income from CPM ads, be sure to place them in prominent positions on your site.
You might find CPM ads very appealing, but they work best for bloggers who get a high volume of traffic. If you are driving traffic in the area of thousands of visitors per day, then you can get a good amount of money from CPM Ads.
Most CPM networks pay $1 to $10 per one thousand impressions (depending upon various factors).
If you are interested in making money through CPM ads, here are 5 CPM advertising programs which you should consider.
Best CPM ads Networks of 2016: Editor’s choice
AdsOptimal is a popular advertising network for all website types, including new blogs.
They offer CPM ads, CPC ads & conversion based ads. Based out of San Francisco & started in 2012, this company has become a popular choice among webmasters. Many of you might not have heard of this network, but it’s good to know that they are a partner with Google AdSense, DoubleClick, and Criteo (to name a few).
Here is payment proof from AdsOptimal
Things to note:
- The approval process usually takes about two days.
- You can get paid via PayPal or check.
- The minimum payout is only $50 & they offer a free signing bonus of up to $15.
- ($15 is given to a site which is of high quality; $10 is guaranteed for other sites.)
They also have a WordPress plugin & Joomla plugin to make it easier for you to add your ads.
You can download the WordPress plugin here.
2. Amazon CPM Ads
Amazon seems to be coming up with all the possible monetization solutions for publishers.
Recently I talked about Amazon Native ads & you likely already know about the popular Amazon Associates program. Well now you have the option to monetize your blog using Amazon CPM Ads.
Right now Amazon CPM Ads are only for selected Amazon affiliates. If you already have an Amazon Associates account, you can login to your account to see if you have the Amazon CPM option or not.
The first thing you need to do is create your site list.
It can consist of just one site, or if you own multiple sites you can list them too.
They also support a “passback” feature, which means if the ads don’t match your minimum CPM guarantee, your fall back ads will display.
Currently supported sizes are 728×90, 160×600, 300×250, and 300×600.
Here you can read all the FAQ’s related to Amazon CPM Ads.
This is another great eCPM ad network that you can try in 2016.
They offer an ad for all screen types which makes it a popular choice for various webmasters while multiple payment options make PropellerAds an idle choice for bloggers around the globe.
Getting started with PropellerAds is easy as your account will be created immediately. After that, you just need to add your domain & verify ownership.
Important info about PropellerAds:
- They follow a Net30 payment policy (they have up to 30 days to pay you).
- The minimum payout is $100.
- They offer real time reporting (which is something we all love).
- They offer an 80:20 ratio & payment is made with Payoneer or by wire transfer.
- You can create a free Payoneer account here (You will also get a $25 signup bonus).
- They offer all popular ad sizes & types.
- When I was going through the site, a few ad types were completely new to me such as “CatFish ads” and “Site Skins”.
Overall, this is a solid eCPM advertising network for bloggers & something you should try alongside AdsOptimal.
4. Conversant Media
Conversant is a popular name in the advertising industry.
They offer monetization for websites, mobile optimized sites & also mobile apps. They are the same company behind the popular affiliate network called Commission Junction & one of the more reliable CPM based ad networks.
About the Conversant CPM program:
- They require 3,000 impressions per month for your site to be accepted.
- Like PropellerAds, they also have a wide range of different sizes and types of advertisements.
- The minimum payout is $25
- They pay through paper check and PayPal.
This is a really good alternative for those who can’t get into other ad networks due to high traffic requirements.
5. Exponential (Formerly Tribal Fusion)
The downside with Exponential is they require a minimum of 500,000 unique users per month. When I checked out their site requirements for publishers, I found it to be very strict for upcoming bloggers.
But the great thing about them is the quality of CPM ads. They are one of the best in the advertising industry.
They offer high impact ads such as Rising Star ad formats and pre-roll ads with 55% of revenue going to their publishers.
Aside from that, their minimum payout is $50 (in net revenue) and payment is Net45.
Here are a few more CPM advertising networks that you can try in 2016.
I have not tried them personally, but based on reviews from reliable publishers, I suspect they’re worth trying:
These are just a few CPM advertising networks which I have found worth considering. What other CPM ad networks do you know of & are working great for you? Let us know in the comments section below.