CPC Ad Networks And Programs
Last Updated 22 December 2010
These ad networks and programs focus on CPC (pay-per-click) ads. There is a separate section for Search Engines with CPC pay structures.
ValueClick Media - Their CPM arm comes from absorbing FastClick. Requires a minimum of 2,500 impressions per month, with a minimum click-through rate of 0.25%. Mix of CPM and CPC banners, along with pop-unders. Allows selection of individual advertisers and redirection of defaults to another network. Two tier. Net 20, by check or PayPal, and direct deposit for US and Canadian publishers. International publishers OK. We have used this network, and have received payments.
Ad Reporting - Mainly CPA advertisers, with some CPC and CPM. Text links, banners and pops. Many freebie and giveaway type lead offers. They have their own optimized rotation to deliver the best performing ads for your site. Also does email newsletter ad placements. Based in Canada, but accepts international publishers. Over 90 merchants. Net 15. We use this network, and will update when we receive the first payment.
Clicksor - Mainly focused on contextual keyword links. Also offers contextual text banners, graphic banners, popunders, XML feeds, and a search box. Min $50 for check, Min $20 for PayPal, Net 15. We use this network, and will update when we receive the first payment.
ClickXChange - Various CPC and CPA offers. Non-US publishers OK. We use this network, and will update when we receive the first payment.
3FN - Contextual and search. Two tier. Pays weekly, minimum $50, via wire transfer, ePassporte, Fethard, and WebMoney. Based in the US, but with a few overseas offices, and international publishers OK.
Accessory Ads - Boxes of text links. Similar in appearance to AdSense, but based on keywords that you select (not page-based contextual.) Only accepts publishers from the six major English-speaking countries. Net 10, minimum $25. They are owned by 7Search.
Ad4Game - CPC, CPM and CPA. Oriented to publishers with gaming content, and also offers Flash in-game ads. Allows redirection of default impressions. Net 30, offers PayPal and wire transfer. Based in Canada, but international publishers OK.
Adblade - Their contract requires exclusivity - they must be the only contextual ad on the page. Minimum Payment $100, by PayPal only. International publishers OK, but they only want US traffic.
Ad Brite - Boxes of text links. There is a self-serve feature for advertisers to have their links appear on individual publisher sites. Note that these ads strongly resemble Google AdSense, and it might be against Google's Terms And Conditions to have them on the same page. Two tier. Net 60, minimum $100. International publishers OK.
AdBull - Seems to use some kind of interstitials, which also effect the visitor's cursor while it is shown. Net 45, minimum $100. International publishers OK.
Ad Dynamo - Offers an optional WordPress plugin for bloggers. Net 7, minimum R100. Based in South Africa, but international publishers and traffic OK.
Ad Engage - Seems to be auction style, with publishers setting requested rates, and self-service for advertisers. Boxes of text links, including some ads with additional small graphics. Net 15, minimum $20, by check, PayPal, ePassporte, Western Union, and wire transfer. Owned by Technorati. International publishers OK.
Adfirmative - Emphasizes targeting and anti-fraud systems.
Adhere - (Formerly known as Industry Brains.) Seems to want very high traffic, high quality sites. Mostly contextual links. Also offers search results, and some graphical banner type CPM ads. Owned by Marchex.
Ad Indigo - One of many Adsense alternatives. Established in October 2010. Offers 6¢ minimum CPC. Allows redirection of default impressions. Pays by check or PayPal. International publishers OK.
Ad Land Pro - Seems to be a combination of classified ads, banner/link exchange, and PPC listings. Net 15, minimum $35.
AdMagma - Contextual CPC network with banner and text ads. Yet another AdSense alternative. Pays monthly, minimum US$10, by PayPal. Or credit to your own advertising account. Based in India, but international publishers OK.
Ad Manage - Keyword-based banners and text boxes (similar to AdSense.) Allows Web sites, search engines, email, or application developers. Net 45, minimum $100, by check, PayPal, Direct Deposit (US only), Epassporte (minimum $1000), or wire transfer (minimum $500.) Based in the UK, but international publishers OK.
adMarketplace - They emphasize their optimization system.
AdOn Network - Formerly known as MyGeek. Banners, popunders, and interstitials, along with search listings. They call some ads, "cost Per View," but it appears that that actually requires a click-through. Also offers a "private label" system for publishers to create their own advertiser accounts. Net 30, minimum $200. International publishers OK.
Ad Origin - Requires at least 5,000 page views per month, and a minimum CTR of 0.25%. Net 45, minimum $50 for US/Canadian publishers, and $100 for others, by check. Paypal or Netteller with a $5 fee. They say they will terminate publishers who don't send any traffic for 60 days. International publishers OK.
AdPolar - CPC and some CPM. Yet another of the many AdSense alternatives. Pays on request, minimum $50, by check or PayPal.
Ad Program - Offers various customizable CPC ad blocks and ad feeds.
Adquik - Text or banners. Payment on request, minimum $25, by check or PayPal. This sounds like another AdSense alternative. International publishers OK.
Ads-Click - Choose the best performing keywords for paid links. Net 15, minimum $50, and seems to only pay by direct deposit or PayPal. Based in Switzerland, but they only want US oriented traffic, and international publishers OK.
AdSide - Offers unusual ad formats. Owned by DOCLIX, Inc.
Ads Rayne - Contextual, and links can be placed on your search engine results or regular Web content. Pays only via PayPal. International publishers OK.
Ad Toll - A sort of auction system, where publishers offer a weekly ad placement, with an estimate of expected clicks and effective CPC. Also provide Run Of Network (RON) rotation, in case you have extra inventory. Allows redirection of default impressions. Two tier. Net 15, by Check, PayPal, wire/bank transfer or credit to your own advertiser account, minimums vary. Based in Australia, but international publishers OK.
AdVario - Requires at least 5,000 unique visitors per day. They turn keywords in your existing text into paid links. Also offers standard sized banners with contextual links. Net 45, minimum $25. International publishers OK. Owned my MediaTrust.
Advert Deal - Requires a minimum of 100 unique visitors per day. Seems to be mostly CPC text link blocks and individual text links, along with some CPM popups. One-time bounty for referring other publishers. Net 25, minimum $200, apparently by PayPal only. International publishers OK, with some exceptions. They have some relationship with Email Advert, along with Pop Advert and Box Advert.
Advertise.com - CPC, contextual, and CPA campaigns. Net 15, minimum $25, by check, PayPal, or wire transfer. International publishers OK.
Advertise Island - No minimum traffic listed. Offers CPM, CPC, and CPA campaigns. Accepts non-US publishers.
Advtise - Allows the option of using earnings to fund your own advertiser account. Pays via PayPal only. International publishers OK.
AdWooz - One of many AdSense alternatives. Accepts sites written in English, Spanish, German, French or Russian. Pays twice per month, minimum $50, by check or PayPal. International publishers OK.
Affinity - Contextual, including boxes and in-text links.
Alternate URL - They focus on providing filler ads to use for unpaid defaults from other networks. Net 45, minimum $50, only via PayPal. Based in Canada, but their signup form doesn't ask where publishers are located. Owned by Island Media.
Ask Sponsored Listings - Part of Ask.Com. Offers contextual ads, and seems to offer search boxes.
Axill - CPA and some CPC. Min $25 for PayPal, and $100 for check, weekly payments.
Azoogle Ads - CPM, CPC, and CPA campaigns. Minimum payment $50, Net 15.
Banner Flux - Banner exchange oriented to arcade game type publishers. Also offers CPC payment, minimum $8, by PayPal.
BidVertiser - Auction style. Note that their ads may be similar to Google AdSense, so it might be against Google's Terms And Conditions to have them both on the same page. Pays monthly, minimum $10, by check or Paypal. International publishers OK.
Bride.Ru - Russian mail-order brides. Promises a variable (depending on conversions) CPC rate, starting at 10¢ per click-through. International publishers OK.
BrightRoll - Video ads, paid based on user initiated clicks and completed views. They seem to want publishers with video content (minimum 3 million views per month.)
Chango - Requires at least 50,000 page views per month. Selects the ads based on the search terms that a visitor used to find the publisher's site. Allows redirection of default impressions (when the visitor hasn't arrived from a search engine.) Two tier. Net 30, minimum $50 by check, $10 by PayPal. International publishers OK, but they only serve to US and Canadian traffic.
Check My Stats - Australian network offering CPM, CPC, and CPA sponsors. Offers check, direct deposit, or PayPal for Australian publishers, but only PayPal for international publishers. Net 50, minimum $50. Two tier. They also have networks for the US and UK.
Chitika - Requires at least 10,000 page views per month. This contextual network offers a few options. One is boxes displaying individual products. Another option makes words in your existing text into paid links. There is also a store selection type of display. Net 30. Two tier. International publishers OK.
Click Booth - CPM, CPC, and CPA campaigns. Allows some email marketing. Requires at least 1,000 "unique page views" per month. Two tier. Be sure to give a working phone number, since they require a call to verify applications. Net 15, minimum US$50, in US, CA, and AU dollars, Euros, and UK Pounds. International publishers OK. Owned by IntegraClick.
Clicks Broker - Seems to be auction style. Low traffic sites OK. Also features a link exchange feature. Bounty for attracting new advertisers. International publishers OK.
Click Sector - Previously known as RevenueCPM. Offers various ad formats. Net 30, minimum $50, by check or PayPal, with wire transfer at minimum $1000. Two tier. International publishers OK, with some exceptions.
Click Share - Net 15. International publishers OK. Seems to be owned by WebShare. Seems to be based in Israel, but with some connection to Bulgaria. International publishers OK.
Doclix / AdSide - They state that they, "partner only with large premium publishers" with a minimum of one million unique visitors per month. International publishers OK, but they want mostly US, UK, and Canadian traffic.
eClickZ - An AdSense alternative. Two tier. Net 60, by PayPal only. International publishers OK.
Epicenter Ads - Contextual CPC, resembling AdSense. Requires that you also place their search box on the page. Net 45, minimum $50, by check, PayPal, or wire transfer. Two tier. International publishers OK, but they only want US, Canada, and UK related content. They also have a CPA / Affiliate network called Epicenter Network, and some free site building tools at DM2.
Etology - Auction style CPC text links, with self-serve for advertisers.
ExoClick - Text links, banners, and domain parking. Pays weekly, Net 7, by PayPal or ePassporte, minimum $10, or check or wire transfer, minimum US$200. Two tier. Based in Spain, but international publishers and traffic OK.
Expo Active - Text based ads. Mostly CPC, but with some CPM and day/week/month sponsorships. International publishers OK.
Fair Ads Network - Contextual, CPC and some CPA. Allows blocking of individual ads, and also setting of minimum click-through amounts. Pays by check, PayPal, e-gold, e-bullion, and wire transfer. Two tier. International publishers OK.
Free Kii - Another AdSense clone. Allows default redirects. Two tier. Net 25, minimum $10, by PayPal only.
Fun Page Exchange - Oriented to arcade and humor sites. Exchange credits are based on clickthroughs rather than impressions, with a 5:4 ratio. Some email newsletter placements OK. They also offer a CPC payment system.
Future Ads - Seems to be mostly CPC with some CPM. Contextually relevant text, banners, and video creatives. Features windows that popup when the visitor rolls the mouse over a text link. Net 15, by check PayPal, or wire transfer. Also offers monetization for online game developers.
Game Advertising Online - GAO - Oriented to promoting computer games and online browser based games. Requires at least 10,000 unique visitors per day. They require exclusivity (you cannot use other gaming-focused advertising networks on your site.) Minimum payment $50, by PayPal or wire transfer. Allows some non-English languages. Based in New Zealand, but international publishers OK.
GenieKnows Media - No minimum traffic requirement. They claim that they are compatible with Google Adsense placements on the same page. Net 15, minimum $20, by check, PayPal, electronic bank transfer, or Money Bookers. Two tier. International publishers OK.
Google Adsense - Scans your site's content, and displays blocks of text ads on similar topics. Also offers search boxes, with paid links in the results. International publishers OK, and electronic bank account deposit is available for some countries. Minimum payment $100, Net 30. We have used this network, and have received payments.
Infolinks - Makes words in your site's text into CPC links, with a small pop-up balloon when the visitor rolls over the word, to encourage them to click. Net 45, minimum $100, by US direct deposit, PayPal, or wire transfer. They plan to accept sites in various languages besides English in the future. International publishers OK.
Joomla Ads - Owned by the creators of the the Joomla Content Management System, but doesn't require it. Net 30, minimum $20, by PayPal only.
Kontera / DynamiContext - Contextual links, which can be done as tool-tip links within your existing text, and/or boxes containing relevant text ads. Requires at least 150,000 page views per month. Minimum payment $100 (or any amount at the end of the year), Net 30.
Link Connector - Mostly CPA, with some CPC. Minimum payment $25, Net 20. Check, direct deposit, or PayPal. International publishers OK.
Link Profits - Primarily CPA, but may offer some CPC campaigns. Is willing to sponsor opt-in mailing lists. Non-US publishers OK.
Link Worth - Various types of text ads. They also offer paid Blog reviews. Net 10, minimum $100, by check, direct deposit, wire transfer ($20 fee), or PayPal (minimum $25.) International publishers OK.
Local Pages - Emphasizes their geotargeting abilities.
Media Shakers - CPM banners, plus contextual CPC text links. Pays via PayPal, wire transfers, or funds added to a debit MasterCard.
Microsoft adCenter - Doesn't give much information for publishers, but they are probably looking for very high traffic, high quality sites.
MIVA MC - Contextual links in boxes, search results, or within your content. International publishers OK.
Mooter Media - They seem to be related to the cluster-oriented Mooter search engine. They also offer optimization and targeting tools for publishers and for other ad networks. Based in Australia, but international publishers OK.
Mountain View Clicks - Contextual CPC text and banner ads. Allows redirection of default impressions. Pays via PayPal only. International publishers OK.
Netklix - Format is similar to AdSense. Two tier. Based in the UK, but international publishers OK, and offers payment in several currencies.
Nixxie - Contextual links. You must invoice them for payment, net 45, by BACS, PayPal, CHAPS or check. Located in the UK, but international publishers and traffic OK.
Peak Click - They apparently aggregate several other PPC search providers, to select the highest paying links. Pays every fifteen days, by check, wire transfer, ePassporte, Western Union, Fethard and WebMoney, in Euros or US dollars. Two tier. Based in Austria, but international publishers OK.
Pheedo - CPM and CPC. You need to already have an RSS Feed set up. They will insert ads, with banners or text. Net 90, minimum $50. International publishers OK.
PPC Linking - Boxes of links and also in-text links. Minimum payment $25, by PayPal. Two tier. International publishers OK.
Real Tech Network - CPM and CPC. Requires at least 25,000 impressions (and/or 12,500 uniques) per month. Net 45, minimum $25, by check, PayPal, direct deposit, or wire transfer. Two tier. International publishers OK.
Redux Media - CPM and CPC. Banners, popups/popunders, and rich media floating ads. Allows selection of individual campaigns, and default redirection. Net 30. International publishers OK. Owned by ValueAd.
Retrack Media - Yet another AdSense alternative. Established in 2010. Pays by check, PayPal, or US direct deposit. International publishers OK.
Revenue Pilot - Various linking methods, including banners, text links, and search boxes. Net 60, minimum $25, by check or PayPal. International publishers OK, but they only pay for clicks from the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Shopping.com - Contextual links to specific products. Net 45, minimum $10. Their signup form accepts many countries, but their Terms And Conditions states that only US and Canadian publishers are accepted. They are looking for traffic from the UK, US, Australia, France, and Germany.
Snap - Contextual windows that pop up within your content when the visitor rolls the mouse pointer over certain words. It seems that the payment isn't quite "per-click," but, rather, "per-rollover."
Specific Media - Various formats (banners, streaming video, integrated search, co-registration, and email marketing) and payment structures (CPM, CPC, and CPA.) Requires at least 100,000 impressions per month. Net 30. Their signup form only accepts addresses in US and Canada.
Sponsor Select - Seems to present a list of ads, so that the visitor can choose one, which will pop up for 15 seconds. The focus is to require an ad view before the visitor is allowed to view a page of your content.
Target Point Media - Contextual targeted banners and text links. Mostly CPC, with some CPM and CPA. Apparently allows some non-English content, with appropriate ad targeting. Net 30, minimum $50, by check, PayPal, or wire transfer. International publishers OK, except China and North Korea.
TLA - Text Link Ads - Their structure isn't quite clear. They have a disclaimer that they aren't in competition with the Google - "Our Text Link Ads product is not a pay per click or contextually served ad system." Pays monthly, minimum $25, by check or PayPal. International publishers OK.
Traffic Engine - Seems to offer contextual ads and search boxes.
TruSearch - Contextual graphic and text link ads. Can work as an alternative to AdSense.
Vibrant Media - This CPC network uses their IntelliTXT technology to make words in your existing text into paid links. Requires at least 500,000 page views per month, of text based content. International publishers OK. They also have several offices in Europe.
VideoEgg - Pays on "Cost Per Engagement," when the visitor interacts with rich media ads.
View Media / Smart Web - Seems to focus on CPC, contextual, and some lead generation. International publishers OK.
Web Traffic Agents - Pays weekly, Net 28, minimum US$50. Based in St Kitts & Nevis, with offices in the UK and US. International publishers OK.
Yahoo Publisher Network - Seems to scan pages, and insert content-related text ads (similar to Google Adsense.) Appears to be available only to US-based publishers.