Google Adsense alternatives (for those of you with larger forums)

PumpinIron

Well-known member
I'm curious to hear from those of you with larger forums.

My forum currently sees around 2,000,000 page views per month and generates a considerable amount of money via a combination of monetization methods I've put in place.

My second largest revenue stream from monetization is Google Adsense. However, as my site has grown I've had problems with it. At one point I was generating roughly $3000 a month from automatically placed Google Adsense ad units (this is the option where Google places ads where they best see fit). However, in recent months Google Adsense has been giving me warning messages saying that "ad serving is limited due to invalid traffic concerns".

Well, I've investigated this high and low and not been able to find a reasonable answer to why this is. 98% of my traffic is coming from the U.S., there are no shady or questionable traffic sources, etc. Of course when I try to get ahold of Google they are no help and simply won't tell me anything beyond that I should "look into it".

Every so often this message will go away and then ad serving will be back to full force. However, it's happening so frequently now that I have determined I need to get away from Google Adsense as it is unreliable, problematic, and real people aren't willing to help or tell me what the issue might be.

That being said, I'm looking for a display network that would be similar to Adsense, allow me to let them automatically place responsive ads (ones that work on all devices), and limit or exclude ads from showing on certain pages.

I have to believe there is an Adsense alternative when it comes to banner / display ads, but maybe there isn't anything good?

So to those of you with larger forums who are running display ads, who are you using besides Google Adsense?
 

drastic

Well-known member
I'll inbox ya the people we use. Adsense is amazing on one of my sites, but terrible on another, so I had to find alternatives too. Found one that I've been with for a few years now.
 

djbaxter

Well-known member
I'll inbox ya the people we use. Adsense is amazing on one of my sites, but terrible on another, so I had to find alternatives too. Found one that I've been with for a few years now.
@drastic

Can you not post it here? I know of at least two forums that are searching for a good alternative.

If you can't post it here, can you please DM me with the information as well?
 
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sdchan

New member
I'll inbox ya the people we use. Adsense is amazing on one of my sites, but terrible on another, so I had to find alternatives too. Found one that I've been with for a few years now.

Very interested in this as well. We've got over 800k pageviews a month. Would love to explore alternatives to adsense. Mediavine already says they do not monetize forum sites. Could you DM me as well?
 

kleezy

Active member
Digitalthrottle

We use them for a few years now.
if your niche is automotive with an aftermarket angle to it then they will had ads for you.
Its a smaller outlet (I see that as a plus) based here in the USA and they have a phone number a real human picks up.
Never missed a payment and when the USPS lost a check they instantly re-issued payment.

We server banner ads via google admanager and let Digitalthrottle bit compete against adsense, house ads and ads we sell directly.
 

051119

Member
I'll inbox ya the people we use. Adsense is amazing on one of my sites, but terrible on another, so I had to find alternatives too. Found one that I've been with for a few years now.
Would you be able to do the same for me please? I’ve a big forum that was previously earning several thousand per month which has now been reduced to less than 300.
 

rdn

Well-known member
I'll inbox ya the people we use. Adsense is amazing on one of my sites, but terrible on another, so I had to find alternatives too. Found one that I've been with for a few years now.
Interested as well.
Thanks.
 
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