7 Best Ad Networks for Indian Traffic (Small Publishers)- Best CPM Rates

Let me be honest with you. You can not simply make big money with a small blog, specially if you are getting traffic from India or other Asian countries. Except a few good advertising networks like Adsense, all the advertising companies pay worst CPM/PPC rates for traffic from Asian Countries. If you are a small publisher and want to make good money out of your blog, there are 2 ways –

  1. Get Your Adsense or Media.net Account Approved OR
  2. Be ready to irritate your visitors by displaying pop up and pop under ads

There are a lot of ad networks out there and it really hard to find out the best. Keeping minimum traffic requirement and Good CPM/PPC/CTR in mind, I have compiled a list of best ad networks for Indian/Asian Traffic small publishers.

best ad networks for low traffic indian blogs

Even if you are approved with Adsense, you should join other networks because you never know when Google will terminate your Adsense account and you might need other approved ad network as a backup plan.

List of Best Ad Networks for Indian/Asian Low Traffic Blogs – 

1. Google Adsense

Adsense is undoubtedly the best ad network I have ever used. Even Adsense was one of the major reasons I started blogging. Weather you have just started blogging or you have an old blog, Adsense performs the best when it comes to monetizing a blog. Founded in 2003, with millions of publishers Google Adsense can be considered as the world’s largest and best online advertising network. It serves both CPC(Cost Per Click) and CPM(Cost Per Mille) ads means you get money even if your users are not clicking on the ads.

Good About Adsense – 

  • Multiple Ad Types: Display Ads, Text Ads Rich Media Ads, Link Units, Responsive Ads, and Matched Content
  • High Payouts – According my experience, no ad network can beat Adsense CPM rates. It shares 68% revenue with the publishers.
  • No Minimum Traffic Requirement – You don’t need to have a lot of traffic to apply for Adsense.
  • Relevant and High Quality Ads – Adsense shows contextual ads so more are the chances that your visitors will find the ads relevant and click on ads.

Bad About Adsense – 

  • Hard to Get Approved – Getting approved from Adsense has never been easy. There are a lot of policies and guidelines your website must comply with.
  • Poor Customer Service
  • Easy to Get Banned – You must maintain the required quality. If they find that your blog is violating their policies at any time, they might ban your account.
  • High Minimum Payout – It might take months to reach minimum withdrawal threshold i.e. $100

Read How I solved “Site does not comply with Google policies” Problem when my Application was being rejected again and again.

Traffic Requirements and Withdrawal

  • Minimum Payout: $100
  • Payment Term: Net-30
  • Payment Methods: Electronic Funds Transfer, Check, Western Union, Wire Transfer
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement– None

Join Adsense

2. Media.net

After Google Adsense, Media.net is the best and largest contextual ad network operated by Yahoo and Bing. If you are not getting approved by Adsense, you should go for Media.net. My blog was accepted in second try. It’s little easier to get approved by Media.net than Adsense. All you need is a blog with quality content and good design. Many big publishers like Forbes, NY Times are using Media.net ads. If you are searching for Best Adsense Alternative, Apply for Media.net.

Good About Media.net

  • Various Ad Types: Contextual Ads, Display Ads, Desktop Interstitial Ads, Mobile Docked Ads, In-Content Ads
  • No Minimum Traffic Requirements – Your blog need not to have a lot of visitors in order to get approved by Media.net
  • Real Time Reporting – You can check how ads are performing with real time reporting in your Media.net account dashboard.
  • Good Customer Support
  • Contextual Ads with High Payouts – Media.net gives good RPM (Revenue Per Thousand Impressions) rate.

Bad About Media.net

  • Some Ads Require Double Click 
  • High Minimum Payout

Traffic Requirements and Withdrawal

  • Minimum Payout Threshould: $100
  • Payment Term: Net-30
  • Payment Method: Paypal and Wire Transfer.
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement– None

Join Media.net

 3. PopAds

Established in 2010, the amazingly popular PopAds Ad network exclusively offers pop up and pop under ads. It is one of the best ad network for small publisher and getting approval is very easy. After submission, their team will review your blog with in 24 hours.  PopAds is a CPV (Cost per View)  ad network and you get money even if your visitors don’t click on ads. The good thing is that you can withdraw your money as soon as you reach $5 and payment are made quickly with in few hours usually. Start using PopAds if you want to see some money in your account from the first day on.

Good About PopAds

  • Best CPM and CPV rates – If I compare with other ad network, PopAds much more money per 1000 ad views.
  • Lower Minimum Payout and Automatic Transfer – PopAds automatically sends your money as soon as you balance reaches minimum payment required i.e. $5.
  • No minimum Traffic requirement and Accept all Types of Websites 
  • Real Time Reporting

Bad About PopAds

  • Annoying and Non-Relevant Ads

Traffic Requirements and Withdrawal

  • Minimum Withdrawal Threshold: $5
  • Payment Term: Payments are made on the same day.
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement – None
  • Payment Method: Paypal and Payoneer.

Join PopAds

4. Revenuehits

Just sign up Revenuhits publisher account and your blog is approved. I have used revenuehit on this Blog when my Adsense account was not approved. In-fact this was the first Ad network I got a payment. It can match Adsense in term of revenue if you don’t mind annoying your readers with pop up and pop under ads. Don’t judge it in first 2-3 days. It takes little time to offer relevant and optimized ads.

Good About Revenuehits

  • Lot of Ad Formats: Display & Rich Media, Pop-Ups/Unders, Apps, Widgets, XML Feeds, CPA, CPM, Shadow box, Slider, Interstitial ads.
  • Good Customer Support
  • Great eCPM Rates – Revenuehits can make you good money if you use their pop under and interstitial ads.
  • Instant Approval Without Any Traffic 

Bad About Revenehits

  • Poor eCPM rates for Banner ads 
  • Annoying and Irrelevant Ads – Most ads just contain a plain Download or Play button. It does not make any sense.

Traffic Requirements and Withdrawal

  • Minimum Withdrawal Threshold: $20
  • Payment Term: Net-30
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement – None
  • Payment Method: Paypal, Wire Transfer and Payoneer.

Join Revenuehits

5. PropellerAds

Recently they upgraded their Adblock Bypass Technology and that means ad blocking plugins would not be able to steal your ad revenue. PropellerAds works better when it used for a longer time. This UK based ad network pays typically between $0.50 to $5 for every 1000 ad impressions. Their pop under ads gives high CPM(up to $10). If you have a gaming website, you can make a lot of money with this PropellerAds. Account is activated instantly.

Good About Propeller Ads

  • Easy to Get Started With – Blogs are accepted easily irrespective of traffic.
  • Shares 80% of their ad revenue with publishers
  • Multiple Ad Formats – Mobile Dialog Ads, Mobile Interstitial Ads, OnClick PopUnder Ads, Banner Ads, Layer Ads and Slider Ads.

Bad About Propeller Ads

  • Annoying Ads – Your user might not like full screen and pop under ads.

Traffic Requirements and Withdrawal

  • Minimum Payment: $500 for Wire, $20 for Payoneer and $5 for others including PayPal
  • Payment Method: PayPal, Wire, Webmoney, Wire Transfer, Skrill, Payoneer
  • Payment Terms: Weekly
  • Minimum Traffic Required – None

Join Propeller Ads

6. Infolinks

Infolinks is considered as the best inText Advertising network for small publishers. It finds relevant text in the content and converts them into ad links. Since it offers completely different types of ads, I recommend you to use it with other ad networks like adsense, revenuehits etc. You do not need to have a lot of visitor on your blog to get approval from infolinks. Usually they take 2 days to review and approve a blog.

Good About Infolinks

  • Unique Ad Types: Inarticle, Infold, Inscreen, Intext, Intag, Inframe.
  • No Traffic Required for Approval
  • Publishers get 70% of Revenue
  • Easy to Implement Ads

Bad About Infolinks

  • Irrelevant Ads and Poor User Experience 

Traffic Requirements and Withdrawal

  • Minimum Payment: $50
  • Payment Method: PayPal, wire, eCheck, Western Union, ACH and Payoneer
  • Payment Terms: Net-45
  • Minimum Traffic Required – None

Join Infolinks

7. PopCash

The pop-under ad network PopCash is very much similar to PopAds in terms of approval process, publisher’s dashboard and eCPM rates. Many people find PopAds better while others like PopCash. I would suggest you to try both at the same time to increase overall revenue. Give same opportunities(ad placements) to both the ad networks for 10-15 days and find out which performs the best. Stick with the best.

Good About PopCash

  • Good CPM Rates – $0.50-$3 average
  • Lower Minimum Payout- You can withdraw your money as soon as you reach to $10.
  • No minimum Traffic requirement
  • Fast Approval – Websites are approved quickly. (Usually with in minutes)

Bad About PopCash

  • Visitors may find pop-under ads irritating 

Traffic Requirements and Withdrawal

  • Minimum Withdrawal Threshold: $10
  • Payment Term: Payment Requests are processed daily (Can take up to 7 days max)
  • Minimum Traffic Requirement – None
  • Payment Method: Paypal, Payza, Paxum, Payoneer and Webmoney

Join PopCash

Conclusion –  An ad network working for one might not work for other. You would never know what CPM rates an ad network really gives until you try it on your own blog. In my opinion, you should try each network at least 7 days before you can say ‘ it’s not working for me’. If you are approved with Adsense and Media.net then it’s good otherwise you should try any of above 2 networks in combination like pop up/under ads from one network and banners ads from other ad network. It would take some time to figure out the best but it’s worth trying.

You can share your experience with different ad networks via comments.


55 thoughts on “7 Best Ad Networks for Indian Traffic (Small Publishers)- Best CPM Rates”

    1. Mohammad Faraz Rajput

      for apps use need the approval of AdMob (google ad network). These all above networks are for websites and blogs.

  1. My blog is approved by both Adsense and Media.net. I get good earning from Media.net than Adsense for the same traffic. Adsense is very partial towards Asian and Indian traffic.

  2. Hi Uma,

    We are planning to start a website with Hindi blogs. Are you aware of any ad networks that pay decent for a hindi reading audience?

  3. Hey Sudhir,
    Great post. I prefer to use AdSense , and I’m happy that you placed it first of all(of-course it has some problem with approval..). And now I’ll check others too. I think pop-ups will be cute.

  4. Vijender Godara

    very nice post mr. sheoran
    Also Add Adnow in List for Indian Bloggers.
    I Using Adnow for my site.

    1. sudhir sheoran

      Tried it 5 days on one of my blog after your recommendation. Here is my result – 6419 views | 47 Clicks | 0.73% CTR | 0.52$ Income | 0.08 $ eCPM . Conclusion- Not working for me.

    1. sudhir sheoran

      Yes depending on which 2 ad networks you are using. There are some ad networks which are not compatible with others e.g. It is not advised to use pop up/under ads with Adsense.

  5. Hi, Sudhir this was exactly what I was looking for. I’m using PopAds now, but the earnings are very poor due to poor traffic and posts are not ranking in Google ( the exact reason for poor traffic).

    So it would be helpful if you write something on how to rank your posts on google.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Rachal,

      I saw your concern about good traffic for Ad Sense earning, I am suggesting to do On-Page SEO, and side by side do some social sharing with the relevant keywords, this way you will be able to generate good social traffic on your blogs.

      Well, If you need any kind of strategic or technical advice regarding SEO do let me update.

      Thank you
      Kabeer Khan
      SEO Expert

  6. hi sudhir, thanks for the valuable post. could you tell us please whether media.net approves regional website or not. i Have a hindi website and good traffic, but they didn’t approved my site. waiting for your reply…

    1. Your Chances are narrow. Have a look at their program guidelines. They are looking for websites receiving majority of their traffic from UK/US/Canada and having original content primarily in English language.

      1. What if the traffic is mostly from India. So we don’t earn any money through media. Net. Also, tell me the best ad network which will good for Indian traffic. Excluding adsense

  7. Thanks a lot for this useful post, it was really worth to read whole post
    My question is, can I use any other ad networks along with AdSense? Is it dangerous for AdSense if I use other ad network? And which is the best option to use along with AdSense?
    Thanks once again 🙏

    1. Not every other ad network is compatible with Adsense. There are a lot of ad placement policies one should consider before placing the Google Adsense ads on the same page with other ads. For an example you can not place Adsense ads on a website using pop up and pop under ads. I personally do not suggest any other ad network to use along with Adsense. Adsense alone with 3 or 4 ad units performs great. If someone have a lot of traffic then native advertising networks such as Outbrain and Taboola can be used along with Adsense to increase overall ad revenue.

  8. Hey,

    Nice post.

    I currently have adsense and my cpc is really low(close to 0.01 per click) which is really depressing.
    I am looking for an alternative CPM ad network to atleast make more than what i am earning with adsense.
    Current rank of my website is close to 3.9million.

  9. My blog is approved by google by refused 2 time by media.net, please suggest me how to get approval of media.net.

    1. Articles are too short. Some content is plagiarized. Write more, write longer, write some topics relevant to audience of top tier countries.

  10. My site is just 4 months old and started getting organic traffic only now … about 300 visits in the last 30 days …
    Is it better to wait till it gets more user flows or can start applying for Ad networks ?
    Please suggest.

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