Are you a blogger looking for ways to make money online?
Great, today I bring to you the best CPM affiliate network that you can join to monetize your (new) blog with. PopAds is one of the leading affiliate networks and the best Adsense alternate.
PopAds is said to be a CPM based network but, I prefer calling it a pay per view (for advertisers) and get paid per view (for publishers) network. Just to be clear, this post is strictly for publishers.
If you want to be an advertiser at PopAds, consider reading this post about driving quality traffic to your website as a PopAds Advertisers.
Moving right along, CPM stands for cost per mille which means advertisers will pay you for every (or per) thousand views/impressions.
PopAds for Publishers – CPM Rates
Personally, I would say the rates at PopAds are now less or have decreased. When I started using PopAds on the year 2015, their CPM rates were so high. Then, you would earn approximately $0.05 – $0.10 per view and multiply that by a thousand – bamm! A decent income.
Of course, all of that would be determined by the quality of traffic and number of visitors you have. The only way to get more earnings now is by increasing bid value.
The bid value can be increased on the Generate Code page. Keep in mind that having a high bid value will prevent ads from showing on low paying countries like India.
At the end of this post, you will know how to:
- Create a PopAds account.
- Submit your website for consideration.
- Generate the affiliate code and place it on your website and…
- Manage your PopAds publisher account like a professional.
PopAds is one the Best Affiliate Programs for Publishers Who Don’t Get Adsense’s Approval
We did say that PopAds is one of the best alternates to AdSense, right? Not only that but, it is also the easiest to join.
The signing up process is simple and can be completed in less than five (5) minutes.
What’s even great, is that you don’t have to wait for days to get approved. Unlike with Google AdSense, that requires you to put their code on a website that receives a lot of daily visitors before approving your website.
Anyway, it takes about twenty four (24) hours to get approved and your website will surely be approved. If that’s not the case, meaning even if you get rejected the solution to getting their approval is simple. I will give you the solution if it’s necessary.
This affiliate program allows small publishers and upcoming bloggers to earn money.
How does PopAds work?
Well, it depends on your goals and/or on what you want.
I’m only saying this because you can use PopAds as a publisher to earn money or as an advertiser to bring traffic and exposure to your website.
When you choose to be a publisher: you need to submit your website for consideration. You can do so after registering and confirming your PopAds account.
Once your website is approved, you can then grab a code and install it on your website to start making money. There’s more to this as you continue reading.
If you want to be a PopAds Advertiser: I have written this post just for advertisers here.
Before you start, make sure you have a blog or website with at least five posts. Not to say this is a requirement but it would be great to use a site that is already established.
You Website Must Have the Following Before You Apply For a PopAds Account. It must have:
- Enough and clean content. Your content must not promote hate speech, drugs, weapons and other related content.
- Easy navigation and uncluttered homepage. This is for better user experience.
- At least hundred (100) daily page views. Don’t stress though, PopAds will still approve your website even if you receive less traffic. However, the catch is that you won’t earn much with a few daily page visits.
PopAds Registration Process
- Fill in all the required details. The required details include: Username, Email address, Country, Password, First name, Last name and phone number.
- Prove you are not a robot (CAPTCHA) and accept the terms and conditions, then click register.
- PopAds will send a confirmation email, do confirm and login to your dashboard.
Your PopAds Dashboard – Publishers
After confirming and logging in to your dashboard. On your left side there’s a menu with all the tools you need.
On your Publisher’s panel click New Website to add your site. Add your site’s name, URL, description and select your site’s category. Next, choose the campaigns and advertisement type you want to display on your site.
Advertisements types include pop up and pop under ads. After doing this, submit the form and wait for your website to be approved.
Differentiation between Pop up ads and Pop under ads – PopAds Review.
Keep this in mind: Pop up ads are the ads that appear on top of the page your visitor will be viewing. Visitors find pop ups irritating.
Pop under ads appear under the page a visitor will be viewing at that time. The user will see the pop under window when he or she is done viewing the page he/she was on. This could be your website’s page or post.
Generating and Installing a Code After Being Approved.
Once approved, log in to your account and generate a code.
To do that, check under your publisher’s panel and click code generator. Select the site and generate the code. N.B. The ‘select a website’ option won’t be there when your website is not approved.
The generated codes will be seen when you scroll down. You can choose one code from the ones provided (standard code, anti-ad block, PHP and so on) and implement it.
I recommend you choose the Anti-ad block code! It will pass your visitors’ ad block plugin(s) and no traffic will be left un-monetized. Don’t forget to change it (anti ad block code) every a month (or after two weeks) to avoid being filtered. This applies only to the anti-ad block code.
PopAds Affiliate Code Placement
You should add the code (you copied) under your website’s header.
For WordPress users: Go to your dashboard under Appearance > Editor > Theme header and paste it between <head> and </head>. Make sure you click update file after adding the code.
You can also use the Insert Headers and Footers Plugin to add your code – recommended for beginners.
Once done, clear your site’s cache (ONLY if you have a plugin like Auto optimize) and your site will then start showing ads. Your visitors will see the ads when they click on something on your website.
Tip: Use the trouble-shooter option to check if the code is inserted correctly.
The Common Error About PopAds’s Trouble-shooter.
However, you may receive an error saying the code is not inserted (while the code is working!) when you use the trouble-shooter option. I don’t know what causes this but you can confirm by visiting your website.
On your website, click on anything and see if a window – similar to the one shown on the picture below pop ups. If it does! Then your website is ready to start making money.
What to do when your website is rejected at PopAds?
You know what they say! “You have got to save a room for disappointment” so if your website gets rejected don’t stress or give up. Rather do this… Go to your publisher’s panel and click websites.
On the next screen: you will see your website, so click your website’s name under site name. You will be redirected to another page and on that page click ‘Edit’.
On the next page, you will be allowed to edit your website and submit it for another review. Submit it for another review by clicking ‘save changes’ when you are done editing it.
Note: PopAds will show you the reason for rejection in brackets. They will also send an email to the email address you used when signing up.
Tips for PopAds Publishers:
- Don’t use both pop ups and slider ads on the same page or site. A combination of these two will definitely annoy visitors.
- Don’t install other pop up codes except for PopAds code. Installing other codes from sites like Popcash (or any other) will reduce your PopAds’s revenue.
- Use your PopAds report option to check the quality of your site’s traffic. PopAds does recommend that you deliver traffic that is of quality.
- If you have Adsense ads installed in your website, don’t bother adding PopAds or any other pop up ads affiliate program(s). You’re not allowed to use Google Adsense on a website that uses pop up ads. Read this post that Google has published. It clarifies a lot about using their ad code on a website that has pop ups.
Billing and Withdrawal information – PopAds Review For Publishers.
You can withdraw money to your account (paypal, payoneer etc.) when you reach the specified minimum threshold of $5. This is a requirement and you can withdraw your hard earned cash on a daily basis! Oh yeah… Just as long you meet the minimum threshold.
I have said my say, what do you say?
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