Media.net is a contextual advertising network similar to AdSense with Yahoo! Bing network
shaking hands with media.net to provide better revenue earning systems to publishers. Its relatively new to AdSense and is seen as better AdSense alternative. However, my personal experience till date is not so encouraging.
▌How I got approved.
There is no sign-up process. You request an invite from their website filling out all the details and they will manually review every site / blog. If they find your blog complying with their policies, they will accept you. I didn't have much problem getting approved since I already have optimized my site in accordance to AdSense program policies and more or less, its same for Media.net. You may want to read how to get approved by AdSense.
▌Whats benefit of Media.net?
○ The Ads are very much targeted and contextual. So you don't have to worry much about bad User experience.
○ A very good customer support. Mail them any problem you have, and they will reply you within 48 hours. That never works with AdSense.
○ Really less chances of getting banned like AdSense. Even if you are, you have someone to ask the reason, and most probably you will be replied.
○ Ads are new. Visitors have become blind to AdSense ad units. Media.net provide new Ads sizes and units and customization is much easier and better.
▌After Approval, 1st week.
I placed one Ad unit each on 2 of my blogs. The earning was simply amazing. Yeah!! The minimum RPM was $2. i earned an RPM of even 18$ for one particular day. I was damn excited. I started replacing AdSense ad units with Media.net units, downgrading AdSense to second choice for earning. It went the same for almost 2 weeks.
|zero RPM media.net|
▌Why I switched Back to AdSense.
○ With AdSense, at least I know how i get paid. How much clicks I received and CPC. Media.net is not transparent enough. They don't tell you how you earned, whether it was Clicks or impressions that increased your balance.
○ Each site needs to be approved. If i maintain 10 blogs, I have to apply for each blog separately. With AdSense, if you are approved once, you can place ads on any blog/websites that complies with AdSense program policies.
○ Not suitable for blogger domains. If you have a blog blog.blogspot.com, then perhaps you will miss a good amount of visitors. Google has incorporated Blogger's domain redirection. That means you will have to get approved for each of the domain separately .com, .in, .au, and the list is endless.
▌Now what I am gonna do.
I will keep this option for another month with a close eye on my earning. If the RPM sticks to zero, I will remove the Ads and believe that old rule, "AdSense is best".
Have you tried Media.net? Whats your experience? Share with us.