CPC Ad Networks And Programs
Last Updated 26 December 2017
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 / Conversant - 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.
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.
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.
Ad 4 Game - CPM, CPC and CPA. Oriented to publishers with gaming, entertainment, and anime 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 - CPM and CPC. Minimum 500,000 page views per month. Does not allow their ads to be placed into a rotation with other networks in the same position on a page. Net 30, by check or direct deposit. International publishers OK. A division of Adiant, which also owns Solve Media. Listing added 26 December 2017.
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.
Ad Land Pro - Seems to be a combination of classified ads, banner/link exchange, and PPC listings. Net 15, minimum $35.
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.
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.
Ad.Style - Oriented to relevant sponsored content. Listing added 26 December 2017.
Advertise.com - CPC, contextual, search, and CPA campaigns. Net 15, minimum $25, by check, PayPal, or wire transfer. 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.
Axill - CPA and some CPC. Min $25 for PayPal, and $100 for check, weekly payments.
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.
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.
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.
Connexity - Formerly known as Shopzilla. Seems to involve contextual links to specific retail products.
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.
eBay Commerce Network - 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.
eClickZ - An AdSense alternative. Two tier. Net 60, by PayPal only. International publishers OK.
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.
Flex Marketing Group - Their Ad1 Exchange system allows publishers to select ad categories, and then feeds in the advertisers offering the highest cost per click at that moment.
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.
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.
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.
Look Smart - Pay per click search.
Mad Ads Media - Offers CPM, CPC, and CPA. Claims a 100% fill rate. Net 45, minimum $25.
Mamma -Marchex - (Formerly known as Industry Brains and Adhere.) Seems to want very high traffic, high quality sites. Mostly contextual links. Also offers search results, and some graphical banner type CPM ads.
Media Shakers - CPM banners, plus contextual CPC text links. Pays via PayPal, wire transfers, or funds added to a debit MasterCard.
Mooter Media - They offer optimization and targeting tools for publishers and for other ad networks. Based in Australia, but international publishers OK.
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.
Offer Market - CPC and CPA. Two Tier. Minimum $50, by check, direct deposit, wire transfer, or PayPal. International publishers 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.
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.
Shorte.st - This system uses an URL-shortening system, which inserts an ad pop when visitors click on outgoing links from the publisher's site. Listing added 11 December 2016.
Solve Media - This is not exactly CPC, but rather, "engagement", by integrating ads into CAPTCHA verifications and into "Skip Ad" during pre-roll to video content. A division of Adiant, which also owns AdBlade. Listing added 26 December 2017.
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.
Sponsor Tag - Mostly CPC, with some CPM and CPA. Net 30, minimum $20, by PayPal. Allows publishers to set a minimum acceptable floor price. Allows redirection of default impressions.
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.
VigLink - Contextual.
View Media / Smart Web - Seems to focus on CPC, contextual, and some lead generation. International publishers OK.
Yahoo Publisher Network - (Formerly known as Right Media Exchange). Seems to scan pages, and insert content-related text ads (similar to Google Adsense.) Appears to be available only to US-based publishers.