Media.net is one of the best contextual ad network which comes after Google AdSense to monetize a blog for genuine income.
But, getting approval from these sites for a publisher account is not an easy task as these are the high-quality ad networks.
This ad network is also known for rejecting websites.
But, It doesn’t mean that you can not get a fully approved Media.net publisher account.
Generally, People blogs are rejected by this ad network because they don’t fulfill their requirements.
And, even they don’t follow their guidelines before applying for publisher account to this network.
But, whatever the reason is, rejection is always disappointing.
Am I right?
Well, I don’t think that It would be right to blame bloggers or even Media.net for rejection.
As this ad network doesn’t limit itself to only judging website content.
They look for lots of factors before accepting or rejecting an application.
One of the good things about this ad network is, They provide a dedicated manager to their publisher who helps them at every stage to optimize their ad placements & settings to generate high revenue.
Off course, It is.
And, do you know?
You also get a dedicated manager in AdSense that do the same thing.
But, for their AdSense Premium publisher only not for general AdSense publisher.
Wow! that’s the super cool information you don’t know about AdSense.
Am I right?
If you know then let’s continue this topic.
This article is well researched which will help you to understand what criteria Media.net use to accept or reject a publisher’s application.
And, It doesn’t matter, If you have never applied for this ad network, or your application was rejected by this ad network.
But, If you are so confident about your site already then you can skip reading & create an account on Media.net.
Wait! Wait! Wait!
Before you apply for Media.net contextual ad network, Just make sure It is right for you.
Because many bloggers claim that It generate low revenue.
But the primary reason for this is the geo-location of their traffic.
Well, This ad network works wonderfully for those websites which receive a high amount of traffics from countries like the U.S.A & the U.K.
Write Original and engaging content
OMG! It’s so unique tip for me and I don’t know about it, you may want to say just for joke purpose.
But TRULY, I want to say you one important thing according to my blogging experience…
Every blogger knows the power of original and rich content.
But still, they ignore it and don’t write the original stuff to their blog.
Well, If your website has original and rich content then you are already one step closer to getting into Media.net.
Wow! that’s the great news for those bloggers who write unique, original and engaging content.
Am I right?
Media.net is a contextual ad network that means their ads would be contextual so It’s important to provide a great quality of content to their system that will help them to choose relevant ads for your blog.
And of course, the relevant ads will get more clicks automatically that will generate more revenue which is the main reason you want to get approved Media.net publisher account.
Writing original stuffs will not only helps you to get Media.net publisher account even It will also help you to rank high in search engines.
QUALITY CONTENT IS KING!
You may hear it lots of time but that’s true.
Keep in mind while blogging, Quality content is the basic need of your blog then another thing comes.
Publish English content and Receive Majority of Traffic from U.S./U.K./Canada
Off course, Your application to get a publisher account for this ad network will be rejected if your blog’s primary language is not English.
Because they accept only those websites which are primarily in English.
This ad network has the majority of Advertisers who are from the US.
And, of course, they want to put money on people in the U.S., U.K. or Canada.
So that they can get benefit from them as business demands.
There are also many bloggers along with the world which uses dual languages (English + some other language) on their blog.
And, If you are one of them then I suggest you try applying.
But ensure that the first few pages of your blog showcase only English content.
But keep in mind, Once get approved for this ad network, you should let your account manager know about the dual-language aspects of your page.
And, make it clear that you will be placing ads only on English content pages. (This may or may not work, but what’s the harm in trying?)
Now you understand, It is only natural that they’ll want to approve publishers whose blogs/ websites have content written in English.
And, receive a majority of their traffic from these countries.
Avoid Restricted content
The revenue of most of the ad networks (including Media.net and Google) comes from their Advertisers.
So, why will they want to put the advertisers’ interests at risk by associating their ads with content that could cause trouble?
Just think about it.
Just think like an Ad network operator!
Keep in mind, there are some straightforward don’ts that come into play when your website/blog is being considered by Media.net for approval.
Sites that promote, contain, or link directly to the following types of content shall not be approved for Media.net publisher account.
- Adult, Pornographic or any illegal content
- Tobacco, alcohol, ammunition, hazardous substances, illegal drugs, gore, violence, gambling and racism content
- Pages containing profanity or content that and/or discriminates or is offensive to any section of people
- Hate, violence, racial intolerance, or advocate against any individual, group, or organization
- Sale of prescription drugs
- Sale of counterfeit products, imitations of designer or other goods, stolen items or any products that infringe intellectual property rights of other parties
- Contain programs which promote invalid click activity by paying users to clicking on ads, browse websites, read email, etc.
- Websites that contain forums, discussion boards, chat rooms, or any content area that is open to public updates without adequate moderation
- Sites with content that has been generated using computer programs and hence may not be comprehendible.
- The bulk of the content is user-generated
- Sites with fake news
- Any other content that we believe in our sole discretion to be illegal
Reach Reasonable volume of visitors
The more quality traffic you have, the more you earn.
And Of course, the more quality traffic you have, The more Advertisers will earn.
There is no rocket science to understand the above scenario.
Everyone wants to earn more and more money.
If an advertiser is paying for something then definitely he/ she will get more from it.
Well, Media.net doesn’t mention minimum traffic requirement for qualification a publisher account.
But You can go close to it by asking one question, “Do I have the good number of the regular reader on my blog having majority readers from U.S., U.K., or Canada.“
If you have single-digit daily visitors, you should probably wait till you get a few multiples more than it.
Avoid Too Many Ads on your Website/ Blog
Placing too many ads is not the right strategy before applying for any ad network.
And, When you do it then banner blindness comes ahead.
So don’t be greedy.
Just be Smart!
I don’t think, Placing too may ads generate more revenue.
It’s a misunderstanding of newbie bloggers.
To make it clear, Just visit any professional blogs and you will see very fewer Ads on their blog.
But still, high earnings.
Banner blindness is a phenomenon in web usability where visitors to a website consciously or unconsciously ignore banner-like information, which can also be called ad blindness or banner noise.
I will strongly recommend not to use any type of ads while applying for Media.net publisher account according to my personal experience.
Just avoid ads for one week and see the magic.
Otherwise, If you are currently using any ad network like Google AdSense and don’t want to completely compromise with your earnings.
Then just place one or two ads on the right places like head or below navigation and sidebar etc.
Have a Neat website with the systematic layout of content
Your blog should be neat, clean, easy to navigate and user-friendly.
Have you heard somewhere, “The first impression is the last impression“?
I know, Have heard.
The design should be simple & not cluttered.
Once again, Don’t use too many ads.
In fact, when you have submitted your Media.net application, disable showing any ads for a few days.
Keep in mind, The blogs pertaining to the following shall not be approved for publisher account as described on their guideline.
- Software piracy (including but not limited to warez, torrentz, cracking, etc.), hacking, phreaking or other illegal downloads
- Free hosted pages
- Sites that contain hidden links and text
- Under construction, parked pages or pages without content
- Deceptive or manipulative content or construction of sites to improve search engine ranking
- Sites that redirect traffic to another site other than ones specifically approved on the Program
- Promote activities generally understood as Internet abuse, including but not limited to, the sending of unsolicited bulk electronic mail or the use of spyware
Get Clean traffic to your website/ blog
Already said, The majority of this ad network income comes from the Advertiser and Advertisers pay for the click.
If they are paying for clicks then that click may help them to generate even more money.
But If they don’t even get any benefits from the ad network then why they will invest money on this network.
Just think like an Advertiser.
Off course, If Advertiser is not getting any benefit then they will surely leave the ad network and will search for the better network that can fulfill their requirements to generate more income.
Now just think like an Ad network operator,
Would you like to lose your Advertisers that helps you to generate your income?
Off course, Not.
Then, Why would this ad network tolerate low-quality traffic blog?
Now you understand, What I mean with clean traffic.
So lay off those click-exchange programs, auto-clicking and surfing bots or anything that leads to false/fraudulent/ non-human impressions and clicks.
It’s not worth getting your account suspended for or not approved at all when you could be earning incremental revenue using Media.net ads on your pages.
Media.net is picky about who they choose,
But they are top tier with their performance and customer service.
So they are definitely worth a shot.
That said, I think you’ll find your website/ blog getting approved quite easily if you take this post into consideration.
Overall, Media.net has stricter policies when compared to AdSense.
But at the same time, it’s more rewarding in terms of revenue.
So, it’s at least worth trying.
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