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Clicksor - Best Adsense Alternatives for 2015

Here is our Clicksor review. Clicksor is a contextual ad network. This means that it uses certain keywords and phrases that are in the body text of your webpage to determine which ads display. Clicksor offer some unique ad types with numerous sizes available which some ad networks do not provide, making them attractive to publishers as an adsense alternative.

Clicksor in Action

Clicksor offers five different ad types to publishers to include on their website or blog. The first is perhaps the most unintrusive to visitors as it does not actually appear on the webpage at all.


clicksor pop undersFor those with a decent amount of traffic coming from search engines who are struggling getting visitors to click ads then Clicksor’s pay per view pop-under ads might just be the ads for you. When a visitor lands on your site, an ad will pop up underneath your page, invisible to the visitor. The visitor will not see the ad until the moment they close their browser.

clicksor interstitialThe Interstitial ads operate in a similar way as they also take up no ad space and are pay per view. The difference being that they appear as visitors are browsing between the pages of your site. You have control over the frequency at which the ads display to suit your preferred level of visitor experience.


clicksor text linksClicksor is pretty transparent when it comes to sharing the average PPC in which their current publishers achieve. We have found their PPC rates for the intext and banner ads are generally lower than that found on other ad networks, but with their unique ad sizes you can achieve a higher click through rate by being creative with where you place the ads.
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Many people using the internet today are seeing google-like adverts on most webpages which have been inserted in the same areas of the screen. By having slightly different ad sizes than usual and in interesting places across your site, a high click through rate can be achieved.

Clicksor Review

Clicksor review websites very quickly and approval is pretty much immediate. They do allow you to have ads from other networks on the same page as long as you only have a maximum of three ad units from Clicksor. If you are going to use more than one ad network on the same page, we believe the PopUnder would be the best option as it would be the most non-intrusive and it will not lower your current earnings or click through rates. For this reason Clicksor is a decent adsense alternative.
Also if you are using a 3rd party ad network and choose to use the Intext or banner ads from clicksor along side, please ensure that the ads do not look the same as this could infringe on some of the 3rd parties terms and conditions and could result in a loss of all your earnings from them.

Clicksor CPM and PPC Rates..

iconText Ads cost/pay per click (CPC, PPC) $0.035 per click
iconrichGraphical / Rich Media Banners cost per 1000 Impressions (CPM) $0.20 per 1,000 impressions
icongraphGraphical Banners cost per click (CPC) $0.035 per click
popunderPop-unders cost per visit (CPV) $0.0025 per visitor
interstitialInterstitial Ads cost per interstitial (CPI) $0.0025 per interstitial Ad

Getting Started with Clicksor

Clicksor is very easy to install. They offer a plugin for WordPress, Blogger, Drupal and Joomla. There is also the option to place the code inside your site yourself, preferably in the header or footer. This option can be slightly confusing to do, as you must go through each ad type separately and it is not immediately obvious how to select the ads you want. Basically, for the ads you do not wish to display simply click the “skip this ad” at the bottom and for the ads you wish to display click “save and continue”. It will generate the code for you at the end then its just a case of copying and pasting.

VigLink - Best Adsense Alternatives for 2015

VigLink is an American company that has been in operation since 2009. Viglink is quite similar to Skimlinks, both companies allow normal looking outgoing links to become affiliate links simply by inserting their code on your site.

How does VigLink Operate?

VigLink act as the middleman between you and over 30,000 different merchants. VigLink allow normal product links to become affiliate links that will not look any different to your readers. You can use VigLink on websites, social media networks, and within apps.
There are three different ways to use VigLink to make money.

VigLink Anywhere

VigLink Anywhere LogoInstead of using and other link shortening sites to shorten your affiliate links, VigLink does this instantly with their VigLink Anywhere system. This is great for using on social media sites and within email campaigns. It is as simple to use as
Just add the link, once it has been shortened it will contain your individual VigLink code so any affiliate sales can be tracked.

VigLink Convert

VigLink Convert LogoThis is the system that VigLink is known best for. VigLink converts normal links into affiliate links. VigLink works with 90% of the biggest internet retailers so it is easy to find a company that you want to sign up with.
VigLink is able to negotiate higher commissions than the majority of bloggers could manage on their own but they do take a 25% cut of your earnings.

VigLink Insert

VigLink Insert LogoVigLink Insert uses semantic technology to convert relevant, random words on your site to affiliate links. Certain words are chosen from within your content to become affiliate links to different products from one of VigLink’s 30,000 merchants.
VigLink claim by using VigLink Insert on your sites you can  double your VigLink income.

VigLink Review

  • Easy approval process that isn’t reliant on traffic levels or origin of website traffic.
  • Generous referral program allows you to earn money for 1 year on all your referrals to VigLink.
  • Makes it easy to turn product links into referral links.
  • Affiliate links are enabled immediately after the VigLink code has been installed on your site.
  • Easy installation instructions.
  • They have more than 30,000 merchants for you to affiliate with.
  • VigLink Preview allows you to see what your site would like with VigLink affiliate links.
  • People may be put off by the tax information that needs to be submitted, but it isn’t that difficult to obtain an EIN or ITIN number from the IRS.
  • VigLink take 25% off your affiliate commission, this is the same cut as Skimlinks.
  • VigLink support is run by a community support panel which means other users and VigLink employees, you’re encouraged to search through other users’ issues or post your own and wait for an answer.
  • Reporting system can be confusing at first.
  • VigLink doesn’t work with JavaScript disabled browsers.

VigLink vs Adsense

VigLink and Adsense are totally different ad networks and aren’t comparable. Both of them do not require exclusivity and will work well together on your site. VigLink and Adsense monetize different sections of your website and by using VigLink it shouldn’t affect Adsense earnings. VigLink is a very good adsense alternative.

VigLink vs Skimlink

VigLink and Skimlink are very similar and have a lot of the same merchants. VigLink approval process is easier and quicker.Iif you are outside of the US you might prefer Skimlinks, as it is easier to get started as you don’t need to provide any US taxation documents. VigLink don’t support automatic signup with all of their merchants such as the Ebay Partner Network like Skimlinks do.

VigLink Payout Amount

There’s no minimum payment amount with VigLink but you will need to wait 60 days to receive payment. So if you made money in May you wouldn’t receive payment until the end of July. Payment is made via PayPal and VigLink cover all the PayPal fees.
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Signing up with VigLink

Signing up is easy, once you have entered your email address on the VigLink website you will be sent an activation email. There is no approval process, so you will be approved instantly. Once you have verified your email account you fill in a couple of simple questions about location and password and from there you have the code to enter on your website. You can start earning money straight away.
Entering the code on your website is simple, there is one code that can be used for any site or unique codes for any of the following formats: Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, phpBB, TypePad and vBulletin. Once you have entered the code on your site any product links with VigLink merchants will automatically be switched into affiliate links.

Adversal - Best Adsense Alternatives for 2015

Adversal CPM ad network have been around since 2003 and are one of the quality pop-under ad providers in the market. They have expanded their ad network to include numerous other ad types including PPC ads.
Adversal provide a geo-targeting option that ensures their advertisers are paying top dollar for their ads to be displayed to the audience they want, this means more money for publishers.

How does Adversal operate?

Adversal are easily our favourite Adsense alternative. They are continually a great performing CPM ad network and we highly recommend registering if you meet their sign-up criteria. Their CPM payout rates are determined in real time and payment rates are decided by factors such as where your traffic is from, the type of content and bounce rate on your site and how much an advertiser is willing to pay for your niche.
They are well known for their pop-under ads but they have many other ad types available including;
  • Banner
  • Leaderboard
  • Medium Rectangle
  • Ministitial
  • Pop-under
  • Skyscraper
  • Wide Skyscaper
Adversal pay for each raw impression not per visitor which means more money for you. Adversal use a code that allows their pop-under ads to not be blocked by most pop-up blockers ensuring that you still get paid for each of these impressions. They have decent eCPM rates and have advertising available in a lot of categories referred to as verticals on their site.
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Adversal Review

  • Low minimum payout rates of $20.
  • Very high CPM rates.
  • Great reporting system that allows you to track different ad campaigns.
  • They have a good reputation for paying on time.
  • Adversal pay more for North American based customers but still can receive high CPMs for other countries depending on a number of factors.
  • It can be difficult to be accepted if you don’t meet the US traffic requirements.
  • Statistics are only updated once daily.
  • The amount of impressions shown on Adversal’s reporting system might differ from your own analytics due to instances where pop-up blockers have been effective.

Adversal Payouts

Adversal have an extremely low payout rate. Payout is on a NET35 basis and if you reach the minimum payment threshold of $20. This means that if your account reaches the minimum payout amount in November, from the 1st December you will need to wait 35 days to receive your payout, which would mean payment on the 5th January. Payment is made via PayPal, Bank Wire or cheque and all unpaid balances are rolled over each month until you reach the minimum payment amount.
Here’s Adversal Payment Proof via PayPal.
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Adversal vs Adsense

Adversal is one of the top adsense alternatives. They can offer high payout rates, especially if you have US or Canadian traffic. They also offer great support. Kyle from Adversal is always quick to offer assistance. Adversal have an advantage over Adsense by offering various ad types including pop-under ads. Adversal and Adsense can be used on the same page. Adversal can be used with other pop-up and pop-under ad networks as long as they are not activated when links are clicked on your site.

Signing up for Adversal

The sign up process for Adversal is easy and you should get a decision within 5-7 days regarding approval. There are specific criteria you need to meet for approval such as;
  • Half your site’s traffic should be from the US.
  • You must receive 50,000 page views each month.
  • Your site must be in English.
  • Your site should not contain any questionable content or links that lead to malware or viruses.
  • Your site must be at least 30 days old and be complete with no broken links or be under construction.
  • Your site must be at least two pages and be comprised of decent original content.
Once you have been accepted, installation of the Adversal ad codes is easy. By installing the ad codes on more pages within your site should ensure an increase in revenue. If for any reason your application is rejected, you must wait 30 days before signing up again.

Adversal Review 2015

We spoke to Kyle at Adversal and this is what he had to say about Adversal to date.
“Our goal at Adversal is to maximize earning potential and provide an overall great publisher experience. We also have a long history of reliability within the industry. In 10 years, we’ve never once missed a pay period or even sent out a single payment late.”
“Over the past year, we’ve made significant improvements and updates to our display network. As a result the majority of our publishers have seen their eCPMs double and even triple!”

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Skimlinks - Best Adsense Alternatives for 2015

Skimlinks are relatively new and have been in operation since 2008. They are an award winning company with accolades from a4uAwards, New Media Age and from the Smarta100 team as well. Skimlinks affiliate marketing saves you time and is plain simple to use. Read on to find out how they can simplify making money with your website and why we consider Skimlinks a valid adsense alternative.

How Does Skimlinks Operate?

Skimlinks have over 18,000 online merchants who’s products you can link to and earn money from selling on your site. The beauty of Skimlinks is that you don’t have to waste your time joining the affiliate program for each company or sourcing the affiliate links. Each product link you add to your site from one of Skimlinks’ list of merchants automatically becomes an affiliate link. If you don’t think you link to enough products on your site you can take advantage of their Skimwords campaign. This uses words within your content to link to related products as an affiliate link.

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  • No need to sign up with many different affiliate networks.
  • No need to waste time converting product links into affiliate links.
  • Having all of your affiliate links from one company means that you only have the one reporting system to use.
  • It is easier and faster to reach your minimum payout amount as all payments from each affiliate are rolled into one and paid via Skimlinks.
  • Skimlinks have Ebay and Amazon as part of their affiliate network, the links used in your content will be region specific to the reader.

  • The Skimlinks javascript can slow down loading time on your site.
  • Skimwords is not effective for all niches, it works best with automotive, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, consumer technology and electronics.
  • Skimlinks take part of your commisions this can be up to 25% with some merchants.
  • Skimlinks review each website before you can insert the code on the site.

Skimlinks vs Adsense

Skimlinks is completely different from Adsense. The two ad networks work great together as a way to monetize your website. By using Skimlinks your site won’t look like it is covered in ads but will have great product recommendations that appear to be normal links to a merchant’s site. Adsense has the advantage that you are being paid every time that someone clicks, this is not always the case with Skimlinks. Since you are in complete control of which links show on your website you can talk up the product within your content before the reader clicks ensuring a better chance of a sale and commission for yourself. Skimlinks is great to use in conjuction with another ad network and should be considered as a good paying adsense alternative.

Skimlinks vs Vigilink

Skimlinks is better than Vigilink due to the fact that with Skimlinks you are immediately approved to be an affiliate with the Ebay Partner Network and Amazon, with Vigilink there can be a secondary approval step. Skimlinks are able to pass on their arranged commission rates which can be higher than what you would have been offered if you were to sign up directly with the different merchants.

Skimlinks Payout Amount

Skimlinks have a low minimum payment threshold at $10, £7 or 8€ NET60. Which means that it will normally take 60 days for payment once your commission has been cleared by the merchant, these terms can differ depending on the merchant.

Signing up with Skimlinks

Signing up with Skimlinks is easy, you simply fill in a one page application form with details of your website. Skimlinks review your site and within 3 days you will know whether you have been approved. Each subsequent site that you submit will need to be reviewed by  Skimlinks prior to you being able to earn money from any of the Skimlinks merchants. Installation is as easy as inserting Javascript into your site template or there are installation plugins available if you use Ning, VBulletin or WordPress.
The reporting software with Skimlinks is easy to use, you can filter your results by merchant or by domain, by different date criteria and you can also compare Skimlinks to Skimwords. The only negative to report is that reporting is delayed by one day.

What is Your Experience With Skimlinks?

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11 Best Websites to Improve Writing Skills in English

We, humans are the most expressive creatures in the world, even the most introverted! We make use of both spoken and written words to convey our message across. The art of aptly describing what’s on your mind boils down to your writing or speaking abilities. While writing plain English is no challenge, eliminating the nuances from one’s writing to get the message across adequately is a challenge for many. While the best of the writers can capture the attention of readers with their succinct description of events, most of them struggle to find words or phrases to perfectly fall in place with the content.
Writing aptly is a skill and it goes beyond the simple use of grammar in your prose. While grammar forms an essential aspect of writing, there are more aspects of writing which must be taken off while working on it. Overuse of cliches, adverbs, bulky phrases, etc is some of the examples of poor writing and something which needs to be addressed. Writing is a form of art and like every other form of art, it takes time and perseverance to see through the toughest challenges you face while writing.

11 Awesome Websites to Help Improve English Writing Skills

Improving your writing skills broadens your horizons in both your personal and career-related pursuits. To help you improve writing skills in English, we have collected some of the best web-resources dedicated to this mission. Here are the top 11 Best Websites to improve your writing skills in English.
1. Grammarly
Grammarly is easily one of the best online resources to significantly improve your vocabulary and writing skills. Grammarly is basically an online word processor, which goes beyond your ordinary word processor in correcting your English mistakes. Grammarly fixes over 250 types of English errors, which the Microsoft Word application could not correct. The app also suggests synonyms for your chosen words to improve the context of the phrase.
Since Grammarly app is also available for your web browser, you can simply install the extension and have Grammarly edit all of your Emails, social media posts or any content that you create from your web browser. The spell-checker and vocabulary enhancer are the standout features of Grammarly that will definitely make you a better writer over time. Although Grammarly is offered as a free installation, a premium plan also does exist which costs around $29.95/month.
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2. Grammar Girl
Grammar Girl
Grammar Girl is one of the best web resources to help you improve your writing skills online. Although now renamed to QuickandDirtyTips, Grammar Girl is how this blog is known well. Mignon Fogarty, who is behind Grammar Girl, is a very well-known personality with different books and mobile apps to her name. Grammar Girl offers short and friendly tips to help you improve writing skills on the web. All the complex Grammar questions are answered adequately and interestingly by Grammar Girl.
Learn everything about English Grammar, from punctuation, vocabulary, writing style and other tips needed to make you a better writer. Although QuickAndDirtyTips now does cover a wide range of topics, Grammar Girl was solely dedicated to the act of making English grammar easy for everyone.
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3. The Purdue Writing Lab
Purdue OWL
Universities often have their very own writing centers on-campus to help people with their writing skills. Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab, or better known as the Purdue OWL is an online writing center dedicated to the mission of helping people with their writing skills. Purdue OWL provides users worldwide with their writing resources and guides. This website targets all of the common English grammatical queries arisen by people with their second language as English.
Tackling issues like Writer’s block, development of an outline, thesis writing, proofreading, etc are some of the topics covered by Purdue’s OWL. The website also is home to the APA and MLA style guides which are used worldwide for publishing thesis and dissertations. Divided into two sections – General writing and the Writing process, both of these cover issues that most of the people face while writing in English.
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4. Thesaurus
The Thesaurus is one of the vital tools that every good English writer has in their arsenal of tools for writing better. Building on your vocabulary is essential in becoming a better English writer and Thesaurus offers just that. Thesaurus helps users in becoming a better writer by providing alternative words and phrases to perfectly expressing yourselves in written English. Thesaurus offers the best collection of synonyms and antonyms that you could use to improve your vocabulary while writing in English.
Whatever your message might be, if you are looking to simplify your written English, Thesaurus will come to your help often times. This website also has a collection of some of the most overused words that you must avoid in your written English. Sharpen your English skills with this one powerful online and mobile application tool.
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5. Hemingway App
Hemingway App
The Hemingway App is a wonderful web-based and desktop standalone software to help you edit your written English. The Hemingway App tackles a lot of nuances in English writing, like very complex sentences, uses of passive voice, overuse of adverbs, and much more. The standalone desktop software for Mac and Windows costs $9.99.
Note: This tool is also listed under ShoutMeLoud’s Mega Blogging tools list
The Hemingway app also provides a readability score for the entered text, which you could use to analyze the structure of the content you’ve written. Using Hemingway App, all of your wordy sentences are highlighted in yellow and extraneous content highlighted in red.
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6. Writers Digest University
Writer's Digest University
If you are looking for professional online workshops to improve your English writing, Writer’s Digest University have the best of them. Writer’s Digest University initiative provide users with online workshops to improve their fiction, non-fiction, short stories and freelance writing work. Offering 76 online workshops across a huge range of topics, Writer’s Digest University’s courses come at a hefty price. With courses starting from $139 to going as high as $700, these courses will help you achieve the levels of a skilled writer.
Taught by professional and published authors, Writer’s Digest University offer some of the best online workshops. You can also browse through Writer’s Digest blog to receive latest updates and tips on writing better for free.
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7. Grammar Book
Grammar Book
Grammar Book is another one of the best online resources to help you improve your writing skills. From punctuation rules to grammar quizzes and blog posts, Grammar Book has it all. The Grammar Book’s blog gets constantly updated every Tuesday with a new blog post about a grammar issue. Participate in the Grammar quizzes to improve your English grammar skills.
This website also offers ‘The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation’, to help you become a better English writer.
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8. Readability-Score
Your writing has to build a connection with your readers, or there is no point in your writings. Take any of your favorite articles on the web, these articles have the best prose and text layout, which only make you read more. Readability is an aspect of writing which many writers fail to take note of. No matter how grammatically correct maybe your sentences, taking the readability factor into consideration is essential in writing better English.
Readability-score is an online resource that helps writers calculate the readability scores of their entered text. On a scale of 0 to 100, this tool rates the content you entered for its readability factor, the higher your score, the better is your content.
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9. Aztekera Passive voice checker
Aztekera Passive voice checker
Content in English is broadly classified into two types – Active and Passive voice. The active voice is the one that is more concise and straightforward. Use of passive voice more often hampers your written English to a huge extent. Aztekera offers a free online tool that helps you look out for the ‘To be’ verbs, that make up a passive voice phrase. Use this tool to eliminate the passive voice phrases in your writing.
The excessive use of passive voice might be the reason for the non-persuasive tone of your writing. Get rid of such form of writing using Aztekera Passive voice checker tool.
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10. Grammar Monster
Grammar Monster
Grammar Monster is one of the most resourceful tools on the web to help you with improving your writing skills. Whatever might be that you are trying to learn regarding English grammar, Grammar Monster has it all. With free resources in punctuation, apostrophe’s, commas, prepositions, adverbs, adjectives, etc., Grammar Monster features hundreds of articles across all of the said topics.
The easy-to-learn chunks of information presented on Grammar Monster make it one of the best online resources to improve one’s writing skills. Available entirely for free, anyone can make the most of the basic and the higher level English grammar skills listed on this website.
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11. Pro Writing Aid
Pro Writing Aid
Pro Writing Aid is one of the industry-standard text editing software, available as a free version for web interfaces. Edit your text online for up to 3000 words with their free web tool. Pro Writing Aid features some of the key aspects to a powerful text editing tool. This tool checks the entered content for plagiarism, usage of vague/abstract words, alliteration analysis and more, in addition to the regular spell-checking and other grammar tools.
Used by professionally published authors and editors, Pro Writing Aid is the best tool to amplify your English writing skills.

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