Last updated on January 5th, 2018 at 11:15 am
As cryptocurrencies become more and more popular, you can now find dedicated Bitcoin ad networks that allow you to display Bitcoin-related ads on your site and earn additional Bitcoin income.
Much like Google AdSense, Bitcoin advertising networks provide ads on your website. You’ll receive a payout in Bitcoin, which you can usually withdraw within a week. Let’s take a look at some of the best Bitcoin advertising networks to consider for your website:
CoinTraffic has been around since 2014 and refers to itself as a crypto advertising network. It offers CPM campaigns and has a wide range of advertising format options, including static banners and pop-under ads. The platform is easy to use, which makes checking daily payments and withdrawing commissions particularly easy. There’s a minimum withdrawal of €10, and requests for payouts are usually processed within 24 hours.
One advantage of CoinTraffic is that they’re selective about the number of advertising partners they have. This means that they’re careful to avoid ICO scams, instead simply concentrating on high-quality traffic with reputable advertisers and publishers. Support offered by CoinTraffic is typically very good, with quick response times, though it can sometimes take weeks for your website to be approved or rejected.
- Platform is quick and easy to use
- Support is good, with quick replies and helpful answers
- Careful about the advertisers they choose
- You may have to wait awhile for your website to be reviewed
A-ADS (Anonymous Ads)
One of the oldest Bitcoin advertising networks, A-ADS (Anonymous Ads) is still a very popular choice. Much like Bitcoin itself, the A-ADS advertising platform is based on anonymity: no personal information or verification is required. While there is a sign-up page, you can choose to sign in with a Bitcoin address without registering for an account.
A-ADS is an established Bitcoin advertising network that is known to offer prompt and punctual payments. Users are given the choice of withdrawing to an A-ADS account or directly to a Bitcoin address. You’re unlikely to encounter many problems, and if support is needed, A-ADS is usually very helpful.
- Offers anonymity—you don’t need to provide personal info
- Payments are always prompt and punctual
- Good record of customer support
- Some users have noted lower payouts of late
- Doesn’t distinguish between advertisers (can promote scams)
One of the newer Bitcoin advertising networks, Coinzilla was launched in 2016. It offers both CPM and CPC advertising in the form of standard banners, floating banners, and pop-under ads. Interestingly, adverts can be funded not only with Bitcoin but also with Ethereum. One feature you may find useful is the referral program, which can help you earn 10% of the deposits and withdrawals of referred users.
Payments on CoinZilla are held for seven days before being released. Like many Bitcoin advertising networks, there’s a minimum withdrawal of 0.001 BTC. One catch: Coinzilla’s publisher requirements are on the strict side, with quite a lot of users having their websites rejected. In particular, Coinzilla doesn’t accept websites created in the last three months. While support can be slow during peak times, responses are typically helpful, and there’s the flexibility of submitting a support ticket via the website or contacting Coinzilla via Skype.
- Earn additional Bitcoin with the referral program
- Payments are reliable and rarely delayed
- Ads can also be funded in Ethereum
- High-quality advertisers
- Support can be a little slow at times
- Strict website requirements
CoinAd differs from most Bitcoin advertising networks in the sense that new publishers are accepted on an invite-only basis. What’s more, they have strict requirements, such as only accepting websites with Alexa ranks of under 100,000 and at least 100,000 daily page impressions.
As such, this Bitcoin ad network is only for more established sites. The goal behind this is to offer greater quality for advertisers who are able to choose which websites they want to advertise on, where to place their banners, and how many impressions they want.
There are numerous advantages for publishers who are lucky enough to be invited. If you have a trusted, high-traffic website, you can earn well in comparison to most other Bitcoin advertising networks. Payments are made on a weekly basis and can be sent directly to a Bitcoin wallet or even a PayPal account. Overall, this is a very reliable Bitcoin ad network and well worth considering if you’re invited.
- Focus on high quality
- Weekly payment to Bitcoin wallet or PayPal account
- Potential to earn more than with most Bitcoin ad networks
- Invite-only with strict entry requirements
Launched in 2015, Mellow Ads offers CPM and CPC campaigns, with advertisers able to buy a specific number of unique views or clicks from ad spaces. There’s a choice of banner and pop-under ads, and daily revenue is provided based on the number of views, clicks, or pops provided to the network. Mellow Ads charges a fairly low fee of 10% for network campaigns, which means higher potential earnings than many other Bitcoin advertising networks.
Mellow Ads may not be for everyone since there are a number of mandatory requirements for having your website approved. This includes having a top 100,000 Alexa rank. If you’re approved, you’ll have the chance to earn via the referral program, with 50% referral commissions from any new accounts you refer. In general, it’s a very fast and reliable Bitcoin advertising network, though it doesn’t have the most reliable customer support, with many users claiming not to have received replies.
- Charges fairly low fees, which may mean higher payouts
- Referral program with 50% commission
- Your website must be in a top 100,000 Alexa ranking
- Support is unreliable, with many queries going unanswered
Part of the BitRush network, AdBit works using a pay-per-day system. It’s similar to Google AdSense in that advertisers will bid against each other for a share in the ad space on your website. The higher the bid, the more of a share a particular advertiser has and the more you can potentially earn. The only ad format option is a banner, though this can consist of text, an image, or interactive media, depending on the particular ad.
One of the best things about AdBit is that payments are made to your account in real time with every view or click an ad receives. As with many Bitcoin advertising networks, there’s a minimum withdrawal of 0.001 BTC. One area in which AdBit could improve is its support, which can be on the slow side. However, this is a reliable option that has the potential to offer decent returns.
- Payments are made in real time
- Relatively small ad network
- Not many ad formats to choose from
- Customer support can be a little slow at times
Are you using a Bitcoin advertising network we haven’t mentioned? Have you had any experience with the ones we have? Let us know in the comments below!