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Have any Adsense users switched to Media.net?

     
11:07 pm on Jul 29, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Adsense suddenly decided that 2/3rds of my traffic is invalid (no sudden increase in visitors) as a result, my income is now at a point we can't pay our bills.

As Adsense have decided the bulk of my traffic is invalid, I need to think of alternatives and Media.net seems to be the best shot. Have any Adsense users made the switch and what happened?

From what I've read, Media.net pays less, but if they count all my traffic as valid, it's got to be better than Adsense who are now paying me what I was earning in 2009, despite my traffic being 250% higher.
11:39 pm on July 29, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Have any Adsense users switched to Media.net?

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12:26 am on July 30, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Thanks keyplyr, I actually tried 'Googling' webmasterworld adsense medianet. Obviously my search skills need a little fine tuning. Off to read now.
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8:16 am on July 30, 2017 (gmt 0)

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When you say "Adsense has decided that 2/3rds of my traffic is invalid", do you mean that they've contacted you and said as much? Or are you losing two-thirds of your revenue at the end of the month?

Re: media.net, I trialled it last year and the returns were pitiful. I doubt things have improved. They still nag me constantly to rejoin.
8:37 am on July 30, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I used to use Media.net as a fallback for adsense through DFP.
Earning were respectable for a while, but they collapsed earlier this year. I have trialled switching them back on a few times, but they generate next to nothing now.

This may be due to Media.net losing big advertisers in my niche, so it might not apply in your case.
4:20 am on July 31, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Ive found them to be only a good backup/fallback and nothing more. Adsense is still the king as far as making revenue on ads today (for me at least, and in my industry). Ive not found another player with such a deep base of advertisers and options. For as much as they hide from publishers, they certainly show more than the competition.
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I still run media.net ads, but the earnings were way down this year. Bear in mind (even though for some reason they don't want to admit it) they sometimes run AdSense ads in your placements themselves, so you might end up with the same problem you had with AdSense.