Just recently Google announced they will be retiring Adsense for feeds. Many publishers over the years have earned quite a reasonable amount of income from this product. This is not the first time Google is retiring a part of their Adsense program, Adsense for videos and Adsense for domains were retired some time ago. Same fate is facing Adsense for feeds now. So the question in every publishers lips is “What will be the best alternative to Adsense for feeds”?
Google in their official blog stated that though they will be retiring Adsense for feeds by October 2, 2012 they will be totally shutting it down by December 3, 2012. They also stated that publishers can continue to use Feedburner URLs powered by Google, so they won’t have to redirect subscribers to different URLs. Though the Adsense for feeds is getting retired, Google said this change won’t affect any other products like Adsense for content, mobile etc.
Best Alternative to Adsense for Feeds:
Now the big question is “what alternative will be best and suitable to Adsense for feeds currently being retired?” What is the best RSS feeds monetization methods? That’s the essence of this post, as I will try to answer and suggest some of the best alternatives to Adsense for feeds. There are other RSS monetization methods out there, and more will soon be rolled out in the future, but for now let us discuss the available ones.
BuySellAds RSS feeds ads:
BuySellAds offers an RSS feeds ads, this ad type can provide publishers with the necessary tools to monetize their feeds. BuySellAds is a market place that connects publishers and advertisers. So if you have a huge subscriber base, you can still earn good money selling ad spot on your feeds. You can sign up now and start serving ads for feeds via this program.
Pheedo is yet another RSS monetization method that allows publishers serve ads on their RSS feeds. The good part of this program is that if you have already burned your feeds with Feedburner, Pheedo’s ads can easily be integrated into your Feedburner feeds. Sign up now with Pheedo to start serving ads on your RSS feeds.
Direct/private banner ads or affiliate offers:
If you do not want to register with any other RSS ads serving company to serve ads on your RSS feeds, you can easily serve your own direct ads on your feeds. Especially for WordPress blogs, there are some plugins that can help you insert custom HTML code at the top or bottom of each feed item on your feeds. You can also use affiliate offers for this purpose and sell ads directly on your RSS feeds.
Now you may be asking why will I have to move my feeds from Feedburner to FeedBlitz since Feedburner is still alive and is not getting shut down, rumor has it that Google may soon be shutting down Feedburner too. FeedBlitz is a premium alternative to Feedburner. FeedBlitz offers easy Feedburner to FeedBlitz migration, custom email templates, and most especially a monetization program that allows publishers to serve RSS feeds in the feeds. Sign up with FeedBlitz today and continue earning money through ads on your RSS Feeds.
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