Our Pick for Sites with 100k+ Pageviews/Month: Adthrive

Adthrive only approves sites once they reach the 100,000 pageview/month mark

Why we picked them: Adthrive has been fantastic to work with.  Every communication I’ve ever had with them has been a pleasant experience, their RPMs (Revenue per thousand impressions) are unmatched in the industry, and they do a LOT of work to roll out the red carpet for their publishers and make sure you are happy with them.  If you want to know what it’s like working with a company that totally has your back, read this email that I received from them a few months ago.  It’s a perfect example of the kind of people they are.

Another thing is that they’ll periodically email me where it’s obvious that a human being has been checking out my site and ad earnings and they’ll send me suggestions on specifically what I can change on my site to up my RPMs.

What they could do to improve: I just wish they had a way for many of our Project 24 members to access their service at a lower traffic level.  I totally understand why they don’t, but I wish there was a way.  Oh, and why is their logo a tree?  This is the kind of thing that keeps me up at night.

Compared to the competition: The primary competition is Mediavine.  In general, we’ve seen higher RPMs on our Adthrive sites but Mediavine is a good company too.  There are rare exceptions where we’ve seen a site do better on Mediavine than Adthrive.  Usually, if you can get on Adthrive, you can know you’re getting top dollar for your ads, but that doesn’t make Mediavine a bad choice.


NOTE: This page contains affiliate links.  We earn commissions for our recommendation to Ezoic.  But no, we won’t let that sway our opinions.  What’s on this page is exactly how we do the ads on our own sites as well.