Best Adult Ad Networks 2017

Best Adult Ad Networks 2017

The internet is packed with reviews on the best adult ad networks. We wanted to cut through the noise with our own examination of the top 10 most popular networks for the adult niche, based on the aspects that directly impact the work of their publishers.

Our overview includes information like the CPM they pay, their types of offers, ad formats, fill rates, quality of support, minimum payouts as well as the frequency of their earnings.

We also tried to highlight the pros and cons of each adult ad network, based on our daily experience of working with them, and this is what we found.

Read also Four Ways to Monetize an Adult Tube Site.

Exoclick

Exoclick offers lower minimum payouts than some of its competitors and at a weekly frequency. There are plenty of ad options to choose from, with native advertising, instant messaging, in-stream and pre-video inventory acting as luxuries on top of regular offerings like banners and pop-unders.

Much like every network, Exoclick accepts desktop and mobile traffic via a CPM model and for those favouring a strong, well-rounded service, it’s a good place to start.

exoclick home

Pros:

  • The fill rate is almost 100% due to unsold inventory being used for performance campaigns
  • Accurate statistics
  • Probably the biggest range of inventory for adult traffic
  • A well-cleansed environment means the ads are safe to run
  • Weekly payments at a minimum of $20
  • Good CPM rates
  • Big publishers benefit from one-to-one management
  • Offer back URLs find a home for any traffic that goes unsold

Cons:

  • Email is the sole option for tech support
  • Low CPM rates for Asian geos
  • ExoClick is geared mainly towards adult websites (a pro and a con, depending on your specialism)

Read our Exoclick full review here.

Register ExoClick account

AdsTerra

AdsTerra can be seen as a good option when it comes to service and reliability. Unfortunately a dip into the waters looks off the cards, thanks to a hefty minimum payout of $100 delivered bi-weekly.

For those that do take the plunge, the network’s offering of push-ups, interstitials and a huge breadth of payment options (including wire transfer, PayPal, Bitcoin and Webmoney) helps to create a strong offering, but in the favour of publishers that really know how to earn.

Adsterra homepage

Pros:

  • All traffic is sold thanks to a fill rate of 100%
  • Skype is available as a customer support mechanism
  • AdsTerra has a self-serve dashboard for making manual adjustments to your campaigns
  • Above average rates of CPM across both mobile and desktop

Cons:

  • Stats from some Asian countries will have some discrepancies, according to our investigations
  • High minimum payouts vs. its competitors, delivered bi-weekly
  • CPMs are lower across tier-2 and tier-3 countries
  • Does not accept proxy traffic.

Read our Adsterra full review here.

Register AdsTerra account

HilltopAds.com

HilltopAds is different to many of its competitors due to only dealing with pop-unders. Still, the company offers many of the trappings of a solid CPM network, including the acceptance of desktop and mobile traffic, a referral program offering a 5% commission boost for the referrer, and plenty of payment options for a minimum earning of $50, which is delivered weekly.

hilltopads homepage

Pros:

  • All traffic is sold thanks to a 100% fill rate
  • High CPM rates, especially for mobile traffic
  • Skype is available as a customer support mechanism
  • Payouts are delivered weekly

Cons:

  • No self-service option means changes have to go through a member of staff
  • Pop-unders are the only ads allowed

Read our Hilltop Ads Ad Network Review.

Register HilltopAds account

TrafficForce.com

TrafficForce is another network which could be held back by some big minimum earnings and a lengthy wait to get paid.

That said, its offering of video and in-text ads could represent a benefit for certain publishers, while the self-service panel can alleviate the concerns brought on by a generally below-par level of support.

trafficforce homepage

Pros:

  • High CPM offers for tier-1 countries
  • Offer back URLs find a home for any traffic that goes unsold
  • TrafficForce has a self-serve dashboard for making manual adjustments to your campaigns

Cons:

  • The platform has a clear preference for big and high-quality sites
  • No referral program
  • The minimum payout is $100 and can only be delivered monthly
  • Our investigations showed support to be slow
  • The network is big on quality, so any traffic that isn’t sold may require additional code for its distribution (super low fill-rate)

Read our TrafficForce full review here.

Register TrafficForce account

JuicyAds.com

Heading up the list of benefits for JuicyAds is a referral program offering a 20% commission boost for publishers that get others to sign up. This could be a key differentiating factor along with minimum payouts of $25, delivered on request.

juicyads homepage

Pros:

  • Strong rates of CPM in certain markets (Asia and Russia in particular)
  • Offer back URLs find a home for any traffic that goes unsold
  • Self-service panel
  • Minimum payout of $25, delivered on request
  • Referral program offering a commission boost of 20%

Cons:

  • Below-average rates for banners
  • Customer support delivered by email only
  • Non user-friendly admin panel, according to our tests

Read our JuicyAds full review here.

Register JuicyAds account

DoublePimp.com

DoublePimp is home to some of the highest CPMs in the adult niche. Those that aren’t put off by the lack of a referral program and range of ad types might see their interest piqued by a minimum payout of $50, with good payment options and a self-service function to boot.

doublepimp

Pros:

  • Offers some of the highest CPM rates in the adult niche
  • Self-service panel

Cons:

  • Our investigations found the support to be fairly slow
  • Publishers cannot take advantage of bonuses from a referral program
  • Pop-unders are the only ads allowed

Read our DoublePimp Ad Network Review

Register DoublePimp account

Adnium.com

Providing the publisher can creep up to the minimum payout of $100 (available on request), Adnium could be a good route to the adult sector. The network has good CPMs, a referral program boasting the usual 5% commission top-up for referrals, although we did find it to be lacking in terms of support and an overly stringent set of rules.

Added to the cons were a lack of payment options, with Paxum or wire transfer the only functions available.

adnium homepage

Pros:

  • Above average CPM for banner ads
  • Adnium has a self-serve platform for making manual adjustments to your campaigns

Cons:

  • Adnium has stricter rules than most networks
  • Our investigations found the level of support to be very inconsistent
  • Publishers have to earn $100 before they’re entitled to a payout

Read our Adnium full review

Register Adnium account

Ero-Advertising.com

Ero-Advertising is headed up by a low minimum payout of €10, delivered weekly or monthly, strong CPMs in Europe, along with the availability of instant messenger functions in the ad types.

For those getting cosy with the service, a referral program offering a 10% commission boost awaits.

eroadvertising homepage

Pros:

  • Above average rates of CPM for European geos
  • Offer back URLs find a home for any traffic that goes unsold
  • Adnium has a self-serve platform for making manual adjustments to your campaigns
  • Support is easy to find thanks to options for Skype and email
  • Minimum payout €10, delivered weekly or monthly

Cons:

  • Tier-2 and tier 3 countries are affected by lower rates of CPM
  • The Low fill-rate means you sometimes can’t sell all your traffic.

Read our Ero-Advertising full review here.

Register Ero-Advertising account

Clickadu.com

Clickadu is another good option for smaller sites looking for a steady network for entering the adult niche. The only obvious flaws are a minimum payout of $100, delivered bi-monthly, which combined with a generally low CPM may create issues.

clickadu homepage

Pros:

  • Smaller publishers can use Clickadu
  • Support is easy to find thanks to options for Skype and email
  • Above average fill rates

Cons:

  • Minimum payout of $100, offered bi-monthly
  • Generally low CPM rates

Read our Clickadu full review here.

Register Clickadu account

Reporo.com

Reporo is a mobile-only zone but does allow a reasonable breadth of ad types, including interstitials (fairly rare in the adult niche), pop-unders and banners.

Despite offering a good level of support, the lack of a self-service platform may create problems for those wishing to make constant changes.

reporo homepage

Pros:

  • Support is easy to find thanks to options for Skype and email

Cons:

  • Publishers have to earn $100 to be entitled to a payout
  • Earnings come bi-monthly
  • No desktop traffic allowed – Reporo is a mobile-only network
  • Users cannot make manual changes to their campaigns due to the lack of a self-serve option
  • Less chance of a commission boost with no active referral program

Read our Reporo full review here.

Register Reporo account

Final thoughts

There are advantages and disadvantages to every ad network. Thanks to ad mediation services like AdSpyglass, publishers can link themselves up to all of the platforms above and reap the benefits that each can offer.

Our process is simple:

  • AdSpyglass automatically selects the most profitable offers from top ad networks and displays ads with the highest CPM on your websites.
  • AdSpyglass gives our publishers complete transparency over the data we collect
  • We automatically switch your ad tags to the most profitable offers

These create three huge advantages for our users:

  1. An income boost of up to 100% automatically.
  2. There is no need to change ad tags to reply on your websites templates. You manage all your ads such as network ads or your own ads directly via AdSpyglass admin panel. It helps to avoid mistakes while you add your website templates and saves your time, even more so if you have numerous sites.
  3. You can see detailed statistics from all inventory ad networks in AdSpyglass reports allowing for granular analysis and the optimizing of campaigns from all your networks in one admin panel.

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Read also Best Ad Networks for publishers

Read also What Is Ad Mediation And How Does It Work.

Read also SEO for Adult Sites — How to Drive Organic Traffic

And compare all ad networks’ CPM rates by countries here: Top Ad Networks 2017

8 thoughts on “Best Adult Ad Networks 2017

  1. Exoclick has automated website approval I think. What I most like about them is they are already trying to make their network better. Recently they changed their admin panel which tells publisher how much will we earn this month. It is a great way to get a clear idea. I am still happy with its performance.

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  2. I think I should use Juicyads or Plugrush for my site. I monetize my twitter traffic with Juicyads and Plugrush and I get like $3 for every 1k visitors from twitter.

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  3. Tested all of these network on my main site videoitaliani.net and other 20 on my network, all works, but exoclick pay better and in EURO. Testing Hiltop ads since once week and i’m pretty happy for the moment. Important at the moment is that they implement a reliable, antiadblock solution.

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    1. Hi Maddy!
      Every ad networks has its own pros and cons. It depends on many factors. What is your GEO?
      Ad Networks with popunders – you can always check current Top CPM Ad Networks with popunders by countries here: https://www.adspyglass.com/best-ad-networks. For example, yesterday highest CPM for popunder had:
      – BitterStrawberry.org ($1.51),
      – PopAds.net ($1.24),
      – TrafficShop.com ($0.96)
      – and AdsTerra ($0.93).

      You can see pros and cons (min payouts and etc.) in that link too.

      If you work with them with AdSpyglass — traffic can be automatically moved to networks with highest CPM.

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