10 Top Advertising Networks Besides Google Adsense

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Many of you have applied for a Google Adsense account only to be routinely rejected. Even those with current accounts can find themselves banned. Thousands of people experience this on a daily basis. And the reason? It may often be unclear. Google tends to provide vague answers, but possible reasons often include policy violations and fraudulent activity. However, this needn’t be bad news. There are plenty of other advertising networks besides Google Adsense. Here are 10 top alternative advertising networks you can use to generate revenue. We’ll describe briefly how they work and why they’re a viable alternative.

Infolinks

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With over 300 million unique monthly views across 50 000+ websites, Infolinks is currently one of the largest advertising networks in the world. They’re the leaders in Pay-Per-Click (PPC) in-text advertising. Their earning potential is high, with one of the best Click-Through Rates (CTR). Their native ads are free, work well with all ad solutions, and are highly customisable (engaging banners, contextual ads, and video); all without hampering the overall user experience. Website integration is seamless and their platform is open to publishers, small businesses and large organisations. There are no setup fees, minimum monthly page view requirements or hidden commitments. They work with quality brands such as Facebook, Amazon and TripAdvisor (among others).Their minimum payment threshold is $50 for PayPal and $100 for Wire Transfer.

 

Kontera

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Similar to Info Links, Kontera is one of the easiest advertising networks to use. You simply provide the code at the end of each page and Kontera serves all ads as Hyperlinked text when a user hovers the mouse over them. Image and video ads are also provided, with all ads based on PPC payment. Minimum payment threshold is $50 via PayPal, Check or Wire Transfer.

Chitika

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Chitika is the market leader in the full-fledged advertising service arena. Their focus is primarily on contextual ads. This means the ad is more likely to relate to the preferences of the user and will progressively improve click through rates. Ads are not driven by standard keywords. You can freely use Chitika in conjunction with Adsense. All payments can occur via PayPal ($10 minimum) and check ($50 minimum). Account approval is speedy.

Amazon Associates

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With the world’s largest online store and affiliate program, you might be surprised that Amazon also has an advertising program. Three types of ads are available: (1) Recommendation Ads, (2) Search Ads and (3) Custom Ads. The focus is on product advertisements. So, if you offer a product, consider using them. Ads are highly relevant (based on selected categories and blog content) and responsive (ads are provided in a responsive ad unit). You’ll be paid a small commission for everything Amazon sells through your links (even if it’s not a product recommended by you first). The only potential difficulty relates to payment. They use a check payment method, which is slower than other alternatives.

Revenue Hits

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This advertising network is performance based. Simply put, they pay you for results or Cost Per Action (CPA). For best results, make sure your ads run for at least 5 days, as their platform learns from the ads. Ads are highly customizable, from banner ads, sliders, pop-ups, buttons etc. Minimum pay-out threshold is $20 via Paypal and Pioneer.

 

Sourcengo

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Sourcengo is a contextual advertising network, launched in 2016, with a focus on technology software advertising. The network provides support for both publishers and advertisers. They connect quality advertisers with tech-orientated audience sites, worldwide. Their self-serve platform is advanced, making software advertising easy. They offer CPC and CPA and aim to provide publishers with a wide range of advert options. They’re also working on Cost Per Lead (CPL) adverts. Both contextual and dynamic advertising is their game. Dynamic advertising is where the ads change based on the user’s search history, ensuring content relevance, regardless of what content is displayed. Payments are sent at the beginning of the month for commissions made in the prior 30 day period. Payments are made swiftly and take 1-3 days, via PayPal and Wire Transfer. They’re still in their early stages, which presents a unique opportunity to grow with them. So if you don’t want to be just a number and receive personalised service from their account managers, why not give them a go?

Media.net

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Powered by Yahoo and Bing, Media.net is the second largest contextual advertising network available in terms of revenue and employee work-force size (500 employees worldwide). Their speciality is managing technological digital advertising products for publishers and advertisers. They provide customised and responsive advertising units, with a focus on targeted text and display adverts. The minimum payment is $100 via PayPal or Wire Transfer.

BidVertiser

 

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This  PPC advertising network provides targeted ads and supports multiple ad formats such as banners, inline ads, buttons, skyscrapers and rectangles. Ads are fully customisable as the user can specify dimensions of the ad, allowing for truly unique designs. BidVertiser is unique due to its publisher monetisation model. Publishers not only earn revenue for clicks, but also additional revenue through leads that turn into actual customers. The purpose of this is to encourage publishers to produce content for consumers who are in the market for the advertiser’s product (or what is known as qualified traffic). Advertisements can be monitored and tracked through the advertiser dashboard, allowing you to make adjustments to campaigns where required.

Adversal

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Adversal focuses on Banner Pop-under and Ministitial advertisements. The CTR rate is superb and is compatible with a wide range of languages. To subscribe, you need a minimum of 50 000 monthly page views. The minimum payment threshold is $20 PayPal, ACH, Check or Wire transfer. You also have access to an affiliate program and account approval is quick.

PropellerAds

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Based in the UK, Propeller is one of the biggest pop-under advertising networks with stellar CPMs. Expect payment for every 1000 impressions. They specialize in the following niches: entertainment, videos/movies, games, dating, finances, software and gambling. Whilst their focus is on pop-up’s, they also offer banners, mobile ads, layer ads and video ads. Further, if you’ve got considerable mobile traffic, they work closely with ad networks to monetize apps and increase ROI and CPM’s. For websites wanting to monetize traffic in second and third world countries (South Africa, India, Brazil, etc.) they’re a must, as they have a great fill rate for these areas. Payment occurs via Wire Transfer, Payoneer, Webmoney and Prepaid Cards.

So if you’re struggling with Google Adsense or you simply want to try something new, these 10 advertising networks are viable alternatives. Whilst we recommend trying a few advertising networks as a given, A/B testing can be used to check which is most suitable to your advertising needs.

How to Edit a Purchase Order on an iPhone

If you run a small business or you work in a finance department of one company, you probably happen to use purchase orders to buy some additional gadgets, software for your employees or to procure the services. Purchase orders keep track of your inventory and supplies payments.

On the other hand, if you are a supplier you receive purchase orders on a daily basis, from different buyers. In that way, you keep tracking of order fulfillment and payment processing. Purchase orders protects you from the buyers who changed their minds and don’t want to pay.

Either way, the usage of purchase orders is widespread in different industries and companies, and both sides are protected. Purchase orders are often used and mostly saved in hard copies for future reference. It may easily happen that you need a similar purchase order, maybe for the same supplier but with different data. In that case, you don’t need to make a purchase order from scratch, you can just edit the existing one.

Imagine you are in a hurry and you have only a paper copy of that purchase order you want to edit. What should you do?

You can take a photo of that paper with your iPhone and edit it in just a few steps.

 

Take a photo of your Purchase Order

 

Just put the paper on a flat and bright surface. Take a photo in a way that only the document itself is shown. Make sure the photo is clean so the result stays pretty much the same.

You can check out the taken photos in the Photos app, or any other app that stores photos.

Once you are satisfied with the look of your photo, proceed to another step.

 

Turn Image to Word

 

Open the Image to Word app that you can download for free on the app store. Choose the photo of a purchase order. You will be able to choose photos from Camera or Photos app.

 

convert image to wordAnd that’s it! The file is converted in no matter of time, your image will be available in .docx format and ready for reuse.

 

What Else You Should Know

 

The Image to Word app doesn’t have file size limitations. It can convert screenshots as well.

Its high conversion quality and excellent recognition turn scanned images to an editable file format.

Logically, after you get the converted file you will need an app that views .docx files, such as Microsoft Office, Office Suite and others.

 

If you are an iPhone enthusiast, don’t miss trying out this app, you never know when you will need it. Making purchase orders will be less time consuming and the kind of task you can complete on the go.

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How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Cloud

With over 773 million sales in the world, it is safe to say that iPhone is widely used across the globe. Not only do people see it as a regular communication gadget, they also find it to be a revolutionary way of taking photos and capturing memories.

However, as much as using iPhone as a camera alternative is tempting because of the quality of images the iPhone is known for, this will eventually result in having your phone running too slowly due to memory shortage. In that case, you need to either delete some of your photos or move them to the cloud. There is an iCloud app that gives you 5GB of free space, but if you’ve been using your iPhone for a while and you like taking photos, you are probably running out of free space even with the iCloud, right?

So, when you find yourself in that situation, consider using additional cloud storage. Cometdocs is a pretty good choice in this case. It is a free cloud storage app perfect for keeping pictures and memories, plus users get 2GB free upon registration. It can be accessed via any browser directly from your iPhone.

How to Access Cometdocs Storage on iPhone?

Open a browser and visit Cometdocs.com. Click on Create a free account and register to Cometdocs by filling out your name, email and password.

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Once you register, you can upload photos directly to cloud by clicking on the Upload button as shown in the image below.

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Pictures can also be imported from Dropbox or Google Drive. Your pictures will be safe and secure, and your phone memory will not be so full any more. You will be able to make new photos or use the phone for some other purposes.

The whole process of registering with Cometdocs and using it is very smooth and straightforward, which makes this app a perfect match for your equally smooth iPhone. All that’s left is to test it out.

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How to edit a balance sheet on an iPad

Whether you are an accountant or a business owner, you probably have to deal with financial statements quite a lot. As a statement of the financial position of one company, a balance sheet is a particularly important document for both accountants and business owners. If you are a business owner,  it is proof of your business’ liquidity; if you are working in an accounting firm, it is the basis for ratio analysis of your client’s company. In either case, the next time you want to apply to a bank loan, for instance, you will be required to provide a balance sheet. Or if you decide to look for potential investors, they will ask you for your balance sheet data.

No matter how often you prepare your balance sheet document, every quarter or once month, the fact is that at one point you will need to snap your company finances in order to track your company or your client’s company performance. Sometimes you will even be required to compare one reporting period with another or to compare the balance sheet data with the data from other financial statements.

As balance sheets are, like all other confidential financial documents, usually saved in PDF format to easily prevent any changes in format and data, it becomes a problem when you want to edit the document, add more data to the current document or practically use old report to make a new one.

There is of course, one quite well-known solution: convert a PDF to an editable file format by using a PDF conversion tool. As balance sheets usually have assets and liabilities presented in a table, the best editable format to convert a balance sheet is definitely Excel. There are tons of different PDF to Excel tools on the market, some of them are desktop, others are web-based but what about mobile apps?

If you are a business owner or a busy accountant, you know how convenient it is to use an iPad or an iPhone to finish your work on the go. Next time you need to edit a balance sheet you can do it far away from your desktop computer. And here we explain how:

 

Open your balance sheet document that was previously saved in a PDF. You can open it via Gmal, Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox or any app that has the Share button.

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Once you open the chosen document, tap on the Share button and from the Open in menu access the app PDF to Excel which you have previously downloaded on the app store.

The file will be converted in a few minutes or so, depending on how busy the servers are, how big your PDF is, and how fast the speed of your internet connection is. This app also converts scanned PDF documents, which comes in handy when you want to reuse old scanned financial documents. The converted file will be placed in the same folder where the original file is and you just need to open it in MS Office or any other mobile app that views Excel files.

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Although balance sheets represent the assets, liability and equity data frozen in time, you can defrost those data and edit them on your iPad in just a few straightforward steps. No matter how good you are at managing finances, this is one of iPad tricks that you should know about.

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Must-Have Productivity Apps for Lawyers

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It seems that lawyers are not as quick to adopt technology in their work as some other business professionals, such as educators, marketing and media specialists, accountants, etc. The reason for this is that many of them believe that practicing law with the help of innovative tech solutions could be risky for their business. For example, storing confidential contracts and papers on cloud platforms perhaps doesn’t seem as safe as the traditional way of storing paper documentation.

However, at the pace that technology is progressing, and especially at the pace that everyone seems to be embracing it, the legal sector cannot resist the change in their traditional working environment. Slowly but surely, today we have lawyers adopting different software solutions and technology for their internal communication, research and other important tasks.

Since a day in a lawyer’s work is filled with an extraordinary number of smaller tasks that can sometimes take a long time and prevent them from focusing on the important part of their case, some of the most useful pieces of new technology for lawyers are productivity apps. There are many productivity apps on the market today, precisely because developers have recognized the need for decreasing the amount of time needed for “side” projects. However, this abundance of software can also be a problem in itself. Who has the time to test and evaluate all those apps to find out what’s really helpful?

Luckily, we do. We’ve compiled a list of really great productivity apps that any lawyer will find helpful. Without further ado, let’s see what makes these software solutions so powerful when it comes to improving work and boosting productivity.

Edit legal reports

Pro Writing Aid is a powerful text editing, spelling and grammar checker which helps you improve your writing and saves you a lot of time in the process. It improves readability of a document by eliminating vague and complex words, locating repetitive sentence structure, removing redundancies and much more.

When dealing with sensitive data, as lawyers frequently are, it may happen that information is locked in a PDF document and thus impossible to edit. So, the next time this happens, you can either retype the whole text from scratch (as you may have been doing until now), or use a productivity app that converts PDFs to editable Word format. PDF to Word mobile app is excellent for this purpose, and it can be downloaded for free on iPhone or iPad. It is especially useful for lawyers because it can convert both native and scanned PDFs.

Store your documents

Saving documents can imply locking all papers in a drawer, saving them on the cloud or just scanning documents with your phone. Tiny Scanner is a mobile app that scans receipts, fax and other documents which can be considered a productivity asset when you are on the go. It simply turns your phone into a portable scanner.

DropBox is so well-known that there’s no need to describe it at length, but for those who don’t have experience using it, it’s enough to say that this cloud storage is among the most popular storage platforms out there. It allows users to store and synchronize their important documents for free and access those file from anywhere on the planet, as long as they have a computer or a mobile device and an Internet connection. The basic free plan offers 2 MB of space for files, but users can upgrade to more storage if they want.

Prepare your trial

When preparing for trials, you will also need a productivity helper. One such app is TrialPad which helps you annotate, organize and present evidence. This app is perfect for trial lawyers and helps them be more productive during courtroom preparation.

One more technology tool that will surely come handy for every lawyer is a juror selection app called iJuror.  It can help you with selection of jurors, information recording, taking notes and help you in general with organizing the selection process.

It is easy to see why productivity apps have such a luring effect on business professionals. They cut down the time spent on less important tasks and simplify work in such a way that it probably makes people wonder how we ever worked without them? Hopefully the apps we presented today will really make a difference and help the legal sector warm up to technology.

 

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