Cost per click (CPC) is an online advertising revenue model that makes publishers earn money everytime a visitor clicks on an ad. This payment model can make you earn a lot of money if the website and the displayed ads are configured correctly. In CPC the most important thing to get clicks is that the ads showed are interesting to the visitor. Some ad networks like Adsense show the most appealing ads to the visitor, while other lower quality ad networks show random ads that makes it harder for visitors to be interested and click on them. This is a list of the best CPC ad networks based on my own experience.

1- Adsense

Adsense is the biggest ad network on the internet. It is the recommended ad network for most websites, as it has the highest paying advertisers and the highest fill rates for any country. It is a high quality ad network, but it also accepts only high quality websites.

CPC rates: –
Minimum traffic: None
Ad formats: IAB standard sizes
Minimum payout: $100

Pros

– High CPC rates
– High fill rate
– Lot of reports
– High fill rate for tier 3 countries

Cons

– High minimum payout
– Only accepts good quality websites

2- Adnow

Adnow is a content recommendation service, this ad network provides you with native ads that show sponsored content to the visitors. The main advantage of this ad network is the CPC rates, even though they are low for tier 3 countries. Also the ads showed aren’t visitor targeted.

CPC rates: Up to $0.20 per click
Minimum traffic: None
Ad formats: Native ads
Minimum payout: $20

Pros

– High CPC rates
– High fill rate
– Low minimum payout

Cons

– Low fill rate for tier 3 countries
– Uninteresting ads

3- Adhitz

Adhitz is a CPC ad network that is good all around. Their CPC rates are fixed, so it is possible to get an idea of how much you will earn. They also have a good fill rate for all countries. It is also possible, if you have enough traffic, to sell your ad spaces with the prices you chose. The bad part is that the ads showed to the visitors are not targeted, so for the most cases they will be uninteresting to the visitors.

CPC rates: Up to $0.22 per click
Minimum traffic: None
Ad formats: IAB standard sizes
Minimum payout: $25

Pros

– High fill rate
– Instant approval
– Low minimum payout
– High fill rate for tier 3 countries

Cons

– Poor reports
– Uninteresting ads

4- Bidvertiser

Bidvertiser is a large CPC ad network, they have low rates but high fill rates. They also have many different ad formats, but the ads are not targeted.

CPC rates: Up to $0.10 per click
Minimum traffic: None
Ad formats:  IAB standard sizes, popunder, native, push notifications
Minimum payout: $10

Pros

– High fill rate
– Low minimum payout

Cons

– Poor reports
– Uninteresting ads