Oh no, not another Which is best blogs! Ha Ha Well not really, this is not a conventional ‘which is best’ blog because to be honest, I don’t do conventional. However, I am going to tell you my personal opinion on the two. Ezoic vs Mediavine is a long and continuing argument within the affiliate marketing world and will continue to be so for a lot longer. However, I’m not here to tell you which is best. Well, In a way I am. I’ll explain why you could choose either Ezoic or Mediavine depending on what you’re looking for. I’m simply going to share my experience and let you figure it out yourself, whether that’s Ezoic or Mediavine. I think there’s a name for that – ‘Projecting your thoughts’ – or something. Anyway, let’s get into this. Ezoic or Mediavine? Why am I talking about it and who am I to judge? Well, I’m a customer of both for a start and secondly, I have had some experience with both for some time now with several websites, which puts me in a good position to point out the Good and Bad about both. Let’s start with the basics. https://youtu.be/wc2QoyQUQa4 How much Traffic do you Need to Sign Up for Either? Both companies have a minimum level of traffic or visitors, needed to become a partner with them. That’s because they sell advertising space on each website and it needs to be worth their while. The setup costs and time spent nursing you through the initial process has to be worth their while, Right? The traffic needed for your first site is: Ezoic: 10,000 Sessions per monthMediavine: 25,000 sessions per month Sessions are unique visitors to your site, not pageviews. Otherwise, you could get only a hand full of people who flick through dozens of pages which would look good in your pageview stats but are fewer people for either Ezoic or Mediavine to target with ads and therefore not as much potential for selling products through ad space. The traffic needed to add a second or third site is: Ezoic: 5000 sessions per monthMediavine: 10,000 sessions per month Once you have your first site set up with either Ezoic or Mediavine, it’s much easier and quicker for them to add a second, third or more sites without the need to vet or process you as a new customer. Hence, they allow you in with lower traffic. Plus, they trust the quality of your work at that point. How Long and Easy is it to Get Approved? With both companies, the process is relatively short. My experience with Ezoic has always taken around 5-10 days maximum and with Mediavine, the application process is longer around 10-14 days. This is partly because Mediavine is stricter than Ezoic and only allow really good quality sites through the process. Why? So, they can approach the bigger Blue-chip and Forbes 500 companies to sell your ad space to. Which in return commands a higher price. That’s good for them and good for you! The process is pretty painless with each application to be fair, but like-for-like, Mediavine is easier as they place all the ad sets for you once approved. You simply give them access to your Google Analytics then download a sheet from your Google Dashboard (which is very easy to get), then sign a contract. Oh, yes… Let’s mention the contracts before I forget. With Ezoic there is no contract as such; it’s simple to get out if you decide to move to another company like Mediavine or Adthrive. However, once you sign up with Mediavine, you enter into a contract and should you wish to leave or move, then you’ll need to give them enough notice to quit. Why? Because they buy your ad space in advance, so they often sell ads on your site 2-3 months in advance; promising the buyer that their adverts will be on your site for a set period of time. Which is totally understandable. If you want to learn more about Ezoic’s terms and conditions and revenue details, or even join them you can click here. Do you Need to Redirect DNS with Ezoic No, now I’m glad I’m getting the chance to tell you this as many people think that because Ezoic asks you to redirect your name server to them when you first sign up, that unless you do it, they will refuse you. They will ask, trust me and they will ask again! But you can say ‘no’ and choose to place the ad sets manually (Ad sets are just the ads, how many and where). This is done through a Chrome extension plugin and is very simple to do. By not redirecting your DNS you have full control over your site: If you have any issues with your server or hosting your hosting company like Siteground, for instance, will take care of you as normal. Once you give your DNS over to Ezoic, you lose that safety net from your hosting supplier. Why do They Ask for DNS Redirection? Ezoic has a lot of apps and plugins that can help your site. They also play around with the ad sets and experiment with placements to get you the best return on your ads. Having your DNS gives them the flexibility to get the most out of your ads and allows their AI technology to learn and grow with more user experience. However, in my experience and I reiterate, it is my opinion, and not founded on any technical jargon – you don’t need to do that. They designed a plugin so why not use it? It works just fine! Which Pays More? Ezoic or Mediavine? Ah, I knew you’d get to this point sooner or later and why not. We are in it for the money, right? Let’s not be shy about these things. Again, I can only go by my experience and from what I have experienced with two sites on each. They are both in the same niche and in fact, the same sites moved from Ezoic over to Mediavine. Mediavine wins hands down! So, Mediavine wins for me on the RMP Take a look at some of MY screenshots below. Like, I say, this is my personal journey with both Ezoic and Mediavine but there’s probably many of you reading this now shouting… Ezoic is the best! If that’s the case for you, then great! You must have played around and tested Ezoic to the max to get the results you’re seeing. And that’s great! But for me I either didn’t spend enough time playing around with placements or testing enough ads. But I simply don’t have the time to do that. That’s why I love Mediavine and rank it above Ezoic on a side-by-side comparison because Mediavine does all the hard work for you and have found the perfect combination of ads and placements to see the best return from day one. Click here to learn all about Mediavine or even apply to join their community if you have 25,000 page views or more a month. Does Mediavine Pay Top Dollar from Day One? Almost, you have to allow 7-10 days for Mediavine to find the right buyer for your ads. In the first few days, they will place generic ads on your site and you’ll see a small RPM (Revenue Per Thousand Visitors) until they find the right match for your niche and audience. Typically, it’s about 10 days before you suddenly see your RPM skyrocket, then you know they have found a great match for your site. Then sit back and watch the ad revenue build up each day. How Much was I Making with Each? It would be very difficult to give an exact comparison but I can give you some averages for each site, which are very accurate as they are the same sites with the same content simply moved from one to another. Below is a screenshot from one of my pet niche websites which was with Ezoic through the months of Oct-Feb – which was then moved to Mediavine mid-way through Feb 2020. As you can see from the screenshot above the average RPM was around $9-$11. Even for the month of December, which is the best month for RPM, this was still only $13. Now compare that same site with the first month with Mediavine. The same content and the same traffic. Okay, traffic has gone up slightly but that amount of traffic will not drastically affect RMP. So, it’s a fair comparison. This site was transferred on the 17th March and has only been running Mediavine ads for the past 35 days. So, let’s take the first 30 days on Mediavine. Take a look at the image below… First 30 Days with Mediavine As you can see the RMP with Mediavine is averaging around $15 and that’s the first 30 days which are the worst as the ads are not yet running or been sold at the best rates yet. Even so, you can see that some days it hit $17 which is almost double some of the days I was seeing with Ezoic. Since then, the RMP has increased and I have seen it balancing out at around $17. Then you need to take into consideration video ads, which I’ll talk about next. Add this into the RMP and I’m now seeing a whopping $21 per thousand visitors. In simple terms I’m receiving in cash terms, more than double each month going into my bank account. Do You Get Paid Straight Away? Both companies will run ads on your site for a number of months before you get paid. Ezoic is better in this respect as you get paid after two months but with Mediavine, you have to wait for three months before you receive the first deposit into your account. Which to be honest is a total pain, but, hey ho. I know the money is coming to me and I’ll just have to wait. Video Ads and Overlays Mediavine is leading the way with video ads at the moment and I can see it being a massive focus in the years to come. Ezoic is definitely being left behind at present with this as they don’t currently offer video ads through their service. However, when you read this article, they may have started to run video ads. This is an image of a video ad on one of my niche websites What are video ads? Basically, you place a video from YouTube, or one made specifically for each post or website, which they then can sell advertising space at the beginning of your ad. Very similar to native ad space, they sell your video ad space to the highest bidder. Video ads are now and will continue to fetch a handsome price for ads placed on or within your video. I was confused at first what needed to be done, but in the end, it was really easy and I can’t believe how much you get paid for a simple 30-40 second ad. As with any video, it pays to make the best video possible because in the same way that ads pay within your content, video ads pay more if the viewer plays and watches the video throughout. The longer they watch the video the more you earn. So, it’s in your interest to make a specific video for each blog post that is relevant to the topic and article. This will ensure your visitors click the video and watch it for longer. You can see the overlay highlighted here. No sound and they only pop up for 10 seconds approx. Sounds like too much work? I agree, if you don’t have a YouTube channel or lack the ability to make lots and lots of videos – then you can cheat! Well, I say cheat, it’s actually recommended by Mediavine to start earning something from video ads even if it’s not as much as you could make with specifically targeted videos. As you can see this, is a simple generic animated video ad that I placed on the home page of my website. Mediavine then placed this video where I don’t have any others throughout the website. So, if I have made a specific video for a certain post then this generic video WILL NOT be played on that page. This ensures you earn as much as possible from the specific video that you have put a lot of time, effort and money into. But, on all the other pages where I have no video, they place my animated welcome video. This means I can earn a video ad revenue from every single page on my site. How cool is that! Interesting Data Spotted! Take a look at the video I recorded above to see some interesting information and data about Google crawling your site. There seems to be an issue with how easy it is for Google to crawl a website when running Ezoic Ads compared to Mediavine. In simple terms (you can see I’m a simple man), it looks from my untrained eye that it’s much easier for Google to come to your site, find your content and rank it. It seems to spend more time on your site when running Mediavine compared to when I had Ezoic. Just watch the video and you can make your own mind up about this. Learn what this chart means by watching my video above Conclusion: Which is best Ezoic or Mediavine? Here you go, plain and simple (there’s that word again) it’s…. Drumroll Mediavine for me! I have said it before and I will say it again, this is my opinion and I have good data to back up my claim and I have experienced both companies and found that Mediavine wins on several factors: Higher RPMGreat community on FBAwesome customer serviceVideo adsOverlaysEasier to set upBetter user experienceCleaner site If you’ve found a better experience with Ezoic or any other company, we’d like to hear from you. Leave a comment on our video on YouTube. Now you would think with an affiliate program for Ezoic, which is here AFFILIATE LINK TO EZOIC by the way, if you want to check them out, I would be pushing Ezoic to you! But I will always be open and honest and give you my opinion as I see it. The power of the internet and owning my own website like this one gives me the freedom to say it as I see it. And at the moment I see Mediavine as the clear winner for me. Good luck with your sites and I hope whichever you go with whether it’s Ezoic or Mediavine, it’s the best choice for you!
Affiliate marketing is one of the most common ways to earn money online. Even newbies can easily learn how to monetize their websites without the need for professional technical skills. Promoting the Ezoic affiliate program is one sure-fire way to boost your passive income. In fact, there are plenty of courses and websites promising to teach affiliate marketing and guaranteeing profit a few days after the training. If you are someone who wants to start making money on the internet through your website and affiliates, you should definitely check out the Ezoic affiliate program. In this blog, I am going to share with you a comprehensive review of Ezoic, a platform that has been circulating on the internet for a while now. Please assume all links within this article are affiliate links. As such Keywordcare.com will earn a commission if you click a link and purchase the product. We appreciate all your support! Who and What is Ezoic? If you are familiar with Google AdSense, you will understand exactly how Ezoic works as this is an advertising platform that allows you to put advertisements on your website. What’s unique about Ezoic is that it permits users to test different types of ads from different ad providers like Google AdSense. Ezoic A.I software learns from visitors to a site, to help the website owner earn more from the viewers they currently have on their site! Ezoic is an Intelligent Learning Platform that incorporates its incredible layout tester system. This automatically performs multivariate layout testing on websites. Ezoic will learn which layouts perform the best with different user segments and deliver tailored experiences to every website visitor based on their behavior. Ezoic also permits users to optimize revenue, page views, bounce rate, and time on site. This means that there is a way for you to check the results of your ads if you select it by device, article, country, and so on. This is one of the major reasons why Ezoic is a powerful ads platform. Visit Ezoic here for more details! Why Should Anyone Sign Up For Ezoic? Ezoic is the only option for placing ads on your website to earn revenue when your traffic is under 25,000 visitors a month – apart from Google Adsense. They have a ton of features and tools to not only help clients/customers websites run smoother and faster with display ads but also more ways to learn and earn more from the visitors you already have. Ezoic now has a Google AMP converter which is free to use for all its members. It allows any publisher’s website, regardless of CMS, code, or other factors to convert their site’s pages into a Google AMP-compliant mobile site that will be indexed in search engines as AMP. The Ezoic AMP Converter is the only Google AMP converter built by a Google Certified Publishing Partner. It is also the only AMP Converter that allows you to maintain a beautiful, fully-functioning mobile site while using AMP. There is no extra cost for someone you recommended to sign up for Ezoic’s services. It is also often an advantage for them to use your affiliate link as they are often approved quicker if someone has recommended them with a proven affiliate track record. Signing up for the Ezoic Affiliate Program is quick and simple Learn More About Ezoic Affiliate Program Here! What Is Ezoic Referral Program? While affiliate marketing continues to rise, Ezoic did not waste its time to implement its very own referral program or affiliate marketing program. For those who are looking to earn through Ezoic aside from using it as an ad platform, the first thing you should know about it is how its referral program works. There are a number of Ad platforms you can choose but only Ezoic currently offers an affiliate program. The ad platform claims that the Ezoic affiliate marketing program is dedicated to people who are likely to introduce the Ezoic platform to other people who own websites and digital publishers. For any affiliate marketer, the crown jewels are Recurring Affiliate commissions. Nothing is better than seeing money go into your account each month and with the Ezoic affiliate program, this amount will increase as your clients’ websites or business grows. In short… If they grow their own business you earn more! Win, Win in my eyes. The introduction phase is the first step to get those people to sign-up for an account with Ezoic. The members will then get monthly commissions for every successful referral made. The earnings will come from the income of the website owners or publishers who signed up through their recommendation links. According to Ezoic, all you have to do is to introduce a new customer to their platform and get them signed up and accepted by Ezoic. After that, the next step would be sitting back and relaxing while you wait for your passive income to accumulate. There are pretty simple ways to make an introduction as well. Ezoic lets you use tracking tags that you can send to publishers or you can directly introduce them to the website. If you know a number of people looking for this kind of ad platform, the Ezoic referral program is ideal for you. How Does Ezoic Affiliate Marketing Program Work? The process is simple. It’s like you are recruiting publishers and website owners on behalf of Ezoic. The affiliate marketing program or the referral program mentioned above works through a referral link and direct introduction. As an affiliate partner, you will receive a unique tracking ID so you can easily monitor those who signed up using your link. From that point, you can easily track the number of your referrals and how much your earnings are. Pretty easy, isn’t it? How Much Can You Earn From The Ezoic Affiliate Marketing Program? You can easily earn a 3% commission from using the Ezoic Affiliate Program. The 3% will come from the Ezoic earnings of publishers or website owners you have invited. What’s great about the earning system in Ezoic is that you will earn lifetime commissions if the people you referred continue to use the ad platform. Your income will be credited within 30 days of their first payout once they started using Ezoic and once their sites start making ad revenue. Remember: As their websites grow and start to earn more money, your commission will grow! How Do Ezoic Earnings Accumulate? As mentioned earlier, the 3% commission you will get as your earnings will be taken from Ezoic Earnings. The Ezoic earnings are not directly taken from your referred publisher alone. This is like a pooled income collected from Ezoic ad partners for a particular site. So, if you have multiple publishers using the same site, you will likely earn more. The revenue of your publishers will be put in the account of Ezoic, which is called the Ezoic earnings. You will get your commission from there every month. The ad platform claims that publishers can’t split their traffic between the layout of their original ads and Ezoic. The income they will get from their original layouts will not be included in Ezoic Earnings. Only the revenue they earn through the Ezoic platform will be counted and collected. If you keep on referring publishers, note that your 3% will come from Ezoic, not from the account of your new referrals. Basically you will only earn money from the ads shown on their website that Ezoic place on the site. You will not receive any commissions from other forms of private ads running on their site. Track clicks and signups on their easy to read dashboard Pros and Cons of Ezoic Affiliate Marketing Program The Ezoic affiliate program has pros and cons, just like many ad platforms scattered on the internet. For you to evaluate carefully if this is worth it to try, I have summarized all the information you should know about its benefits and advantages. PRO: 3% commission of the total revenue from publishers This is the first and major benefit you can get from the Ezoic Affiliate Program, as what the ad platform suggests. If you refer people to use the platform, you can easily earn a good 3% commission of the total revenue of the publishers which will be collected and put into Ezoic Earnings. Ezoic will then pay you every month to credit you for your effort. This is a good thing since you don’t have to wait for verifications anymore. The commission will be credited to you immediately once a sale is made through the platform and you can withdraw it in the following month. PRO: Recurring Monthly Commissions Nothing beats regular commissions going straight into your Paypal or Bank account. It is in the interest of the website owner to push their business forward as they have invested lots of time and money into their site. Therefore you earn more money each month as their hard work pays off for you and themselves. There is no cap on the earnings you can make from reffering people to sign up to Ezoic! According to Ezoic, there is an unlimited conversion rate and there is no maximum when it comes to commission. You can recruit as many publishers and website owners as you want so you can earn more. Imagine having several websites signed up through your Ezoic affiliate program and they all start making $1000’s each month through Ezoic ads showing on their website. You’ll get 3% from each one. Nice! Earn 3% from other people’s websites running ads here! PRO: Easy Withdrawal Process The platform lets you withdraw your earnings once you have accumulated $20 or more and made at least one conversion. Conversion is when your referred publisher starts making money through the Ezoic platform. You can also opt to be paid through PayPal, Check, or ACH. The payment policy used by the Ezoic Affiliate Program includes the withdrawal of your previous month’s earnings to be made at the end of the current month. So, if you want to withdraw your payout for November, you do so in December. It’s an easy withdrawal process and I haven’t seen any feedback saying that Ezoic has failed to pay its users. I have always received my affiliate commissions without issues every month. PRO: Good for new website owners Ezoic is one of the only ad platforms (Apart from Google Adsense) that doesn’t require huge traffic from website owners and publishers. If the website has a recorded visit of 5,000 guests every month, it can use the ad platform to earn revenue. This is unlike any other ad platform such as Mediavine that requires more than 25,000 visitors every month and Adthrive which requires 100,000 pageviews a month to be accepted. This is the best platform to recommend to website owners who don’t have a lot of experience online yet. PRO: Dashboard and Tracking Ezoic has one of the best tracking systems I have used. I have used Google, Ezoic, and Mediavine and I have to say Ezoic is by far the best. Their updated dashboard in 2020 is one of the easiest to read and track the progress of payments and referrals. You can see payments made and due at the click of a button and see the progress of the customers you have referred by their traffic numbers paid. This is how your dashboard will look when you first sign up! CON: Not ideal for long-term revenue Now the thing is, Ezoic is not for people who are looking for a long-term ad platform as their earnings per 1000 views are not the highest out there. The figures are pretty good if you compare it with Google Adsense but compared to MediaVine or Adthrive it can be much lower. Now, don’t get me wrong… If you allow their system to optimize your ad settings and play around with different ad sets, then you can earn just as much from Ezoic as you can from any other platform. Mediavine is the next step on the ad revenue platform once a website hits 25k visitors a month However, right out of the box, Ezoic will not pay as much as some other premium ad partners. People who sign up to Ezoic and start earning you some affiliate commissions, often leave Ezoic after a short period of time. Instantly losing you your recurring monthly commissions. This is because as soon as their website accumulates 25,000 visitors or more in a month, they are likely to transfer to other affiliate programs such as Mediavine and Adthrive. This means that you will likely lose your affiliates once they stop using Ezoic. Check out Ezoics affiliate Program Today Final Thoughts: Ezoic Affiliate Program Ezoic is good for someone who has a network of new website owners, since you can have them sign up easily if they have at least 5,000 visitors. As a final thought, Ezoic is great for business websites and affiliate marketers to recommend but you shouldn’t expect that your revenue will last forever. Most people will move to another ad company when they hit 25,000 visitors a month. Your 3% commission will likely reduce if your referrals leave the Ezoic ad platform. If you’re lucky enough to sign up a large website and they start to earn some serious cash then you’re onto a winner! Well done. Sit back and watch that recurring commission come in from someone else’s hard work.