Have you ever applied for Adsense and got rejected from them or still struggling to meet the Adsense approval criteria but lack somewhere? If this is the case then you should look for several other ways than Google Adsense to monetize your blog or website. Searching for Adsense alternatives on Google give information about hundreds of Ad networks among them some have stricter policies than Adsense while some Ad networks just need publishers so they approve each and every website that is applied to be monetized from their platform. Bloggers with relatively small blogs or websites having a good but not the huge amount of loyal readers don't need any of them. Its because the giant networks have stricter policies than Adsense so a webmaster who isn't getting approved by Adsense cannot think of applying there and the other networks that accept each and every website have Ads that can provoke Google to penalize the site.
There are other quality ad networks that could solve this problem for new publishers. One of them is MellowAds. MellowAds is a relatively new ad network but has proved its efficiency in market. Before proceeding further, I must tell that MellowAds is bitcoin Ad network so all transactions are made by Bitcoins. Whether you want to advertise your product or working as a publisher, your purchases and withdrawals are made by Bitcoin. Simply it's a bitcoin advertising network so the payout and other financial matters are associated with the price of bitcoins. Hence publishers require a bitcoin wallet to receive earnings. A bitcoin wallet can be easily obtained from Xapo or Blockchain wallets.

Read More: 6 Adsense Alternatives For Small Publishers

Now we proceed towards Mellowads review.

1. Signup and Approval Process:

Mellowads has an easy signup and approval process. Mellowads approve those websites that have quality content. Though their approval criteria is not as strict as Adsense but still they have some minimum criteria that must be obtained before applying for their publisher program.
Details of website approval guidelines can be found here. I personally don't think that these guidelines are difficult to maintain except for the one which says that the site must be in Alexa's first one million rankings to be approved. Well this is mandatory but negotiable if the site has quality content and good amount of traffic. Overall signup and approval is easy, without any hassle.

2. Ad Formats:

They provide only banner ads for publishers to install on their site. All commonly used dimensions and sizes are available for desktop as well as mobile. So a publisher can easily use them to monetize all types of traffic. Ads can be placed by using iframe code they assign for the Ad spot.

3. No. Of Ads Restriction:

Unlike other popular Ad Networks, mellow ads restrict their publishers to add only 5 ad banners to a single site. You may add as many websites as you wish until they meet approval criteria but only 5 banners can be placed on a single site. That's still not a bad deal because tech gurus also recommend to place only 3-5 ad banners on a single site from an Ad network. According to mellowads if you place more than 5 ads on a single website, you will be paid for 5 banners with highest earnings. So best 5 spots will work efficiently for mellowads.

4. Commissions and Earnings:

Mellowads pay their users on the basis of CPC and CPM. Both types of campaigns run by default on a spot though you can also manually set an ad spot's CPM/CPC rates and type of campaign so they advertisers can easily buy ad spots based on your settings. This may help to increase your earnings. Publishers are also paid separately for each banner not on the basis of overall performance.

5. Minimum Payout:

As it is a Bicoin ad network so all transactions are made via bitcoins. The minimum bitcoin is 0.001 BTC with a maximum transaction fees of up to 0.0005 BTC. This is a very low minimum payout so it's helpful for the publishers with relatively lesser website traffic too.

6. Faucet Earnings And Referral Program:

Mellowads also have a faucet on which users can earn 5000 to 100,000 satoshis every 24 hours. But the heck is that earnings from faucet can't be used for withdrawals or purchasing CPM/CPC campaigns. However, this balance can be used for network campaigns to show your ads inside their faucet site. Same is for referral program earnings. They provide a referral program only for faucet so you earn 50% of lifetime earnings for each claim made by referrals on faucet but these earnings can only be used for network campaigns.

Pros:

Easy Signup and approval process.
Low minimum payout.
Paid separately for each banner.
Ad formats for mobile and desktop both.
No hidden popup ads.
Good CPM/CPC rates.

Cons:

Only iframe codes to place ads.
Only accept websites having Alexa's first one million rankings.
Majority of Ads are bitcoin related.

Read More: Android Apps To Earn Bitcoins

Here review of Mellowads publisher program ends. Hope this is helpful for you. If you have any further queries, you can ask in comments or contact us directly using our contact form.

Mellowads CPM/CPC Ad Network Review


You might have seen some websites with floating sticky widgets that don't scroll with page and you wondered how it can be done? Answer is, you can easily do this by using Jquery. Today I am gonna share a Jquery sticky plugin by using which you can create sticky widgets in blogger. Today almost every website or blog has Jquery installed in it that makes many functions easier. Making an HTML element sticky is a messy task if done with only HTML and CSS but using Jquery makes it a lot easier.


As the owner and main author of HelpITx blog, I am feeling glad to announce that Sualiha Rehman has joined HelpITx blog and she would serve as co-author of this blog from today 1st of July 2016. I present very warm welcome to her and thanks her for the acceptance of my invitation.

Sualiha Rehman currently lives in Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. She born on 1994 in the same state and completed her graduation from University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir last year. When I was working as a professional blogger and freelancer before entering to Pharm-D, Sualiha Rehman was one of my clients and I did a project for her. We attended some workshops for freelancers together. Recently I invited her to join this blog and many thanks to her that she approved my request. She has excellent communication, writing and research skills and I believe her entry would be beneficial for our blog. The girl in the above image isn't Sualiha Rehman but she has a close resemblance to her so I added picture of this model instead of Sualiha on her request.

HelpITx was started by me in 2013 and since its launch we have helped thousands of bloggers and newbies in the field of SEO, web design and internet. Blogging is not my source of income, but its my passion and same is for Sualiha Rehman. She was looking for a platform to showcase her blogging skills that HelpITx provided her. Now she would be our official author.

I hope you won't forget to welcome her in your comments.

TinyPNG

Images no doubt have a great influence on website user interface and design but along with it we should also keep in mind that images also decrease site speed hence increasing the site loading time which is a sin from SEO perspective. Images consume more bandwidth than most of other resources so we must practice the methods to optimize images for SEO. Site speed is one of the ranking deciding factor for the site to be indexed in search engines so we must follow the guidelines to reduce site loading time.
One of the required method to increase site speed is to compress images as they basically are the resources that consume speed and bandwidth more than any other resources so reducing their size is necessary. You can complain that reducing the image size can also reduce its quality which is not good for a professional site. You might be right from this perspective but only in the situations if you are working with ordinary tools to reduce image size. Here I am going to introduce my audience with an online tool that help them to incredibly compress images without loosing resolution and quality. A viewer won't find any difference in the original and compressed images so this tool is best for SEO alongside user interface of the site.
I have come across  many online tools to compress images but never find one like "TinyPNG". By far TinyPNG is the best online tool to shrink images on the web because of its simplicity and working. Whether you are looking for shrinking a single image or compressing multiple images at once, this tool is there to help. The best thing with TinyPNG image compression tool is that it doesn't effect image quality for viewers so human eye cannot find any difference in the image after compression.
Before knowing more about TinyPNG we should figure out how it works. According to TinyPNG,
TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG/JPEG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colors in the image, fewer bytes are required to store the data. The effect is nearly invisible but it makes a very large difference in file size!

Seems awesome. TinyPNG allows JPEG and PNG images to be compressed. It offers multiple ways for compressing images. Here I'm discussing them one by one.

1. Compress Images Online Directly From Website:

The best thing in TinyPNG unlike other online image compression tools is that the official site is Ad-Free so the user experience is great. The Ad-Free site allows a person to compress 20 PNG or JPEG images at the same time with the maximum image size of 5MB each. This is more than enough for a small business site and blogs. There isn't any limit how much images daily are compressed so it should be best for anyone looking for totally free ways to compress images.


TinyPNG Website

For more advance users, they have other ways discussed below.

2. Photoshop Plugin For Compressing Images:

TinyPNG also offers an Adobe Photoshop plugin to be used with PNG and JPEG images. This plugin automatically compresses the images when working on Photoshop and after completion you can save them directly without any additional steps to compress image. The sad thing about this tool is that it isn't available for free and its price is $50 which isn't so much costly for such a professional tool.

3. Developer Plugins:

Official plugins for WordPress and Magento are also available that after installation directly compress all images uploaded on the site. This doesn't only save you bandwidth but also precious time. However it's not completely free. The first 500 compressions per month are free and the next 9500 images up to 10K cost $0.009 per image. For more than 10K images per month, the price is reduced to $0.002 per month. TinyPNG also have a developer API that works for PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python and Java and has same working and prices.

Well here the review ends for TinyPNG. I hope it helps and if you find it helpful, don't forget to share it with your friends.

Pablo Reyes

Social media is one of the biggest ways to show your online presence. The amount of likes, shares and followers of a social account provide an idea about the popularity of that account. Well almost everyone residing in this planet and using any of social media app, wants to be popular among his fellows and competitors. They do every possible thing to gain popularity and to leverage social presence. As amount of likes, followers and shares is the best medium to know popularity of an account so people try to produce content that worth likes and sharing but this Texan guy "Pablo Reyes" has done a quiet hilarious job to get these pearls on FB.


Blogger has emerged as a great platform for beginners to start their blogging career but still the official blogger templates and widgets are not enough to suite a site's SEO and UI design needs. Well the good thing is that bloggers can boost their blog by adding some extra plugins and widgets designed specifically for blogspot by the developers. HelpITx has always tried to provide useful plugins to newbies and bloggers. In this post we are sharing 10 useful plugins for blogger blogs that would boost your site design and SEO.


This summer is going to be very hot for a longer period as the hottest sports event of the world is going to be held at the end of it in Rio De Janeiro. At the occasion of Rio Olympics, Revenuehits is also holding a competition for its publishers with massive rewards for achieving targets set for competition under each category. Revenuehits is most popular pop under and banner CPA advertising network for the publishers who couldn't get approved for Adsense due to any reason. It's considered as one of the best Adsense alternatives for new publishers because the Revenue you can generate from this site is higher than any other Adsense alternative plus this network doesn't have very strict policies for a site owner to start from. Due to this reason it is the most popular Adsense alternative.


From time to time Revenuehits arrange different competitions for its publishers with good rewards. They announced latest competition in this month with the title of "Revenuehits Olympic Competition" with the biggest reward of a trip to Rio De Janeiro for olympics 2016. This competition is surely gonna attract publishers because great rewards are announced for the winners of this competition in all categories.

This competition is divided into four categories among them three are solely for publishers while the fourth one is referral based competition. The competition is starting from 1st June 2016 and would remain until 31st July.
The details of these categories and rewards is given below.

1. Revenuehits Olympic 100m Race Competition:





2. Revenuehits Olympic Half Marathon:




3. Revenuehits Olympic Marathon:



4. Revenuehits Relay Race:



The rewards are awesome and competition is suitable for all website owners with a decent amount of converting site traffic because Revenuehits is CPA based Advertising network. So don't waste your time and get registered for Revenuehits as soon as possible because only few days are left for the competition to begun.