Mellowads is an emerging bitcoin Ad Network that has proved its efficiency quickly in market. Here is the honest review with pros and cons for Mellowads.

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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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

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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.


About Author

Jari Ullah is professional blogger, freelance writer and owner of "HelpITx" blog. He is fond of blogging and loves to learn and share blogging tactics.

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