Monumetric vs Adsense vs Mediavine: Which Pays Better

Monumetric Review: The Adsense Alternative That Pays Better

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When I first heard of Monumetric from a well-known blogger, I started scouring the internet for a Monumetric review so I could determine if it was the real deal. To prove it’s better than Adsense, my earnings have increased by 600%. I’ll share the exact numbers below.

There isn’t a lot of information regarding Monumetric on the web. In fact, a Google search for the company returns just under 10k results total! Since I’ve had a pretty good experience with the company, I wanted to share my thoughts with you so you can decide for yourself if it is, in fact, better than Adsense.

Monumetric (Formerly The Blogger Network)

Founded in 2012, the company prides itself on its slogan. We are a people company. They focus on individualized support to help maximize revenue and experience for the customer. This is an area in which Adsense fails miserably.

They rebranded recently because they realized the name ‘The Blogger Network’ didn’t speak to whom they could help. They weren’t only providing services to bloggers and not all business owners wanted to be affiliated with a network. And so, Monumetric came to be.

Mediavine Requirements vs Monumetric

How to Increase Ad Revenue without Mediavine

Mediavine requirements are pretty steep. Requiring 25,000 sessions before you can even be considered, it’s easy to be discouraged and feel like you’re never going to make any money on your blog. Let’s be real. Adsense pays crap. My entire first year blogging I earned a mere $300 from Adsense.  That’s why I’m sharing this Monumetric review – to show you the huge increase in income you can realize.

Don’t confuse 25k sessions with pageviews. Pageviews are how many pages were viewed in total for the month. So if one website visitor clicks on a link to read my post about how I got 10,000 pageviews my 4th month blogging.  The visitor then clicks a link inside that post to read about my updated February blog income report and how I earned $5,350, which counts as two pageviews….but only one session.

Monumetric, however, only requires 10,000 pageviews to be accepted into their program. This is so much more attainable for a new blogger (or even someone who’s been struggling to get to the 25k sessions required for Mediavine).

Haven’t started a blog yet? Check out my guide to starting your own blog from scratch.

Monumetric Requirements

In order to be accepted to Monumetric, you must have:

  • A minimum of 10,000 pageviews per month
  • A WordPress or Blogger Site
  • A 300px wide sidebar
  • At least 6 ad slots on both desktop and mobile
  • Must be approved by ad providers
  • Pay $99 one-time setup fee

Monumetric Propel Requirements

I know you’re thinking what the heck?! I have to pay a $99 setup fee? No way am I doing that! Adsense and Mediavine don’t charge to place ads on your site. 

You’re right! They don’t. However, your choices are to stay with Adsense and earn pennies on the dollar, wait to reach Mediavine requirements, or pay the $99 setup fee.

Switching from Adsense to Monumetric is seriously one of the best decisions I’ve made for my blog.

Monumetric Review: Earnings

Now for the fun part! I get to share my earnings since joining this ad network!

Monumetric Earnings Review

Here is a screenshot of my Monumetric dashboard. As you can see, I had an amazing day of traffic on February 18 due to a feature on Rockstar Finance. That day’s income was incredible! That being said, I average about $10 per day in ad revenue.

Monumetric Dashboard Earnings

My average RPM since I joined is $11.44.  While this isn’t nearly as high as I would like it to be, this gets me by until I can join Mediavine. I still have every intention of switching as soon as I reach 25k sessions. P.S. I’m sooo close so feel free to share this post with a friend! I’ll love you long time! 🙂

Anyway…total earnings YTD are $1135.47 from 99.2k pageviews. Not too shabby!

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One More (very important) Thing to Note:

I always keep it real when sharing reviews…even in this Monumetric review. While I love my results, it seems that Monumetric is growing faster than they can keep up. If you submit an application and haven’t heard back in a week, send them a follow-up email. It can take up to a month or six weeks before they finally get ads live on your site. While this is extremely frustrating, it’s worth it and you’ve got to just keep following up! Don’t stop until you’ve received communication from them!

In conclusion, I definitely think that bloggers should join Monumetric as soon as they reach 10k pageviews. Then, you can make the switch to Mediavine if you aren’t happy with the numbers. But I’m betting they’ll be better than Adsense!

By the way, Monumetric does have a (rather archaic) affiliate program. If you decide to join, would you please enter Melissa Blevins in the ‘How did you hear about us’ field?

More information about Monumetric here.

UPDATE: I was recently accepted into Mediavine and have switched ad networks. That being said, I still recommend Monumetric above any other ad provider up to 25k sessions.

A Note about Blog Directories Affecting RPM

When I switched to Mediavine, my RPM with Monumetric had declined. I was earning approximately $5-6 RPM, and I was hungry to increase my income with Mediavine.

For the past several months, I had been paying $5 per month for Blogarama, a blog directory that promotes bloggers’ RSS feeds. I noticed an increase in traffic when I switched to Mediavine, and the traffic was tracked back to Blogarama.

The traffic was bad, y’all. It was mostly desktop traffic, and according to Mediavine, advertisers can block ads to your site when you’re a part of these blogging directories.

So I canceled my subscription to Blogarama, and within 24 hours, my RPM increased from $10-$15. It’s easy to get caught up in chasing traffic, but quality and user experience are most important.

You also do NOT want to have advertisers who stop bidding on your site due to spammy traffic. Use Blogarama and other blog directories at your own risk.

If you’re interested in learning how I reached 10,000 pageviews my 4th-month blogging, check out this post.

44 thoughts on “Monumetric Review: The Adsense Alternative That Pays Better”

  1. I’ve just discovered and signed up with them as well. I own a blog aimed at helping indigenous people locate and stream their local music regardless of their location around the world. Let’s hope they accept my website.

  2. Hello Melissa,
    Thanks for the post, do you have an idea if Monumetric will approve my site if I already have another ad network displaying ad when I applied?

  3. Once you are signed up with Monumetric, and you email them to say you want to terminate and leave after 30 days – will they “uninstall” everything for you or do you have to do all that yourself? And is it complicated?

    I don’t understand the “you have 3 days to remove our ads otherwise you need to give another 30 days notice. Surely if I email and say stop me in 30 days, they should remove everything? No?

    1. You remove everything yourself. Warning. If you removed ads before the 30 days notice, you can forget about 90 percent of the revenue from the last month.

  4. Thanks for sharing your honest Monumetric review. I applied with them but the wait time seems longer. Ezoic process is much easier now with just few days and no more 10K sessions limit for approval. Wish Monumetric becomes competitive.

  5. Hi Melissa!

    I am so glad you made a review on Monumetric because I only knew about Adsense and Mediavine being the only ways to monetize a blog by ads until now. I’m currently trying to test out different ways of increasing my page views and can’t wait to get to my first 10,000 monthly page views after seeing your post! Thank you!

  6. Glad you touched at the onboarding times. I’ve been looking at Monumetric on my rise from Adsense > Monumentric > Mediavine > Adthrive.

    I’m currently around 25k pageviews and just sticking with Adsense until I can reach Mediavine or Adthrive. Not sure the wait/onboarding is worth it with Monumentric.

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

  7. Thanks for sharing this review! I’m almost at 10k pageviews and considering joining Monumetric.
    One question though, how do their ads impact site speed and user experience? Also, how does Monumetric compare vs. Ezoic? Would love your thoughts..

    1. Hey there! My site speed slowed down some with Monumetric but not enough that it wasn’t worth installing ads. I tried Ezoic and had no success with them whatsoever, and their service was very unhelpful. Hope this helps!

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  10. I do not know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your website. It appears as though some of the text within your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Cheers

    1. I’ve just checked and it doesn’t seem to be doing that on my end. Can you check again for me? I did clear cache. Thank you so much for letting me know!

  11. Thanks for sharing all this info Melissa, especially personal earnings reports. I was contacted by a sales rep from monumetric, so like you, I’m searching Google for reviews. I’ve been using Adsense for many years, and this past month we’ve seen a drop in RPM, so we’re exploring our options. In March we had 1.5M page views.

    1. Oh, man…if you have 1.5M pageviews, I’d be looking into either Mediavine or AdThrive. I cannot speak highly enough about Mediavine. Congratulations!

  12. Hi Melissa,
    Thank you for both of your reviews on Monumetric and Mediavine. Question: I have quite a few Amazon custom native ads on my site, but the clickthrough rate is about 14% avg. I am up to 14,700 pageviews per month. I have a lot of content on my site, nothing under 2k words. Would the ads from Monumetric be too much?
    Thanks again!

    1. Every site is different, David. You’d have to reach out to them directly, but I can say that the majority of people have much more success with Monumetric than Adsense.

  13. Lets talk about legit traffic sources and referral traffic. I have a FB page with 25k followers. I am getting 12k pageviews a month. How can I get more legit traffic?

    1. In my experience, Facebook is not a great way to get traffic. Your best bet is to focus on writing optimized content for SEO and learn Pinterest strategies that will help you get more clicks.

  14. Hi Melissa,
    I’m glad I found your post, it’s very helpful and congrats. I am hoping to achieve the 25K sessions this month or hopefully before the EOY to qualify for Mediavine.

    Just to clarify, on the day you emailed Monumetric with the 30 day notice, did Monumetric ads run for 30 days then they removed all the ads. Did they pay you all your revenue earnings or were you penalized at all. Did you stay with Monumetric for 30 days before switching to Mediavine? Also, do you know if accepted at Mediavine, will Mediavine allow 30 days delay before they can place their ads on my site? Just wondering.

    Like you stated, Monumetric is a great ad network for new bloggers. Way better than Adsense and they have great support team but missing out on videos or articles to help bloggers.
    Your response is really appreciated. Thank you much!


    1. Hi, Cris! Thanks for reaching out! Yes, I did give Monumetric the full 30-day notice as soon as I was accepted into Mediavine, and Mediavine DID honor that notice. It’s just good business practice.

      IF I had to do it all over again (being 4th quarter), I would have just canceled and paid the small penalty for not waiting the 30 days because you have to wait 60 days to be paid for your first month with Mediavine, and I am earning SO much more income with Mediavine than I was with Monumetric when I left.

  15. All this is very interesting. I signed up with Monumetric and in terms of earnings they have been amazing. Beyond expectations. But I’m curious to run a test with Mediavine for a month or two and compare them because I don’t like the in-content ads that are available with Monumetric at all.

    So far your Mediavine ads are way outperforming Monumetric then?

    1. That’s how it was for me at first with Monumetric as well. My RPM was around $15-17, which is so much better than Adsense. Unfortunately, even though I had reached 25k sessions, I decided to stay loyal to Monumetric and my RPM went down to about $5-6.

      I just wrapped up my first full month with Mediavine, and my RPM is now hovering around $30!

      Not only do I have a higher RPM but Mediavine gives me actionable steps to increase my RPM. They give me the ability to add videos to my posts (that include metadata and help with Google SEO), and their customer service is just fantastic.

      I highly recommend Mediavine if you’re at the point of at least 25k sessions. That being said, Monumetric served me well between 10k pageviews and 25k sessions.

      1. I’m getting around 20-25k pageviews. Because I am not consistently getting 25K, I take it mediavine will not be interested in me will they?

        Do I go with Monumetric. Google Ads currently pays me about $7000 a year. But the problem is they often serve me an “ad serving limit” if I send out a newsfeed who then click on my website.

        But when I switched to Ezoic, my annual revenue went from $7000 down to about $3000 and they had a pretty awful and unhelpful team who at one point said that they have many customers and they can’t spend 1-1 on everyone – or something like that. So, my experience with Ezoic was even worse than Google Adsense. Anyone experience that?

  16. Hi,

    Things have changed, Monumetric took like 3 days for one of my site to be approved however they required $99 upfront payment while mediavine took 2wks+ for the same site to be rejected and the second site too

    1. That’s interesting. I’ve got another person who just commented and said that Monumetric hasn’t responded to his application and it’s been 15 days.

  17. Hi, I have applied for monumetric and it’s been over 15 days with no update? Just wondering how long does it take for you to get approval?

  18. Hi, Melissa!
    Thanks for this detailed review on Monumetric! I’m super close to qualifying for MediaVine but have been with Monumetric for about 6 weeks (so no ad payouts yet). I’d like to switch to MediaVine asap (it’s always been my dream to get into MV) but I wasn’t aware of Monumetric’s 30 day notice to terminate ads. Any advice on how to go about that? Will you still get your ad revenue from your time with Monumetric if you give them a 30 day notice? Thanks in advance!

    1. Congratulations, Diane! We are in the exact same spot as I was just approved to Mediavine as well! You’ll need to email [email protected] and let them know that you’d like to terminate your contract. Per your agreement, you are supposed to keep ads live on your site until the termination date (which will be your start date with Mediavine). I received an email back from support that they will allow you to terminate with these conditions: If you remove the ads before the 30-day notice ends, a $.20 eCPM fee from your last 60 days’ performance will be applied to the payments still owed to you. (As long as your stay compliant with the notice, your payments will continue to be paid to you in full as stated in the payments section of the Console.)
      If our ads remain on your site for longer than 72 hours after the 30-day notice period is over, your site will remain active and require another 30-day notice before the ads can be removed.

  19. I just applied, and i have qualified for both mediavine and monumetric (application in progress) right now i don’t know if i should apply for medianvine then go along with whichever one gets approved first

    1. Hi there! I would go with Mediavine if you are able to. Monumetric is pretty slow with their approvals, and Mediavine was much quicker. Monumetric also requires 30 day notice to terminate ads on your site before you can switch. I’m currently living that out.

  20. Are you still using monumetric on this blog(I see no ads at all) ?.Btw,can you please ask monuemetric ad manager if they still accepting blog using google blogger platform ?..I did sent them ticket last week yet to hear,not sure if they ignored my query.
    I would like to bring into your notice that your page is loading very slow for some reason.After clicking on your link from google search…page took close to minute to load…..please check your page load times from diff location.

    1. Hi, Raj! Thank you for your comment! I’ll address each of your concerns.
      1. Yes, I’m still currently using Monumetric. At the time you published this comment, ads were live on my site. So not sure if maybe you’re in an area that is blocked from seeing ads by Monumetric. No idea.
      2. I’m not sure if they offer Blogger ads. You’d have to contact them directly.
      3. I used several other mobile devices and pc’s to check my site, and it comes up within 4 seconds. Again wondering if it’s more of a geographical issue than a site speed issue. I just switched hosting providers from Bluehost to BigScoots and am extremely happy with the speed.

      All the best,


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