There are many ways to make money on your blog living the digital nomad lifestyle. In this post, I will share one of the top ways to bring in that dough with ad revenue.
If you’re familiar with Mediavine, they recently changed their requirements. But don’t worry, I’m going to go through all the details below.
If you’re not familiar with Mediavine, that’s okay! I cover that too.
This article will fill you in on what Mediavine is, how much money you could make with it, Mediavine requirements to get accepted, and some tips to help you reach those requirements.
What Is Mediavine?
Mediavine is an ad display management system similar to Google Adsense. They display relevant ads on your blog that your readers are more likely to engage with based on the type of content you publish.
They have award-winning customer service and strive never to let that falter. So with all the increased applications the past year, they’ve upped their requirements to vet out many of the sites wanting in. In fact, they reject about 72% of applications.
But there is a method to this madness. They have a highly sought-after CRM and the potential to make a butt load of money.
How Much Can You Make with Mediavine?
Mediavine is one of the most lucrative ad revenue streams available. The average blogger makes about $10-15 per 1,000 views with Mediavine.
That’s an unbelievable RPM seeing as how Google’s average RPM is only about $3-10. Many sites with Google Adsense only make $1 or less per 1,000 views.
The caveat is that, unlike Google Adsense, Mediavine doesn’t let just any blog sign up and start earning all willy-nilly. They have an extensive application process and only want top-notch bloggers working with them.
Want to see if your blog qualifies? Keep reading for more details.
Mediavine is like a rich kids’ clique in high school. They are exclusive and a bit picky as to who they let in.
But for good reason.
They want to offer some of the highest CPMs to their publishers, and to do so, they need to make sure the blogs are authentic and bring in real traffic.
They look at where your traffic is coming from, how much of it is organic, whether you’re in good standing with Google Analytics, the quality of your content, and whether or not your audience engages with your website.
Minimum Traffic Requirements
To even be considered, your blog must bring in at least 50,000 sessions in 30 days.
This is double the 25,000 sessions they used to require.
Those are not page views. If one person views two or three pages before leaving your site, you may have gotten three page views, but that’s only one session.
They measure this way because they want to see if your readers are really engaging with your site or if they bounce off after only a one-page view. The more views per session, the better potential to earn money because it shows that people are engaged in your content.
The higher engagement equals significant brownie points for earning potential for ad revenue.
But the good news is they don’t require you to consistently get 50,000 sessions in for several months. You just have to make sure your previous 30 days hit 50,000 sessions on your Google Analytics report.
Be in Good Standing with Google Analytics
Mediavine also looks at your Google Analytics report to make sure there are no security threats or violations. They like their bloggers to have top-quality sites.
Don’t let this intimidate you. It’s easy to stay in good standing with Google Analytics. Two significant things to look out for is making sure your site is secure with an SSL, and you didn’t plagiarize your articles.
Mediavine prides themselves on the quality of their publishers, and because they’ve set such a high standard, they can offer such high CPMs in the industry.
If you have any red flags in your Google Analytics report, you want to make sure you have everything corrected and squared away, or Mediavine will likely turn you away.
Good Quality Original Long-Form Content
The niche does not matter so long as you are posting content as a lifestyle blogger.
Long-form original content is a must because it eliminates short spammy fluff pieces. Good quality articles that are 1,000+ words are what they’re looking for.
Product reviews, round-ups, and how-to articles are great examples for authentic long-form original content.
Tips to Increase Your Traffic to Qualify for Mediavine
There are tons of different ways to get more eyes on your blog. I highly suggest doing as much research as you can on driving traffic and SEO on your own. But here are a few tips on how to increase your traffic, so you can qualify for Mediavine.
- Take advantage of social media groups—engage in Facebook groups in your niche, and you might be surprised how much support you get if you drop a link here and there. Just be mindful about not coming across as spammy, or that will kick you right in the rear quick.
- Use a keyword research tool like Ubersuggest. This helps you make sure the keyword you’re using is not a competitive keyword but also a keyword people are searching for.
- Make sure you repeat your keywords within your article several times. This helps you gain traction with Google and will help you rank higher on their search results list.
- Share your posts with your social media profiles and email list. Your readers won’t know your articles exists unless you make sure you tell them.
Conclusion – Mediavine Requirements
It may be a lot tougher to get in with the cool kids at Mediavine than it was a year ago. But their customer service and outstanding CRM make it worth trying, and now you know exactly what you need to get approved.
Rachael is a full-time digital nomad and freelance copywriter for B2B and SaaS companies. She’s worked with brands like Unbounce, Biteable, Datacom, Viddyoze, and Owler.