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Adthrive Requirements and Tips to Get Your Site Approved

In this post we will talk about the main AdThrive requirements and how you can apply to join.

If you have a successful blog and love sharing your best content through it, it’s time to start monetizing it.

And if you already are, why not switching to one of the best ad networks? AdThrive is one of the best companies that manage ads on websites and helps publishers maximize their income.

However, if you want to join, you must meet some requirements.

What Is AdThrive?

Simply put, AdThrive is an ad management company – actually one of the best ones out there. 

It’s like Mediavine.

If you choose Adthrive (and your site gets approved), the ads will be strategically placed on your website, and you’ll start to earn passive income through it. So, you won’t need to bother with manually placing banners and ads on your blog.

The only thing you need to do is keep creating unique and outstanding content. The AdThrive team will take care of the rest.

This ad network is well known for their professionality and their support team is one the best in ads management. They help publishers maximize their revenue. 

The revenue increase is, in fact, the first thing most publishers notice after joining AdThrive.

Not to mention, these are some other the benefits of joining this ad network:

  • Customized placement of ads
  • Management and communication with the ad agencies
  • Premium campaigns
  • Video monetization 
  • Individual recommendations and suggestions
  • Access to your website insights and ad earnings
  • Access to learning tools and to the AdThrive community
  • Guidance and support anytime you need it
  • Fast and timely payments

How Much Can You Make With AdThrive?

It really depends on several factors, such as the website, the traffic, the niche, and the volume of content published.

I’ve seen publishers making 20K-30K per month and smaller websites making around 1K-3K per month.

I’ve also seen many blogs making 10K per month. Again, it really depends on more than one factor.

AdThrive guarantees you a 20% higher RPM (revenue per 1000 impressions) in the first two weeks compared to any other ad management company. 

According to several publishers, a normal RPM from AdThrive is $15, so it’s easy to calculate if you can generate a good passive income. 

For example, if you get 100K pageviews per month, with a $15 RPM you can make $1,500 per month. It’s possible to earn even more than that because AdThrive uses superior ad technology and they have one of the most experienced teams.

Regarding the payment, you can expect to get paid on a net 45 schedule, on the 15th of every month. This means that anything you earn for example in November 2022, will be paid to you on Jan 15, 2023.

AdThrive Requirements

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never had ads on your website. AdThrive can help you do that and help you maximize the benefits.

Applying to join the AdThrive network is a simple and easy process – as long as you meet the requirements. 

What follows are the AdThrive requirements.

1. Minimum 100,000 page views per month

The first requirement you must meet to be able to join AdThrive is the monthly traffic that your website gets. This is probably the most important thing – as you can’t move forward in the application process without it.

Your website needs to get at least 100,000 pageviews per month. 

Also, if you get approved, if you own more than one website, you can apply for your second site as well, if it gets at least 30,000 page views per month.

2. US, UK, CA, NZ, or AU traffic

After checking the volume of monthly traffic your website receives, AdThrive will check where most of your traffic actually comes from. 

The majority of traffic has to come from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia. 

The reason why this is important for AdThrive is that these countries’ audience is the target audience of the advertisers. Still, most of the visitors should be from the USA. That’s simply because most AdThrive ads are from US companies.

3. High-Quality, Unique content

The last thing that AdThrive will check is the content on your website.

The content you publish on your website must be high-quality, unique and accurate. Unique content means that the articles on your website must be original and authentic and that say something new compared to other articles on the same topic.

Another important point is the content needs to be engaging, so the audience will come back again and again, never getting bored. And they will scroll until the end instead of leaving the page.

You need to pay attention to these requirements because as long as your website meets them, you are eligible to apply to join AdThrive.

How to Apply?

After you have made sure you meet all of the AdThrive requirements, the next step is applying. The application process is short and straightforward, as you’ll see below. It consists of only two steps.

Step 1: Site info

The first step in the application process includes going to the application page and filling in the basic info about you and your website.

So, you’ll start by entering your first and last name in the application form and your site name and URL. Then, you’re going to select the niche your site is in using and if you’re running ads on it already.

Step 2: Site traffic

The second step consists on AdThrive verifying your site’s traffic and audience.

In order for this to be possible, you must sign in with Google using the email connected to your Google Analytics account.

And that’s all. You’ll probably finish the application in less than five minutes. Then, the AdThrive team will manually review your website so that you might get the answer in maximum three weeks.

They’re pretty careful with who they select, so that’s why only a small percentage of the applicants get accepted.

After the application approval, the AdThrive team will contact you to start the ad installation process.

Tips to Get Approved

Even if you meet all their requirements, you might not get approved.

The following tips can make a great difference and improve your chances of getting accepted:

  • Check your content and focus on publishing only high-quality articles; avoid plagiarism as it’s obviously a big NO here.
  • Make sure your website is secured with SSL and that your website’s URL has the HTTPS protocol (not HTTP).
  • If you can, be patient and apply when you get at least 150K pageviews per month (instead of 100K) and at least 150 high-quality articles that get good traffic.
  • Make sure that most of your visitors are from the US, Canada, UK, Asutralia and/or New Zealand; if they’re not, work to attract more of them until they’re the majority, and then apply to join Adthrive.
  • If you’ve worked with any ad network in the past, it’s important that you didn’t have any issues or have been banned by that company.

AdThrive Best Alternatives

As you’ve noticed, even though there are just three AdThrive requirements, you might not meet all of them.

If this happens, don’t be disappointed.

There are other ad providers you can apply for – and you’ll find them below: Mediavine, Ezoic, SheMedia, and Monumetric are the best AdThrive alternatives.


Mediavine is another ad management company – and for me it’s one of the best ones.

What makes Mediavine so amazing is the fact that content creators founded it, so they know exactly what content creators need. To be a part of this ad network, your site needs to get 50,000 sessions per month.

Also, your website should:

  • Only have original content,
  • Receive traffic mainly from English-speaking countries like US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand,
  • Be in good standing with AdSense.


Ezoic is the ideal ad provider if you’re a beginner and are still building your audience. The best thing about Ezoic is that they don’t ask for a minimum pageview threshold.

In the past, Ezoic required the applicant websites to get 10,000 views per month, but now that’s no longer a requirement. So, if you can’t join anywhere else because you don’t get enough monthly visitors, Ezoic is a perfect choice.

Many publishers complained about the fact that it tends to slow down their websites. However, if you combine a light theme like Astra or Kadence with their Leap optimization tool, you should’nt have site speed problems.


If you have a website that mainly targets a female audience, SheMedia is a great alternative to AdThrive. The minimum number of visitors on your site should be at least 20,000, and the majority must be women located in the USA.

But, even if your website attracts less than 20,000 visitors per month, you can still be eligible. This is possible if SheMedia finds your content unique and high-quality.


You also can turn to Monumetric ad management services and control the type of ads on your website.

You only need to run a Blogger or a WordPress site that attracts at least 10,000 monthly pageviews.

And if you have over 10,000 views, you can choose between the different monetization programs that Monumetric offers.


Adding display ads on your website is probably the fastest and easiest way to generate passive income. So now that you’ve learned everything there is to know about the main AdThrive requirements, check if you’re meeting them, and if you do, give it a try. You’ve got nothing to lose. 

If you get accepted, your earnings will increase. The worst-case scenario is you don’t get accepted. At least you now also know the best alternatives to AdThrive.Try different ad networks until you find the most suitable one for your website, and then relax while you watch how all your work begins to pay off.

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