PublicityClerks Review ~ The best BuySellAds Alternative 2016

In this PublicityClertks Review post, we are looking at a platform that’s proven to be the go-to site for bloggers and webmasters who want to monetize their properties and advertisers who want targeted exposure and traffic.

Let’s face it, advertising networks are popping up these days and BuySellAds has been leading the industry for pretty long. But things are soon changing as the leader itself has set rules that fight its growth, making way for competitors to gradually gain a reasonable portion of the market.

Getting approved on these platforms is tough. These is simply because there is need for quality. Sometimes though, things happen that cannot be explained. Whatever the case, let’s take a closer look at PublicityClerks.

PublicityClerks Review ~ The best BuySellAds Alternative!

PublicityClerks Review

People today are looking for BuySellAds alternatives probably because they have been kicked out of it a couple of times. The simple truth is that BSA is strict on what they want and that helps in their quality. I’m not saying in this post that PublicityClerks is a dumping ground. Far from it.

You are also going to face tough times with them especially if your site is amateurish or less active. The simple truth is that they are a BSA alternative  and you are going to get pretty same results, whether it’s monetizing or getting traffic to your offers.

At the moment of writing, the community has over 10,000 active members, publishers and advertisers. That’s like something that will catch my attention, and it’s the reason I’m talking about it today.

PublicityClerks Review -> Publishers!

Publishers are website owners who want to sell banner space on their sites. If you have a website (blog, forum, news site, etc), you have three banner options:

  1. Banners to promote your own products
  2. Banners to promote affiliate products
  3. Banners from Ad networks – direct sales

We want to focus on point 3.

Once you signup, be sure to go to the settings page where you are required to enter some basic personal data, including your Paypal email to cash out.

The next step is to add your website to the directory in order to be found by advertisers.

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Pay close attention to the Site title and Description as these will help a lot to attract attention to your listing.

You will have to wait a bit, generally, less than 24 hours for your site to be moderated. Note that the admin on PublicityClerks care about their advertisers. That explains why your site will have to go through a screening phase.

Here are some basic requirements as stated in on PublicityClerks:

  • Your site must be live, finished, with fresh content
  • Greater than 100k impressions per month (sites with less than this may be considered based on advertiser demand)
  • Moderate to minimal advertising currently
  • High-quality website design

But if your site falls within any of the following points, you should consider not even submitting because you rejection is what you will get:

  • Your site is not on your own domain (i.e. you have a * URL)
  • Your site is in another language different from English
  • You have too many ads or pop-up’s
  • Your site is not complete or updated frequently
  • Your site is adult oriented or illegal / questionable content
  • Low quality design or UI/UX


If everything goes well and you get approved, congratulations! A big round of applause!

You will now have to link your site to the new ad network by creating ad zones. So head over to “My Websites” and click on Zones:

PublicityClerks Review

If you are just starting on this platform, you are certainly not going to see any Ad Zones. So click the “New Ad Zone” button.

Fill the form properly and submit. A piece of code will be generated for you to copy and paste on your site where you want that Ad to appear.

Make it easy for your advertisers with On-Site Cart!

PublicityClerks gives you a facility that takes away the hard work off your head. The On-site Cart feature (Click Cart on the image above) will allow you to generate a piece of code to paste on a page (Advertise Here page for instance) on your site.

This will load the different ad slots available on your site, making it easy for advertisers to purchase that space. The On-Site Cart wizard allows you to customize the UI of the ad listing elements to match the theme of your site:


PublicityClerks Review -> Advertisers!

Sites I have found on this platform are pretty active which is an evidence of top quality. Despite the high traffic, most of the properties are priced low, making it accessible for all categories of advertisers.

The admins have made it easy for advertisers to browse through relevant categories and pick websites that fit their budget and exposure needs.

How to buy ad space on websites through PublicityClerks

There are generally two ways to find sites and purchase space on them. One of these is to go to the marketplace and choose from a list of websites in different categories.

Once you’ve located a property that attracts your attention, click to its details, where you can then buy the appropriate spot:

PublicityClerks buysellads alternative

Another way to buy ad space through PublicityClerks is to use the Ad Bundles feature.

Ad bundles are categories created buy the admin. Each bundle contains pre-selected niche relevant websites, allowing you to purchase space on many more sites at once. This helps reduce the time needed to go through different categories, buy space one after the other.

Once you open a bundle, you have the option to buy space on all properties in that category or opt out of some. Here is what it looks like:

publicityclerks bundles

Here are a couple of things to note:

After payment validation, your ad may not instantly go live on the website. The reason is that some publishers have chosen to approve ads before they are published. If they are not satisfied with the quality of your banner or the product/service you want to advertise, they may just go ahead and reject the offer.

Secondly, at any moment, you can monitor your campaigns and track their performance. Go to Advertisers -> Campaigns:

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Time to take action

Whether you are publisher or advertiser, I think it’s time to give PublicityClerks a try. You will need just one account for both.

Click here to sign up for free.

Also drop your comment below and let me know what you think about PublicityClerks and one of the best BuySellAds alternatives.

42 thoughts on “PublicityClerks Review ~ The best BuySellAds Alternative 2016”

  1. Hi Enstine, I was looking for this as I was thinking to use Publicity Clerks. Hope to get good results 🙂

  2. Hi Enstine,

    I occasionally visit your blog to make addition to my little knowledge. I think, this is the first time I am commenting on your blog. I have heard about Publicity Clerks once before this post but ignored it. But, after this review I think that it is a good opportunity to get an account approved before they start to make their policies strict like BSA.

    Will signup tommorrow 🙂

    Thanks for this awesome review!

    Umair Akram

  3. Hello, This is Reene, I own number of micro Niche Sites, but non of my sites were able to get approved from BuySellAds, , so that’s why I need an Alternative to use alongside adsense Ads.

    And I will be trying out my luck with the alternative, but I have question in my mind.

    Does any of the Alternatives work well? like BuySellAds or just a waste of time?

    Looking for Quick Response.

    Reene Smith

  4. Another great article sir. First of all thanks for sharing this article with us. Publicity Clerks seems like an awesome alternative. Applied for it as soon as possible after reading this and hoping to get an approval soon.

    Thank You

  5. Hi, thanks for the review
    It is really very helpful reading all the reviews..!
    It is really great work with lots of information.
    Please update with more informative post..!

  6. Hi, Enstine
    Thanks for sharing this fabulous and necessary post. The way you explained about Publicity Clerk review is amazing and Please keep writing.

  7. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks for kind review.

    I have a doubt can you tell me whether the new bloggers are eligible to monetize their blog with this publicityclerk and how it would be a response.

    Thanks Again.

  8. Hi Enstine Sir,

    Awesome Detailed Review, but I have one question in my mind, Few months ago I have registered one of my blog to this ad network but till now my blog is under review.

    May I know the reason Sir.

  9. getting approval for BSA was too difficult and really thanks for sharing alternative because i have applied several times for BSA and disappointed as not got approved

  10. Hey, Enstine!

    I had heard the name of PublicityClerks before but never attempted to apply for getting its account.

    And I got to know of the requirements as you mentioned and I don’t think my site is capable of applying for the program now.

    I am working towards making it frequently updated, changing the design and of course to attract the good amount of visitors so that I get closer to the threshold of the impression’s count. 🙂

    Thanks for the great review about PublicityClerks! And I am going to share it with my circle so that it reaches to maximum eyeballs! 🙂

    See me often!

    ~ Adeel

  11. Enstine, Buy and Sell has been popular from many years.

    Publicity Clerks is gaining popularity now, and soon it will be well known to all bloggers.

    Blogs with good traffic can definitely make lot of money by using Publicity Clerks.

    Happy to know about this new network, and may try it out in future.

  12. Have heard about it before. The review also tells that it is a great platform and just perfect for those who are getting disapproved by BuySellAds. But many people also say that it is damn hard to get any advertiser for a website listed in this platform. Is it true? Have anyone here experienced it yet?

    • As someone who has tried them a few times, yes, it’s very hard to get someone to advertise on your site. My site I listed isn’t a very high traffic site. It gets around 10,000 views a month, and even pricing ad slots at $5 a month I couldn’t get anyone to buy them.

      I also looked around at other publishers trying to sell their ad spaces, and I saw the same thing – nobody was buying their slots. The only sites that seemed to get anyone buying their spaces were those with significant traffic, at least compared to mine, of 100,000 a month or more.

  13. Hey Enstine,

    Thanks for sharing this Ad Network, I haven’t heard about it before. Let me check it and see how it works.

  14. I’m blogger from Malaysia. I really like this types of income. If my country have this look a like program to handle advertiser ads and publisher, i would like to join as soon as possible

  15. Thanks for this review but one thing is a newbie blogger may be eligible to monetize his blog with publicityclerk for 100k impressions per month..But the it better than the rest if going by your review.

  16. Hi

    I have tried to apply for BSA, but I don’t what stops me from doing that. How come a newbie blogger get around 1000k impressions per month. Is that feasible? That seems to be discouraging to me. Thanks for the review!

  17. Hi Enstine,

    This review about PublicityClerks is good, and comes at a time I’m having a real tough time with BuySellAds. From the information I gathered in this review PublicityClerks might be a good fit.

    Thank you for sharing.

  18. Hey Enstine,

    I’ve never tried any of these, but would check PC out to see how good it’ll be.
    As a fact, I don’t admire so many banner ads on a site – maybe a spot will do for now. If it works, hope it does, then I would go for two and nothing more. Your review is a comprehensive one.

  19. Hey Enstine, the review was detailed and I got to know a lot about this product I never heard so far. Will you recommend it for a newbie? Or should I stick with ClickBank only?

    • As I see, this Ad network accepts most websites, thier rules are not as strict as Google Adsense, so a newbie can join it but am not sure he will make some good earnings though.

  20. Awesome review of awesome Ad Network.
    I got to know about it from MBT, when they publish their review!
    Thanks for sharing brother! 😀
    This is more than awesome…. really!

  21. Hi Enstine,
    this is another money-making post herein. Choosing the best ad network to suite a blog is not an easy task for bloggers and online marketers especially when the competition is high.

    Getting approved on BuySellAds has never been easy. Thanks for reviewing this great alternative that will help many bloggers get paid for their traffic.

    One thing I love about PublicityClerks is that you can get approved easily even when your website is not having high traffic. So far so good, I’ve been making some bucks from them on my tech blog.

    Their platform is flooded with advertisers willing to pay. Have a nice day boss.

  22. Hello,

    Thanks for sharing the alternative of BuysellAds, I had a problem with the BuysellAds account, they are not approving. I tried thrice times and I violated the policy of Google Adsense, so now another alternative, but Am very thankful that am here. Thanks for sharing the valuable information.

    Thank you

  23. Don’t see alot of people talks about BuySellAds anymore, it’s definitely great to advertise with banner ads. This is definitely a great alternative to site mentioned.

  24. Hi Enstine,
    Thanks for sharing another great resource. My blog visitors have dropped off because I haven’t been updating as often as I should but I will take a look when I’m back online full time and my visitors increase.

    Thanks for all you share.

  25. I have no ideas about PublicityClerk, I following on BuySell Ads, Can You Tell me Now How I publish BuySell and Publicity Clerks Ads on one site?

  26. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks so much for showing us how PublicityClerks work. You have me thinking once again.

    I do get emailed quite often form companies wanting to put their ads on my blog. I have been ignoring them because I didn’t want to search out how the payment went and so on. Lazy? Too busy? I don’t really know.

    But here, in this review you have explained how well this works and it looks to me like a good way to advertise and monetize with a credible source.


    • Hey Donna,
      Good to see you here today and thanks for the comment 😉

      I think the best way to sell space is to outsource payment and ad management. And I think you should give PC a try.

      kikikiki I don’t think you are lazy. I think you are too busy and that’s where PublicityClerks comes in. You set and forget and they handle the rest.

      I know your blog. Approving on this platform will be with ease because your blog what many advertisers are looking for. Thinking about the extra income 😉

      I’m sure your article this week is live. I checked yesterday 3 good times but didn’t see any new post. Off to your blog now 😉

  27. Hi, thanx for sharing. I wanna buy ads in order to promote my youtube channel and attract more subscribers. I’m in make money online niche.
    What page would you suggest to promote – subscribe link, or a particular video?
    (you can click my nickname and see what I’m talking about).
    I’d like to invets some money, but I’m not sure which page is better to promote.

  28. Hey, there

    Good, review about PublicityClerks. I have one question about this review.

    is an approval process of PublicityClerks easy?

    Do let me know your answer

    Aakash Patel

  29. Hey Enstine,

    I’ve never tried any of these, but would check PC out to see how good it’ll be.

    As a fact, I don’t admire so many banner ads on a site – maybe a spot will do for now. If it works, hope it does, then I would go for two and nothing more.

    Your review is a comprehensive one. You’re truly a “money making blogger” Enstine.



    • Hi Francis,
      Thanks for the comment and compliment.
      Kindly go ahead and sign up, add your blog. then add one ad zone and let’s see how it goes. You are surely going to make some money.

      Good luck bro

  30. I’ve not heard of them before, but now that I do, I think I should check them out some more and perhaps try my luck with opening an account with them.

  31. I have been used PublicityClerks before but didn’t get many buyers. I would recommend many of you to sign up and use BuySellAds because there are many potentials customers there, but harder to get accepted.

    • Hey Tony,
      So good to here your experience.
      Of course BSA has been around for more years and that explains their popularity. PC is coming up and will be another good source of income for many of us.

      Let’s check it out in a few more years 😉

  32. thanks always muki for always publishing helpful stuffs that can help upcoming bloggers,though my site is new and has not started getting up to that amount of impression needed but it is good. know of this,so that in the near future i can use it.
    You are an Amazing guy.
    well done.

  33. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks for publishing a detailed review of publicityclerk. I already registered my website in it and waiting for the approval. Hoping to read more contents from you soon.

    Best regards

    Reji Stephenson

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