Taboola Review: Add an Additional Revenue – 2019

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I have been invited to become a publisher on Taboola Ad Network few weeks back and I thought I would give it a try because I see Taboola Ads on popular news websites like Hindustan Times, India.com, IBTimes and few other popular news websites. Initially I had a negative impression on these type of ads as the ads look a little out of stream. But as the popular websites are using them I thought I would give it a try firstly and based upon the performance of the ads I would take a decision to continue it or stop it.

What is Taboola?

Taboola is a contextual ad network similar to Outbrain, nRelate etc. I feel that the best contextual ad network as of now is Outbrain which will soon be replaced by Taboola for sure as they are expanding very fast. From my experience Outbrain is invite based and you have to wait for an invitation from them in order to participate in their publisher program. Taboola is also a kind of invite basis but you can contact them and tell them your stats of your blog to get started with their ad program. If you have a blog with decent traffic then the chances of you getting approval from Taboola is high.

These ads appear along the sidebar and below the post without disturbing other ads on your blog/website. Generally the ads right below the post performs best. These ads just look similar to related posts on your blog and the reader tends to click on the ads which interest them. Thereby generating a very high ctr.

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Taboola Performance Reports:

I have joined the network and tested them for about a week and I was impressed with the revenue that I was generating from that. On an average the ecpm was around $0.5 to $0.7 which is very good for Indian Traffic. Initially I tested on couple of my sites allindiaroundup.com and ap2tg.com which receive a decent traffic. You need atleast 20,000+ visitors a day to make a decent revenue from this ad network. If you are having low traffic then this is not for you.

As you can see from the below screenshot the CTR is somewhere between 1-3%. I have placed it below the social sharing buttons but if you place right below the article you can expect a CTR of 2-3%. CPC varies from 0.022 to 0.04 which is a decent CPC for Indian Traffic. If you are having traffic from US, UK, Canada I guess the CPC would be even higher.

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Few Tips to Make Most out of Taboola:

  1. Place the ads right below the article to get high CTR.
  2. You would be having a dedicated manager if you get approval for a Taboola account as publisher. Be in touch with your account manager and ask them what can be done to improve the performance. Their support is great and responds within few hours.
  3. Place the ads away from Google Adsense as we tend to get good CPC’s on Google Adsense. So make sure this revenue is not effecting Adsense Revenue.
  4. Try this network only if you are having a decent traffic of atleast 20,000 visitors a day or else you won’t get much benefit from this network.
  5. To boost your revenue also get started using the right side bar widget of Taboola.

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Let us know what do you think about Taboola in your comments below.

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Altaf Khan

Problem With This… 🙁 Taboola Has Approved only For High… Read more »

rajender
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as i am searching for More info about Taboola to… Read more »

Sachin Mathur
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Interesting Network
Can we use Taboola with AdSense?

Imran
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Yes ofcourse you can.

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syed farooq basha

Extraordinary. . . Superb Post. Good News for bloggers .Its… Read more »

Bilal Khan
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Hi Imran Bro, Hope taboola Good alternative of google ad… Read more »

ali
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Assalamualaikum Ramadan Mubarak:)) still No one ad is displaying on… Read more »

Raj kumar
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Hello Imran, I really don’t know about this network. But… Read more »

Baig
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Baig

Thank you for the review Mr. Imran. I really love… Read more »

Luis
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Luis

I would like ti get More info for beginners as… Read more »

david mark
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i have apply for taboola, but know reply up till… Read more »

Ganez
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Once upon a time I used nRelate service in order… Read more »

Basharath
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Hello bro, Taboola and outbrain needs high traffic and we(newbies)… Read more »

sakthibalan
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Hi Imran, Thanks for sharing. I had a doubt, need… Read more »

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I can’t believe there is someone out there like me… Read more »

rahul
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heard of taboola before, but never tried… have to give… Read more »

ajay soni
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Please tell me bro if i have more than 5000… Read more »

Sam
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This is the first time I am hearing of this… Read more »

droiduser
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HEY IMRAN! Can you plz.. tell me any alternative to… Read more »

Kamal Kumar
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Thnkew imran for wonderful article and i want to know… Read more »

Navjyot Kumar
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Navjyot Kumar

Friend, what is the payment options in Taboola, How i… Read more »

Imran
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You get paid via Payoneer.

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Navjyot Kumar

Friend, Please write a article about Payoneer. How i get… Read more »

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Lokesh

is that views 20,000 u mentioned in post are compulsory… Read more »

Riya Rai
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How much traffic should a website get to apply for… Read more »

Ravinder Dande
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Hey Imran , Do we need maximum traffic to get… Read more »

Imran
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Yes now it has gone way too high.

Etisalat
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Thanks I have been trying to make up my mind… Read more »

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I have a blog to provide How To Tips guide… Read more »

Dipendra Pokharel
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I have seen people making decent money out of Taboola.… Read more »

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thank your Imran your article is very helpful but i… Read more »

saidesh
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now iam alreday using adsense and media.net adds still can… Read more »

shiv kumar
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nice and useful article. and how can i apply for… Read more »

Ramesh
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Good report. The CPC of Tabola looks decent. Is the… Read more »

Shiam
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i have daily 5000+ visitor in my site, can I… Read more »

PValli
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Hi Imran! Very useful review about taboola network backed up… Read more »

Mangesh Kathar
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Great article and earning from taboola, but 20000+ visitor in… Read more »

Peter S.
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Peter S.

Taboola claims to be showing a certain amount of ads… Read more »

Arek
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Great Article and it removed the doubt that content ads… Read more »

Ali Haider
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Hi Imran Sir, I Hope Taboola Network Good Alternative Of… Read more »

Raaz
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I’m using it on one of my site having 25k… Read more »

Meghshyam
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Your website/blog need to have high traffic to become publisher… Read more »

Nandkishor
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Thanks for sharing the great info. I will have a… Read more »

lozz
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can i apply for khmer lang website?

shahistar
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Nice Review I also apply Taboola and today approved and… Read more »

killey
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need taboola account for my web

Bharath
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Thanks for the Taboola review