Hey Guys and Gals, I haven't been in the forums lately because I have been working day and night trying to test and tweak. I wanted to share some of my results with you as it might help the community out, Newbs and Vets alike. I have been testing adsense vs yahoo/bing ads vs chitika across 40 of my sites with various niches. I was doing this because I was tired of all the rules of adsense and fear of one day waking up and hearing I won't be getting a check. Why do I have that fear? I know quite a few people that lately have been getting their adsense accounts banned for multitudes of different reason and I wanted to know if there was truly an good alternative. First let me start off by saying that Chitika was not even close in the competition. I mean not even close. I was getting .02-.07 per click for the same US traffic I get .45-.90 on adsense. Now that that is out of the way let me move on to the rest of the results. Yahoo/Bing(AKA Media.net) started out ok then got real crappy. In the beginning my RPM was 4.00 then it went to 0.00. I was in complete belief at that point there was no feasible alternative to the Big G. Then, instead of just giving up on it I gave them a call. (You actually get a rep) . They looked over my site and I explained what my CPM was with g00gle and that my traffic was all US based females. They looked into the account and told me to use only 1 ad unit and explained to me the best placement for my sites. After a couple of weeks testing and tweaking my RPM went to 23.00. It has now been about 2 months and my main site has an RPM of about 39.00 consistently and other sites are fluctuating between 4.00rpm and 26.00rpm. This beats my CPM at Google by about 11.00. It won't work with every niche however. What I have noticed is that if you are going to use Yahoo/Bing ads use them on sites that have FEMALES that are US Based. The other sites I tried like my quotes sites did not even come close to adsense because they are worldwide traffic. The point is there are alternatives and there is life after adsense. For my main site I am now able to make triple what I was because I have 1 ad unit from Bing and I replaced my other 2 units with affiliate banners on a rotator. Another thing I can tell you is if you are using affiliate banners don't use the links the Affiliate network gives you. I don't care what people say it hurts SEO. I have tried this time and time again and I always have the same results. So take the time to cloak the link and upload your own banner with your own alt tags. It will take you maybe 5 minutes. I hope that this help some of you out.