Chitika Linx Review

November 13, 2007 – 5:57 pm

by Darren

Now I really have never cared for Chitika much. Their Minimalls didn’t appeal to me and the company didn’t overwhelm me in any way. But when I saw they had developed an “inline ad” I decided to look because I’ve been able to make decent money with Kontera. So I’ve been test-driving the Chitika Linx program for about a week and have seen some decent “unaudited” earnings.

Chitika Linx are inline ads

Now one thing with Chitika is they somehow “audit” your clicks each day, and then once again on the last day of the month. I’ve seen people complain loudly about this practice, so I’ll preface the fact that my earnings are unaudited at this point. Even so, the numbers look extremely impressive. The program hasn’t apparently conflicted with the 5 other monetization schemes I’m running on the websites where I’m testing the units, so that means “up revenue”, which is what I’m always striving for.

Now if the audit comes in and destroys my earnings, clipping a large number of traffic, I’ll probably be less impressed. But I also have no reason to expect that as I really do take time developing my traffic and most of it is payable US traffic that advertisers love.

Inline ads are okay to run with Google Adsense

If you haven’t looked at the Chitika Linx program, I suggest you do. The format is the same as “Intellitext” or Kontera. You insert a JavaScript code on your page and the program finds keywords on your page. It then creates hover-overs that have attractive ads, that, when clicked, earn you cash.

The program is definitely worth a look for anyone who’s trying to pay their bills with blogs. If you haven’t signed up for Chitika, you can do so here.

  1. 7 Responses to “Chitika Linx Review”

  2. Hi! Linx is not working fairly well on my blog :( Is there any optimization for the right keywords cos’ it is irrelevant most of the time .. May I also know about the audit process? how much and on what basis do they audit?

    Thanks a lot!3


    By Kiran on Jan 15, 2008

  3. No, there is nothing special you have to do about optimizing for keywords. The problem might be their lack of depth of advertisers. They don’t have a ton yet.

    The audit process happens at the end of 30 days. I did NOT have much money deducted, at all, thankfully, so I wouldn’t be too concerned.

    By Darren on Jan 21, 2008

  4. Hi Darren,

    Since this blog was written a long while back, how have things changes w.r.t Chitika? Is it still worth trying or is there a better inline contextual advertising option?

    By Chandra Mohan on Apr 13, 2008

  5. Hello Chandra,

    I can say that Chitika is hanging in there pretty well. Give them a shot.

    You should also experiment with Kontera for in-line text ads.

    By Darren on Apr 13, 2008

  6. Chitika is definitely a good option when considering In text ads but you guys should also consider shopping with Kontera, VibrantMedia, EchoTopic and Amazon Context Links. They all seem to be running smooth as well. I recommend reviewing each one of them and than choosing one to go with.

    By Thiago Guerra on Apr 20, 2008

  7. Most of my blogs carry the Chitika Lynx code now, although I don’t make much money .. maybe about $1-3 per day. That’s about $2.50-$3.00/day more than I was earning with Amazon similar program. I can’t recall why I’ve not used Kontera (I think they rejected me). Chitika is something extra and I hope it can support an extra writer anyway. I’m trying those “premium” ads, but I can’t see them because I’m in Canada. I’ve been earnings about $0.20/day since I’ve put it on my PetLvr blog only - if it won’t do well there, it won’t do well anyway I figure.

    By HART (1-800-HART) on May 16, 2008

  8. What about adbrite inline ads? Id like to see some comparison there.

    Also, what is your niche?

    By gman on Jun 5, 2008

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