Kontera - Ripoff - Keeps Revenue

December 10, 2008 – 7:16 am

by Darren

Kontera has proven themselves to be a complete shit operation in my eyes. First off, they serve obviously untargeted ads that couldn’t bring revenue to anyone. Secondly, their ads are ugly and slow-loading, which hurts the overall appearance of your website. Third, and worst of all, the company seems to be lacking in the ethics department in a big way.

I removed my Kontera code from my websites to test the effect such a removal would have on overall earnings. Frankly, I was pleased with the increase in Google Adsense revenue and forgot all about Kontera.

A month or so later, I receive an email from my “rep” at the company. In extremely poor English, he threatens me. “Removing the code without notifying Kontera” is a violation of their TOS.

Worse, Kontera keeps any money you’ve earned!

Uh, that seems a bit unfair, to say the least. My first reaction was quite simple, “Fuck you, Kontera,” I thought. “Fuck you to death and may you roast in Hell for attempting to strong-arm me, you ghetto-ass third rate, third tier ad company.”

So, Kontera has “stolen” my money. I earned it. They kept it. Luckily it was only $77, but I’m sure they ripped off others for much worse.

So, before you sign up for Kontera, keep in mind there’s plenty of evidence of them being lying, cheating scumbags. I’m happy to pay $77 to be rid of them.

  1. 2 Responses to “Kontera - Ripoff - Keeps Revenue”

  2. I have’nt experience yet what you had experienced but I certainly don’t like kontera because of their very low CPC. I already removed them a few months ago.

    By Alfie on Jan 10, 2009

  3. I agree with you. Kontera on my page doesn’t look that great and it loads very slow. After What I read about this, I might as well discontinue this program. I haven’t earn any revenue at all.

    By larvarious on Feb 2, 2009

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