This is somewhat strange for me, but I had a link to this program called Affinity Click since September saved on my computer. I’m not sure what I was looking for, but I came across it a few days ago and decided to take a look at it.
In essence, the program is a lot like Infolinks and Kontera. For those of you unfamiliar with these programs, they’re the ones you see when you visit sites and see certain words that have these normally blue links in posts on words that often have nothing to do with the topic being written about, unlike my links that will take you to either articles or information.
One thing Affinity Click lets you do is see what their links will look like on your site before you decide to sign up with them. So I ran through the test, and at first site it looks, well, oddly prettier than the other programs one might use. It also highlights a bunch of words and even names. For instance, it highlighted Sire’s real name, which I used on one of my posts, and had a link to a product called a Pellicano range hood.
While I found that interesting, as it really looks like they’re going to find products that match up to the words, it also seemed, well, a little troubling. I’m not sure if you can decide how many links you’ll allow on a site or whether you can make any other changes because I’ve decided not to sign up with them at the present time. That’s way different than the old me, who would sign up for almost anything that came my way and offered a way to make money.
I wouldn’t want to put it on my blog, but maybe one of these days, if I build another website, I’ll sign up and test it there. For now, Infolinks is still the best of this type of program that I use, and I’m going to stick with it. But if any of you have any real world experience with this, it would be interesting to hear you compare the two.