Infolinks

Per the recommendation of our friend Matt, I have now signed up with Infolinks as an affiliate. In general, their ads look a lot like the Kontera ads that show up on this blog on individual posts.

However, instead of adding it to this blog, I decided to use them on one of my other websites. I do a little bit of affiliate marketing over there, with some Commission Junction products, Adsense on each page, and Widget Bucks on a couple also; hey, I’m trying to be an internet marketer, right?

What it also is, though, is a site with lots of written content, and I’m adding more as I can. It generates a little bit of change here and there, but I want to see how it does with Infolinks. Truthfully, I probably need to write more things related to current events, since, it seems, book reviews, which I have written the most about, aren’t as popular as other articles might be. Still, I have already added the Infolinks, and to tell you the truth, I’m not so sure that most of the terms they attach themselves to offer products or advertisements any more relevant to either the topic of the article or the term they’ve selected. For instance, on one of the reviews I added the code to (javascript code), it selected the term “different languages” and decided to link it to a website talking about making money.

I’ve only added it to sixteen pages out of the almost 80 I have there, but it’s on the top 7 pages that get visited, so if it’s going to have its best chance of working, that will be it. Should be an interesting thing to follow over the next few months.

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17 comments on “Infolinks

    • Oh, it probably would. I didn’t put it on the blog because I am running Kontera, and I’m thinking that’s a bit much, running those two things at the same time on the same pages. Now, because each page in separate on that website, I might put Kontera on some of the other pages, and then it would be an interesting test, for sure.

    • Okay, we’re not together on this one. I don’t have Infolinks at all on this blog. On my Reviews website, I’ve only put it on 16 pages, because there’s no way to put it on the entire site all at once. That, plus I don’t want it on every single page just yet, as I want to test it on my most visited pages first. On the website, pages and posts are the same thing.

  • I knew it wasn’t on this blog, where I got confused was for some reason I misread your post and I though you were talking about one of your other blogs, and not your website. That was probably from all the tears that was blurring my vision from the thrashing I received in the last two chess games.

    Sire´s last blog post..Chitika The Mark Of A Good Affiliate

    • Yeah, that whipping could be it. I’d apologize, but I’m not sure we’re back to even yet.

  • Boyz II Men says:

    Yea! Glad you’re trying it out. I hope you see the same level success I had with it as my earnings doubled when I switched from Kontera to Infolinks.

    One thing I am not sure on, is if it’s okay to use both services on one site. It sounds like it’s okay with infolinks but Kontera has an exclusivity clause in their terms of service which say that you’re not allowed to use other in-text ad services. Unfortunately, it’s not clear enough for me to know the full restrictions of this.

    • Well Matt, if the best I can do is double what I make with Kontera right now, I’m going to be depressed. What this experiment will also do for me is let me know if these types of programs work better on regular websites instead of blogs. You can see what I mean, however, by the types of ads I’m getting with Infolinks here: http://www.reviewsofeverything.info/happyfeet.html

      • Boyz II Men says:

        Haha, the ads so far aren’t too well targeted. It’s kind of a downer but I think neither of the services really looks at “context” and instead, just looks for keywords it can use.

      • Yes, that seems to be the overall case. Still, it’s there, so we’ll see what happens with it all.

  • Yeah, so it seems thus far Dennis. Still, we’ll see if anyone finds something they’re looking for.

  • I recently just signed up with them and as traffic grows so shall Infolink $$$…

    It was an easy install and I like how the hivering shows a snapshot of the adevertised site along with a grief descript 😉

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    • Well, it is what it is, and I hope to see that it brings in at least some chunks of change.

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