Infolinks which is one of those few Blog monetization program that I used at the initial days of my Blogging and still one of my top recommended ad network for Bloggers. We also featured infolinks earlier as one of the Adsense alternative and one of the top In-text advertisement program. Specially when it comes to In-text advertising, Infolinks is one of the best pick. I had some great luck with Infolinks in the past and being a Premium Infolink publisher could be one of the reason. Later on I changed my monetization technique to different model and integrated Viglinks on many of my niche targeted blog, but for a generic Adsense monetized Blog, infolinks could be a good addition along with Adsense.
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Infolinks New Site Redesign and New Advrtisement Types:
In recent change, Infolinks team have completely revamped the Infolinks Website with new look and they have added two new Ad types. If you remember from my infolinks review, they started with only In-text advertising and later on added related tags and ads by search feature. With their recent site wide and technology change (IN3), Infolinks added two new Ad types: InTag ads and InFrame ads.
Infolinks Intag ads is a combination of tag cloud and related tags. So if you are using related tags for infolinks, you can activate intag ads by logging into your Infolinks dashboard. As soon as you will login to your Infolinks account, at the bottom you will see all ad types and status of these ads. You can quickly activate or deactivate the ad types you want to use and one which you don’t want to use.
“It’s important to note that if you currently use Tag Cloud, InTag will appear as a double line of keywords and if you currently use Related Tags, these units will appear as a single line of keywords.”
For ex: I recommend not to use Ads by search option when you are using Adsense ads, as it may decrease the over all CTR of your Adsense ad units.
Infolinks InFrame Ads:
Now, this Infolinks ad type is particularly for those Bloggers, whose site is viewed in big screen most of the time. You might need to dive into your Google analytics account to see the screen size resolution of your readers and if a large chunk of readers are using big screen monitors to read your blog, it’s time to leverage the power of infolinks latest addition InFrame ads on your Blog. This is basically skyscraper banner ads which displays itself after margin of your site, when your site is opened in any big screen size. Infolinks InFrame ad is currently in beta, but this ad unit type look promising.
With the direction Infolinks is going, I will not be surprised if they start offering more ad units and in more sizes. The only issue with current Infolinks publisher is low eCPM but compare to other close competitive, Infolinks still pays out better. Most importantly, for budding Bloggers who look for Blog advertising program with minimal checkout threshold ($50), Infolinks is a good pick as you can check out via Paypal, Wire transfer, Payoneer and eCheck.
Do let me know your over all experience with Infolinks and have you tried their new ad units (Inframe ads and InTag ads) ? How’s performance so far?