Infolinks Review: How it works and complete Guide

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Infolinks is a name which you are likely to see mentioned when you are reading about monetizing your blog. I have used Infolinks for years, and in today’s post, I will be sharing my review of Infolinks from my experience.

I started blogging in 2008, and the first advertising network I used was Google AdSense. Thereafter, I started looking for other blog monetization programs, and that’s when I stumbled upon Infolinks.

The first question that came to my mind was:

Can I use Infolinks with Google AdSense?

After reading various reviews, I decided to apply for Infolinks ad network and use it on my blog.

Infolinks Review: Not so great anymore!

Update: Infolinks is no more the best ways to monetize your blog. You can use any of these ad networks which also works for low traffic.

One thing you will like about Infolinks right away is the fact that it is easy to set up, and once you have set it up, you don’t have to do much! Infolinks will automatically start showing ads on your blog, and you will start making money right away.

Now before you jump for joy and sign up, you should know that it takes time to earn any decent income from Infolinks. You need to have good search engine traffic, ensuring that you get traffic from countries like the U.S. and the U.K. in order to earn high CPM on Infolinks.

Here is a screenshot offered as proof of payment:

Infolinks payment proof
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Infolinks minimum payout is $50, and payment methods include PayPal.

I found the Infolinks control panel to be a little outdated and in 2019, it doesn’t seem to generate good results like it used to do back in the days.

Infolinks is easy to integrate, and from the Infolinks option panel, you can configure ad color, number of ads, and various other options.

While there are hundreds of other programs which sound similar and promise to be one of the best advertising networks available, when it comes to payment, you will face numerous issues with other networks.

I can tell you that Infolinks is not a scam website, and they pay within the stated payout time. They offer various payment options such as PayPal, Western Union, and bank wire transfer.

Another good aspect of Infolinks is that you can run it with your current AdSense ads without issue.

Here is a demo video of Infolinks, which will give you an idea of how this advertising network works, and what types of ads will  be displayed on your blog:

Here are the payment options offered by Infolinks:

  • Bank Wire Transfers – $25 plus 2% to receive your payment via your local currency
  • PayPal – U.S. residents $1, everyone else 2% up to $10
  • eCheck – $6 plus 2% for currency conversion
  • Western Union – $15 minimum
  • ACH and Payoneer – No fees

Sign up for Infolinks

Can You Use Infolinks and Google AdSense Together?

This is part of Blogger’s question and answers series, where I answer readers questions in the form of a blog post. This question is from Richard:

Can I use Google AdSense and Infolinks together? If I use Infolinks along with AdSense, will it put my AdSense account in danger?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions related to blog monetization. AdSense is very strict about their program policies and placement guidelines. You can check out AdSense policies here.

Good thing is, you can use almost any other ad network with AdSense till the time, other ad network doesn’t display ads in format, which mimics original Ads served by AdSense or creates confusion between AdSense and 3rd party advertisement.

Infolinks and Google AdSense Together
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Is it Safe to use AdSense and Infolinks together:

Infolinks is an in-text ad network and offers various other ad types. I have used AdSense and info links together here at ShoutMeLoud for years, and it has worked out great. Officially there are no issues using Infolinks with Google AdSense.

Like AdSense, Infolinks relies on the contextual ad technology to display relevant ad, but they don’t violate any of the AdSense guidelines and is fully compatible with AdSense.

 Still, what if you could take things a step further by transforming your site’s content into its ad platform?

That’s exactly what Infolinks has done. 

The perfect complement to AdSense, Infolinks uses InText Ads and transforms your site’s copy into ad copy in a matter of seconds.  Better yet, there is no risk, it takes no space of your site, no commitment, you don’t have to alter your site’s content and your site will become profitable right away. 

Related read: Can you use AdSense and affiliate links on the same page?

Conclusion:

  • You can safely use Infolinks on the same page where you are monetizing with AdSense.
  • You can also use any other in-text ad network along with AdSense on a webpage. Ex: Viglink, SkimLinks
  • The only thing that you need to take care of is; ensure the pop-up created by hovering the mouse on info links ads, should not cover AdSense ads. You need to take care of AdSense placement in such a manner to avoid the same. A good practice is to add <!– INFOLINKS_ON–> and <!– INFOLINKS_OFF–> at the start and end of the content area of your blog. This way info links ads will be displayed only in your content area part.
  • To read next: Can your blog make money without Adsense?

Let me know if you have experience with any other ad network that is not compatible with AdSense? Let me know via comments!

Use the comments section below to let us know if you are using Infolinks on your blog, and what your experience has been.

What other suggestions do you have for people seeking in-text advertisements?

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

86 thoughts on “Infolinks Review: How it works and complete Guide”

  1. I just started using Infolinks but intext ads,adds too much of links in post,it looks odd.What I found that it will not work for low traffic blogs.Not working for me 🙁

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Sumit
      You can control the number of links Infolinks will add from your dashboard. It works good when you have good traffic & your blog is using commerce keywords.

  2. I am using Infolinks from last two years. Found relatively good one for website with most of the Indian audience.

  3. SUMIT KUMAR GOGAWAT

    Harsh
    Article is very useful for people who banned from adsense and looking for new advertisers. But i want to know is this your real income which is shwon in the post.

  4. Hello sir
    I atarted using infolinks about 2 months ago but my revenue is still very very little. Is there any way to increase my revenue

    1. Hi yes, absolutely there is. All you have to do is write quality content and then keep on helping the readers of your blog. Eventually when traffic increases you will see a hike in your earnings from InfoLinks. Hope it Helps.

      1. Hello Im using infolink from past 2 months ,from first one month my cpm was aroun $1 where i get 3000+ page views , now in the 2 month my website reaching 5000+ pageviews ( withan avg adviews of 2500-3000 daily) my cpm was dramatically down to $0.20 :/ why I’m getting such low cpm , I started adding amazon affialiate products will it effect my earnings ? please advice

  5. Hi, Thanks for sharing this post. I have just signed up for Infolinks and hope to get a more detailed post from you on how to best use infolinks to maximize income.
    Regards

    1. Hey Neha, what has your experience been with Infolinks so far? We have just joined them. What do you say should be your daily average traffic to generate decent revenue

  6. Can i ask something? Should i sign up for the infolink first before putting up adsense in my blog? Btw, i’m a newbie. So, i decided to grab this chance to make money by doing something enjoy ;Blogging. Thanks for the infos.

  7. Thank you for this insightful article. I have had much success with google adsense and I have been considering infolinks.

  8. I am new in infolinks. As I use it for 2 months. At the same rate. I will reach infolinks Minimum Payout in 52 Years.

  9. I don’t know why they change the earnings ever time, i think there are other best companies for ads , but i like the idea about in-text add

  10. Thanks a lot for the useful review. Infolinks has just accepted to be in my poem website www. franxword.blogspot.com. Earnings have not started to show up yet Is there anything more I must do for the cents to come in? Do you have any advice for me?

  11. Hello,

    Great Review of Infolinks, but I have some question sin my mind regarding Infolinks.

    As I am looking for a secondary way to monetize my website, Does Infolinks do well with Adsense? And also, my majority traffic is Indian, will Infolinks pay good for Indian traffic?

    Urgently want 2nd monetizing method as Adsense is not doing good with Indian traffic, also the CTR is low.

    ~ Rubel

    1. Anish George

      Hello Rubel,
      Infolinks do not pay good for indian traffic. And also their cpc as well as cpm start from .0001 or .001. It is really disgusting. Waste of your time. Alternative to Adsense is NativeAds only. But you should have a Web site which produce minimum 100000 impression and also blog niche should be related to Tech, Online, Automobile, blogging …etc. Also, they are more interested on USA traffic.

  12. Bhupendra Sharma

    Hi Harsh,

    Do I need to insert the info link script in my blog when I have already installed the plugin for ads to start showing?

    1. Hello Mr Dharma, If you downloaded Infolinks Plugin, don’t insert the script. It is an automated service.

  13. Dear Harsh this post was last updated on 15/07/2015. So I need to ask you something . I have seen some bloggers are saying that you cannot run Infolinks with your AdSense ads without facing some issues . I dont see any infolinks add on your blog.
    What about the earnings I dont think Infolinks is your earnings, after AdSense. You earn mostly from affiliate marketing .

    1. I am using both in 2016. No problem yet.
      Just make sure adsense ads and infolinks ads do not overlap. U know what i mean :p

  14. Arbaz Shaikh

    Hi sir, I own a website and applied twice for adsense but unfortunately got disapproved. I get average traffic daily which ad network can work good infolinks or chitika?

  15. Shohag Biswas

    HI I have a website with 60% indian visitors. Can you pls tell me any ads network that featured Indian ads?

  16. I have one blogger website in which Iam showing Adsense Advertisements, Recently I SetUp a custom domain redirection to my blog, my ads are stopped showing in the custom domain , Help me to resolve

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Shreya,

      Blogger is third party host for Adsense. Ads generated from such AdSense account will not display automatically on a custom domain. You will need to apply for approval. Follow these steps:

      1/ Log in to http://www.google.com/adsense
      2. select Settings.
      3. In the sidebar, Click on “Access and Authorization” > “Site authorization”.
      4. Tick the “Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account” box,
      5. Enter the URL of your custom domain, then click “Submit”.

      Now wait for approval.

  17. Thankyou Harish, I started a news website and its new so I have to wait for google adsense approval. As my website is new most of my traffic is from Social Media. So is it fine to use infolinks in start? What are other useful options for newly started blog? because I have contacted few popular ad companies but they require at least 5m monthly traffic. Thanks in Advance

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