Lately, I have been searching for better ways to monetize my website. I am a user of Adsense and BuySellAds. Yet, what I have discovered is a new form of advertising: in-text. In-text advertising is a form of online advertisement where the adverts are in built into text or keywords on your blog's content. For example, a link such as to this article is an internal link. However, if used with programs such as Infolinks or Kontera, it is a form of in-text advertising where each click you get from an in-text ad will result in you earning a little bit of money. The thing I want to know is if Infolinks and in-text advertising is actually worth using and is good for your blog?
It is clear that with more people getting banned from Adsense for 'click fraud', people are looking for alternative forms of advertising for their blog. Before you enter the market of in-text advertising, here is my experience of what I think of the niche and the effect it is having on your blog.
Infolinks Pays You Pennies
Whatever you think of this form of advertising, it does not payout the biggest. I decided to use Infolinks on Ask Will Online for 7 days without Adsense or any other advertising. I earned $0.75 from 18 clicks. The CPC is killing this form of advertising. The CTR is great but without the high CPC, it is pointless: