Sometimes you’ll visit a blog and notice hyperlinks throughout the copy that look a bit different. They may be double underlined, or a color other than the usual blue.
Then when you’ve clicked on one of those links, you’ve been taken to an ad for a product or service. Maybe a pop up comes up first and shows you a preview to the advertiser’s site.
When you clicked on that link, the owner of the blog you found it on gets paid!
These special hyperlinks are called in text advertising or contextual advertising.
I’ve experimented with different in text and contextual advertising services in the past, but I’ve settled on InfoLinks and use it on all my blogs.
InfoLinks is free and easy to join. Once you sign up, you get a piece of HTML code you insert in your blog’s source code.
Or you can use the very handy InfoLinks plug in for WordPress if you run a WordPress blog (like this one.)
(InfoLinks also has plugins for Blogger, Joomia and Drupal blogging platforms.)
Here’s how InfoLinks describes what your visitors will see:
“Pay Per Click In Text advertising inserts text link advertisements within the content of your website, usually in the form of double-underline hyperlinks. Upon a hover of the mouse, a floating informational bubble opens with content from an advertiser. If clicked, the visitor is directed to the advertiser’s landing page and you earn advertising revenue; otherwise, when the mouse is moved away from the hyperlink, the bubble disappears.”
InfoLinks offers many advantages if you’re thinking of monetizing your blog with contextual advertising.
They “guarantee the industry’s highest revenue share.” That means you’ll keep a bigger chunk of what you’ll earn after installing InfoLinks than you will if you go with another similar company.Read More...