The most important part that I like about blogging is reviewing products or service that I use in my daily life. When you share your experience of using a product/service with others, they may grab some new ideas, and you will get the satisfaction of sharing something worthwhile for others or your valuable readers.
In this post, I am sharing my experience of using Infolinks. I believe most of the readers of this blog know what Infolinks is. Still I am giving a small explanation here for the sake of those who are not familiar with Infolinks.
What is Infolinks and why you should use it in your blog?
Infolinks is an in-text PPC ad program that allows you to monetize a website or blog. Even though it is an in-text ad program, the most important feature of this ad program is the availability of five different types of add units that we can choose to use on a website. Before going to more details on Infolinks, it will be interesting for you to watch a short video about Infolinks.
When you compare Infolinks with the other type of advertisements of the similar kind, you can easily notify the following advantages over its other counterparts that may tempt you to use it in your blog.
>Getting approval as a publisher is easier.
>Threshold limit of payment is $50 when you use PayPal or Payoneer as your mode of payment.
>Infolinks ads are easy to customize. You can have the options to turn on and turn off the ads according to your needs that you like.
>It is compatible with AdSense and other ad networks.
>Infolinks Ads are highly compatible on mobile devices.
>If you have any issues with your AdSense account, it acts as a better alternative.
Five different type of Ad units
In this type of ad, Infolinks hyperlinks the keywords on your blog with the most suitable advertisement matching it. The ad is customizable, and you can change the colours. Here you can have the choice to choose the number of ads you need to show ranging up to 12 in number. Even though it is possible to choose up to 12 ads here, it is better to choose the number of ads depending upon the word length of a blog post. Otherwise, it may annoy your readers when they come across more number of Ads on a single page.
This ad is supposed to be the most converting one. It appears as a popping and floating banner at the end portion of the website visible to the reader when they open a site. (Refer figure above)
This type of ad displays ad related to the top keywords in the website. This add is customizable, and you can easily change the colour of the ad as well as the position of the ad.
It is a display of floating ad banners at those spaces where the website have unused margins like the one shown in the figure above.
It is a display of pop-up ads that appear as shown in the figure when you access a page of the blog or website. You can customize this add to control its display.
Drawbacks of Infolinks
>The Inframe Ads may not show up in the website even when it is active. It seems to be obstructive and overlapping at times. Still the On/Off options is a great help to run the other type of Ads even if we turn off the Inframe Ads.
>It seems that some of the advertisements they show as Intext Ads are not relevant to the topic of the content. It may not be of interest to the readers. So Ad relevancy is one thing that needs to be improved.
How to sign up for Infolinks
Signing up for Infolinks is much easier. You can sign up here for Infolinks by following the simple steps given below.
- Go to Infolinks website
- Here you select the ‘Join Us’ tab.
- Enter all the details here for creating your account.
- Select the ‘Join’ button.
- It may take at least 24 hours for checking your website to get approval, and you will get an e-mail confirmation for the same.
- Once you get approved, log into the dashboard of Infolinks.
- Here, select the option ‘Integrate’.
- You will get a display of different options choices here. Select the option ‘WordPress’ if your blog is on WordPress platform otherwise choose the corresponding choice.
- Follow the onscreen instructions and download Infolinks plugin.
- Upload the plugin to your blog.
- Once the plugin is activated, you can have the ads getting displayed on your blog.
Do you like to earn little more money from your blog? I know you will like to boost your income from your blog in one way or the other. Infolinks referral program is one of that ways to boost your income. Sounds interesting, right? Let me go further and explain how it works.
For example, if someone sign up from the referral link you have in your blog, you will get 10% of their income for the first twelve months after they join. Why are you waiting for? You can now join for the Infolinks referral program and start earning from today.
You may say that Infolinks is the best alternative for Adsense. But it is always better to find out what options work better for your website or blog. So it is a good idea to experiment with different Ad programs and find out which works well with your website most in terms of income as well as other factors like the reader engagement. Please feel free to have your opinions on Infolinks in the comments column so that I can come up with more ideas for my for forthcoming posts.
Image Credit : Screenshots from my Infolinks account.
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