Tag Archives: Website Monetization

Started using Text Link Ads (TLA) again

Greetings money makers.

Well, it’s been quite some time since I  blogged about Text Link Ads, but just a few days ago I decided to resubmit one of my sites to their system for approval and surely the site got approved. I used to have this blog active with Text Link Ads also but for some reason they removed the site from their system due to the site not “meeting their quality standards.” They never told me specifically what I did wrong, but my guess is that it was due to me not updating the blog as often as they expected (I was quite busy at the time with many projects) and naturally they want to offer to their advertisers the freshest content. Anyways, I resubmitted my forex blog to their system and text link ads are now actively running on the blog and I already sold 1 ad spot today.

I will keep you all up to date on how text link ads perform. If you do not know what text link ads are, well, it’s a website monetization tool, sort of like AdSense but sort of not. I would say it’s more like Skimlinks. Anyways if you wish to find out more about Text Link Ads I recommend you click their link below:

Until next time, I wish you all the best.

Cheers,
Alan

Update on Skimlinks performance

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Hi everyone.  On Nov 9’th I blogged about how I have been testing a new website monetization system called “Skimlinks” and I did promise that I will write a full review after a month or so of use, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give you a brief update on how Skimlinks has been working for me.

So far I am happy with the earnings I’ve gotten from Skimlinks – it isn’t a “lot” but it’s ok for a small beginning. In total I think I’m approaching $50 from the 9’th of this month till today. Like I said, nothing to write home about but better than nothing. As I said in my previous post, if you combine Skimlinks with AdSense you will maximize your earning potential, so this is something that I definitely recommend you do.

What I found interesting is that so far the major chunk of my Skimlinks earnings come from Amazon sales. Thus if your website is rich in product related keywords you could potentially pull in some nice commissions.

I’m going to end this post here, but like I said the full review is coming soon.

Best of luck to you all,

Cheers,

Alan

I’m trying out SkimLinks and SkimWords

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Hi everyone.

I just recently ran into a new website monetization scheme called Skimlinks. After doing some research on it and upon finding out that they’ve got an easy way to integrate their platform into my favorite forum software (vBulletin) I decided to give SkimLinks a try. They have two methods of earning money – SkimLinks and SkimWords. I decided to use both on all sites.

What is SkimLinks?

Skimlinks instantly converts any normal product or merchant link in your content into its equivalent affiliate link as a user clicks on it.

What is SkimWords?

Skimwords automatically turn product references in your content into links to where the user can buy the item (and make it an affiliate link on the way).

I am a little bit late to the game as Skimlinks has been around in some shape or form for quite some time now. On their website it says the company was founded by Alicia Navarro in 2006, but the full blown Skimlinks platform came into being in 2008. However, now that their platform is fully ‘tried and tested’ and has grown in popularity I feel a bit safer that I’m not wasting my time with it.

Now for the all important question, can you make money from Skimlinks. The answer for me has been yes. Bear in mind that I activated Skimlinks on most of my sites a few days ago. So far I’ve earned $21.78 in total and had 18 or so sales that generated affiliate commissions. So what I’m saying is that so far it works for me. I will continue to use it and test it for the long term and report back my findings.

If you have a website or multiple websites that receive a generous amount of traffic I think you should give Skimlinks a try. Combining Google AdSense with Skimlinks is the most potent setup you can have in my opinion.

I plan to write a full review of Skimlinks in a month or two after I have more experience with it and see how well it forms “for the long haul.”

If you wish to join Skimlinks as a publisher like me (and I recommend you do) go over to the Skimlinks homepage and join.

That does it for this post.

Best of luck to you!

Cheers,
Alan

I’m trying out Linknami

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Hi everyone. Hope you all are having success with all your various money making ventures!

As for me I’ve been more busy than usual with my Forex adventure to focus much on anything. But a few days ago I came across a advertising and ad publishing platform called “Linknami” (clever name I suppose) and I’ve decided to sign-up for it. So you may start seeing a few in text links from them popping up at random here on my blog, or you may not – it all depends on how well Linknami’s platform works for me. As such I intend to test it for a while and write a review of it later on with a ton more details than I intend to provide in this posting.

If you have website, blog or any other web presence and you’d like to give Linknami a try much like I am doing, I recommend you checkout their link here:

http://www.linknami.com/?r=28211

I’ll keep you all posted on whether Linknami is a good website monetization tool or not.

Cheers,
Alan

Text Link Ads Releases inLinks to the Public

 

Greetings. I bring good news for both advertisers and those interested in monetizing their website. Text Link Ads (TLA) has released their inLinks product to the general public. For those of you who do not know, Text Link Ads is a “‘in-content ads’ program for both Publishers and Advertisers.”

What makes Text Link Ads so special?

  1. All ads are served as static html links designed to increase your natural search engine rankings by increasing the link popularity of your website.
  2. All advertisements are priced on a flat rate for a duration of 30 days.

Here is the news release (sent out only to existing TLA members):

As a TLA member, we wanted to let you know first that we have released our inLinks product to the public! inLinks is an ‘in-content ads’ program for both Publishers and Advertisers.

To celebrate the public launch of this product we are offering 15% OFF ALL ADVERTISER PURCHASES of inLinks.

  • At checkout enter the following coupon code: Inlinks

Advertisers who are looking to purchase static text links within the content of the page have found the perfect product!

Publishers who are looking to sell in-content ads without the annoying pop-up ads seen elsewhere will enjoy our subtle ads that blend into your site with the same appearance as your other site links.

  • inLinks is available for WordPress, Drupal, and Moveable Type sites
  • If you have previously submitted your site to TLA you can get the inLinks code here
  • If you have a site that is new to TLA, go here

Thanks again for your support!

Text Link Ads
http://www.text-link-ads.com

Overall I believe Text Link Ads to be a good solution for both advertisers and publishers alike. Some people have even reported that they’ve made a lot more money with TLA than with Google AdSense. I don’t think TLA is a replacement for AdSense or that it will become one anytime soon, but I do believe it makes an excellent addition to one’s repertoire of website monetization tools.

AdSense For RSS Feeds

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You may or may not already know, but Google now owns Feedburner. After it purchased Feedburner, Google decided to scrap Feedburner’s existing AdSense RSS feed system and setup its own. Thus, everyone with a AdSense account can now easily monetize their feed without going through a third party such as Feedburner. I’m pleased with this change as it simplifies things for me. I can manage both my regular AdSense ads as well my RSS feed ads in one location.

At present if you either burn a new feed through Google or you can migrate your Feedburner account. The only downside is that at the moment there is no automated way to migrate your account from Feedburner to Google. Things for now are done manually, but I anticipate that a bit later on Google will automate the process.

Migrating to a Google Account in order to use AdSense for feeds

Here is what google has to say in regards to this:

Google will soon provide a self-service process to migrate from an account on the original FeedBurner website to a Google Account. Currently, migrating your feeds from from FeedBurner to a Google account is a manual process. We will assist you directly to ensure a successful migration. The only way you can use AdSense for feeds is through your Google Account.

To migrate all of your feeds, and your account from feeds.feedburner.com to Google, please use this contact form.

We will migrate your account and contact you with specific steps for you to follow once migration is complete.

(If you have already submitted a migration request, please look for an email response from Google once your migration has completed).