Kontera vs Infolinks vs Google Adsense

by Innovator3 27 replies
Anyone have experience with using Kontera and/or Infolinks as a way to monetize their site? I heard these are good alternatives to Google adsense but I want to see if anybody used either company.

I have an information website that has a substantial amount of traffic (mostly US traffic and some international traffic) so I want to diversify my monetization model and not just use adsense.
#ad networks (cpm/cpl, display) #adsense #google #infolinks #kontera
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  • out of those three only google adsense worked for me after ALOT of experimenting!

    good luck
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  • I have over 30 websites, tested all three networks on them. Tested different ad placements throughout the site. Couldn't get Kontera to convert for me at all.

    Infolinks are good though, but Adsense is the king for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Royce Space
    Hey, go for infolinks! It's fast and easy to convert.
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    • Profile picture of the author Innovator3
      Originally Posted by Iamroyce View Post

      Hey, go for infolinks! It's fast and easy to convert.
      Thanks for the response. I'm curious to get your insights... what makes infolinks easy to convert?


      Also, if I'm using both adsense and infolinks on my website but on different pages, what's a good way to track the results?
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      • Profile picture of the author Infolinks Team
        Hey, this is Tammy from Infolinks. I'm happy to add my two cents to this thread. Infolinks is effective because the ads are delivered to your readers in the moment they are most engaged - while reading your own words. Our highly relevant ads are linked up to your words in real time to ensure that the highest paying keywords in your content are double underlined and relevant to your readers. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at support (at) infolinks (dot) com.

        Happy blogging,

        Tammy
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        • Profile picture of the author IAHawkI
          Originally Posted by Infolinks Team View Post

          Hey, this is Tammy from Infolinks. I'm happy to add my two cents to this thread. Infolinks is effective because the ads are delivered to your readers in the moment they are most engaged - while reading your own words. Our highly relevant ads are linked up to your words in real time to ensure that the highest paying keywords in your content are double underlined and relevant to your readers. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at support (at) infolinks (dot) com.

          Happy blogging,

          Tammy
          I find it funny and sadly ironic that she said "my two cents" as that is what a typical info links click netted me at one of my sites before I removed it.

          I have heard good things about info links and I have started running test on some of my other sites.

          Has anyone had really good success from Info Links? If so, what kind of sites does it work best on?

          Thanks!
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          • Profile picture of the author Dresden14
            Did a google search which brought me here. Its been 2 days, and my sites are bringing in good traffic. Similar to the post above, im thinking about cutting infolinks. i made 3 cents. So blah. I think the reporting is lagged on that site too possibly. They also dont reply to customer support emails (its been 2 days infolinks, wtf)? "Just my 3 cents"
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          • Profile picture of the author mrjosco
            Originally Posted by IAHawkI View Post

            I find it funny and sadly ironic that she said "my two cents" as that is what a typical info links click netted me at one of my sites before I removed it.

            I have heard good things about info links and I have started running test on some of my other sites.

            Has anyone had really good success from Info Links? If so, what kind of sites does it work best on?

            Thanks!
            I run infolinks as a supplement on my main money site and one some small sites still young. While I agree that the amount I earn per click is pretty small (less than .05 avg), it does convert better. I had one site with adsense on. Over 4000 page views and 2 clicks. With infolinks I got about 2.5% CTR. Sure the pay per click was small (my LARGEST per click was just over .25, whereas both google clicks were worth over .60 ea) and some clicks don't return ANYTHING (probably because the bid was for .01 by advertiser I presume), but at least I was generating SOMETHING from my site.

            I would like to combine adsense and infolinks as well as try other ad serving sites - but infolinks was easy and does generate some revenue (albeit, not a ton)
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  • Profile picture of the author mtmjohn
    You can use both Google AdSense and Infolinks (split test with Kontera) on your sites together. It's a very good combination to maximize your income from your sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naveen K
    Since most of the traffic is from US, you can also test with CPA offers. It might work great.
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  • Profile picture of the author adagiotexas
    I use Adsense, as well as yahoo/bing ads.
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    Hi Innovator3,

    This is Jonathan from Kontera. If most of your traffic is from the U.S. you'll probably be better off with our platform. We have an exclusive ad inventory from such major brands as Microsoft, L'Oreal, Ford, McDonald's, AT&T, Kellogg's, Best Buy, CBS, and more. These premium, often Rich-Media ads offer the highest CPC, and geo-targeting with our advertisers are particularly interested in reaching a U.S. audience.

    Additionally in regards to AdSense, Kontera is a complimentary, not a competing platform. Most of Kontera's 15,000 Publishers use AdSense and Kontera together to boast their overall revenue.
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    • Profile picture of the author multimastery
      Kontera support is poor. I wanted to try you guys but got no assistance after several internal support tickets and also emails. And after someone finally got back with me after months, they said they would check and get back with me with some custom code for each of my sites - and then low & behold they never replied again. Support sucks!!!

      Originally Posted by Kontera View Post

      Hi Innovator3,

      This is Jonathan from Kontera. If most of your traffic is from the U.S. you'll probably be better off with our platform. We have an exclusive ad inventory from such major brands as Microsoft, L'Oreal, Ford, McDonald's, AT&T, Kellogg's, Best Buy, CBS, and more. These premium, often Rich-Media ads offer the highest CPC, and geo-targeting with our advertisers are particularly interested in reaching a U.S. audience.

      Additionally in regards to AdSense, Kontera is a complimentary, not a competing platform. Most of Kontera's 15,000 Publishers use AdSense and Kontera together to boast their overall revenue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Zapp
    I'm not 100% they would be the best option to go with instead of AdSense. Have you tried AdChoices, they have a pretty good set up over there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Law guy
    I haven't personally used Kontera or Infolinks but I heard from those who have that the CPC is so low that it makes them not even worthy of putting up on your site. Google Adsense is obviously the king of CPC advertising. However, I have also heard good things about media.net. I would check it out if you can't use Adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrjosco
    * I should also add:

    Since i was getting so little $ per click with infolinks I thought, man I bet they have cheap advertising.

    I was right! I am getting clicks for about 1/3 to 1/5 the cost and the traffic has been quality (14% conversion on opt in squeeze page)
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  • Profile picture of the author anunay
    Infolinks works well and I get about 12% CTR but CPC is very low. CPM is approx 1.5 dollars.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcristo
    Dropped Kontera years ago it wasn't worthwhile having intrusive ads that didn't pay much.
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  • Profile picture of the author prasad90
    I have over 30 websites, tested all three networks on them. Tested different ad placements throughout the site. Couldn't get Kontera to convert for me at all.

    Infolinks are good though, but Adsense is the king for me.
    Has anyone had really good success from Info Links? If so, what kind of sites does it work best on?
    Yes I had a great success with infolink. My infolinks share of earning is around 15 to 20% Comparing to Adsense. We must not forget that they are not consuming our spaces. (I am only using their text link ads as I do not like popups and intruding types. So use infolinks along with adsense.

    As per Kontera forget about them. They are biggest cheaters in the industry. If you do not believe, try to buy ads from them to see how much is their minimum rate and compare it with minimum rate they are offering us CPC and CPM. You will understand that they are taking more than 90%. (My pay rate from cpc from Kontera was around 2 cents/13clicks)- for 4700 impression
    I booted them happily.
    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author prasad90
    I had one site with adsense on. Over 4000 page views and 2 clicks.
    Hi if you optimise your adsense, you should get around 1 to 10% (according to your content and field) so you must get minimum of 40 clicks. (40X0.60=should be 24 dollar)

    Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I have some Bad luck with Google Adsense, Then I try Kontera and Infolinks but I must say that Infolinks has some good CPC rates than Kontera. Now I have only used Infolinks for my blog and generate some Good Cash from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakybel
    I use Infolinks in my blog, they have great support , good cpc, and their ads smart ook like a keyword in my post.
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    infolinks is good and you can use both adsense and infolinks at a same time. Kontera's CTR & CPC is very low.
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