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humagaia
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on 01/21/2013

How do you structure your content to obtain (what looks like) more relevance with Chikita ads?


JoHarrington
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on 01/21/2013

Do you mean aesthetically?   If so, don't fret.  Simon's got some code in there which detects whether it's Adsense or Chitika, then arranges the intro modules accordingly.

Or do you mean content?  If so, then I went through it in depth here.  But the short answer is that Chitika ads won't be seen in all their glory if you just click on your article.  They depend upon search queries.  That's why most people here see nothing but that Internet Cork Board or Answers.com adverts.  But readers coming from the search engines will see things relevant to their search terms.


humagaia
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on 01/21/2013

I received this question by message from one of my referrals:

 the ads that are showing up at the top of my articles are not really relevant. I tried to "opt out" without success. Is there any way to control these so that they are more suitable? 

To which I replied:

The ads being shown at the moment are just Chikita ads. ... Chikita needs special thought with regard to the title you give your article. If you have not signed up with Chikita and added your Chikita ID in the Wizzley settings then I would not worry too much about the ads currently being shown. However, if you have set them up in the Wizzley settings then reconsider your title with a mind towards how they would look as a 'You were looking for...........[your title]'.
Opting out would only relate to your own portion of ads - Wizzley supplies the ads against their portion of impressions - so you would still see them for Wizzleys share.

Is this an appropriate response?

Jo, you beat me to expanding on the question - your explanation regarding Cork Board etc makes my response irrelevant.


JoHarrington
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on 01/21/2013

Glad to have cleared that up!  You could add that there's a test:  *your URL*/#chitikatest=*any keyword*

My account still has Chitika, so you can try this out there.   For example, try this on the latest one:

http://wizzley.com/ghost-hunting-pareidolia/#chitikatest=ghosts

There I'm looking to see what ads Chitika would place, if someone had searched 'ghosts' to find that article.

 


humagaia
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on 01/21/2013

I don't use Chitika (ever, although signed up for it) so did not read your article.

Thanks for the detail about how to test.


JoHarrington
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on 01/21/2013

You're welcome. :)

Now I've got to run.  Off on another expedition.  This may take some time.   Or, at least, until tomorrow night, when I'll be back from much celebrating a friend's birthday.


2uesday
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on 01/21/2013

Thank you for asking this and Jo for her response.

I have been looking at the Chitika ads. and puzzling over why they only seem to duplicate the title of the page, now I know that it does not appear the same to everyone.

humagaia
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on 01/21/2013

 

2uesday: 01/21/2013 - 10:53 AM

 

I have been looking at the Chitika ads. and puzzling over why they only seem to duplicate the title of the page, now I know that it does not appear the same to everyone.

Who knew? Certainly not me.

I specifically did not switch them on because of the way they were structured.

Perhaps the last two weeks without Adsense (and thus almost all Chitika impressions being for Wizzley - as few people are signed up for them) has given Wizzley sufficient data (that they can disclose to us) regarding the efficacy of Chitika against Adsense ads - i.e. how little one would earn if Adsense were replaced by Chitika!


chefkeem
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on 01/21/2013

Simon has more detailed data. AdSense appears to be much better. That's all I know.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Simon
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on 01/21/2013

Sadly, it's a huge difference: Chitika yields about  1/10 of the revenue generated by AdSense. Google really knows what they are doing! To be honest: personally I think Chitika ads are designed rather ugly.

If anybody knows a better performing automatic ad system, let us know and we'll take a close look!


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humagaia
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on 01/21/2013

Simon, is Clickbank out of the question?

Not sure if you can replace one ID for another, though - I would have thought this was down to your programming prowess.


Simon
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on 01/21/2013

Does Clickbank offer automatic ads, something like Google's contextual ads or Chitika's search based ads? By a rather short glimpse I only realized affiliate programs on Clickbank - more or less a service that is covered by VigLink ... am I wrong?


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
Janet21
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on 01/21/2013

 

humagaia: 01/21/2013 - 11:20 AM

 

2uesday: 01/21/2013 - 10:53 AM

 

I have been looking at the Chitika ads. and puzzling over why they only seem to duplicate the title of the page, now I know that it does not appear the same to everyone.

Who knew? Certainly not me.

I specifically did not switch them on because of the way they were structured.

Perhaps the last two weeks without Adsense (and thus almost all Chitika impressions being for Wizzley - as few people are signed up for them) has given Wizzley sufficient data (that they can disclose to us) regarding the efficacy of Chitika against Adsense ads - i.e. how little one would earn if Adsense were replaced by Chitika!


I turned Chitika ads on when we lost Adsense.  From Jan 14-21 I earned $4.22. 
Today, after turning Adsense ads back on, I already earned $2.45.

 

lobobrandon
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on 01/22/2013

And note that Chitka was approx 1/10th when on many profiles it was 100% to wizzley :) So, that makes it clear, I'm not getting a Chitka account.


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