Every blogger wants to monetize his blog with the best monetization techniques. In this competitive online world of money making, there are so many advertising networks are being launched every day. Google Adsense is most popular among bloggers but often they missed to check out another awesome advertising program, Infolinks, which tops the list of intext advertising platforms.
Though it is popularly known as intext advertising platform, it also offers infold, intag, inscreen and inframe ads which you can see in the screenshot below.
If you have been using Adsense only, you might think what the hell these are?
No need to worry!
Let me clarify each one by one.
In this kind of ad, Infolinks makes hyperlink to the keywords in the blog posts and the best thing is it makes link in a way that it doesn’t look like ads but looks like interlinking which results into better CTR thus better earning.
You should customize the colour as per your blog’s theme to make those ad hyperlinks look purely as internal links.
Infolinks ads are highly customizable. You can see various options in every ad units. For intext ad, you can change its colour, choose either you want to show double or single line below the keywords, can choose how many links to show on a page. You can see below the customization option for in-text ads.
So you can use the options and make your ads look even more natural in order to make your readers feel good and not distracted.
I am not a fan of this ad unit, but this is very effective one offered by Infolinks. The ad appears only when it is required, introducing visitors to an unobtrusive overlay ad. After few seconds it started appearing, it shrinks down to a quiet headline.
As I am not a fan of this, I can simply turn it off by going to my Infolinks dashboard. That’s the best thing about this company! You can show only those kind of ads which you want and you can display them the way you want.
So you can also turn infold ads ON or OFF as per your choice or requirement.
I am a great fan of this ad unit because it intelligently displays the most relevant keywords at your selected positions. The good thing is, it looks like your blog’s tag cloud that helps you get great CTR.
Using these customization settings, you can customize the intag ads on your sites in order to improve the CTR and thus earnings.
Now this is a great creative and clever idea by Infolinks. This ad unit uses the unused left-right areas and frames of your site’s layout and displays the relevant ads to your content. This ad unit can have the best CTR which in turn increase your earnings. Check below screenshot to know how exactly it looks like:
Many readers might feel these ads distractive, so there are cross buttons which help them hide these ads while reading.
Inscreen allows you to display ads as pop up which come out when you open the web pages. You can control the display of ad pop up by customizing it in the Infolinks dashboard. Below screenshot shows the options you get in this ad unit:
You can see that you can show the pop up either on entrance or on internal pages or on exit. If you want you can tick all these three options and display the ad on all the events.
Now you are well aware about all the ad types/units Infolinks offer and also know how to customize them for better performance.
Let’s talk about how to Get started with Infolinks
You have read all about the ad types and their customization now it’s time to know how to get an infolinks account and start using it on your site.
Go to Infolinks website by clicking here and click on “Join Us” menu from the top and that will show you this pop up:
Now, fill the details and click on Join and wait for 24 hours to get approved.
Once you are approved, you can log into the infolinks dashboard and click on “Integrate”, and then click on WordPress (If you are using wordpress) and that will show this screen:
Now just follow the instruction shown in the above screenshot which is showing the way of downloading the official Infolinks plugin and uploading it your wordpress blog.
That’s it! Now ads will be showing on your blog.
If you want to customize the ads then use the learning you had earlier in this review and do it.
Infolinks is one of the best monetization programs for bloggers. You can earn great if you have good traffic on your blog. As you a read above that Infolinks ads are highly customizable, so you can make it look more natural which in turn increase your CTR to a good extent.
I am not using Infolinks on this blog as of now, but I am using it on more than 4 blogs of mine. I recommend every to start using this awesome ad program and start earning.