LoneWolf says Hi!Yesterday I signed up for InfoLinks.  I’ve heard of InfoLinks and in text advertising before.  I’m sure you’ve seen it as well — double underlined links that popup ads when you hover over them.  I read a John Chow article about making money with InfoLinks yesterday which sparked my interest again.

While I tend to find them a bit annoying, the same is true of pretty much all advertising revenue schemes.  Most of us are able to tune them out to some extent or find ways to block them.  But the fact is that they do work for many audiences.  So I am going to test out how they work here on Ramblings to see if I want to add them to some of my other projects as well.

As of this time I still haven’t been approved although from what I understand it shouldn’t be a problem.  InfoLinks doesn’t discriminate based on size or readership of a site.  They do have stringent content guidelines — pretty much the same basic stuff as AdSense guidelines.  It is also possible to use both AdSense and InfoLinks on the same page.

InfoLinks has a 70/30 revenue split with 70% going to the publisher (that’s me) for each qualifying click which is a pretty decent ratio.  However, we have yet to see what a click is worth and what the click through rate would be.  The CTR for AdSense ads here on Ramblings isn’t so hot so it will be interesting to see how the InfoLink CTR compares.  The only drawback is that InfoLinks doesn’t put up CPM ads while AdSense does periodically.

The results of this test will hardly be scientific as the traffic here is pretty light and tends to be a little ad jaded.  But I think it will be an interesting test.  I’m looking forward to seeing how well this works.

But I’d love to have your feedback as well.  Do you like in text ads?  Why or why not?  Have you used them on any of your sites?  What were your results?  Which network did you use?

Don’t be shy — share your wisdom with the rest of the world!  Well, dozens of people at least 8=)

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8 Comments on InfoLinks — A New Experiment at Ramblings

  1. Melbourne Graphic Design says:

    Hi, William. I have not tried using Infolinks and am not even sure if I want to try. But, you have aroused my curiosity and am looking forward to knowing the results of this experiment you got here. Hope to read a post about it soon.

    – Wes –

    • LoneWolf says:

      Hi Wes

      I’m kind of on the fence about it myself, but I figured it would be worth running a little test to see how it goes. I guess it can’t really hurt too much 8=) Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you back soon.

  2. Shay says:

    Hi William,

    Welcome aboard! This is Shay from Infolinks and I am glad you joined our happy family of publishers. Please feel free to contact us at support@infolinks.com with any question you may have.


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  4. Alvin says:

    i have not tried it yet i never even visit their site but 30/70 is a great offer i think must apply it on blog weight loss tips

  5. LoneWolf says:

    Hi Alvin

    Remember that 70% of a smaller pie may not be as much as 50% of a bigger one. It is the best payout ratio in the business as far as I know. Plus that rate is available to even the smaller sites.

    Time will tell if it is worth it and it is free to sign up, so a trial run would be the best way to see if it will work for you. Drop back after a month or so and let us know how it’s going for you.

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  7. lovely says:

    I don’t know what are infolinks, until I stumble into your site. I need to study it more to understand it more fully. Thanks for this great share.

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