One of the key aspects to making money online and surviving the continuing changes in the market, is to make sure you cover all of your bases. As you may have noticed, I have added some new contextual / in text advertising on the blog within the past couple weeks. You can tell the in text advertising from regular text links, in that the contextual links have a double green underline vs. the traditional blue links. This method of contextual link advertising is referred to as “in text advertising” and is being managed by InfoLinks.
While at BlogWorld in Las Vegas, I was invited to a very nice dinner with John Chow and the InfoLinks team. In addition to having an excellent dinner at Top Chef Masters’ Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, we also went for a helicopter tour over the city of Las Vegas. Long story short, this allowed me to spend a lot of time talking with Mike Glover (VP, InfoLinks) and the rest of the InfoLinks team and how we could further monetize the blog, while helping others make more money in the process. Sounded like a great plan, so we finally implemented the links on the site a couple weeks ago.
What is In Text Advertising, and How Does it Work?
In Text Advertising isn’t anything new, but more sites are using it to make more money from their websites now more than ever. Just like the concept Google Adsense was built upon, which is providing advertisements based on user content, in text advertising does the same thing, but a few levels deeper and without the wasted ad space. Instead of placing banner ads on your web site, using in text advertising with a service like InfoLinks, allows you to generate revenue off content you’ve already written. Any keywords that you’ve used that are targeted to an advertiser will then be shown as a contextual ad or in text advertising. When the user clicks or hovers over the link, a video or web site preview will appear.
Watch the short two minute video before for a quick review of how you can make money with in text advertising and a simple visual explanation of how everything works.
What I Really Like About InfoLinks
Besides the fact that everyone from the company is just awesome to work with and go out of their way to keep you happy, the InfoLinks service is also great. One of my main concerns was that I would have a massive amount of contextual links spread through out the blog, which would limit the user experience. In the admin area, you can easily change the settings for your account, which allows you to show 1-12 contextual links per page. My settings are currently at 4 links per page. You can also change color, underline linking display and advertisement categories.
Running the ZacJohnson.com blog, I continually have advertisers and networks contacting me on a daily basis trying to buy advertising on the site or forming new partnerships. As the demand increases, so do the prices. I was never open to the idea of just throwing contextual advertising on the blog to make more money, but was able to come up with a deal that works for both myself, InfoLinks and my readers. Whether you have a small or large web site, InfoLinks wants your business and traffic. During the next few months, I will do a case study on InfoLinks’ performance and how you can better monetize your web site or blog by using In Text Advertising.
I can assure you that InfoLinks will go above and beyond any other “in text advertising” network out there. Just try them out and compare your results to the competition! Your success is their success! – Join InfoLinks
InfoLinks Has Massive Exposure
While some of you may not have heard of InfoLinks, they are definitely establishing a name for themselves in the contextual marketing and in text advertising niche. With so much competition in the contextual and in text advertising, being able to secure such high traffic and branded sites is not easy. After doing some research in the in text advertising niche, I was browsing top level sites and saw a few of them running InfoLinks as their contextual provider. There are also a few very high end sites that you will see joining the InfoLinks network in the coming weeks. This is just another example to demonstrate how InfoLinks go above and beyond the competition to offer the best support and payouts.
Get Started with InfoLinks
As I continue to use InfoLinks on this site and others, I will post updates and tips for the best ways to monetize your traffic with in text advertising. I mostly covered how you can make money by placing in text advertising on your site, but you can also advertise with InfoLinks and get your ads on the massive network of traffic their system has access to.
Joining InfoLinks is free and can easily be setup within just a few minutes. Throw their ads up on your site, and if you aren’t seeing the results you’d like to see, contact Mike Glover and he’ll make it work for you!