Internet is full of opportunities and making money online has become the dream of many people.
Blogging is still a very popular way to earn an income, as there are different methods to monetize a website and its traffic.
While Adsense seems to be the most common choice, in this post I want to write about a valid alternative: Infolinks.
How to Join Infolinks
Registering to Infolinks is very easy.
After entering your website in the first field, you can simply sign up with your Facebook credentials or add your full name and email.
The application process seems quite fast, as you’ll get notified of your approval within 24-48 hours.
How Infolinks Works
After being accepted, you may choose how to integrate the Infolinks code, depending on the platform you are using.
With WordPress is pretty easy, just download the plugin and activate it.
You don’t have to do anything else, as the plugin will automatically set everything (included your website ID).
As a publisher, you can choose between 4 different ads, to be displayed on your web pages.
They have an original and unique design and they look quite different from Adsense (so, yes, you can use Infolinks and Adsense on the same website).
You can even personalize the ads, depending on your blog theme and colors.
This ad seems to be the most converting unit.
Infolinks will show a specific ad depending on the keywords in your article or the queries of your organic visitors.
Infold ad will appear at the bottom of your web pages, see:
This ad will likely decrease the bounce rate of your site and is completely unobtrusive.
After a few seconds it shows up, it will tuck under the line, almost disappearing.
This is the most popular choice.
Intext ads will be displayed as hyperlinked text within your content, showing up when users are hovering the mouse over it.
This is how it looks this type of ad when visitors don’t hover the mouse on it:
And this is when the ad will appear:
If the visitor will continue to read your post without clicking on the intext ad, it will disappear.
Note: you can personalize the number of ads in your web pages.
This ad consists of a group of relevant keywords, placed within your content.
This is how it looks when mouse is hovered on some of these keywords:
InTag ads are built with related tags.
You may want to personalize these ads following your site layout and theme (and, of course, colors).
The last Infolinks ad format you can use is the “inframe”.
Great for monetizing margins of the screen (perfect for vertical layout sites), it shows banners relevant to your topic.
The system will auto-detect when your users are visiting your web pages with a browser window wider than your site and add banners, which are going to stay there while users are scrolling down.
See a screenshot to have an idea of how it looks like:
Check out the latest Infolinks official video, it’s really a good one!
Why You Should Use InfoLinks
Considering that Infolinks may be the perfect monetization solution for niche sites, let’s see some general advantages from using this network on your blogs:
- you won’t need to find spaces to insert Infolinks ads if you have already several banners placed on your site;
- remember that you can get a good CTR from placing the ads within your content (also be sure to not overdo);
- installation is very easy (just download the plugin and activate it);
- the fact that you can place Infolinks ads in the same web pages where Adsense already present is a big plus;
- it works well also on low traffic sites;
- you can personalize the looking of the ads;
- application process is quite easy and approval is fast;
- quick payments (when you reach $50, you can ask for a PayPal transfer)
Founded in 2007, Infolinks is now used by more than 100K publishers worldwide to monetize their web pages.
I think it can do very well on any topic, but most of all in niche sites.
Tip: do you want to create a new site? You should consider finding high paying keywords. You can make more money then using Adsense and Infolinks.
Whether you are looking for a new way to monetize your blogs or an alternative to the methods you are already using, I suggest to give it a try!
What about you?
Have you heard of Infolinks?
Are you using it on your web pages?
Please share your views in the comments below, thanks!