Posted by Mert Erkal on Nov 10, 2010 in WordPress | 7 comments
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Last week Chitika announced their newest, best-performing ad unit – the Chitika List Unit (CLU). I am really excited about these ad units. It will give me another way to increase my Chitika earnings from a new unit that has proven to directly increase my CTR. You might also be interested in these ad units, therefore I have prepared a short Q & A for you:
What is the Chitika List Unit (CLU)?
The CLU looks just like your regular Chitika text ad units. It also has the ability to expand & display up to 9 ads in the unit. (wow!)
Here is an example of the CLU on a website:
There is a saying in the make money blogging business; “The More Ads In One Unit, The Higher The CTR”. So you will probably be making more money with a CLU.
Why should you use the CLU?
1. CTR Increase usually means more money for you! According to Chitika initial tests have proven that the more ads within an ad unit, the higher the revenue for you from the unit. I am also testing, will update you about my personal test too.
2. Great User-Experience. The CLU will expand and contract to however many ads are supported for a query within our ad inventory. In other words, if Chitika can not supply 9 ads for a particular query, the ad will automatically adjust its height, ensuring no ugly white-space.
How do you get the CLU?
All you need is to sign up Chitika and then login & get your code.
Where should you place the CLU on your website?
CLU is recommended to go directly below your content, or mixed in/bottom of a list.
You may also read my previous blog posts if you haven’t heard Chitika before. Here you are:
Chitika Premium Upgraded to Chitika Select
Chitika + Adsense Ad Placement Guide
Double Your Blog Income With Chitika Premium
How To Make Money With Blogs – Part 5
Writing talent and excellent web content will get your foot (and blog) in the door, so to speak, when it comes to establishing a web presence, but it won’t make you money. Talent must be harnessed to “web savviness” in order for you to quit your day job (if in fact that is your goal) and make decent money from your blog. This demands a fundamental understanding of diverse web technologies. To be without this knowledge is like being a general in charge of a battle without knowing what the weapons are.
Online income generation depends on understanding these technologies and knowing how to utilise them to propel the most traffic to your site. Take for example, a lack of knowledge about search engine optimisation (SEO). Without an understanding of SEO, the search engine ranking of your site is significantly decimated compared to the ratings of a site where the webmaster is au fait with the concept. Still, technology cannot stand alone and in order to be truly web savvy you must understand that making money with a blog means knowing how to please the majority of those who orbit around your blog most of the time, namely: visitors, advertisers, search engines, affiliate programs, etc.
One direct method to monetise your blog concerns Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising networks of which Google AdSense is the most popular option. As with others of its ilk, you sign up and then simply copy and paste code snippets on your website. Google then places contextual ads (either text or images) relevant to your website, and you will earn a certain amount of money for every click. The amount of profits gleaned is proportionate to the general traffic levels of the website and on the click through rate (CTR) and the cost per click (CPC).
Additional CPC advertising networks include: Yahoo Publisher Network (YPI), BidVertiser, Chitika and Clicksor. CPM advertising networks (Cost Per Mille) operate in the same manner as PPC networks except that you get paid according to the number of impressions that the ads displayed on your site will generate. Some CPM networks include: Casale Media, Burst Media, Value Click, Tribal Fusion and Right Media. There are also text link ads, affiliate programs like Amazon or LinkShare and ads sold to individual advertisers that can generate monthly income to your site.
There are also indirect methods that can generate income for a blog. Selling an e-book, for example, is one of the oldest moneymaking strategies on the internet. You can also sell hardcover books on your website which many authors and journalists do. A news feed is a very important indirect method of earning money online. RSS (Real Simple Syndication) requires a feed reader such as Google Reader. Create feeds so that your readers can subscribe to them. If you add new content often, each time you do so, the feed will promote it and thus draw more traffic to your site. RSS feeds do not rely on bookmarking and they automatically keep your content fresh and new.