| 7:36 am on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
No, I don't believe its an overkill. Unless you plan on placing all four (or more) on one page.
I'm in lots of different programs and networks, but I must admit only two of them are making serious money (AdSense and Chitika). The rest is mostly limited to less than $200/month.
Although it all adds up to the bottom line. For instance, a few days ago I've set up a new PPC campaign which earns me about 5EUR/day. It's not much but if this continues it's about 1800EUR a year.
| 12:36 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the input.
I'm getting very worried about Chitika with the huge percentage of revenue 30-4-70% and more, that they are deducting from publishers. If they do that to me, I'll be removing their code. I don't make anywhere near the money per day some publishers claim they do.
I dont know that much about Yahoo Publisher, so I'll get looking into that. Are most pubishers pleased with Yahoo?
| 8:01 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I don't know how YPN performs as they solely allow U.S. publishers for the moment.
But I heard from a couple of people that on average the earnings per click are higher, but CTR is lower because the ads are less targeted than AdSense.
More about YPN over here [webmasterworld.com ]
| 4:35 pm on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yes, you are right. As for me, Yahoo ads no targeted at all :). Google more nice on this point.
| 9:46 pm on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Hmmm, wonder if it's going to be worth my effort to use Yahoo, too, if the ads are not targeted well. That's what I really like about Google. AdSense and Amazon are working fine for me. As for Chitika, the jury is not back yet and it seems I'm going to have to wait a month to discover the verdict. If Chitika doesn't deliver, maybe I'll just replace it with Yahoo.
| 12:59 am on Dec 3, 2005 (gmt 0)|
hundreds and many of them do extremely well during the holidays in the US.
|How many affiliate programs to you belong to? |
| 3:26 pm on Dec 3, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Hundreds?! All individually? What the heck type of site do you have?
Do you have time for anything else other than checking your income stats? ;-)
| 12:24 pm on Dec 5, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I belong to about 300 affiliate programs. Some are bunched in networks but a good proportion are indie programs. They may not be active all at the same time but they make their money when they can.
| 6:08 pm on Dec 5, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Ska, sounds like you've got a good thing going. Do you find certain verticals convert better for you, year round? And are you getting better payouts from the Indie programs versus the networks?
| 6:34 pm on Dec 5, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There's about 5 indie programs & small networks, close to 500 in CJ I think (don't actively promote them all, but lots of them) plus a bunch in LinkShare.
I do lots of PPC and tinker a little bit with sites in various industries but PPC is the bulk of it.
| 8:57 am on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
On the one hand I run a niche directory which contains probably 250 affiliate submissions and on the other I run 2 or 3 small sites that, depending on the time of year, run different promotions. Things are very quiet at the moment in terms of SE traffic due to a combination of Google/Hackers/Downright Laziness so I will have to start a new PPC campaign in the new year when everyone has maxed out their credit cards over xmas ;oP
<edit>In the main, the indie progs do convert better but that is due to seamless forms, the white label indie site converts badly but that is in a very competetive market and I forgot about it the minute I uploaded it.</edit>
| 1:16 pm on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Sorry for my ignorance, but would someone explain what the term "indie" programs stands for?
| 2:32 pm on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Normally in-house affiliate programs rather than thru a network such as CJ, Linkshare etc. The tracking scripts are normally off the shelf but occasionally are custom written specifically for the job.