We dropped Chitika sometime in Jan. this year due to a low performance. Now it seems like they implemented some changes, and I am thinking to put it back and test. Is anyone using it now? What's the performance? How does it compare to what was last fall?
I have had similar experiences with low payout - however, I have found Chitika to complement Adsense quite nicely on my travel sites.
On the sites I have placed Chitika on, I put two medium rectangles side by side - one rectangle will be Adsense, the 2nd rectangle will be Chitika eMini Mall (I usually choose cameras or camcorders). I seem to get more clicks on the Adsense ads that are next to a Chitika ad.