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Alot of people posted that they were banned for fraudulent clicks. Is this unusual or something only Chitika does; or does Chitika do it more frequently?
Is Chitika the only one who has ever delayed payments as they announced recently?
In general I'd say that chitika is really great at monetizing a website, provided the content/audience is a proper match. I still think it's worth trying chitika, sometimes it pays more than adsense, sometimes not.
[edited by: jcoronella at 2:04 am (utc) on Jan. 4, 2006]
My problem as a publisher is an A or B situation.
A) Chitika has unrealistic quality control standards, much beyond YPN or Google and it is costing me money.
B) Chitika is knowingly discounting legit clicks, which come from the same traffic as YPN and it is costing me money.
I am losing money compared to YPN. I have no problem with Chitika policing their system but something doesn't add up. Same traffic, 3x clicks on Chitika vs YPN but 50x more fraud? I think the issue is a lack of transparency and I simply don't trust them any longer.
Drop Chitika and run YPN and aff marketing, two systems that I trust.